Board Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee Chair
Joan grew up in Massachusetts. She and her first husband moved to Boulder in 1971. Joan has had three careers: French teacher, family lawyer, and founder and CEO of Culinary School of the Rockies. Joan has been on several Boards of Directors over the years - Safehouse, Community Foodshare, Boulder Valley Women’s Health and the Boulder Philharmonic. Thirty years ago, she and her late husband Bob started a small fund (the Robert Golten Special Needs Fund) which provides one-time emergency assistance to people on the brink of poverty. Joan is thrilled to be on the Board of BCLL, where amazing, hard-working and deserving students are given opportunities to fulfill dreams and pursue goals which might otherwise be out of reach.