Michael Holmes was President of the Rocky Ridge Board from 2012–2016, and has a Board member since 1998 and a participant in Chamberre since 1975. A native of England, he received a PhD in Geology and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering and joined the oil industry in 1960. He worked in England, Libya, Kenya, and Canada, moving to Denver in 1968. Since 1978, he has worked internationally as a consultant. Throughout his life Michael has been an active amateur musician, performing with instrumental and choral groups. He is now an active viola player in both the Littleton Symphony and Boulder Chamber Orchestras.