ROB HINKLE Community Services Director Rob moved to Estes Park at the beginning of 2016 and has over 25 years of experience organizing and producing events . He served as Chief Operating Officer for the World Games 2010 Foundation and has also worked for the Kentucky Horse Park and The Walt Disney Company. He earned degrees from Miami University and the University of Louisville.
KAREN LYNCH Sales & Marketing Manager A longtime resident of Estes Park, Karen has been in her current position with the town since 2013. Previously, she worked at The Stanley Hotel, the Estes Park Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Mary's Lake Lodge. She has served as the president of the Estes Park Wedding Association and is well-connected throughout the area's hospitality and events industry.
BARBARA JOHNSON Special Events Coordinator Barbara and her family spent 20 years visiting Estes Park before moving here in 2015. She served as the executive director of the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts for 15 years and prior to that as Marketing Director for the Heard Natural Science Museum. She has a B.F.A from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and her bucket list includes touring the great art museums in the world!
KEVIN BENES Special Events Coordinator Kevin moved to Estes Park at the start of 2015 and has 8 years of experience organizing and directing endurance events. When not directing your favorite Estes Park event he is coaching the Estes Park High School Mountain Bike Team or lost on the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Kevin earned degrees in Mathematics and Accounting before making his career in endurance racing events.
DAVE HOCKER Administrative Assistant Dave grew up visiting relatives in Estes Park and decided to move his own family here in the summer of 2016. He has previously worked as a middle school teacher, a legal writer, and the program director at a camp and retreat center. When not in the office, Dave enjoys exploring Colorado with his wife and four kids or following the Denver Broncos. He has earned degrees from Azusa Pacific University and Michigan State University.
DEVIN GELSINGER Event Operations Manager Devin and his family have lived in Estes Park for over 12 years. Like many other locals, he came to Estes Park on vacation and fell in love with the town only to return permanently. Living in a destination community, events and conferences became his career of choice. His hobbies include fishing, camping and spending time with the family.