Benefactors of Red Rock State Park

Allyson Holmes
Board Chair

Allyson retired following many years as an educator in various learning applications. She currently serves on the Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee, US Department of Agriculture. Allyson has a deep commitment to education in the outdoors and its vital role in forming well-rounded scientifically minded students. She is a volunteer teacher in the School Connections Program.

Luci Gaudreau
Vice Chair

Luci Gaudreau is a retired Massachusetts Elementary Teacher, Sedona Bookstore Owner, and Red Rock State Park Ranger Specialist who lives in Clarkdale. She enjoys choral music singing, hiking, and volunteering.


Joe Pokorski

Joe is a retired CPA who worked in Finance at Wisconsin Energy & Intel Corporation.  His wife Terry & he bought a home in Sedona in 2010 and spend ~50% of their time there.  They enjoy hiking, biking, jigsaw puzzles, cooking, traveling, and spoiling their dog, Lola.  Joe is also a volunteer and Treasurer of Friends of the Forest.

Michelle Wheatcraft

I graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA (Colorado Springs) and MA (Denver) in English Literature. The majority of my work life was in the healthcare industry before retiring. Now I desire to do something different. I’ve always loved the outdoors, skiing, hiking, gardening and enjoying nature. I became a board member of the Benefactors of Red Rock State Park to continue helping the park in its mission to educate the community.

Melody Biley

Melody Biley

I received a BS in accounting from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. I worked for Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, California for 33 years as a financial analyst and as the IRS Manager for the company for the last 7 years. I moved to Arizona in 2014 and joined Red Rock State Park as a volunteer. I enjoy hiking and traveling.

Ellie DeBo

Born in LaJolla CA. Dad was a Marine fighter pilot. Moved from one end of the country to the other every 2 years until high school. Lived in So Oregon. Ran and taught a pre-school /kindergarten for 30 yrs. until retirement in 2008. Moved to AZ in 2010. Volunteer at the Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona Arts Festival, assist with AARP tax prep for seniors, neighborhood Welcome Committee, Green Bag program for VV Food Share, member of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, Volunteer at Slide Rock State Park, and teach with the School Connections Program at Red Rock State Park. Love to hike, Jeep, travel, raft, photography, and spending lots of time with kids and grandkids!

Fritz DeBo

Fritz is retired from his long career in education both as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. In addition to his Master’s Degree in Education, Fritz completed a certificate in Administration. He enjoys working with the students, seeing their eyes light up, and hearing their excitement in learning new ideas. Fritz is a volunteer teacher in the School Connection Program and a naturalist hike leader at the Park, and also volunteers with the Sedona International Film Festival, Verde Valley Archeology Center, Toys for Tot’s, Slide Rock State Park, and Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.

Angela LeFevre

Angela’s Bachelor’s Degree in Economics focused on International Relations. She has actively worked as a Supervisor in the Yavapai County Juvenile Probation program, and volunteers for the Arizona Kids Saves Program. Her activism includes several local agencies focused on natural resource protection. Angela was on the Board of Keep Sedona Beautiful, and in 2014 was elected to the Sedona City Council.

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Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin is co-founder of Sedona Philosophy, which offers guided hikes, retreats, and tours in Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, and northern Arizona. Matthew has a Ph.D. in Philosophy with an emphasis in phenomenology, or the study of experience. He has taught environmental ethics, media ethics, and technology and human values at Northern Arizona University, Coconino Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, St Cloud State University, and Missouri State University.

Scott Springett
Volunteer Liaison

Scott is retired from the City of San Diego where he dedicated his career to public service as a Fire Fighter and EMT. He joined the Benefactors in 2015, with a love for nature and a commitment to environmental education. Scott is a volunteer naturalist hike leader at the Park and is passionate about the School Connection Program.