|Board Member Bio Charlee Myers|
A 1977 graduate of Columbia University, Charlee Myers has had the fortune to live a varied life in many places around the USA, beginning with the fact that his childhood was spent in a military family that moved frequently across the country. After college, Myers chose the Rocky Mountain region to live his adult life, for several years in Colorado and since 1983 mostly in northern New Mexico. After a few years in Colorado working on the construction of wastewater treatment plants in Vail and Grand Junction, Myers moved back to New Mexico and was a bison ranch manager for 6 years where he was involved in all phases of the ranch operation, including rainwater storage and collection. He now lives with his wife Susan in the small and remote western Taos County community of Tres Piedras, NM.
Afterwards Charlee got his New Mexico General Contractor's license and in the course of doing backhoe excavation jobs in Taos County, NM, found himself doing many rainwater storage tank installations. This led him in 1994 to become a distributor as well as installer of first polyethylene and then fiberglass and metal water storage tank systems. Combined with construction projects ranging from light commercial metal buildings to off-grid homes built with environmentally friendly products, Myers’s company Mountain & Mesa Construction has built over 50 structures during the past 24 years. With at present several hundred water storage tank installations as well as many more tanks sold, Myers is a well-known supplier and rainwater catchment expert in northern NM as well as southern Colorado, and has had clients in several other states across the country.
Myers has a strong commitment to sustainable building practices and has been involved in both environmental and local government activities. Practicing what he preaches, Charlee Myers and his family have rainwater catchment systems as their primary source of water for all uses both at the business facility built in 1995 and at his home built in 2009. His public service includes having been a Board of Directors member of Taos, NM based environmental group Amigos Bravos from 1989 through 1991, Taos County Planning Commissioner from 1995 through 2000, and currently as a member of ARCSA’s Board of Directors and head of ARCSA’s Regional Representative program. Myers is also co-authoring several of the chapters of ARCSA’s upcoming new Rainwater Catchment manual.
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