Roger Wilson
House District 61


Throughout my education and work experience I have worked with, and lead, diverse groups to build solutions to shared problems. I look forward to working with the constituents of District 61 and members of the Colorado House of Representatives on the challenges and opportunities facing Colorado.

I live in rural Garfield County and have been a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley since 2000. I received a B.A. Degree in Physics from the University of Colorado with additional class work in molecular biology, computer science, and economics.

My wife Kris is a former software sales executive with a masters in public administration from the University of Colorado. She currently serves on the Western Region Executive Board of the Embroiderer's Guild of America.

I was raised in Southern Indiana where I was active in music and theater. My early years were spent around my parent's farm and drilling business. I attended Colorado Outward Bound School in Marble and the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming.

A Colorado resident beginning in 1968, I have worked in retail, construction, and the newspaper business. I was self employed providing graphic arts, photography, and advertising services. I was art director, public relations manager, and director of strategic planning during the early years of Blue Mountain Arts, the Boulder based greeting card and book publisher. While a CU student, I worked two years as a research assistant in biopsychology on memory and learning. Later with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics I was a research assistant on the only student run satellite in the country performing satellite operations and analysis of ozone.

Following graduation, I was a system/software engineer with Lockheed Martin where I worked on projects that included the Hubble Space Telescope, the Iridium Satellite Phone, and various national security systems.

I am currently Chief Technical Officer of Starfall Education and Blue Mountain Arts. The website is used by children throughout the world and has transformed how young students learn to read.


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