Board of Directors

 

We’re always looking for committed individuals to join our Board of Directors or to add their time and energy to our team.

Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder Board roles and responsibilities

Online Board member application

Or contact Dave Cowan with questions.

Andy Bean, Treasurer
Associate, Platte River Equity

Andy Bean works at Platte River Equity as an Associate. Prior to joining Platte River Equity, Andy was an Analyst in the Energy & Power Group at Harris Williams & Co. and spent time in the firm’s Richmond and London offices.

Cristen Bertelson, Director
National Account Representative, Vistar

Originally from Michigan, Cristen moved to Colorado at 12 years old and loves the blue skies, the open spaces and the lack of humidity. She has managed collegiate and club cycling teams and loves to ride her cruiser around town. When not outdoors or in her community garden, she works as a National Account Rep at a food distributor.

Nick Creadon, Director
Senior Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum

Nick is proud to be from Colorado and to still call it home!  He loves challenging himself in many parts of life, from climbing mountains to leading a team through a project at work.  He fully supports the work of Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder!

 

IMG_0552Grant Goerzen, Director
Manager, KPMG, LLP

When Grant was six years old he learned to ride a bike by trampling through his uncle’s flower garden.  Since then Grant’s biking highlights have included riding on his university club team and with his co-workers at the accounting firm KPMG, LLP.  Riding bikes has allowed Grant to share meaningful experiences with friends, challenge himself, and explore the outdoors – all things he wants others to enjoy as well.

IMG_0831Andrew Goodwillie, Director
Founder, Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder

Andrew founded Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder in 2004 with their inaugural ride. He continues to support the mission as a board member, outreach ambassador and enthusiastic cyclist. When not supporting Trips for Kids, Andrew loves riding around with his three young and rambunctious children.

Jean_HoweryJean Howery, Board Chair
Director, Lateral Link

Jean Howery is the Board Chairman for Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder. When she is not mountain biking, road biking, traveling and/or scuba diving, she is a Director at   Lateral Link busy making attorney placements in the rocky mountain region.

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 Sarah Klein, Director

Sarah is a long-time cycling enthusiast and has lived cycling both personally and professionally for years.  She loves everything it represents- an active lifestyle, physical  and emotional health and fitness, respect for the environment, and a slower, more intentional pace of life – along with the potential to make the world a better place in pretty  much every way imaginable.  She’s  great at making connections and loves bringing individuals and organizations together for mutual benefit.  She also really likes pink.

Avi_LoewensteinAvi Loewenstein, Director
Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Avi grew up in Boulder, Colorado and after 6 years in the Midwest, had to return to the mountains and sun in Colorado. He is a passionate cyclist, on the road, on the trails   and on his commuter bike around Denver. He is a corporate transactional attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, and is committed to giving the opportunity to   explore our wonderful state to all residents, regardless of background or income.

 

Alex McCord, Director
Auditor, Pharmaceutical Product Development

A native of North Carolina, Alex relocated to Colorado in 2003 and has never looked back!  An ocean-minded transplant, Alex has embraced everything Colorado has to offer from the outdoor opportunities to craft breweries and everything in between.  When he’s not on his mountain bike he can be found snowboarding, camping, hiking, ice climbing, fishing, and relaxing afterwards enjoying Denver’s burgeoning culinary scene

IMG_0986Gabe Ofiesh, Director
Event Consultant

Born and raised in Virginia, Gabe fell in love with bikes leading cross-country trips for Bike & Build. He recently moved back to Colorado from New York in pursuit of the sunshine and mountains that he had been missing since going to college in Boulder. When he’s not on the road producing events like the USA Pro Challenge and the New York City Marathon, he’s usually wandering around town on a somewhat rusty redline 29er (bike).

Rody Salas, SecretaryRodySalas
Sales Representative, Stryker

Rody is originally from Connecticut and Ohio but has lived in Denver for over eleven years.  He is a sales professional specializing in industry to hospital sales in the      operating room for Neuro and Craniomaxillofacial surgeries. As a leader, he has lead sales teams, board of director groups, and trained sales and non-profit organizations to  achieve organizational and personal goals.

 

Damon Semmens_Damon Semmens, Director
Founder and Owner, Semmens Law, P.C.

Mr. Semmens is the founder of his own legal practice.  Outside the office he is an avid runner, cyclist and skier.  As a board member of Trips for Kids, Mr. Semmens seeks to share his love of the outdoors and promote the organization’s emphasis on healthy lifestyles.

 

 

Geoff Shaeffer, Director
Global Marketing Director, Pearl Izumi

steph_smithSteph Smith, Director
Vail Resorts

Stephanie grew up moving constantly whether in gymnastics or running around on the family farm in New York. Nowadays, she has melded her energy and passion for the outdoors into a career in the ski industry and a continual quest to spend as much time outside enjoying everything that Colorado has to offer. In between exploring new mountains on her skis, she can be found in the Front Range pounding the pavement marathon training or enjoying the abundant singletrack on her mountain bike or her own two feet. Stephanie also enjoys cooking to fuel for her activities, traveling, good beer, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

2014 TFK Board Meetings (board meetings are the third Thursday of the month except as noted):

  • Thursday, January 16
  • Thursday, February 20
  • Thursday, March 20
  • Monday, April 14
  • Thursday, May 15
  • Thursday, June 19
  • Thursday, July 17
  • Thursday, August 21
  • Thursday, September 18
  • Thursday, October 16
  • Thursday, November 20
  • Thursday, December 18 (holiday party)

We are always looking for new people that are passionate about our mission and willing to serve!  If you have interest in joining one of our standing committee, helping to complete high priority projects, or have interest in joining our board please contact Dave Cowan (dcowan@tripsforkidsdenver.org).