Cindi Galabota, the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation’s first Executive Director, has been with the Library Foundation since 2018. She considers herself a humanitarian and environmentalist who is passionate about improving life on earth for all living things, one step at a time. Ms. Galabota also embraces the belief that anything is possible with a little creativity, dedication and elbow grease. She has spent most of her career in non-profits, working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Prior to her employment with the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation, Ms. Galabota was the first executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County. She also spent a short time as the executive director of the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and as a commercial lender with First Southwest Bank. Before settling in the Southwest, she worked at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in the education department and at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. Through her professional experiences, Ms. Galabota has gained insight into the best practices of fundraising, community relations, volunteer coordination, and general administrative management in nonprofits.
When Ms. Galabota is not working she is with her husband, Scott; her children Donovan and Corinna; and her dog, Hadley. She enjoys hiking, playing Frisbee, and beading.