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Carl Luppens

Carl Luppens

Tell us a little bit about yourself
My primary residence is in Eagle and I have lived part-time or full-time in Eagle County since 1976 when my wife was living in East Vail working in the ski industry and I was going to law school in Boulder during the week and living up here on weekends. The majority of my career has been devoted to large scale commercial real estate development including major medical facilities. Early in my career, I worked as an attorney for a large international law firm representing, among others, prestigious hospital systems. One of my daughters is a trauma surgeon and the other serves as a tactical medic. I am also trained as a tactical medic and, over the years, have been involved in several backcountry rescues. I serve as a volunteer in a state wide emergency response agency. Our family also ranched for many years on the border of Routt and Eagle counties.

Why do you want to join the ECPS Board of Directors?
Eagle County Paramedic Services provides the highest level of critical emergency medical services to our community in a challenging environment. They do a great job but, as with so many Eagle County operations, employee housing availability and affordability can be an obstacle to attracting and retaining the most skilled medical personal possible. My long term history in this part of the state coupled with my professional real estate experience can help solve this problem as well as help in optimizing the ambulance facility operations. The medical aspects of ECPS is in great shape but the real estate side can always benefit from director expertise. I also have significant general business, financial and legal experience that can benefit organizations like ECPS that focus primarily on medical and technical functions. In addition, I interact with fire and law enforcement organizations regularly and understand the importance of close coordination in emergency services.

What are some of your prior board leadership experiences?
I have served on several professional, Special District (like ECPS), community and neighborhood boards as a director and also as a supporting officer and counsel. I was a founder and early year president of the University of Colorado Real Estate Council.

What skills, connections, resources, and expertise do you have to offer to our organization?
As mentioned above, I have achieved great success at the highest levels of legal and business operations with some of the best organizations in the Country while delivering complicated projects of the highest quality on time and on budget. I have a special affinity and appreciation for emergency services and can solve problems and bring together any new relationships or resources that would advance the cause. There are some employee housing finance alternatives that could make a world of a difference.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Like so many Eagle County residents, we engage in numerous outdoor activities: Alpine and Nordic skiing, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering, hunting and fishing, cycling, horseback riding, golf, SCUBA diving (not in Eagle County!), etc.