East side of US Hwy 40, Fraser/Winter Park Area
Kristen Taddonio started her career at the Energy Star program, which has helped families and businesses save over $360 billion on utility bills since 1992. While there she worked on New Homes and later managed Energy Star Appliances, helping start the Emerging Technology awards and "Most Efficient" labels. Taddonio later joined the U.S. Department of Energy as a Team Lead in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While there, she worked with our nation’s National Labs to research and develop innovative energy efficiency technologies, and managed energy partnerships with our country's leading retail, commercial real estate, healthcare, and higher education sectors. She earned the Department’s “Energy Rockstar” Award in 2013 for her work to help businesses save money through energy efficiency. After moving to Grand County in 2015, she served on the Mountain Parks Electric Green Power Advisory Committee from 2016-2019. Taddonio studied Science & Technology Policy at George Washington University, earning a master's degree with honors in 2006. In 2016, she completed a grid-tied solar photovoltaic installation certificate from Solar Energy International. In her free time, she volunteers with Grid Alternatives (link is external), helping install solar panels for low-income families and military veterans to lower their electricity bills.
PO Box 1947
Fraser, Colorado 80442
Richard A. Zieff
West side of US Hwy 40, Fraser/Winter Park Area
Richard A. Zieff
Vice President, Western United Representative
Dick has been a Fraser Valley resident since 1981. Dick and his wife, Eileen, own Fraser-based Zeiff & Associates, a full-service tax consulting and accounting business. Dick and Eileen have two children: Jennifer and Michael. Dick also has two older sons: Jon in Chicago and Mark in Colorado.
PO Box 3496
Winter Park, CO 80482
Carl Trick II
Jackson County Area
Carl Trick II
Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, Tri-State Rep.
Carl is a long-time resident in North Park. The ranch that Mr. Trick is president of has been an MPE member since the first lines were run in North Park. Carl is MPE's representative on the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Board.
PO Box 15
Cowdrey, CO 80434
Kremmling/Summit County Area
An MPE member since 1983, Mark worked 38 years for the USDA as a District Conservationist. Mark is a CSU graduate. Mark and his wife Audrey have two boys, Cody and Andy. Both sons are pursuing engineering degrees at CSU.
PO Box 9
Kremmling, CO 80459
Grand Lake Area
President, CREA Representative
Jeff moved to Grand Lake in 1996, leaving Loveland, Colorado for life in a smaller community. Jeff has owned and operated a small electrical contracting business in Grand County since 2005. Prior to being self-employed, he worked as a Deputy Sheriff and Investigator. Jeff attended Ft. Lewis College and the University of Northern Colorado.
PO Box 1688
Grand Lake, CO 80447
Hot Sulphur Springs and North Granby Area
Justin, his wife Gretta and two children live between Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs. Justin along with his family have owned and operated the Drowsy Water Guest Ranch for the past 40 years. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Denver.
South Granby Area
Liz first skied at Winter Park in 1984. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she was a member of the US Ski Team for many years, first as an athlete and later as a coach. Despite extensive travel she chose to return to this area and call it home.
She studied Colorado energy related issues through the Governor’s Energy Office Community Energy Coordinator program. She is self-employed and focuses on emerging opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable energy.