Patti Hostetler, Executive Director
Patti Hostetler has been with DLC since 2000. She is a Colorado native and a resident of Douglas County along with her husband and three sons, since 1991. She has been active in the Douglas County community being involved as Secretary of the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation, Treasurer of the Douglas County Non-profit Coalition, former Vice President of the Woodlands HOA and Chair of the Town of Castle Rock Planning Commission.  Patti attended Fort Lewis College and Metro State University, both in Colorado, holds a Colorado real estate license, and has worked in the Colorado real estate industry for over 27 years.  She is a graduate of the rigorous Executive Leadership Program through the Land Trust Alliance, the umbrella organization for the 1,700 land trusts throughout the country.  She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and gardening.

Amy Graziano, Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator
amy-3Amy Graziano has made Colorado her home for the past 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Elementary Education and recently earned a master’s degree from The University of Denver in Environmental Policy and Management. She has been active in the community as a Girl Scout leader for the past 11 years and currently is a member of the Town of Castle Rock’s Utilities Commission. Amy works part-time for DLC focusing on stewardship, outreach and assisting in the day to day operations of the organization. Amy, her husband and two daughters are passionate about travel and spent 8 months in 2012-2013 traveling around the world.


Marjorie Nockels, Project Coordinator

Marjorie Nockels is Douglas Land Conservancy’s Project Coordinator and uses her experience as a public school science teacher, technical writer and landowner to protect Douglas County private and public land for future generations.  

A graduate of Colorado State University, Marjorie holds a BA in Technical Journalism and a professional teacher license for secondary science. A science teacher from 2005 to 2017, she has worked for Denver Public Schools and Douglas County Schools.  Marjorie caught the teaching bug while volunteering at Morrison Museum of Natural history in the late 1990’s and went on to be a volunteer naturalist for Jefferson County Open Space.  Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for West Douglas Fire Protection District.

Marjorie likes to hike all over the Front Range, knit socks and sweaters and spend time with her husband, Michael – who doesn’t get any of the socks and sweaters she knits, because he is just too big.