“The ELK staff is highly trained and dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities to our community. We are committed to working with ELK for this reason.”

- Tom Boasberg,
Denver Public Schools Superintendent

Board Members

Laurie Troge, Chair
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 
Executive Administrative Officer 

Ryan Nichols, Vice-Chair
Holland & Hart 
Associate  

Jennifer Dunn, Treasurer
FirstBank
Vice President

Juan Urias, Secretary
American Star Cleaning Service
Owner

Rob Bayless
Clear Fork Cider
Director of Operations                                   

Norris W Davis III      
Investment Advisor Representative 
South Platte Investments & Planning

April Denmon
Denmon Realty
Owner

Crystal Egli
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Videographer

Mikaela Gibson
Senior Client Solution Specialist 
PNC Bank

Nicole Jackson
Denver Parks and Recreation 
Horticulture Specialist 

Cal Jillson 
Johns Manville
National Channel Leaders

Scott McEachron
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Associate 

Samantha Palladino
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7
Associate Counsel

Melanie Palmer
US Bank Private Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor, CFP

Hugo Valdez
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Onsite Programs Coordinator 

Patrick Walton 
Mile High United Way
Sr. Manager of Economic Opportunity and Education Integration