Staff & Volunteers

Executive Director David Bartecchi, M.A.

Email: [email protected]
Office: +1 970.237.3002 Ext. 504

David received his M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Colorado State University. He has worked with Village Earth since 1998. In addition to his role as Executive Director, David also serves as the program director for the Lakota Lands Recovery Project on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He teaches online courses through the Village Earth/Colorado State University online certificate program in Community-Based Development. These courses include Approaches to Community Development, Community Mobilization and Organization, Technology and Community-Based Development and Community-Based Mapping. David has extensive hands-one experience working on agriculture, land tenure and fractionation  issues on American Indian Reservations. He has also trained and consulted for projects in  Azerbaijan, Armenia, India, Peru, and Ecuador. He has also been an instrumental part of several research projects with CSU’s Department of Anthropology including a 6 year longitudinal study of the informal economy on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota funded by the National Science Foundation, a survey of farmers and ranchers participating in the National Conservation Reserve Program conducted by CSU’s Natural Resource Ecology Lab and funded by the USDA, and successfully challenged the federal censuses the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations increasing their funding for housing by over $1,700,000 each year.  David also handles promotion and sales of the Appropriate Technology Library.

Business Manager Hope Inman

Email: [email protected]
Office: +1 970.237.3002 Ext. 506

Hope has worked with Village Earth since 2009. She handles all of the bookkeeping and general office management duties of Village Earth. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and has over fifteen years experience working for corporations, private companies and public accounting firms. In addition to her work at Village Earth, Hope owns her own business, HSI Bookkeeping, LLC and cares for her three daughters with the help of her husband.

Training Director Kristina Miller, M.A.
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Email: [email protected]
Office: +1 970.237.3002 Ext. 503

Kristina received her M.A. in International Development from Colorado State University. She has worked with Village Earth since 2004, and is the director of Village Earth’s training programs. Kristina is a participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) specialist and has designed and implemented organizational and program PM&E processes. She also does consultations and trainings on PM&E.  Kristina was the program director of the Peruvian Amazon Indigenous Support Network for five years. She teaches online courses through the Village Earth/Colorado State University online certificate program in Community-Based Development. These include Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Gender Equity in Development and Participatory Research and Development.  Kristina speaks Spanish.

Consultant George Stetson, Ph.D.

George received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of the Andes in Mérida, Venezuela and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University. His dissertation examined a contemporary conflict between indigenous peoples and the government over hydrocarbon resources in the Peruvian Amazon. He worked as a community organizer and director of non-formal educational program in Venezuelan squatter villages. He has worked with Village Earth in Peru, helping to organize participatory workshops, to create hydrocarbon awareness and assist indigenous villages with related issues in the surrounding area. George has been involved with Village Earth since 2005. George speaks Spanish.

Consultant and Advocacy Specialist Jamie Way, M.A.

Jamie received her M.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University. Her academic work has focused on Latin America, development and indigenous rights. She has worked with Village Earth since 2008. Jamie has worked on Village Earth’s Peru project. She handles the logistics, registration, development, staffing and coordination of Village Earth/Colorado State University’s online certificate program in Community-Based Development. She teaches online courses through the program, including Development and the Politics of Empowerment and Approaches to Community Development. She also produces Village Earth’s monthly e-newsletter and quarterly print newsletter. Jamie speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is studying Chinese in Beijing.