Board of Directors

We’re always looking for committed individuals who embrace our mission and are willing to share their time, talent and energy to our organization.

Trips for Kids Denver Metro Board roles and responsibilities

Online Board member application

Or contact Sarah Klein, Board Chair, with questions.

Cristen Bertelson, Director
National Account Manager, Shamrock Foods

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 food distributor.

 

 

Marcello DaCunha, Director
Colorado School of Mines, Student

Marcello is a Colorado Native, a graduate of Trips for Kids Earn-a-Bike program, Lucky Bikes Youth-at-Work program, and currently a Freshman at Colorado School of Mines.  He is excited to bring to the board his program perspective, love of cycling and on the move to be part of building a stronger Denver community.

 

 

 

Tony Giarratano, Director
FirstBank

Tony is a Colorado native with a love for the outdoors. He loves to ride and prefers mountain biking over road biking. He also loves to fly-fish, ski, and hike. Tony has been with FirstBank since 2007 as a loan officer specializing in residential mortgages, construction loans and commercial loans. Tony and his wife have three young boys and they love spending their time outside trying to tire out the boys.

 

 

Andrew Goodwillie, Vice-Chair
Founder, Trips for Kids Denver Metro

Andrew founded Trips for Kids Denver Metro 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.

 

 Raquel Isley, Director
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

A colorado Native, Raquel naturally loves the outdoors and tries to get out in any way that she possibly can. Whether that be Cycling, Horseback-Riding, hiking, or photography. She has a strong commitment to community and the environment. Growing up in her families business, Natural grocers by Vitamin Cottage, she has always lived a very organic lifestyle and wants to be able to help and share her knowledge with her community.

 

 

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 Sarah Klein, Board Chair
National Senior Manager, Corporate Relations, National MS Society

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 and has a dog named “Lucky”.

Avi Loewenstein, Secretary
Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Avi grew up in Boulder, Colorado and after six 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

 

 

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 Chris Munro, Director
General Manager, Qloom Sports, Inc  

Chris was drawn to Colorado in 1993 and has been fortunate to spend many years riding and racing both road and mountain bikes across the country. He was also able to transition the passion for riding into a career, spending 14 years at the iconic apparel brand Pearl Izumi and now leads a start up mountain bike apparel brand, Qloom Sports. The first ride with Andrew and TFK in 2006 has always been an inspiration and the desire to share the vision and experience of TFKDM remains. Chris also loves spending time outside with his family and embracing the Colorado lifestyle.

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).

 

 

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Legal Counsel, Suncor Energy

Peter is from Wyoming, where he grew up road and mountain bike racing and working as a mechanic in local bike shops. After college, he served in AmeriCorps where he ran a bicycle recycling program for underserved youth. He and his wife moved to Colorado in 2007, where he spends as much of his free time as possible cycling or otherwise enjoying the Colorado mountains with his wife, daughter and two dogs. Peter is a corporate attorney with Suncor Energy.

 

 

 Mike Rohman, Treasurer
Associate, Platte River Equity

Mike Rohman joined Platte River Equity as an Associate in 2013. Prior to joining Platte River Equity, Mr. Rohman was an Analyst in the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Group at Harris Williams & Co., where he helped execute a number of M&A transactions across the industry.  Mr. Rohman attended the University of Notre Dame and holds a B.B.A. in Finance.

TFKDM board meetings are held the third Thursday of the month.

If you are interested in joining one of our committees, helping to complete high priority projects, or in joining our board, please contact Andrew Goodwillie (agood@tripsforkidsdenver.org).