At the January board meeting, Greg Ching was voted in as a new board member. Read more about him here:
Greg Ching is a non-traditional part-time student at Red Rocks Community College, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management. Driven by the surprising impact of the 2013 Front Range flood on his mountain home’s basement, he obtained licenses in Colorado Wastewater and Water Treatment Plant Operations.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University, Greg worked in several industries such as software development transitioning to sales, natural food manufacturing, restaurant sanitation, and property management. Since 2018 he has managed shared residential homes for up to twenty felon tenants, having faced fear of homelessness himself upon re-entry.
Greg is a committed volunteer, having served as a rural firefighter, co-founded a rural internet provider, participated in six international Earthwatch Institute expeditions, and served on sustainability boards. He demonstrated his creative skills by constructing haunted houses, hosting folk living room concerts, and designing portable greenhouses. He played a role in inspiring the 2010 Colorado Community Solar Gardens Act and during the first COVID-19 pandemic summer, he donated over 100 lbs of produce grown in his Lafayette townhouse front yard to a local food bank.
His dedication to water quality and environmental sustainability is evident through his service on the steering committee for the Colorado Water Quality Forum and previous volunteering with the Sierra Club Indian Peaks Water Quality Committee.