Our Staff

Monique “Mo” Fair, Executive Director, Deputy Director for Community Engagement

Monique, who more commonly goes by “Mo”, is a Denver native. She grew up in the heart of downtown Denver however, from a young age, her father took her to the mountains to fish and camp. She believes this is where her connection and love for the environment began. Attending Chadron State College on a track scholarship, Mo graduated in 2014 with her degree in Ecology with a focus on Wildlife Management. Mo joins the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership with six years of experience in natural resource management and interpretive education. Mo is excited to help youth build a connection with the outdoors while exploring and learning more about the Greenway. On her personal time, you can usually find Mo at her local CrossFit gym earning her weekend donuts. She has recently gained an interest in bouldering and calligraphy, and is a proud dog mom to her pup, Blueberry.

Email: mfair@sandcreekgreenway.org

Elena Smith, Environmental Education and Outreach Program Manager

Elena is a Colorado native whose love for the outdoors began in her childhood while cooking jiffy pop over the campfire on family camping trips. After graduating from the University of Redlands in 2018 with a degree in Environmental Science Elena found herself pulled towards the environmental stewardship and education field as her passion for inspiring a love for nature among others grew. Elena comes to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership with 3 years of experience in hands-on interpretive outdoor education. Elena is passionate about providing opportunities for everyone to access nature and is excited for the opportunity to get youth and adults out onto the Greenway and connect them with the natural world outside their front doors. If she is not out on the Greenway looking for wildlife you can usually find her backpacking, trail running, doodling or cooking in her free time.

Email: esmith@sandcreekgreenway.org

As of 5/3/2021, the email for Beth Nobles, retired Executive Director for Sand Creek Greenway is nobles.beth@gmail.com

Inquiries involving Sand Creek Greenway should be directed to our Interim Director, Monique “Mo” Fair, mfair@sandcreekgreenway.org

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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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