Board Members

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Ryan Nichols, Chair

Holland & Hart, Of Counsel

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Hugo Valdez, Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Jennifer Dunn, Treasurer

First Bank, Vice President

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Scott McEachron, Secretary

FrontRange Capital Partners, LLC, Vice President

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Laurie Troge, Past Chair

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Executive Administrative Officer

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Rob Bayless

Clear Fork Cider, Director of Operations

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Mercedes Blea-Davis

Denver Language School, Student Engagement Coordinator/Life Skills Education Professional 

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Norris W Davis III

South Platte Investments & Planning, Investment Advisor Representative

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Mikaela Gibson

PNC Bank, Corporate Sales Development Consultant

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Tyler Gutierrez

Community Volunteer

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Stephanie Henley

Xcel Energy, Corporate Economic Development Manager

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Nicole Jackson

Denver Parks and Recreation, Horticulture Specialist

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Parker McMullen Bushman

Colorado State University, Extension Director for City and County of Denver

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Samantha Palladino

United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7, Associate Counsel

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Melanie Palmer

US Bank Private Wealth Management, Private Wealth Advisor, CFP

Juan Urias

American Star Cleaning Service, Owner

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK)

Patrick Walton

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, Manager of Strategic Projects and Policy