Our People


Luke Danielson

Luke Danielson is a lawyer, researcher and professor who has directed substantial research programs in the fields of sustainable development and mining and minerals policy. In the last two years he has taught all or part of courses in those areas at Tulane University, Simon Fraser University, Denver University and Western State College. He is a President of SDSG. Luke Danielson Curriculum Vitae


Kristi Disney Bruckner

Kristi Disney Bruckner is an attorney licensed in Colorado, specializing in environmental law and policy, and international resources transactions law and policy. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she teaches Global Climate Change Law and Policy, and Sustainable Development and International Trade. Ms. Bruckner currently serves as the Executive Director at Sustainable Development Strategies Group (SDSG), where she develops and implements programs focused on human rights, extractive industries, and sustainable development. These programs include seminars that build the capacity of developing country governments to negotiate and manage natural resource development agreements; workshops to educate government, community and industry stakeholders about roles, rights and responsibilities in mine development initiatives; preparation of validation reports for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development; and university-based seminars and internship programs that build the skills of professional leaders around the globe to more sustainably manage natural resources. Prior to her work with SDSG, Ms. Bruckner utilized her background in social work, journalism, and economics to work collaboratively with governments and NGOs on international trade and development issues. She also worked for a leading environmental and personal injury law firm based in New York City.


Marketa Zubkova

Marketa Zubkova

Marketa Zubkova comes from the Czech Republic and has been living in Crested Butte for ten years. Besides her work for SDSG she volunteers as an interpreter, and ESL teacher. Marketa’s passion about immigrant integration made her to pursue her Masters in Cultural Studies with Emphasis on Latin America from the Prescott College, Arizona.  Outside of work, she enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and practicing yoga.