“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

Ryan Nichols, Chair
Holland & Hart 

Hugo Valdez, Vice-Chair
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Onsite Programs Coordinator 

Jennifer Dunn, Treasurer
Vice President

Scott McEachron, Secretary
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

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

Rob Bayless
Clear Fork Cider
Director of Operations       

Mercedes Blea-Davis
Denver Language School
Student Engagement Coordinator/Life Skills Education Professional                             

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

April Denmon
Denmon Realty

Mikaela Gibson
Senior Client Solution Specialist 
PNC Bank

Tyler Gutierrez
Senior Manager of Community & Partnerships

Stephanie Henley
Xcel Energy
Corporate Economic Development Manager

Nicole Jackson
Denver Parks and Recreation 
Horticulture Specialist 

Parker McMullen Bushman
Extension Director for City and County of Denver

Samantha Palladino
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7
Associate Counsel

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

Juan Urias
American Star Cleaning Service

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