Our mission is to plan, finance, restore, and manage the historic structures of the North London Mill site, repurposing them as backcountry accommodations.

Jeff Crane, President
Jeff is a Denver native and grew up skiing in Colorado. He is a Level 3, PSIA-certified Telemark Ski Instructor, and has been the Snowsports School Director at Plattekill Mountain in the Catskills of New York for 5 years and also instructs Alpine and Telemark skiing at Vail.  He does backcountry skiing in Colorado and in the Northeast and is an avid supporter of freeheel skiing and backcountry touring. He has an MFA in Visual Art and has taught Art and Art History for the past 16 years. He is also a musician and builds custom open-back banjos (Crane Banjos). 
Kate McCoy, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer
Kate has a PhD in Education and is an educator and student of sustainable agriculture, energy, and waste systems. She was Education Director at Brook Farm Project in New York for six years. She has been an education committee member at the Mohonk Preserve for seven years. She is a professor of Educational Foundations, Environmental Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Kate is also a musician, performing with her partner Jeff. Kate grew up riding and training horses and has worked as a wrangler and tour guide at a New York resort. Kate does yoga and is an enthusiastic beginning freeheel and backcountry skier and an avid hiker.

Board of Directors

Dean Misantoni 
A Qualified Professional overseeing geology and development of mineral and water resources at the London Mine for MineWater, LLC, Dean has been involved with the London Mine for over 30 years and has managed geology and development programs at numerous mines throughout the world. A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dean has played in many bands, most recently Raised on Rhubarb. He is also a collector of left-handed instruments. 

Wynn Miller  
Wynn Miller's parents taught him Alpine skiing in southern New England. Paul O. Satre introduced him to Nordic skiing at Indian Mountain School. He taught skiing at Prospect Mountain while attending Bennington College, then served on the Vermont Nordic division of the National Ski Patrol at Prospect under Joe Parks and Jim Merunowicz. A member of the New York Ski Club, he served as Secretary of the Metropolitan New York Ski Council and a delegateto the United States Ski Association. Later, his Toyani Advertising agency managed public relations for Rob Hart and Wade King's Burnt Mountain Ski in Cooke City, Montana. His board service includes public and private organizations. He practices law in Colorado Springs and teaches skiing at Breckenridge as a member of the Rocky Mountain division of PSIA.

Bonnie Paffenroth
After earning her B.A. in Journalism at UW-Madison, WI in 1984, Bonnie decided to move west and has not looked back since! Her first stop was in Breckenridge, Colorado where she immediately adapted into mountain ski town living. Following her 10 year stay in Summit County, she discovered Park County just 17 miles south, where she connected with the small mining town of Alma, Colorado. She has been calling this friendly community home for over 20 years now. In 2003, after the sale of her successful landscaping business of 13 years, Bonnie decided to start her new career in real estate. She is also a board member of the Alma Foundation, whose primary mission is to improve the quality of life for residents in the greater Alma area. Project areas include recreation, trails & open space; historic restoration, art & cultural development; assisting local residents in need.