The Board of Directors for WEEDC represent a variety of interests within our community. 


Aimee Tooker

Owner & Founder, Tallies and Tasks


After receiving her certificate in Business Administration from Delta Montrose Technical College, Aimee went on to found Tallies and Tasks, a bookkeeping company. She frequently conducts business with non-profit organizations, where she observed the need for economic growth in the West End. Aimee enjoys spending time with her family, wildlife watching, hunting, fishing and hiking in her spare time.


Richard Wolney

Representative for Western Small Miners Association 


Richard has been with the New Horizon Mine, operated by Western Fuels- Colorado, a subsidiary of Tri-State G&T in Nucla, Colo., for more than 14 years. The mine supplies coal to the Nucla Station Power Plant.  In addition to serving WEEDC, Richard is the President of the Paradox Fire Protection District Board of Directors, board member of the Western Small Miners Association and Vice-president. He resides in Paradox, Colo. with his wife, who is the State Water Commissioner for Paradox Valley and is President of the Paradox Valley Charter School Board.

Kenny Heldman

Owner & Founder, Kenny's Tires


Born and raised in Norwood, Colo. and like most young men at the time, Kenny started his career in the mining industry. He joined the tire industry, opening his tire business in 1979 in Naturita, Colo. Since then, Kenny has built a storage business and small ranch with his wife. He served eight years on Montrose Planning Committee, six years on CC Ditch Committee and two years on West End Planning Advisory Committee. Kenny is looking forward to serving WEEDC.

April Montgomery

Programs Director, Telluride Foundation

April has worked as the Programs Director for the Telluride Foundation for nine years, where she helps to manage their nonprofit building capacity efforts, grant program and initiatives. From 2001 to 2009, April had a consulting business, where she provided nonprofit and government organizations with grant writing, legal, project management, strategic planning and land use planning assistance. April was a planner and the Open Space & Recreation Director for San Miguel County from 1991 to 1999. She has a BA degree in Government from the University of Virginia and received her law degree from the University of Virginia in 1989; she is currently a member of the Colorado Bar.

Ken Norris

Manager, Montrose County, Colorado

Ken Norris is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and an MBA degree from the University of Colorado. Ken served as vice president of engineering and executive vice president of Colorado-Ute Electric Association, as well as Manager of Engineering for Russell Stover Candies and Facilities Director for Montrose County. Ken served as a director of Delta-Montrose Electric Association for 12 years and has served on at least 15 other boards of directors.