(A.J.) Andrew Milder

Andrew (AJ) Milder

Greetings fellow Telluride Lodge residents,

My name is AJ (Andrew) Milder, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Telluride Lodge Board. My family—my wife Sarah, our two children, Finn (11) and Svea (8), and I—are proud full-time residents at the Telluride Lodge, having made it our forever home since purchasing our unit in 2022.

Originally from the midwest, I pursued my education at Fort Lewis College in Durango with the hope of one day returning to the San Juans. Our love for Telluride was immediate upon arrival four years ago, captivated not only by its natural beauty but also by the warm embrace of its community. The sense of camaraderie here is unparalleled, with neighbors looking out for one another and each other’s children—a sentiment that resonated deeply with us and inspired us to contribute positively to this remarkable community.

Along with my wife and children, I am deeply ingrained in the Telluride community. Today I serve as a small business mentor for the Telluride Venture Network, imparting knowledge garnered from my work experience. Additionally, I teach business classes in Spanish at the Telluride Foundation’s LatinX bootcamp, fostering entrepreneurship within our diverse community. I am also a palliative care volunteer with Tri-county Health Network, striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others during challenging times. I have also coached youth soccer for several years. I am currently a U12 coach and board treasurer for the Telluride Youth Soccer Program.

Professionally, I lead a dynamic team within the dental solutions division of a medtech company, working remotely from our condo. Leveraging my expertise in product portfolio management, I am keen to apply strategic insights to enhance the Telluride Lodge experience for all residents.

When I am not working or volunteering, you can find me running, hiking, skiing, cold plunging or hitting up the local music scene or the music festivals.

If elected to the Telluride Lodge Board, I am committed to championing initiatives that enrich our entire community and amplify its collective voice. I believe in fostering an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives converge to drive meaningful change. My vision encompasses harnessing available resources, including grants, to realize sustainable and eco-conscious projects. I would also like to continue to foster social connectedness with activities like the BBQ gathering we had last fall.

I am eager to collaborate with you all in shaping the future of our Telluride Lodge.

Thank you for considering my candidacy.

Warm regards,

AJ Milder