Dave Noe, Board Member
Dave is a fourth-generation Coloradan who hails from the Front Range. In 2006,he began mapping the geology of west-central Colorado for the Colorado Geological Survey and Colorado School of Mines. (The maps, which cover the area from Montrose to Delta to Paonia and Crawford, are available to the public via free download from the CGS web site.) His first career was as a seasonal ranger-naturalist with the National Park Service, at Rocky Mountain National Park. His second career was as a geologist, at first associated with oil and gas and minerals exploration issues, and later associated with geological engineering, geologic hazards issues, environmental geology, and geologic mapping.
Dave has degrees in geology and geological engineering from the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Texas at Austin, and Colorado School of Mines. He holds national awards for contributions in professional literature from the Geological Society of America and the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geology. His book, “A Guide to Swelling Soil for Colorado Homebuyers and Homeowners,” has sold more than 400,000 copies. Dave retired in 2015 and currently lives in Paonia. His interests include hiking, camping, photography, maps, snowshoeing, and musical performance. Appointed by board and to be voted by membership in 2016. Term end date: 2019.