Board of Directors

Erik Stensland


Erik is a full-time landscape photographer and author based in Estes Park, Colorado. He’s spent the last 17 years photographing Rocky Mountain National Park and selling prints through his galleries. He also writes and publishes books that celebrate the natural world and our connection to it.

Scott Bacon


Scott recently retired from a 25-year career as a software developer and product leader. He is an avid amateur landscape and nature photographer and long-time resident of Colorado. In 2019, his experience in technology and passions for nature photography and wilderness preservation all came together as a co-founder of Nature First, where he has served on the board of directors and the leadership team. 

Rick Dunn


Rick is an avid nature photographer and world traveler. He has spent much of his professional career as a commercial leader and business strategist for startups, non-profits and large multinational corporations, and currently works to transform energy markets in pursuit of decarbonization, sustainability and equity. He has a degree in Ecology from the University of Pittsburgh and enjoys the many challenges of working to balance economic growth and environmental conservancy.