Meet Doug Shinkle and Mary Fairchild, Colorado’s connections to NCSL.
Doug is a policy specialist in the Environment, Energy and Transportation Program at NCSL. He has worked for NCSL since 2005, focusing on healthy communities, transportation, hunting and fishing, agriculture, land-use, and conservation issues. A Colorado native , he interned at the Capitol as part of Colorado State University’s legislative intern program, and worked there two more times before coming to work at NCSL. He has written a number of publications for NCSL, and enjoys learning about the needs and history of each state.
Contact Doug.Shinkle@ncsl.org at 303-856-7753
Meet Mary Fairchild, Montana’s connection to NCSL
Mary is a senior fellow at NCSL where she manages a cross jurisdictional initiative on economic success for working families, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Mary's more than 20 years experience at NCSL includes providing services to state legislatures on family economic success, systems change, legislative management, criminal justice and delinquency prevention policy. She has served as a consultant to private foundations and local government on system change issues including multi-agency collaboration, early childhood education, before-and-after school programs, asset building and sentencing policy. She has facilitated support groups for battered women, tutored elementary school students and served on several boards to improve conditions for vulnerable families. She holds an M.S.W from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work.