Alana Ostrander and her husband Sean moved to Durango in 2012. Originally from So California where Alana received her Doctor of Chiropractic license in 1990, they have four children and four grandchildren. Their youngest child went to Sunnyside elementary school and graduated from Durango High School 2021. The Ostranders are owners of a couple small businesses in Durango and are heavily involved in serving the community. Alana has volunteered at the Sunnyside Library since 2012, Relay for Life, and Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse, and with 4H. She enjoys the outdoors, baseball, gardening, music and travel. Growing our local community is important and our rural libraries give our community a place where all ages and backgrounds feel welcome.
Kim Martin and her husband Steve Phillips have lived on the west side of La Plata County since 2000. They’ve owned their Ranchita de La Familia for nearly 50 years. Kim retired from Fort Lewis College in 2011 at which time she and her husband moved to the Middle East. They have also lived in Singapore, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and have had the good fortune of traveling widely. Kim loves literature and children and is constantly exploring the ways our various micro and macro cultures inform our individual choices- in style, behavior, government, and values.
Kimberlee Yeargin lives in the Sunnyside district with her husband, Chris, and her two teenage sons, Ethan and Sam, who both went to Sunnyside Elementary. She is a local Emergency Physician but has been involved in community activities with the library district, the art and music community and with medical volunteerism. Originally from New Mexico, they moved back to the Southwest from the Pacific Northwest more than seven years ago. Kimberlee also enjoys history, cooking, sewing, and gardening and hopes that some of these hobbies can become a part of the SWLPLD community outreach programs.
Kaye Berman is the Development Director for Great Old Broads for Wilderness based in Durango, CO. She enjoys nonprofit work after a long career in the hospitality industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, Denver, Colorado. When she’s not working, you can find her cooking up a storm, walking her pup, Grit, hiking in the mountains, playing in the surf, or planning a trip to a foreign land.