Dan Williams is the Associate Director of Programs for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Dan provides leadership for VOC’s program team, including assisting the Chief Program Officer with managing and developing partnerships with government agencies and non-governmental groups and soliciting funds for VOC programs. Dan oversees and coordinates the Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI) training program and other volunteer capacity building efforts for partners statewide. Dan brings over a decade of experience in planning and managing a variety of Outdoor Stewardship efforts and programs. He works closely with VOC colleagues and numerous partner groups and land managers around Colorado and the US to develop, plan and manage VOC’s annual trainings, projects and other programmatic efforts. He also provides supervision for VOC’s Volunteer and Partnership offices and Senior Projects and Operations Manager.
After working on trail crews in Oregon and Maine, Dan first came to Colorado for a job with the Colorado 14ers Initiative in 2010. He spent two seasons working on mountains all over the state and led adult and youth volunteers in alpine trail and restoration work. Dan was first hired as a Seasonal Project Manager at VOC in 2013, then brought on as a full-time Youth and Families Coordinator in 2014. Since then, he has continued to advance his career at VOC, promoted to Associate Director in 2019. Dan attended the University of Oregon, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies.