Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TRG and the Colorado Fires

Our city, Colorado Springs, is the site of the devastating 15,000-acre Waldo Canyon fire. First and foremost, everyone at TRG Arts is safe. Our offices in downtown Colorado Springs and colleagues who live nearby are not in danger at this time and are unlikely to be. However, several of our staff, including CEO Rick Lester, had to evacuate their homes yesterday. More evacuations are occurring today. 

As we are giving priority attention to the needs of our staff, please know that we are also taking care to ensure that our work continues smoothly. Fortunately, at this time, we see limited disruption. As always, our data security protocols ensure that all of our client data is safely stored in redundant systems here in Colorado Springs, and on back-up servers out of state. That said, it will weeks before this fire is out. We are asking our clients, partners and friends for their patience as we work through any operational challenges that may develop. 

We have set up an information contact point.  If you have any specific questions about your work with TRG, please email:   Each question will be addressed as quickly as possible.

And, to those who have asked how you can communicate your concern for our staff members, thank you.   Please use the comment section below to leave any messages you wish to convey.    


  1. Thanks for the update, Jill - you, Rick, and all the gang have been in my thoughts, and I'm just so sad to see what's happening to your beautiful little town. I hope the weather starts to cooperate. Stay safe, thinking of you.

  2. From your friends in Cincinnati, please know you're in our thoughts, and we're sending wishes for your continued safety.

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  4. From your friends & colleagues in Arizona, please know that we are thinking of you and sending best wishes for the entire TRG Arts family

  5. The City of Brotherly Love and Pennsylvania Ballet wants everyone at TRG to know you're in our thoughts. We hope the wildfire is soon contained and that those who had to evacuate can safely return to their homes. Be well.

  6. We've been thinking about you all, especially our former colleagues Rick & Sandy. We cannot begin to imagine how horrifying all of this is.

    Tony & Duvonte Boatman
    Boise, Idaho

  7. Thanks to everyone who has sent messages of support so far. We are compiling your comments in an email to send to everyone on the TRG staff. I know your words will mean a lot to our team.
    -Amelia Northrup
    Strategic Communications Specialist

  8. From all your friends in Albany - we hope everyone continues to stay safe. Sending good thoughts your way...

  9. Plase know that all of at The Joyce are thinking about Rick and everyone at TRG and hoping that everything will be better soon.