2023 Community Board Members
The Conservatory at the Plains Board of Directors hold meetings on the second Thursday of each month except in December and November when the Annual Meeting is held. Monthly meetings are held at the Community Center beginning at 5:30 PM.
Andrew Igl, President
Hello, my name is Andrew Igl and I am proud to represent our community as President of the Conservatory HOA Board. I have lived in Colorado since 2019 and my wife is a lifelong Coloradan. I was raised in the Greater Seattle area where I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering.
I am currently employed as the Director of Operations for a precision manufacturer in the medical device, semiconductor, and aerospace industries. I also serve as the current Vice President and President-elect of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the NTMA; a volunteer organization that supports local precision manufacturers to reach their full potential, especially in such times when reshoring manufacturing here in America offers exciting new opportunities for our local economy to flourish. I also serve on their Workforce Development and National Robotics League committees.
From starting a small landscaping business before I was old enough to drive the company truck, earning my Private & Instrument Pilot licenses, and continuing to make an impact in the manufacturing sphere, my experience offers many examples of how the habits of diligent planning, integrity, accountability, and determination make a powerful recipe for achieving positive results.
In pursuit of a safe, diverse, and beautiful community in which to live, work, and play for many years to come, I appreciate your support
James Lawrence, Secretary
I was encouraged by my neighbors to seek a position on the HOA Board, in order to help bring a better representation of age to the Board as well as a new perspective on communication. The platform that I ran for the Board on was one of increasing community programs and working to ensure that community safety was a top priority. I was selected to be the Vice-President of the HOA in December, and I look forward to learning from my peers and advocating for my neighbors.
For this upcoming term, my goals are to work to extend the pool season, continue to expand social events for residents and families across the Conservatory, and increase transparency and communication from the Board to the community. Thank you for the honor of selecting me to serve and I look forward to being an advocate for you.
Helen Hardin, Director
Knowledge of the Community: I have been active in the Conservatory for 6 years and have served on every committee and the board of directors. I have current and historical knowledge of the Underdrain Project, our community finances, and vendor contracts. Keeping the Conservatory a great place to live and protecting our property values are my reasons for serving.
Education: I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota and FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center). I retired in 2014 as a Supervisory Immigration Services Officer for USCIS. As a member of CAI (Community Associations Institute), I educate myself on community governance which has relevance this year because of recent legislation that will affect our community.
Commitment: Having attended every monthly board meeting for 5 years, I devote my time to the duties of a board member. I will continue to make decisions that will keep our finances strong, our property values high and our community amenities maintained.
Chris Horne, Vice President
Serving in the United States Army since 2006 and basing my career on helping Soldiers, I decided it was time to branch out and help my community. I saw no better way of doing this than helping out my immediate community first, my neighbors. Moving to the Conservatory in December of 2020 I immediately volunteered with the Communications Committee in the hope of bringing information to the community.
After serving with the Communications Committee for a few months, the opportunity came to volunteer for an appointment to the board, which I jumped on. I feel that being appointed to the Board of Directors will help to diminish the age gap and represent the newer residents of our community. My biggest goal with this appointment is to increase communication from the HOA to the residents, and set the path towards the next generation of residents to one day represent the HOA.
Charles Fiser, Treasurer
I have lived in The Conservatory for three years. I retired from the telecommunications industry in September 2021 with my main responsibility being OSHA statistics for the safety department. My educational background is in Accounting.
I have been treasurer of my church for over 30 years and I am also treasurer of our Shared Operations (three communities in one church building). My church is also the fiscal sponsor for two other-non profit organizations of which I am also treasurer.
I value transparency between the HOA and the community it serves, especially from a financial standpoint. My short time here has shown me we have a good community and a responsible Board that is responsive to community concerns. I desire to be involved and continue that tradition.