The River Valley Ranch Master Association (RVRMA) Executive Board of Directors consists of seven elected volunteers who donate their
time and service to our community.
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|Michael Banbury||John Lund||Todd Richmond||Ben Johnston|
|Randy Spurrier||Laura Hanssen||Sherry Stripling|
Michael Banbury – President
After having spent more than a decade visiting friends and spending time in the Roaring Fork Valley, Michael and Jillian Banbury finally moved into RVR during the summer of 2020. As the retired Chief of Cardiac Surgery at a large health system in Delaware, Michael now works occasionally as a Health Systems Consultant. He went to college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut Medical School. After working as a cardiac surgeon at Cleveland Clinic for 11 years, he was recruited to Wilmington, Delaware where he and Jill raised their 2 sons and lived for 14 years. During that time he received his Master’s in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Michael enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and family time.
Term expires 2024
John Lund – Vice President
After owning a home at RVR since 2013, John Lund and his wife Julie became full-time residents at RVR in 2020, following legal careers in Utah. John remains active as a partner in the Mountain West law firm of Parsons, Behle & Latimer. Julie is a retired juvenile court judge. They’ve long been connected to the Roaring Fork Valley as Julie’s family has lived here since the early 70s.
John earned an economics degree from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Utah. He handles challenging litigation throughout the Mountain West and advises clients in Western Colorado about real estate matters. He has served in numerous leadership and volunteer positions. These include several years as a Utah State Bar Commissioner and as Bar President for 2017-2018. He currently chairs the Utah Supreme Court’s Office of Legal Services Innovation, which is leading the nation in ground-breaking reform of how the practice of law is regulated.
John and Julie enjoy traveling near and far, everything from hiking in Moab to cooking lessons in Thailand. They spend lots of time outdoors, on the bike paths, the trails, the golf course, the ski slopes, and the rivers in our beautiful valley.
Term expires 2024.
Todd Richmond, Treasurer
Todd Richmond is vice president of Finance at the Aspen Skiing Company, where he leads the company’s budget process, including financial projections throughout the year and managing capital spending. After graduating from the University of Colorado with an economics degree, Todd went to work for aerospace giant Boeing, working in the Purchasing and Contracts organizations. While in Seattle, he earned an MBA from Seattle University and received his Certified Public Accountant license.
Todd has served on the RVR Board since 2013. He and his wife, Lisen, live in the Old Town neighborhood at RVR with their two pre-teen daughters, Kinley and Elleree. As a family, the Richmonds enjoy the quintessential Colorado activities: hiking, biking, running, camping, and skiing. During winters, Todd teaches classes on weekends at Snowmass when things get busy, and the demand for ski instructors is high. An avid aviator, Todd enjoys flying his Glassair Sportsman, a single-engine airplane he keeps in Glenwood Springs. Todd got his pilot’s license at age 20; his instructor was older brother Peter Richmond, now a commercial airline pilot who also lives at RVR.
Term expires 2023.
Ben Johnston – Secretary
Ben Johnston is a founder and partner of the law firm Johnston | Van Arsdale | Martin. His practice includes advising small businesses, homeowners associations, and litigating real estate, construction, and personal injury disputes. After graduating from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, Ben earned his law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He worked for large law firms in New York City and Kansas City before moving to Carbondale in 2015.
First appointed to the RVR Board in 2018, Ben has always taken a keen interest in leadership positions in his community, personally and professionally. He served on the Roaring Fork Leadership Academy Board of Directors, was a past president of the 9th Judicial District Bar Association, and was a member of the Aspen Young Professionals Association. Ben and his wife, Kristin, have two young sons, Theodore and Sawyer. Together, they enjoy family time at the RVR pool, as well as taking advantage of the many outdoor activities the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer — including rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, and camping.
Term expires 2023.
Randy Spurrier “RJ” – Director-at-Large
Randy “RJ” Spurrier and his family moved to RVR in 2011 from San Francisco, and they’ve never looked back. RJ is a software developer, and the co-founder of three consumer product review websites launched since moving to Carbondale: BabyGearLab, TechGearLab, and OutdoorGearLab. RJ was previously the founder and CEO of several San Francisco start-up software companies. He holds a patent in digital imaging technology and was formerly a Vice President at Adobe Systems. He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in robotics and automated control systems. When he’s not sitting behind a keyboard, RJ enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and tinkering in the garage on robotics projects.
Term expires 2024.
Laura Hanssen – Director-at-Large
Laura Hanssen is a freelance software developer who’s lived in RVR’s Old Town neighborhood since 2016. She serves on the RVR Information Technology Committee and on the Old Town Advisory Committee. Laura is Board president of the Rocky Mountain Wild, a Denver-based environmental non-profit, and she’s previously served on HOA boards at two townhome communities in Denver. Volunteering has always been an important part of her life, beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where she was a small business advisor.
Laura graduated from Albion College in Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. During her career, Laura has worked in international business, small business development, software development, and project management. Her husband, Dan Walsh, has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 35 years and is a paramedic/firefighter for the Glenwood Springs Fire Department. In her leisure time, Laura enjoys skiing, road biking, backpacking, and hiking.
Term expires 2023.
Sherry Stripling – Director-at-Large
Formerly a corporate Director of Talent Management & Organizational Capability, Sherry Stripling has 35 years of progressive Human Resources leadership experience and currently has a consulting practice focused on team facilitation, leadership development and succession planning. She holds a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University.
After an extensive search for the most idyllic place for the next phase of their lives, Sherry and husband Tad purchased in RVR in January 2020 and moved from the Denver area to the valley in 2021. They love spending time with their two adult daughters (one in Australia) and three grandchildren in the Denver area. Sherry’s favorite pastimes are reading fiction, hiking, SUP and skiing.