Board Directory

Bruce Smart

Board President
Biography

Appointed in 2006

Bruce is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and is currently retired after a 25 year public works career with the City of Cortez.

Simon Martinez

Board Vice President
Biography

Appointed in 2011

Simon works as the operating manager for the 7,700 acre Ute Mountain Farm & Ranch Enterprise and directs the 600 head Tribal cattle herd. Simon originally worked on the Dolores Tunnel prior to joining the Tribal enterprise.

Don Schwindt

Board Secretary-Treasurer
Biography

Appointed in 1983

Don farms 400 acres in the MVIC system south of Cortez. Don’s other water related service has included stints on the MVIC Board and Colorado Water Conservation Board. Don is also a Board member of the Family Farm Alliance, a west wide organization focused on one mission: To enhance the availability of reliable, affordable irrigation water supplies to Western farmers and ranchers.

David Frederick

Board Director
Biography

Appointed in 2014

David currently spends his days as a Soil Conservation technician in the Cortez Natural Resources Conservation Service office and all other time ranching and farming in the Fairview Block.

Godwin Oliver

Biography

Appointed in 2015

Godwin farms approximately 700 irrigated acres in the Fairview and Sandstone Blocks.

Wes Wilson

Board Director
Biography

Appointed in 2016

Glen Fish

Board Director
Biography

Appointed in 2017