Board of Directors

Dan Osby - President, Scholarship Committee Member

Dan Osby’s career in music and technology has included recording engineering at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, information technology systems consulting for Fortune 500 companies, live sound engineering for the Ft. Lewis College Community Concert Hall and VP of Information Technology for Lore International Institute, Mercury Payment Systems. Dan is currently Chief Technology Officer for First Southwest Bank. Dan is an active musician, maintains a recording/rehearsal studio in his home and also has considerable professional experience in web site design, development and production.

Jeff Munger - Vice President

Jeff Munger is a radio personality and musician manager who began in radio at WBCN in Boston where he co-produced the station’s highly rated drive time radio show as well as working as a promotions assistant. Jeff later had his own radio show in Park City, UT and since 2007 has had a radio show KDUR, Fort Lewis College’s local station. Through his company JTM Music he manages the Garrett Lebeau Band from Austin, TX and is also the executive producer of the new CTA record featuring Danny Seraphine, former drummer and co-founding member of the band Chicago. Jeff is also managing partner at Alternate Root Magazine, a roots music publication dedicated to providing a platform for independent artists to have their music heard.

Amanda Sellers - Secretary

Amanda has lived in Durango for 10 years and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BA in Sociology. She has worked for Social Services in Durango, is involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and currently works at First Southwest Bank as the Marketing Coordinator and Executive Assistant.

Amanda is a vocalist, plays guitar and mandolin, and has been in several bands. She enjoys running, hiking, biking and spending quality time with her husband Stephen and their dog Louis. Amanda is excited to join Stillwater with their very innovative, group-based approach to teaching music. 

Chris Yeargin - Treasurer

Chris grew up in Angel Fire, NM and moved to Durango in 2014. After 10 years in the civil engineering field, Chris decided to bring his business and finance experience to the non-profit world by working with a series of education-based organizations. Chris' non-profit board experience includes work with Mountain Middle School and Durango Nature Studies. He also served on the board for a preschool and was a part of the founding team for an elementary school in Seattle, Washington.

Chris attended the University of New Mexico and earned his Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He is currently studying contemporary guitar with the Berklee Online School of Music and spends his free time skiing, hiking and riding dirtbikes - usually trying desperately to keep up with his two sons, Ethan and Sam.

Lissa Howe - Director

Lissa Howe grew up in Durango, has a bachelor’s in biology and a master’s in geography and ecology from Colorado College and University of Wyoming. She has experience in science education as the curriculum developer for a nonprofit focused on water resources education and as a classroom teacher. She currently manages the A Bar A Ranch in southern Wyoming with her husband, Justin. Their daughters Christine and Kenna are active in the Stillwater music program. Lissa’s interests include being outdoors, riding horses, reading, yoga, and listening to live music!

David Marvin - Director

David currently works as an executive coach, trainer, facilitator and organizational development consultant.  He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver where he also taught.  

Music has been central to is life as he grew up listening to his father play the violin, studying piano and he and his wife introduced their children to music to carry on the tradition of enrichment that they both had experienced as kids.

David has served on two other Durango boards, graduated from Leadership La Plata in 2011.  He enjoys running, skiing, climbing, hiking, river running, reading and playing music; he is currently enrolled as a student at Stillwater Music.  David’s wife sings in a Stillwater group as well.

Peter Arcomano - Director

 Peter has extensive experience as a management consultant working with all sizes and types of organizations in the Rocky Mountain region and the Pacific Northwest. His expertise includes group facilitation, organizational development, team building, leadership training and strategic planning.

Tony & Terri Gasaway - Founders

Tony and his wife, Terri, founded the Stillwater Foundation in December, 2005 with the intent of providing needed after-school services and activities for children in the Durango area. Tony is an attorney specializing in corporate tax law and litigation and Terri Gasaway has a professional background in marketing for large corporations. Tony has been Chairman of the Board and Terri has served as Stillwater Foundation's Executive Director since its beginning in 2005 through the end of 2014. They are both passionate about the success of the foundation and about the services it provides in the La Plata County community.