Richard Cook

Director of Development

Rich brings 25 years of business leadership experience to the Davis Phinney Foundation. That includes 10 years as executive director of a therapeutic recreation, experiential education, and adaptive sports center, plus many years working in strategic growth, marketing, and development roles for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Over his career, Rich has worked in concert with the cycling and active-outdoor industries with organizations including the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and Outward Bound. He has developed diverse programs in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Education, Apple Computer, Subaru of America, National Park Service, Trek Bicycle Corporation, Coors Family Foundation, and The Walton Family Foundation, among many others. An avid mountaineer with summits in Alaska, Nepal, and South America, Rich is a passionate believer in the life lessons and therapeutic benefits of time spent outdoors in nature.

Rich holds a B.S. from the Leeds College of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a degree in Wilderness Studies from Colorado Mountain College. When he isn’t in the office or meeting with the Foundation’s many donors and supporters, he’s likely out riding bikes, running, climbing, or skiing with family and friends from far and wide.

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