Board & Staff


President and CEO

Bob in partnership with his brother Tom established Colorado Youth Outdoors in 2001.

Growing up in Loveland Colorado with a family that loved their time together in the outdoors, spawned the idea of CYO, “sharing time together through traditional outdoor activities”.

Favorites for Bob continue to be sharing time with his family, spending significant time outdoors with a fishing pole or firearm and catching a few sports games now and again.

Faith / Family and Friends are what Bob holds important in life.

I feel very fortunate and privileged to lead this great little organization. I feel blessed to have a job I enjoy and further blessed to be surrounded by terrific people

Jordan Cable
Facilities Coordinator

Kory Bright
Office Admin

Kory Bright, our Office Admin has been with CYO for almost 2 years. She is from Bend, Oregon. She was brought to Colorado when she graduated from high school as a swimmer for Colorado State University. She graduated from CSU in early childhood education. She is married to Todd Bright and has 2 kids, Andrew (24) and Kennedy (21).  She moved back to Oregon when her kids were little, and then when her daughter started college,returned back to Fort Collins 2 years ago and began working at Colorado Youth Outdoors.  Kory loves to run, swim, and hang out at Horsetooth on their boat in the summer! Kory is also a coach for Fort Collins High School Cross Country and loves being outside when it is warm!  Her husband is about as close as she gets to fishing and hunting, as he is an avid outdoorsman, as well as one of our instructors here at CYO. She loves to cook all of the fish and game that he brings home!  She’s also a HUGE Broncos Fan!  

Chris Woodward
Director of Operations

Chris Woodward, our Director of Operations, comes to us with deep experience working with youth and their families. He has been in non-profit management for 18 years – helping organizations effectively deliver programming aimed at the advancement of relationships.  

He is a devoted husband who counts himself lucky to have had the full support of his wife and children while working and graduating with his degree in Psychology from the University of Montana. His wife and three beautiful children share his love of the outdoors, fly-fishing, camping, archery, hiking, and snowboarding. He and his family consider themselves fortunate to have lived in some of the most beautiful places in the United States, having lived in Arizona, Texas, Montana, and now Colorado.

Chris Huff
Program Coordinator

Chris Huff, CYO’s Program Coordinator, comes with immense background in outdoor education and childhood education after working for the Boys Scout summer camps as well as in various childcare facilities. Originally from San Diego, California, Chris realized his love for the outdoors shortly after moving to Colorado for high school. A self-taught outdoorsman, Chris was able to harvest his first elk earlier this year. In his free time, Chris works as a high-level rugby referee.  As one of his largest passions, Chris enjoys traveling the US for rugby almost every weekend. As high strung as his weekends are, Chris enjoys having such a great environment in CYO to relax and truly enjoys the opportunity to impact people’s lives through relationship skills.


James Keating- CO Springs

Jeff Neumeyer- CO springs

Zach Cooper- CO springs

Todd Bright

Alyson Brehm

Sean Hahner

Chris Huff

Kirk Johnston

David Sanchez

Chad Ruff

Alex Ruff

Doug Sloat

Hayden Spencer

Jeff Sweeney

Chase Swift

Aaron Wurster

Bri Aragon

Brittany Sorensen

Austin Tankersley


AJ MACDONALD – President of Macdonald Financial Services

BOB HEWSON – CEO/President of Colorado Youth Outdoors

CHRISTIAN BORDEWICK – Market President of Bank of Colorado

JACK CANTLEY – Vice President of Advantage Drilling Fluids

AARON EIDE – Vice President of Flood and Peterson

JENNIFER FORD-SMITH – Vice President of Sales Johns Manville

CHUCK FREITAG – Retired President of American Armored Transport Inc

MARK KNUDSON – Store Leader of Scheels, Johnstown

MIKE DUNCAN -Retired President of Tolmar

RICK TUCKER – Executive Vice President of Hensel Phelps

LINC TURNER – President of LPR Construction

HOLLY HUTCH-OSBORN– VP and Director of Programming of Coach Training Alliance

MICHAEL BLAIR– Legal Council Prologis

BEN GALYARDT- Owner Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins