Project Helping Team Justin Kruger Justin Kruger Founder and CEO I founded Project Helping based on my personal experience with mental wellness. Like many people liv Jessie Rodriguez Jessie Rodriguez Communications Manager “Our mission at Project Helping resonates strongly with my heart and my life. Depression is someth Audrey Damico Audrey Damico Volunteer Engagement Manager I’ve always known that I was put on the world to help people, and after going through my own menta Olivia Venturini Olivia Venturini Marketing Manager I have always considered myself to be an extremely creative person, and until Project Helping I felt Kat Atwell Kat Atwell Education and Program Manager Kat was lucky enough to get involved in the kyndfulness movement when Project Helping took over Y[ou Jennie Warner Jennie Warner Executive Director - Tampa Hi – my name is Jennie Warner and I am the Executive Director of Project Helping Tampa. I credit Megan Ayres Megan Ayres Kyndness Coordinator "Do Good Feel Good has been a theme of my life long before I began at Project Helping. Growing up, m Summer Rossow Summer Rossow Kyndness Coordinator My name is Summer. I am originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota. I studied Sociology and Communication Justin Kruger Founder and CEO I founded Project Helping based on my personal experience with mental wellness. Like many people living with a mental health challenge, no one close to me knew I was struggling. I had a great job. I was successful. It seemed like I had everything – and truly I did. But privately, I was struggling. Then, something completely unexpected happened. I was invited to volunteer. It happened to be at a point in my life when I was really struggling. I had no clue that experience would not only change my approach to my own mental wellness, but also change my life trajectory. Volunteering immediately provided an outlet for me. The more I volunteered, the better I felt. The better I felt, the more I started to realize that volunteering was helping me improve my mental wellness. This experience inspired me to dig deeper into the wellness benefits of volunteering. I found two things. First, there was a great deal of research that supported the mental wellness benefits of volunteering. This part was no surprise. Second, I found no one had created a way to really leverage these mental health benefits. So that was the lightbulb moment! I was inspired to share what I had learned through my personal experience. That is where Project Helping started. We built this simple, elegant and impactful organization to leverage the mental wellness benefits of volunteering. Our goal was to make it incredibly simple to get involved in projects that are hand-selected to be the most impactful, hands-on project possible. I am incredibly grateful for the amazing support we’ve received along the way. We are a few years in, making an impact and having a blast. But we’re just getting started. Join in, there’s room for everyone! email@example.com Jessie Rodriguez Communications Manager “Our mission at Project Helping resonates strongly with my heart and my life. Depression is something I’ve struggled with since high school. Although anxiety and panic is still an ongoing battle, my mental health benefits from the impact found in volunteering. For that hour or two, my focus is on someone else and their needs and all of a sudden the weight in my chest doesn’t seem as unmanageable. There is power in serving others, as there is power in the act of love. We say it all the time: Do Good, Feel Good. But I can say from personal experience (I’ll let you in on a little secret) – it works.” Jessie is a Chicago native (and proud Chicago Bears and Cubs fan) that relocated to Denver for her undergraduate degree. Her plan was to always move back home but love, family, and those beautiful mountains made it difficult to leave. She is an English literature nerd at heart, passionate about psychology, and will always say yes to guacamole. As a Communications Manager, Jessie engages her love for hearing people’s personal stories while also feeding her passion for writing. Jessie is a proud mama (to a fearless two-year-old) and wifey to a sports fanatic husband. They live on the outskirts of Denver with their rescue puppy and are always looking for the next weekend adventure. Or can be found settling in for some Monday night football and homemade fajitas. With a side of guacamole, of course. “We love because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19 firstname.lastname@example.org Audrey Damico Volunteer Engagement Manager I’ve always known that I was put on the world to help people, and after going through my own mental health journey, I discovered that everything I had been through was so that I could help people who are dealing with a similar path. A combination of trauma and genetics sent me to the hospital a few times for mental health and co-occurring disorders. I wouldn’t have made it through it all without the help of people who were there for me when I couldn’t be there for myself. That’s why becoming a part of the Project Helping team has made me feel like I’m finally getting to pay it forward and live out my passion. Mental health will always be part of my journey - and I can’t wait to walk through this journey with others and change lives along the way. Audrey is a 4th generation Coloradan. When she’s not running around blessing the world with her humor and grace, you can find her drooling over all things food (I’m especially looking at you pizza and tacos), dancing at concerts with her friends, and constantly making sure her dog Beau and her two kitties Taco & Tilly are having the best lives ever! email@example.com Olivia Venturini Marketing Manager I have always considered myself to be an extremely creative person, and until Project Helping I felt like I was struggling to find a place where I could truly utilize my creativity to its best ability. Following a creative path (that I felt I could apply in a way that was useful), I chose to pursue Marketing and Design and recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, a Master’s in Business Administration, and countless courses in design, public relations, and event planning. After college I was passionate about finding something that I not only loved, but that I felt had a purpose. Project Helping is a dream organization for me to be at, where I leave every day feeling like even in the most miniscule tasks I completed, I have made an impact somewhere. “Be Great. Have Fun. Change the World.” A mission that I come to work every day passionate about. In my free time you might have a hard time finding me- I love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, and I am always on the move. My biggest passions include surfing, snowboarding, great white sharks (yep, you read that right), and dancing to Shakira. 303.551.0624 firstname.lastname@example.org Kat Atwell Education and Program Manager Kat was lucky enough to get involved in the kyndfulness movement when Project Helping took over Y[our] Moment in 2019. By candidly sharing her lived experience with panic, anxiety, bipolar, and negative self-talk, Kat has learned to transform these difficult and sensitive topics in such a way they don’t seem so scary and alien. Additionally, Kat is extremely active in the storytelling and comedy communities around town. She has been a Denver StorySLAM champion and performed on stages all over Colorado as an improviser, stand-up comic, and storyteller. “I love the mission of Project Helping, and I’m thrilled to be a part of a team that seeks to directly help people by giving them a purpose, be it through volunteering, storytelling, or a combination of both. I love to help others and empower people living with mental illness to be unafraid to share their stories.” When she’s not working in the office, at an event, or onstage, Kat enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves all things crafty, and can frequently be found buried under a pile of yarn, acrylic paint, fake flowers, or scrapbook paper. She is a huge fan of karaoke, a voracious reader, and loves to take scenic drives around Colorado. email@example.com Jennie Warner Executive Director - Tampa Hi – my name is Jennie Warner and I am the Executive Director of Project Helping Tampa. I credit a force much bigger than myself that led me to Project Helping Denver and to the impactful work of this organization. It is my great privilege and joy to see the connection that happens when a volunteer engages with our mission and to the work of our amazing community partners. I am passionate about making a difference in the Tampa through the practice of kyndfulness and am very grateful for the help from the Project Helping Denver team. I was born and raised in a small and beautiful town in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, lived in London for 10 years, and moved to Tampa in 2007. I have a tremendously supportive and loving husband and three awesome teenage boys who teach me daily that we never stop learning, evolving and growing. I am a certified Mental Health First Aid and yoga instructor. I love spending time travelling with my family, cooking, reading, getting yogic and playing with my two rescue dogs. firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Ayres Kyndness Coordinator "Do Good Feel Good has been a theme of my life long before I began at Project Helping. Growing up, mental health was rarely discussed and all I knew is that the panic and anxiety seemed to quiet when I was doing good for my community. After graduating from high school in Michigan, I left for a year of "Service Above Self" work in Bydgoszcz, Poland sponsored by Rotary International. The "Do Good Feel Good" theme didn't end there. I went to Michigan State University to focus on International Development and Nonprofit Management in hopes of creating a career out of this mentality. This path of study lead me to an incredible internship opportunity in Kenya to focus on women and adolescent health. Post graduation, I was lucky to find an opportunity at Project Helping to help further the discussion and practice of volunteerism and mental health." Megan finds travel to be priority in life and is always planning where to jet off to next. New to the area, Megan spends her time adventuring the area in search of the best matcha in town and petting every dog she passes by. +91-89898989898 email@example.com Summer Rossow Kyndness Coordinator My name is Summer. I am originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota. I studied Sociology and Communication at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. I recently moved to Denver in search of something new. Mental health has been a struggle of mine since middle school. From volunteering at church in high school, to running a homeless outreach in college, and moving to California to serve low income individuals, volunteering has always been something I found as an escape. It gave me the sense of the Do Good, Feel Good that Project Helping has been living out and I am very excited to walk alongside them in this new adventure. Outside of work I love traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. firstname.lastname@example.org Board of Directors Shelly Waggoner Shelly Waggoner Vice President, Human Resources & Customer Experience at MGMA Shelly A. Waggoner, MS, CEBS, SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President, Human Resources & Customer Experience Rick Hoberg Rick Hoberg Director of SEO at Blue Moon Digital Matt Stewart Matt Stewart Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual Matt grew up in Bernville, Pennsylvania with three younger siblings (Patrick, Derek, and Brooke). H Michael Warren Michael Warren Owner at Land Elevated Michael grew up in Niwot, Colorado with three siblings, (Randi, Casey, and Katie). He attended the Josh Hansen Josh Hansen Corporate Controller - BMC Investments David Eichler David Eichler Founder at Decibel Blue In 2005, David founded Decibel Blue, a Denver and Phoenix-based PR agency whose clients include Dunk Charlie Johnson Charlie Johnson Broker/Owner at WC Johnson, LLC Charlie is a native of Southern Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Colorado’s Leeds Sch Cenee LaTulippe Cenee LaTulippe Founder at Spring Partners Consulting Cenee is a senior leader and executive skilled in transforming business operations and implementing Brooke VanHavermaat Brooke VanHavermaat Founder at Ella Bliss Beauty Bars Andrew Chambers Andrew Chambers VP Marketing at Corus Drew is a New Yorker who has been in Colorado for over 8 years. After moving out to Colorado, Drew j Fredrick De Loizaga Fredrick De Loizaga Office Brokerage at CBRE Frederic was born in Koln, Germany, and moved to Colorado when he was five. He attended Arapahoe Hi David Shellan David Shellan For David, success is measured in client satisfaction. He starts every relationship by listening car Todd Krapf Todd Krapf Todd is a native of Florida but moved to Maine when he was 13 as his parents wanted a “change in l Doug Fulton Doug Fulton Mortgage Loan Officer Doug grew up in Denver, the youngest of five siblings (Kayte, Mary, Bill and David). After graduati Shelly Waggoner Vice President, Human Resources & Customer Experience at MGMA Shelly A. Waggoner, MS, CEBS, SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President, Human Resources & Customer Experience at MGMA and serves as a member of the Executive Team. With over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Shelly is an Executive leader optimizing the customer experience through the lens of the employee experience. Shelly is passionate about people, leads with purpose and loves giving back to the community in which she lives. Shelly holds a Master of Science degree in Organization Leadership/Human Resources Management from Regis University. Shelly received her certification as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also SHRM-SCP certified from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). email@example.com Rick Hoberg Director of SEO at Blue Moon Digital firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Stewart Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual Matt grew up in Bernville, Pennsylvania with three younger siblings (Patrick, Derek, and Brooke). He attended Coastal Carolina University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. After graduating in 2005, Matt moved to Colorado to pursue a career in the golf industry. He attained membership into the Professional Golf Association of America and accepted a position as an Assistant Golf Professional at Cherry Hills Country Club, the same year he graduated from Coastal. After spending six years at Cherry Hills he accepted the Head Golf Professional position at the Fox Hill Club, in Longmont. Matt changed careers in 2012 and is now a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual’s Cunningham Group. He focuses on retirement income, estate, and business planning. His mission is to help bridge the gap in our education system regarding financial literacy. Outside of work Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, and their dogs. Additionally, he loves spending time with family and friends, golfing, playing basketball, working out, hiking, climbing, skiing, biking and connecting people. Matt also enjoys being involved in the community and among other things serves on the board for Project Helping. Matt believes that the most important investment you can make in life is the creation of loving and trusting relationships. “The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency you have.” Jim Carey email@example.com Michael Warren Owner at Land Elevated Michael grew up in Niwot, Colorado with three siblings, (Randi, Casey, and Katie). He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. After graduating, Michael moved to Steamboat Colorado to be a ski bum for a season and then moved out to San Diego, CA to start his professional career. Michael has been in Real Estate for the past 14 years and has worked in every facet of the industry including private equity, asset management, brokerage, finance, and development. He currently owns a small company that specializes in land investments and sales all over the country. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his incredible wife, Carrie, and spending time with his family. He loves to be in the outdoors, or spending time with friends in the mountains, playing sports, hiking, snowboarding, and is an avid baseball fan. Michael also enjoys being an active member of the community and has served on the Mayor’s advisory committee for affordable housing, is a member of the Elks, and serves on the board for Project Helping. firstname.lastname@example.org Josh Hansen Corporate Controller - BMC Investments email@example.com David Eichler Founder at Decibel Blue In 2005, David founded Decibel Blue, a Denver and Phoenix-based PR agency whose clients include Dunkin’ Brands, Procter & Gamble, Kentwood Real Estate and Elements Massage. Named one of Arizona’s “Top Business Leaders” three times, he was inducted into the Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and served on ASU’s Walter Cronkite School Board for 10 years. In 2013, David and his wife Diane relocated to Downtown Denver with their two dogs. Also, a professional photographer, Eichler’s work has been exhibited in six galleries nationwide. A mental health advocate, he is on the board of Project Helping and been published in Thrive Global. David is a graduate of the Downtown Denver Leadership Program. Earlier in his career, David developed features for Warner Bros., Disney and 20th Century Fox after attending Wesleyan University (CT). firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Johnson Broker/Owner at WC Johnson, LLC Charlie is a native of Southern Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. Upon graduating in 2007, with a B.S. in Business and an emphasis on Finance and Real Estate, he moved to Denver to pursue a career in real estate. Charlie comes from a family of entrepreneurs and from a young age he and his brother (Bill) talked about starting a business together. In 2010 that plan came to fruition in the form of a full-service commercial real estate business – WC Johnson, LLC. The company focuses on sourcing and syndicating value-add commercial real estate investments and new development opportunities in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Florida. Volunteering and philanthropy are very important to Charlie. He is a long-time Big Brother and former Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. His favorite thing about volunteering is that it is not a zero-sum equation. In his free time, Charlie takes advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities Colorado has to offer. Charlie is thrilled to work towards making the world a better place through Project Helping! email@example.com Cenee LaTulippe Founder at Spring Partners Consulting Cenee is a senior leader and executive skilled in transforming business operations and implementing strategic plans to solve challenging problems. She sits as a COO within client organizations helping drive the strategic vision, targeting bottom-line initiatives and changing the trajectory of the business. She has fulfilled complex assignments and roles across diverse industries; including insurance, technology, and finance for both “Fortune 500” companies and startups. She has delivered solutions to major business problems that have required expert communication, experience, and strong technical skills; on time and on budget. Skills include corporate finance, call center optimization, acquisition execution, software development, project and program management, change management, and product management. Cenee is a Colorado native happily married to her husband Brett who is a firefighter with North Metro Fire Rescue. Together they have a son, named Brecken, who is silly and loves getting into trouble. Their family, including their two dogs, love to spend time outside being active, traveling and playing/watching sports. Cenee is excited to bring the passion of impact applied to her professional skillsets for Project Helping! Cenee_Amber@live.com Brooke VanHavermaat Founder at Ella Bliss Beauty Bars Brooke@ellablissbeautybar.com Andrew Chambers VP Marketing at Corus Drew is a New Yorker who has been in Colorado for over 8 years. After moving out to Colorado, Drew joined GLC, where he helped build the business development and marketing teams, eventually becoming Chief Marketing Officer. Drew decided for a change and sold his interest in GLC in July of 2018, diving headfirst into the world of startups with Corus. Corus is a revolutionary market research marketplace, focused on helping companies get insights from real people. This dovetails nicely with the idea of Project Helping, which is to put real people in positions where they can help one another. Drew was invited to a Project Helping event in 2016 by Rhett Trees, and found a cause that was both incredibly important and also being solved in a unique way. When not working Drew is an avid cyclist, skier, and reader. He's especially fond of biographies, particularly those centered around major actors in the Civil War. He lives in Denver with his wife Katie and their two vizslas Moselee and Oaklee. He's a graduate of Middlebury College with a focus in economics. firstname.lastname@example.org Fredrick De Loizaga Office Brokerage at CBRE Frederic was born in Koln, Germany, and moved to Colorado when he was five. He attended Arapahoe High School and then Regis University where he graduated from in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. From Regis Frederic was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and played three years of professional baseball in their minor league system. For the past eleven years, he has worked at CBRE as a Tenant Advisor. Outside of work Frederic spends his time with his wife and their young daughter and on the golf course as much as possible. Frederic has spent time working with other organizations such as the CU Cancer Center, Lukemia & Lymphoma Society, Big Brother Big Sisters of Colorado and the CBRE Cares Board and loves the mission and passion of Project Helping and having the opportunity to be involved. Frederic.deLoizaga@cbre.com David Shellan For David, success is measured in client satisfaction. He starts every relationship by listening carefully to each client’s needs and goals, and then thoughtfully looks for strategies that can reduce their cash outflows and decrease complexity. David focuses on helping closely held, middle-market clients with their ASC 740 compliance, multistate tax concerns, partnership structuring, accounting method changes, and mergers and acquisitions issues for S corporations and partnerships. Business owners rely on David to help guide them through the lifecycle of their business, from entity formation through passing assets on to future generations. He is also well versed at providing tax strategies for high net-worth individuals and their families. When he’s not helping clients achieve their goals, David can be found skiing, road biking, and traveling. Qualifications • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Oregon • Master of Science, Financial Analysis, Portland State University • Industry Expertise: Hospitality, Manufacturing and Distribution, Service Companies, Energy, Transaction Advisory, Insurance, and Tourism Professional affiliations • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) • Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA) Community involvement • Toastmasters A coffee connoisseur and lover of good food, David always knows what Denver restaurant is the newest, hottest, and best. Todd Krapf Todd is a native of Florida but moved to Maine when he was 13 as his parents wanted a “change in lifestyle.” He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME with a double major in Economics and Government. After college, he moved to Michigan where he began his carrier with Sun Life Financial. He then moved to Colorado in 2003 and met his wife, Kristen, here. They have a son, Tristan, who keeps them busy with the numerous activities he is involved in. Todd enjoys golfing and he and his family are members at Lakewood Country Club. Todd is a Vice President of Business Development for Hays Companies in Denver, Colorado. He specializes in providing strategic benefits consulting and financial analysis of employee benefit programs. Todd has over 25 years of employee benefits experience. Todd has served on numerous boards, including Inner City Health Center, Carson J. Spencer Foundation and Carson J. Spencer Young Entrepreneur Scholarship. email@example.com Doug Fulton Mortgage Loan Officer Doug grew up in Denver, the youngest of five siblings (Kayte, Mary, Bill and David). After graduating from University of Colorado, Boulder he spent 8 years teaching elementary school at Stanley British Primary School. In 2001, he was given an opportunity to join the Community Relations/Fan Development Department at Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. For 15 years, he worked with athletes from the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rapids setting up clinics, school and hospital visits, community appearances at non-profits and charity events. After leaving Kroenke Sports, he joined Spire Financial in his current role as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Doug and his wife Allison Neckers have an adopted son named Wondi from Ethiopia. In his free time, he enjoys reading, volunteering and spending time with his family and friends. Doug has also been on the board of Advocates for Children – CASA for the past 7 years and co-founder of the Guys Who Give Denver Chapter. firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Board Lindsay Anderson Lindsay Anderson Lover of art. Advocate for mental health. Teller of stories. Lindsay Anderson is originally from South Bend, Indiana. She has undergraduate degrees in Graphic De Kevin Davis Kevin Davis Strategic Account Executive at UMR Jay Radochia Jay Radochia Helper and Advocate, Outdoor Adventurer, People-First Technologist Jay grew up between Gloucester Massachusetts, York Maine and Bennington Vermont with a 3-year stint CJ Bathgate CJ Bathgate Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health CJ Bathgate is a licensed clinical health psychologist based in Denver, CO. She is an Assistant Pro John Whiteside John Whiteside Director of Revenue at Wishlist John Whiteside moved to Denver from Michigan to pursue a career in technology sales in early 2015. H Brent Ham Brent Ham NavPoint Robert Kross Robert Kross Denver Metro Chamber Robert Kross has worked for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for the past three years as a Membe Kaylee Pott Kaylee Pott Residential Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Professional Kaylee is a licensed residential real estate broker with RE/MAX Professionals, serving clients aroun Jamie Vanderberge Jamie Vanderberge Senior Relationship Manager Jamie Vandenberge is a Senior Relationship Manager for Bank of America in their Global Commercial Ba Chrissy Johnson Chrissy Johnson Litigation & Employment Paralegal with Johns Manville | A Berkshire Hathaway Company Chrissy is a legal professional with over 13 years’ experience in the government, non-profit, and Randall Hartman Randall Hartman Founder at Groundwrk Tony Fischels Tony Fischels Associate Board Member Tony grew up in Central Iowa before moving to Denver right after college. He attended Wartburg Coll Brooke Sajovic Brooke Sajovic Associate Board Member Brooke Sajovic moved to Colorado from New Jersey to pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting fro Meredith Dreman Meredith Dreman Associate Board of Directors Meredith is the Director of Publishing at the Morgridge Family Foundation. In her role, she leads a Catherine Hackney Catherine Hackney Online Community Consultant Catherine is a proud Colorado native. She holds a BA in English literature from Colorado State Unive Hilary Glassman Hilary Glassman Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hilary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health therapis Genevieve Fraser Genevieve Fraser Director of Business Development, Denver Springs Genevieve Fraser is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for community education, resource Taylor Buske Taylor Buske Customer Success Team Manager, Blue Mountain Arts I traded corn fields from rural Illinois for mountains when I decided to become a Colorado Buffalo. Ben Nathanson Ben Nathanson VP of Talent, Embark Michelle Anderson Michelle Anderson Vice President, HR Colorado Michelle grew up in Denver and graduated from MSU with a degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics. She Clayton Salley Clayton Salley Technology Consultant, TriNet Clayton Salley grew up in Claremore, Oklahoma. He received his undergraduate degrees from Oklahoma S Lindsay Anderson Lover of art. Advocate for mental health. Teller of stories. Lindsay Anderson is originally from South Bend, Indiana. She has undergraduate degrees in Graphic Design from Purdue University’s School of Technology and Fine Arts from Indiana University South Bend in Printmaking, and a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Denver’s School of Art and Art History. Lindsay loves all things Art; including French Impressionism, Art Nouveau, art museums, handmade papers and prints. She has lived in Denver for ten years and through her work at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional has developed a passion for mental health advocacy and education. Lindsay.Anderson@du.edu Kevin Davis Strategic Account Executive at UMR email@example.com Jay Radochia Helper and Advocate, Outdoor Adventurer, People-First Technologist Jay grew up between Gloucester Massachusetts, York Maine and Bennington Vermont with a 3-year stint in Dublin Ireland. He attended Concord Academy, then Tufts University where he majored in Human Factors Engineering and minored in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Film Production. After school, he worked for a startup software company in multiple customer-facing roles, where he learned to solve people and business problems with technology. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving west after the business sold and has fallen in love with Denver’s caring community and mountain backdrop. Jay has passions for helping others, playing in the mountains, ocean and rivers, and exchanging stories and cultures. His proudest accomplishments: made a documentary for PBS, restored a boat and built 6 libraries in rural Nicaragua. firstname.lastname@example.org CJ Bathgate Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health CJ Bathgate is a licensed clinical health psychologist based in Denver, CO. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, where she is the lead mental health coordinator for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinic. National Jewish’s Adult CF Clinic is the largest in the country, serving a large section of the Mountain West, including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of adjoining states. As both a behavioral health researcher and clinician, Dr. Bathgate specializes in facilitating health and behavior changes using in-person and technology-based interventions. Her expertise within these areas surround sleep, chronic health conditions, stress management, mood disorders, and relationship functioning. Recent projects she has been heavily involved in include designing and implementing a telehealth stress management program for adults with CF and designing an online intervention aimed at improving sleep using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Dr. Bathgate holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an Ed.M. and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. email@example.com John Whiteside Director of Revenue at Wishlist John Whiteside moved to Denver from Michigan to pursue a career in technology sales in early 2015. His first sales role in Denver was for a telecommunications organization where John learned technology sales skills to lead him to his next opportunity, Wishlist Rewards. Wishlist helps organizations reward and recognize with their employees with experiences. Through recognition and meaningful rewards, we help our clients accelerate performance, increase engagement, and improve retention. In his role at Wishlist, John directs the sales strategy, leads the Wishlist sales team, and has helped the business maintain an aggressive growth rate. John holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan - Dearborn with a focus on Marketing. In his free time; John enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, and tennis, and golf. John@wishlistrewards.com Brent Ham NavPoint firstname.lastname@example.org Robert Kross Denver Metro Chamber Robert Kross has worked for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for the past three years as a Membership Representative. The Chamber works with the Denver business community to focus on critical issues that will determine the health of our community and economy to lead to a prosperous future. His role specifically focuses on building Chamber membership through new member acquisition, retention, as well as keeping current members involved Prior to working at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Kross worked with the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District helping with public affairs, communication and marketing. This position enabled Mr. Kross to quickly learn about the Denver business community, and what it takes to grow a strong business economy with in a region. Mr. Kross attended the University of Missouri, where he received a BSBA in Marketing and a minor in Sociology. He is also currently sitting on the Associates Board for a local non-profit called Project Helping. Mr. Kross has lived in Denver for the past five years and enjoys hitting the links as well as mountain actives such as skiing, fishing, hiking and camping. email@example.com Kaylee Pott Residential Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Professional Kaylee is a licensed residential real estate broker with RE/MAX Professionals, serving clients around the Metro Denver area. Kaylee was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado and attended college at the University of San Diego, earning a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Biology. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Kaylee worked in sales at CereScan, a brain imaging company headquartered in Denver, and as a patient care coordinator at Kaizen Brain Center, a specialized clinic in San Diego focusing on the treatment of patients suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Alzheimer's Disease. Kaylee intends to bring the different aspects of her healthcare background, passion for helping those struggling with mental illness, and love for real estate together to benefit the community around her. Kaylee also enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring new restaurants and experiences around Denver. Jamie Vanderberge Senior Relationship Manager Jamie Vandenberge is a Senior Relationship Manager for Bank of America in their Global Commercial Bank division. Jamie works to build and support business relationships for middle-market companies headquartered in Colorado. She recently returned to a career in finance after spending a decade focused on product development and systems integration for large and small software companies in Boulder. When Jamie is not at work she prefers to spend her time with her three young children and husband of 12 years. She has rarely been known to turn down an invitation for a sporting event, an opportunity to travel, or a request for help. firstname.lastname@example.org Chrissy Johnson Litigation & Employment Paralegal with Johns Manville | A Berkshire Hathaway Company Chrissy is a legal professional with over 13 years’ experience in the government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Chrissy is a Colorado native from Boulder County and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a double major in Political Science and International Affairs, with a French minor. Chrissy subsequently earned an American Bar Association approved Paralegal Certificate from Arapahoe Community College. Chrissy has dedicated her personal time to a variety of non-profit organizations, including serving as the Co-Chair for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center Junior Board from 2017-2018. Chrissy currently serves on the Johns Manville (JM) STARS (Striving To Assist, Respond, and Serve) employee advisory board which reviews, approves, and coordinates volunteer projects for JM’s Denver employees, as well as serving as a Board Member for the Denver Alumnae of Alpha Phi. In a world of rising healthcare costs, Chrissy’s passion revolves around cultivating mental health and sustaining local communities through volunteerism. Chrissy’s proudest accomplishments include assisting with the filing of two amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court during her tenure with the Native American Rights Fund and designing websites for two non-profit organizations. In her free time, Chrissy enjoys travel, cooking, antiquing, gardening, dancing, and cheering for her favorite sports teams. email@example.com Randall Hartman Founder at Groundwrk Tony Fischels Associate Board Member Tony grew up in Central Iowa before moving to Denver right after college. He attended Wartburg College for two years, running XC and Track, before transferring to Iowa State University receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering. Tony has been a part of the HVAC industry since his arrival to Denver and currently works for Daikin as a Global Business Development Manager covering territories outside of the US: Middle East, India, and Brazil. Aside from work Tony loves running, being outdoors, and anything related to real estate or energy management. Tony enjoys being a part of Guys Who Give, an organization working with non-profits, and Project Helping where he believes strongly in its vision and goals. firstname.lastname@example.org Brooke Sajovic Associate Board Member Brooke Sajovic moved to Colorado from New Jersey to pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Colorado - Boulder. She soon realized Colorado would become her forever home and soon migrated to Denver upon graduation from CU. Lacking a passion for numbers and seeking her passion for organizational leadership, she decided to later pursue an MBA in Operations Management from Regis University. She currently works within the software development industry as a project management professional and senior leader. Both professionally and as a hobby, she has a passion for helping mentor people in their career for better job and life satisfaction. Outside of the office, she enjoys anything active, spending time with her two boys and husband and fulfilling her curious side as a life long learner of all things. She hopes to further pursue helping new mothers after understanding herself what a difficult life change this can be. Meredith Dreman Associate Board of Directors Meredith is the Director of Publishing at the Morgridge Family Foundation. In her role, she leads a multi-platform initiative to highlight the transformative work of nonprofits and leaders who are addressing today’s toughest challenges. Meredith’s background is in psychology, storytelling, and resilience. She started her career teaching storytelling in juvenile detention camps, rehabilitation centers, and as an AmeriCorp member in Compton, Los Angeles. Her interest in psychology led her to McLean Hospital’s Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core where she worked on brain imaging studies and publications. She received her Master of Education degree from Harvard in Prevention Science and Practice, during which time she explored the potential for resilience-enhancing media. Prior to joining MFF, Meredith helped translate research into practical solutions and engaging content for Making Caring Common, NPR, and Remote Year. She recently returned to the United States after working globally for three years. email@example.com Catherine Hackney Online Community Consultant Catherine is a proud Colorado native. She holds a BA in English literature from Colorado State University. She is an online community consultant helping nonprofit associations improve their member experience and engagement. In her spare time, Catherine plays outside several times each day with her adopted dog, Emma, and belongs to a rock climbing gym. firstname.lastname@example.org Hilary Glassman Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hilary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health therapist. She works for a community mental health agency and works with young children ages 0-5 and their caregivers as well as pregnant women. Hilary specializes in dyadic-relational therapy and maternal mental health. Hilary holds a Bachelors degree from Bucknell University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. In her free time, Hilary enjoys live music, playing soccer and discovering new restaurants. email@example.com Genevieve Fraser Director of Business Development, Denver Springs Genevieve Fraser is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for community education, resource connection and mental health advocacy. Over the years she’s been able to share this passion in a number of ways through work as a psychiatric evaluator in hospital emergency departments, care management in both psychiatric and medical facilities, program management of residential homes and as a contracted evaluator for the State of Colorado’s PASRR program. Currently she is the Director of Business Development with Denver Springs Behavioral Health serving the mental health and substance use treatment needs of Coloradans ages 12 and up. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Denver with a specialization in Organizational Leadership and Community Development, as well as Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Genevieve was born and raised in Colorado where she developed a love for the outdoors. She has a life-long goal to hike in all of the National Parks (16 down-only 46 to go!) When she’s not having fun outside or travelling you can find her experimenting with a new recipe or spending time with her two rescue kitties. firstname.lastname@example.org Taylor Buske Customer Success Team Manager, Blue Mountain Arts I traded corn fields from rural Illinois for mountains when I decided to become a Colorado Buffalo. I followed my older sister to Denver after completing my B.S. in Marketing at Boulder and started my career in security software renewals. After spending time on the volunteer committee for my first job I knew that wherever I went next I would want to fulfill those same duties. At my next job I helped found a culture committee which designated dollars to CSR, team events, and speakers. Now my goal is to take volunteerism to the next level at Project Helping. When I'm not working you can find me, my husband, and our dog at a local park or brewery. We love spending time in the mountains SUPing or hiking. The view of the mountains still leaves me awestruck. email@example.com Ben Nathanson VP of Talent, Embark firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Anderson Vice President, HR Colorado Michelle grew up in Denver and graduated from MSU with a degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics. She has always been passionate about wellness and the mind-body connection and is a strong believer in the importance of Mental Health Awareness. Michelle has had a diverse career journey, moving from Oil and Gas to Investigations before landing in her current role in Operations and Marketing at Colorado-based Experience Factor. She is also the Vice President of ever-growing HR Colorado – an organization developed to bring together local Human Resource Professionals for career guidance, events, and learning opportunities. Working closely with HR teams, Michelle strives to challenge and overcome the stigma around mental illness and neurodiversity – especially in the workplace. When Michelle is not at work balancing her roles at Experience Factor and HR Colorado, you may find her upside down in a yoga class, playing ukulele, or hiking with her pup in our beautiful Colorado Mountains. email@example.com Clayton Salley Technology Consultant, TriNet Clayton Salley grew up in Claremore, Oklahoma. He received his undergraduate degrees from Oklahoma State University double majoring in Marketing and Sports Management. Clayton moved to Denver in the summer of 2018 where began his career in sales. He transitioned to a new role at TriNet where he is able to help small to midsize companies contain costs and streamline their back end business functions. Clayton takes a genuine approach to networking and enjoys connecting others in the Denver community. Outside of work Clay enjoys going to concerts, skiing, and playing at home with the pup. firstname.lastname@example.org Advisory Board Sarah Lehmann Sarah Lehmann Principal and co-owner of Ebb+Flow Creative Sarah Lehmann is Principal and co-owner of Ebb+Flow Creative. After more than a decade working in co Rhett Trees Rhett Trees Equity Partner at Caddis Capital Investments Rhett Trees is a soulful entrepreneur, interested party, seeker, audiophile, investor, traveler, phi Erin Carpenter Erin Carpenter Founder and Therapist at Thrive Counseling Cindy Carrillo Cindy Carrillo Retired Founder and CEO of Work Options Group and Founder of CC Blue Ranch Cindy Carrillo was the Founder and CEO of Work Options Group from 1986 until 2009 when she sold the Sarah Lehmann Principal and co-owner of Ebb+Flow Creative Sarah Lehmann is Principal and co-owner of Ebb+Flow Creative. After more than a decade working in communications for non-profit and fundraising organizations, in 2015 Sarah joined her longtime friend and creative partner, Shane Kendrick, at Ebb+Flow Creative – with a mission to serve passionate people and impact-driven organizations through strategic, creative and effective branding and design. Previously, Sarah served as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Denver Public Schools Foundation, contributing to the vision and executing the strategy that helped the organization grow 112 percent in fundraising revenue from $6.6 million to $14.1 million during her five-year tenure. Prior to that role, she served as Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the Vail Valley Foundation, marketing art, athletic and education programs across the Vail Valley and Eagle County. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sarah serves on the board of directors for Project Helping, an innovative organization that improves mental wellness by creating meaningful volunteer experiences and inspiring Kyndfulness; and on the advisory board for PCs for People, a social enterprise that recycles computers from businesses and government agencies and provides them at little or no cost to families who otherwise could not afford them. Sarah lives in Golden with her husband Jon and two dogs and can be found in the mountains hiking and skiing when she’s not at her desk. email@example.com Rhett Trees Equity Partner at Caddis Capital Investments Rhett Trees is a soulful entrepreneur, interested party, seeker, audiophile, investor, traveler, philanthropist, loving father, and average husband. He grew up in humble beginnings near a small, blue-collar town in northern Indiana to a loving family. Since then, he has been pursuing his life mission: "To touch someone's soul today." The universe has been conspiring on Rhett's behalf for decades and his passionate efforts in the business community have been fertile grounds for the growth of others. Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of Seneca Capital Partners and its affiliates with a keen focus to provide clean, safe affordable housing to their residents across the country. Rhett sits on several not-for-profit boards including: Project Helping, Kelley School of Business Alumni Board at Indiana University, ACE Scholarships and Levitt Pavilion. When he’s not working, Rhett enjoys fly fishing, live music, scuba diving, cycling, golf and spending time with his wife and their 2 young children. firstname.lastname@example.org Erin Carpenter Founder and Therapist at Thrive Counseling email@example.com Cindy Carrillo Retired Founder and CEO of Work Options Group and Founder of CC Blue Ranch Cindy Carrillo was the Founder and CEO of Work Options Group from 1986 until 2009 when she sold the business to a major competitor. Work Options Group successfully developed, marketed and administered a new employee benefit providing temporary care to the family members of employees, which was highly subsidized by the employers, allowing employees to meet their work responsibilities when they had a breakdown in their child or elder care. The benefit was sold to Fortune 100 companies, resulting in the provision of services to over 1 million employees when the company sold. After the sale of the company, Cindy “retired” by purchasing a small ranch in SW Colorado where she has spent the last 7 years designing and building her own little slice of heaven called CC Blue. During that time, Cindy started her own coaching business assisting people in all stages of their careers and has also capitalized on the unique location, beauty and set up of the CC Blue Ranch, by developing it as a short-term rental property for events, & company team building retreats. Cindy has over 40 years of business experience, including private enterprise, retail, non-profit, and government sector work. She has developed significant leadership and management skills, has strong fiscal management and organizational development expertise, and has developed a proficiency in mentoring, coaching, meeting facilitation and public speaking.