Colorado House of Representatives
Colorado Rep. Judy Amabile has served as a state representative in the Colorado General Assembly since 2020, where she has sponsored a strong slate of progressive and pragmatic bills, including measures to increase mental health resources, improve the criminal justice system, increase gun safety, and make communities more resilient in the face of wildfires fueled by the climate crisis. She has been actively involved in formulating legislation to increase the supply of affordable housing in Colorado. Amabile moved to Colorado as a child and co-founded, owned and for 25 years operated Polar Bottle, a business that manufactures sport water bottles.
VP of governmental affairs and community investment
Amy Aschenbrenner, a Colorado native, has had a successful career for the past 23 years in Realtors association management. She started her career with the Longmont Association of Realtors as an administrative assistant, then moved up to the position of CEO. After the merger in 2021 of the Boulder Area Realtor Association and the Longmont Association of Realtors, Amy moved into the position of the VP of governmental affairs and community investment. She earned the Realtor Association Certified Executive designation in 2013, was the 2022 chair of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce and for the past 30 years has managed The Palmerton Consolidated Ditch Co.
City of Longmont
Tony Chacon serves as redevelopment manager with the city of Longmont and brings with him more than 25 years’ redevelopment and economic-development experience working in local government. He has worked previously in such capacity for several jurisdictions, including the city & county of Denver, Westminster and Aurora. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has served on a number of boards focused on brownfields redevelopment and affordable housing.
W.W. Reynolds Cos.
Brian was born in Georgia and later moved with his family to Colorado in 1982, where he has called Denver his home ever since. He began his commercial real estate career as a broker after college where he was first introduced to the local CCIM chapter. Brian then worked with local developers through the CCIM contacts which led to the start of his career in commercial property management. Recently, Brian worked as a regional supervisor for a national real estate firm overseeing the Colorado, Arizona and California portfolios. Brian began working with the W.W. Reynolds organization in 2017, helping with management of their downtown Boulder properties. Brian is an active member in the Institute of Real Estate Management and enjoys learning new and more efficient methods of commercial building management.
Michael Dougherty was appointed district attorney for the 20th Judicial District (Boulder County) by Gov. Jared Polis in March 2018. He was elected to the position in November of that year. He previously served as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and worked in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. He served as the supervisor of the Colorado DNA Justice Review Project in the review of post-conviction cases of forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter to determine whether biological evidence exists that might, through DNA analysis, demonstrate actual innocence. In 2011, he became the deputy attorney general of the Criminal Justice Section. Dougherty graduated from Nassau Community College and attained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1993. He graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1997.
RE/MAX of Boulder
Duane Duggan has enjoyed a successful real estate career for more than 40 years, after having graduated from the University of Colorado Business School with a major in real estate. Duggan and his team, The Boulder Property Network at RE/MAX of Boulder, have been consistent top producers in Boulder County residential and investment real estate sales since 1978. He has facilitated thousands of transactions over his career. He is an active supporter of local non-profits and his profession, including involvement with the local and state Boards of Realtors and through his mentoring of his team members and other Realtors. Duane is the author of Realtor for Life, which was written to help Realtors become trusted advisers “for life” to their clients on all matters of real estate. He has received multiple industry awards throughout his career, including the Distinguished Realtor of the Year award from the Boulder Area Realtor Association in 2016.
Boulder Housing Partners
Jeremy Durham is the executive director of Boulder Housing Partners, the housing authority for the city of Boulder. Jeremy’s extensive background in affordable housing spans both innovative developments and collaborative partnerships. He has left a mark on Colorado’s affordable-housing landscape not only through his tenure at BHP but also through his contributions at the Denver Housing Authority and the Boulder County Housing Authority. In 2015, Jeremy began his journey with BHP as the director of real estate development. By 2017, he ascended to the position of executive director. Under his leadership, BHP has witnessed the addition of more than 500 affordable homes. Currently, 160 more are under construction, and an additional 73 are slated for the beginning of 2024.Jeremy’s academic accomplishments include a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Colorado. He is also a licensed attorney in the state of Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outside with his daughter, traveling, sports, and camping.
Dean Callan & Co.
Beau Gamble joined Dean Callan & Co. as a broker associate in 2014, embracing the family legacy of real estate brokerage established by his grandfather and later continued by his mother. With a strong commitment to the firm and its values, he quickly distinguished himself within the company. His hard work, dedication, and leadership were recognized in 2023 when he was named president of the firm, a testament to his significant contributions and vision. A lifelong Boulderite, Beau leverages his local market knowledge and contacts. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he played basketball for Coach Tad Boyle. Beau sits on the board for the Buffs4life nonprofit organization and is a member of the Commercial Brokers of Boulder.
Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein PC
Jon Goodman has been a real estate attorney in Colorado since 1985, He is currently of counsel at Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein PC, and was a shareholder from 1994 through 2021. Jon served as president of the law firm for 19 of those 25 years. Jon has published hundreds of real estate articles and webcasts. He is a frequent speaker on dozens of topics for the real estate industry. Clients include mortgage lenders, real estate brokers, real estate companies, developers, property management companies, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, buyers and sellers. Jon has been quoted in various publications including, the Wall Street Journal, and the Denver Post. Jon serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado Program on Jewish Studies.
Re/Max of Boulder
Todd Gullette, a native of Boulder, has worked professionally in real estate for more than 20 years and is now the managing broker at Re/Max of Boulder. His career has been completely focused on everything real estate. He attended Bear Creek Elementary School, Baseline Junior High and Fairview High School, and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Senior program director for state & local affairs
Enterprise Community Partners
Kinsey Hasstedt is the senior program director for state & local policy in the Denver office of Enterprise Community Partners. In this role, Kinsey oversees Enterprise’s policy agenda and collaborative advocacy to increase the supply of affordable homes and advance housing stability, specifically for individuals and families living on low or fixed incomes. Before joining Enterprise, Kinsey spent seven years with the Washington, D.C.-based office of the Guttmacher Institute, a leading policy and research organization dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, and before that served as the director of Political Affairs and Outreach for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Kinsey graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder and also holds a master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Economic development director
Town of Erie
Julian Jacquin is the economic development director for the town of Erie. Julian started with the town in September 2021, coming from Missouri where he worked for the last five years with the city of Wildwood as their economic development manager and also as the interim deputy city administrator. Before joining local government, Julian worked with a consulting company which specialized in working with local governments and real estate developers to realize development and redevelopment opportunities. Julian serves on the Public Policy Committee for the Economic Development Council of Colorado, and previously served as the chairman of the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce and Public Policy Chair of the Missouri Economic Development Council.
1st mortgage officer
Blue Federal Credit Union
Joe has worked in Lending for Blue Federal Credit Union since 2012. With a passion for helping members and providing sound financial advice, Joe’s success has relied on his knowledge of products and providing quality service and consultation. Having experience with Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans, Joe can assist buyers with determining the best program for their needs and the ability to think outside the box to achieve their goals. Originally from Iowa and with a degree from Iowa State University, Joe fell in love with Colorado after spending vacations skiing and camping in the Rockies. When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Joe traveling with his wife and 2 boys, exploring in the mountains, playing music, or completing his latest woodworking project.
Re/Max of Boulder, Re/Max Elevate
Jay is an experienced and active lawyer, Realtor and military veteran, who grew up in and around Boulder. Jay earned his B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder, his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from the University of Colorado in 2020. Jay is the owner and leader of Re/Max Elevate and Re/Max of Boulder. Jay also leads the Kalinski Team and has taken what he’s learned from assisKng hundreds of buyers and sellers to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Keys Commercial Real Estate
After obtaining a BA in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado, Geoffrey E. Keys returned to his hometown of Boulder to pursue a career in real estate. The son of accomplished residential Boulder realtor, Warren “Sam” Keys, Geoffrey joined his father at Lashley-Persons Investment Co. in 1977. The experience and knowledge he gained during his employment there later served him well when he established Keys Commercial Real Estate in 1984. As one of the area’s top producers, Keys has consistently been listed among the Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in Colorado.
Deputy director of economic vitality
City and county of Broomfield
Rachel is the deputy director of economic vitality and economic development for the city and county of Broomfield. She helps lead the business-development, economic-development and housing initiatives in Broomfield to ensure that the economic success of the city is shared by its residents, businesses and neighborhoods. Prior to joining the city and county of Broomfield, Rachel served the city and county of Denver in multiple roles, most recently as the director of administration and federal compliance for Denver Economic Development and Opportunity and the Department of Housing Stability. She also has held roles in the financial sector, academia and as a legal policy consultant for nonprofits. She holds a doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, with a focus on land-use law. She is a member of the bar in Florida and Colorado.
Senior director, community banking
Karen is a senior director of community banking at FNBO, with a particular passion for real estate finance. In this role, she originates acquisition, construction, value-add and term loans secured by most property types, including office, retail, industrial, hospitality and residential (both for rent and for-sale). In addition, Karen collaborates with other bank advisers to identify and implement the treasury management, deposit, foreign exchange, credit card, and wealth management solutions for her customers. Karen also has experience leading the Investor Real Estate Group for the Colorado region of a national bank, managing a team of six lenders across Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.
Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato
Mark Mallen has owned Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato for more than 20 years, with a store in Boulder and three other licensed Colorado stores. The company also sells products wholesale throughout Colorado, with wholesale accounting for half of the company’s business. Mallen moved from Youngstown, Ohio, with his family, including three children, to Boulder 23 years ago. He started his first business at age 11 and has launched close to 40 businesses.
Economic development manager
Town of Superior
Jill is an urban innovator who is passionate about building communities that enhance the quality of life and quality of place for their residents through community-based economic development strategies. A strategic-thinker with a keen interest in entrepreneurship, she facilitates public/private partnerships to leverage investment and improve the economic vitality of the communities in which she works. A Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Jill has nearly a decade of experience in engaging with businesses, developers, and residents to drive local economic growth.
Director of planning & development services
City of Boulder
Brad Mueller joined the city of Boulder in June 2022 as director of Planning & Development Services. He joined the city after serving as the community development director for the city of Greeley. Prior to joining the city of Greeley — first as planning manager — he served in planning capacities for Douglas County and Weld counties. Brad is skilled in policy and executive leadership, strategic development and project management, both in local government and hospitality/entertainment. A Licensed Certified Land Use Planner, Brad enjoys opportunities to use his skills within local governments and private companies (particularly in the arts), and in people management, project management or as a consultant. He is an experienced professional working with people and organizations from a broad range of backgrounds to achieve organizational goals in creative and challenging settings.
Vice president, government affairs and strategic partnerships
Elevations Credit Union
Having worked in the credit union industry for 30 years, Dennis has been involved in all facets of retail delivery, lending, operations, marketing, community affairs and business development. Dennis’ current responsibilities include the oversight of Elevations Credit Union’s governmental affairs initiatives and strategic partnerships. In addition, Dennis is responsible for the leadership of the Elevations Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization charged with carrying out the philanthropic endeavors of Elevations Credit Union. Dennis is charged with positioning Elevations as the go-to resource in the markets it serves. In addition to community relations, Dennis serves as a spokesperson for the credit union.
Frontier Cos. LLC
Wendell Pickett is a Front Range property owner, developer and investor, and serves as manager of Frontier Cos. LLC. He has completed land assembly & development, 404 projects, a Superfund cleanup, multiple industrial buildings, retail and multifamily projects. He currently is a team member developing Weathervane Apartments at 5801 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985, earning a master’s in business administration from the University of Denver in 1997.
Deputy chief of police
City of Boulder
Deputy Chief Stephen Redfearn is in charge of the Department’s Operations Division, which oversees enforcement and investigative functions. Operations includes all Patrol watches, Traffic, Investigations (detectives), Animal Protection, Code Enforcement, Community Services, School Resource Officers and the department’s legal adviser. He joined the Boulder Police Department in 2021 and has more than 22 years of previous law-enforcement experience from prior agencies where he started as a cadet and 911 dispatcher before becoming commissioned and working his way up the ranks. Deputy Chief Redfearn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University. Deputy Chief Redfearn holds several important roles both within the department and the community, including being the Department’s LGBTQ+ police liaison.
WK Real Estate
Eric Rutherford was raised in Boulder and has been active in the local real estate market as both real estate broker and investor. After graduating from Fairview High School, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he was voted football team captain. He subsequently took a commission as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After the Marine Corps, was a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Eric served as class president and graduated from the FBI Academy in Virginia. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in business administration in 2004. Eric has served as the president of the Commercial Brokers of Boulder County, a position he held for three years. Eric serves on councils and boards at both the city and federal level that help shape local communities. In 2013, Eric served as the president of the Boulder Valley Rotary Club.
Senior director of policy programs
Jonathan’s experience includes 25 years of community work in the Boulder and Northern metropolitan region and has been a staunch advocate for business success and a vibrant economy throughout his years in public service, recognizing their underpinning to fully healthy communities. As senior director of policy programs, Singer serves as the liaison to government bodies in addressing individual business needs and continues the Boulder Chamber’s tradition of connecting with policy leaders and educating them on the pivotal role that a strong economy has in advancing Boulder community’s other environmental stewardship, social equity, and quality of life goals. After his time in the Colorado House of Representatives, Singer was interim executive director at LOGIC working with local communities on energy policies. He has previously worked with Denver’s Office of Economic Development to connect businesses with refugees and people experiencing financial hardship, helping impacted individuals to achieve their career goals while supporting businesses with workforce development solutions.
Boulder market president
Bank of Colorado
Aaron is the president of Bank of Colorado’s Boulder market and has 25+ years experience in banking and the financial services industry. Aaron takes pride in advising his clients and helping them meet their financial goals. Aaron is also very active in the community and has served as a board member of the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, as an Advisory Board Member of the Fire Mountain Rehab Center as well as the Innovation HQ. He has also served as the chairman of the Boulder Distinguished Citizens Dinner, the president of the Boulder Masonic Association Inc., and as a board member and the secretary of the Emergency Family Assistance Association. He is a member of the Boulder Chamber’s Community Affairs Council and a contributing member of Boulder Together. In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, biking, hiking/backpacking, camping, fishing and barbecuing with friends.
President & CEO
As president and CEO of the Boulder Chamber, John leads the organization that serves as Boulder’s unified voice for business interests, advances the community’s economic vitality, and provides valuable business support services. Prior to joining the Boulder Chamber in 2012, John was public affairs and communications director for the pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Roche Colorado Corp., and policy development director in the Boulder City Manager’s office. John also spent six years as the Boulder area’s elected representative to the Regional Transportation District. A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, spent a couple of years working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and moved to Boulder to earn a law degree from the University of Colorado. He now resides in south Boulder with his wife, Molly, and enjoys playing in the outdoors, accessing local cultural attractions and generally loves his community.
Founder & owner
Stephen Tebo is founder and owner of Tebo Properties and owns more than 225 properties comprising more than 3,500,000 square feet and leasing to more than 600 commercial tenants. Tebo was born in 1944 in Hill City, Kansas, the son of Lorene and John Tebo. He began his career shining shoes at a nearby barber shop at just 8 years old. At age 11, he discovered his passion for collecting coins, which led to him to launch a coin-collecting business. That led to the founding of Tebo Coin and Tebo Store Fixtures, which sold display fixtures throughout Colorado. The enormous success and growth of both Tebo Coin and Tebo Store Fixtures forced Tebo to find more space for his businesses. Needing 4,000 square feet for his two businesses, Tebo began looking for available space in Boulder. He decided to build a 10,000-square-foot building, Tebo Square. Tebo leased the remaining 6,000 square feet to other tenants. That’s when Tebo realized that he enjoyed the idea of investing in commercial property. Tebo continues to pursue his passion for commercial real estate and establishing quality relationships with the local business community.
City of Longmont
Glen Van Nimwegen is a native of Arizona and received both bachelor and masters degrees from Arizona State University. An experienced community development director with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry, Glen is skilled in urban planning, government, mixed-use, public speaking and comprehensive planning. He has worked in planning departments in Littleton, Mountain Village and Salida in Colorado, and spent more than a decade working for four cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including as director of planning and community development for Peoria, Arizona, a city of 158,000 located northwest of Phoenix.
City of Boulder
Chandler Van Schaack has served as principal planner with the city of Boulder since November 2022, focusing on development review. He previously worked as a senior planner for the town of Mammoth Lakes, California; senior planner for the city and county of Denver; and a planner with the city of Boulder. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004, majoring in environmental studies, subsequently working as a builder in Boulder and Jackson, Wyoming. He obtained his master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2009. Chandler enjoys rock climbing, reading, making art and trying to keep up with his kids.
Re/Max of Boulder
High-energy, personal commitment and top-quality service with a smile make Lisa Wade one of Boulders’ Realtors of our time. Having lived in the area most of her life, she can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, and/or knows your neighborhood well. Averaging $9 million in sales each year with approx 25 sides, ½ listing and ½ buyers, Lisa maintains a busy Real Estate business. But never too busy to give personal attention to her clientele or their referrals. Serving areas from Boulder south to Thornton, north to Loveland, east to Erie and west to Estes Park.
Market Real Estate
Todd Walsh is a commercial real estate broker in Boulder, specializing in office, industrial and retail leasing and sales. As a Boulder native, he offers in-depth, personal knowledge of the Boulder County market. He has earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, a recognition held by only 3% of commercial real estate agents in the nation. Since 2003, Todd has closed more than 1,000 commercial transaction totaling more than $500 million in volume across 7 million square feet. Staying connected and involved with the Boulder community is important to Todd; he is a member of numerous nonprofit and professional organizations.
Colorado Division of Real Estate
Marcia Waters has been with the Colorado Division of Real Estate since August 2005. She started with the Division as a Criminal Investigator for the Real Estate Commission and was promoted to Chief Investigator in 2006. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of Investigations and Compliance Director. In that capacity, she managed the investigatory and settlement programs for the Division. On Oct. 15, 2010, she was promoted to the position of Division Director. The Division of Real Estate licenses and regulates approximately 50,000 real estate professionals. Marcia serves as the administrator for the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators, and the HOA Information and Resource Center. She manages the Division’s $6.5 million budget, oversees a staff of approximately 50 full-time employees, and establishes the direction of Division programs based on market and industry trends.
Editor & Publisher
Christopher Wood is editor and publisher of BizWest, a regional business journal covering Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties. Wood co-founded the Northern Colorado Business Report in 1995 and served as publisher of the Boulder County Business Report until the two publications were merged to form BizWest in 2014. From 1990 to 1995, Wood served as reporter and managing editor of the Denver Business Journal. He is a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. He has won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the Alliance of Area Business Publishers.
Planning and building safety director
City of Louisville
Rob Zuccaro, AICP, has worked for the city of Louisville for six years and is currently serving as the Community Development Director, overseeing the Planning, Building, and Economic Vitality divisions. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from CU-Boulder, Rob joined the Peace Corps serving two years in Ghana teaching science and math. After completing his Peace Corps service, Rob discovered the field of planning and returned to school where he received an MS in Community Planning from the University of Arizona. While pursuing his graduate degree, Rob worked at the Sonoran Institute, contributing to public land management and conservation projects throughout Arizona. Rob’s 20 years of experience in community planning has included working as a planning consultant in Albuquerque and positions with several municipalities in the Denver Metro area. Rob is Colorado native and is passionate about anything his kids like to do and Key Lime Pie.
Principal & CEO
Zocalo Community Development
David co-founded Zocalo spurred by a commitment to real estate development that balanced investment returns, community and environmental impact. David focused on downtown redevelopment as soon as he arrived in Denver in 1990. David’s first project was the Lofts over the Wynkoop Brewery, where he lived until 1995. Since the Wynkoop, David established a vision for historic conversions such as the Downtown Denver and Downtown San Diego Courtyards by Marriott, both of which utilized the Historic Investment Tax Credit. David received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was former board chair of the State of Colorado Housing Board and is past-chair of the board of directors of community jazz station KUVO and past-co-chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Housing Council.