About Our Founder

ken-singerKen Singer
September 3, 1934 – July 21, 2010

Ken Singer was born on Sept. 3, 1934, and died suddenly on July 21, 2010, in Boulder Community Hospital after a very brief illness. He earned a Ph.D. in genetics at the University of Connecticut, but his true professional calling was psychotherapy. He founded Rangeview Counseling Center in Boulder in 1987 and earned an MSW at Denver University in 1999. He was widely respected in the addictions treatment community for his understanding and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy, while his early experience in science made him an ongoing student of the human brain.

Ken was a passionate skier who taught skiing for 28 years at Lake Eldora, Vail, Keystone, and Winter Park, retiring only in 2008. A Level II certified instructor and ski school trainer, he was co-author of Skiing Out of Your Mind, The Psychology of Peak Performance, and wrote articles for the PSIA Journal, The Professional Ski Instructor. No one enjoyed skiing more exuberantly than he did, and he fostered that enthusiasm in others. Vestibular-induced problems with balance curtailed his teaching, but not his skiing; he skied every season from age 25 to age 75.

Ken was also a certified Master Gardener and member of various garden societies, most especially the Boulder Valley Rose Society. He was a keen lover of the outdoors and of music. He combined all of these passions in various montages of his photographs set to music. Look for a sampling on YouTube where he posted as “acskier”.

Ken lived life to the fullest. For many, satisfaction with life requires time and money and dedication. They have to set aside their daily life in order to enjoy living. What Ken taught to those around him is that everything can be a source of pleasure. Every moment was a gift to Ken, and, if we follow his example, the gift he gives to each of us as well.

The lesson Ken taught is simple: Try to be realistic about yourself and others, be good to each other, and go easy on yourself.