The BHC’s Board of Directors is made up of representatives elected by the members of our cooperative houses, and also by members of the community who have an interest in our mission, and expertise to lend it its implementation. In the fullness of time, we anticipate that the majority of the Board will be composed of house reps. However, at present we’ve only got 3 co-ops, so we’re leaning more heavily on the community. The BHC Board uses a consensus decision-making process.
Below are the BHC’s board and staff members as of March, 2018
Shae Frydenlund, At Large Representative
Shae Frydenlund is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at the University of Colorado. Her research interests include affordable housing access, labor, race, ethnicity and identity, and refugee resettlement. She has previously written on labor, race and ethnicity in Nepal’s Everest mountain industry, and is the author of “Labor Racialization and Territory in Nepal’s Indigenous Nationalities Discourse: moving beyond “tribal” vs. “peasant” categories,” in the journal Himalaya. Her dissertation explores discourses of “refugee revitalization” that aim to incorporate refugees as economic agents of change within urban centers suffering from outmigration and decline. She is a co-founder of the Boulder Affordable Housing Research initiative, and is passionate about creating collaborative, beneficial research that increases access to housing for all. Shae was appointed to the BHC board in December, 2016.
Eric Budd, At Large Representative
Eric Budd is a community builder, political organizer, and has a passion for connecting people. As a former candidate for city council, he ran on a platform of building sustainable housing and transportation systems and a more inclusive, open city. He has previously been Chair of Boulder Landmarks Board, a member of the Community Cycles Advocacy Committee, part of the Boulder Community Housing Association (BoCHA), and is currently on the Better Boulder Executive Committee. Eric was appointed to the BHC board in June, 2018. He serves as the chair of our Expert Cooperative Housing Organization committee (ECHO), which helps to certify housing cooperatives under the City of Boulder’s new cooperative housing ordinance
Allie Lubbs, Director of Operations (Staff)
Allie Lubbs joined the BHC staff in August 2017 as the Director of Operations to help create our proposed new co-op in South Boulder. Allie previously lived in the Chrysalis Cooperative, and served as that house’s representative on the BHC Board from 2012 to 2015. Allie grew up in Longmont, Colorado and has close to 10 years experience of community and group living in both formal co-ops and loosely organized collective houses. Allie’s work is focused around creating new co-ops, training new co-opers, and creating policies and procedures to support the existing co-ops. Allie spends their free time on artistic endeavors, taking care of a small flock of chickens, and enjoying Boulder’s natural surroundings.
Lincoln Miller, Executive Director (Staff)
Lincoln Miller has lived in co-ops ranging in size from 7-27 people and has been involved with co-op development for 18 years. In that time he has been a founding member of 3 non-profit cooperative organizations. In 1996 Lincoln created the Boulder Housing Coalition (BHC), a 501(c)(3) Community Housing Development Organization, with Boulder’s then Mayor Will Toor. Between 1999 and 2002 Lincoln and Tony Sanny co-founded the Masala Co-op and worked on the acquisition of the property at 744 Marine St, creating the first permanently affordable rental co-op in Colorado. In 2004 Lincoln officially took on the role of the organization’s Executive Director, and led the acquisition of the Chrysalis Co-op for the BHC. This created the first permanently affordable cooperative housing system in Colorado. He has served on all three of the NASCO boards, as well as the Board for the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Mr. Miller has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado and has completed all of the course work for the Certified Housing Asset Manager Designation (CHAM).
Chrysalis House Representative
Justin Trammell, Ingram Court House Representative, Board Secretary
Justin Trammell joined the BHC Board as the first representative of the Ingram Court Co-op in 2017. Justin was born in Littleton and arrived in Boulder in 2006 to study Ecology and Film Production. Afterwards Justin worked with the Denver based media broadcaster FreeSpeech TV as the Operations and Production Coordinator working with other independent media companies such as Democracy Now!. While in Denver Justin worked with organizations focused on food justice and education opportunities for low-income communities. Returning to Boulder, Justin is now focusing on architectural studies and helping to form the foundation of Ingram Court.
Sabrina Sideris, At Large Representative
Sabrina Sideris has been the Program Director of INVST Community Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2007. She works to support learners as they decide upon a course of reflective action for social and environmental change. She has a Masters Degree in Peace Education from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, and she is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Higher Education at the University of Denver where she studies diversity and inclusion in institutions. Sabrina lived at the Masala Coop from 2007 – 2013 and has served on the BHC board for over 8 years. Sabrina is the chair of the BHC’s Diversity, Inclusion & Education Committee, which develops curriculum for and coordinates a program ongoing education for our co-op community.
Kurt Norback, At Large Representative, Board Treasurer
Katie Isme, Ostara House Representative
Katie Isme was elected to represent the Ostara Cooperative on the BHC Board in January, 2018. Katie has been affiliated with the BHC since August 2017 when she joined in efforts to start Ingram Court. She is very excited about the work BHC has been doing to promote and create affordable housing in Boulder as well as to promote sustainability among the community. Katie is excited and ready to explore all the ways in which the BHC can help make Boulder an even better place to live.
Sarah Wells, At Large Representative, Board President
Amanda Wilsdorf, Masala House Representative
Amanda Wilsdorf was elected to represent the Masala Cooperative in September, 2017. Amanda has been a resident of Boulder on and off for the past 5 years. She has found permanent affordable housing in Boulder for herself and her child through the BHC. She loves the Masala community of beautiful people! Amanda decided to be apart of the board to be more involved in the broader community of the BHC and to support its vision.