The mission of Colorado Discover Ability is to increase the independence, self-confidence, self worth and education of people with disabilities through outdoor recreation.

Read the CDA Story

Meet our Team

Lila Todd

Executive Director
Lila Todd became Executive Director of Colorado Discover Ability in September 2021. Before joining CDA, Lila worked at the TRIO program at Colorado Mesa University. She received her Masters from Aarhus University in Denmark where she lived and worked in research for two and a half years before moving to Grand Junction. She also worked for ten years in outdoor education and management at the North Carolina Outward Bound School and still occasionally trains staff at the Colorado Outward Bound School. Lila is a certified yoga and white-water canoe instructor and loves to hike, be on the water, practice yoga and meet new people in the community.

Jeremy Steinhauer

Program Manager
My name is Jeremy Steinhauer and I was very fortunate to have spent 4 years running CDA programs from 2009 – 2013. Since my time with CDA I got married to a wonderful gal named Elizabeth, had a baby boy named Dakota, and spent some time in the medical field as a Radiologic Technologist. I have truly missed my time with CDA and look forward to this opportunity to come back as program manager and share my passion for the outdoors with all of you.

Michele Trittau

Office Manager

Michele spent twenty years in the restaurant business, moving up to District Manager of five restaurants for a major chain in Las Vegas, NV. She became one of the twelve original members of the General Managers Advisory Council for the 1,600 restaurant chain.

She moved to Grand Junction in 2004, owned a restaurant for two years, then accepted a job in Human Resources in the oil and gas industry. Michele has a certificate in Human Resource Management from the Malcolm Baldridge School of Business at Post University, Waterbury, CT.

Board of Directors

Chris Muhr

President of the Board

Karen Kiefer

Vice President

Sarah Jackson Bonnell


Karl R. Zander, OTR, MSHA


Michael Chamberlain

Teresa Rivera

Sherry Schreiner

Katherine Waterman