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DSBK Board of Directors

Meet Our Dedicated Volunteers


Taylor Hanson


Taylor is the co-owner of Table to Farm Compost. He brings his business savvy and know-how to the DSBK Board. His passion is to forge strong teams. He loves Aikido because it makes him feel like a ninja! A centered, tranquil, nonviolent ninja.


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Jenny Mason

Vice President

Jenny is an award-winning children's author of over 30 nonfiction books. Locally, she serves businesses and nonprofits as a writer-for-hire. She brings to DSBK her expertise in communication, marketing, grant writing, graphic design, and business administration. 


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Philip Riffe


Philip is retired from a career as a software engineer. He moved to Durango eight years ago to join DSBK and live in the mountains -- hiking, skiing, and gardening. He wandered into an aikido class in 1991 and it was love at first sight. He continues to train in aikido
as a martial art and a spiritual practice.


    Nate Brush


    Nate was born and raised in Durango. After stints in construction and as an English teacher in Japan and the US, he settled into a career in engineering. He began practicing aikido in 2014 and loves the challenge, growth, and fun of practicing the art.


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