Meet The Board
Emily Haight is a retired pastor and has served on the board since December 11, 2019. She is also on the boards of the Lone Cone Legacy Trust and the Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood, CO. She brings with her experience in areas of education, philanthropy, and psychology and counseling.
Laurel Henderson Lombino
Laurel Lombino has served on the board since February 8, 2021. She has been a teacher for over a decade and currently teaches middle school Spanish and English Language Development at Telluride Public School. Before teaching, she wrote for a newspaper in Longmont, Colorado, and now writes for the Norwood Post. Laurel holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Education. She has lived in Norwood on and off since 1998, and now lives in Norwood with her husband, a small business owner, and her daughter. Laurel and her family love Norwood and enjoy taking advantage of the library’s meeting rooms and yoga.
Kerry Bentler has served on the board since March 16, 2022. Kerry and her family have lived in Norwood since 2019, in Colorado since 2000, and in Minnesota during her growing up years. She and her husband have three grown daughters; one is a dispatcher in Aurora, one is a paraprofessional in Grand Junction, and one lives here in Norwood and works at Uncompahgre Medical Clinic. Kerry is a Pharmacy Technician at UMC. In her free time, she likes making crafts and spending time with her two wonderful grandchildren and family. Kerry and her family have been very involved with the library since their move here in various adult and children’s programs. This is her first time serving on a board and she feels so lucky to be part of the board at Lone Cone Library. Kerry looks forward to working with a great board and community!
Henry Lester has served on the board since April 20, 2022. He recently retired from Paragon Capital Management, a financial planning and investment management company that he co-founded in 1990. Henry has been involved in non-profit planning and investment management for many years. Henry and his wife, Peyton moved to Norwood a year ago and enjoy rock climbing, sailing, hiking, and biking.