Envision A Big Future

Since 1918, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado hasĀ supported one-to-one mentoring relationships between youth and adult volunteers to change their lives for the better, forever.

One-to-One For 100 Years
  • 1918

    In 1918 Claude Blake, Chief Probation Officer in Denver, saw wartime conditions cause an increase in lawlessness amongst boys in his community. Recognizing that these boys needed guidance more than critics, Blake established Big Brothers of Denver.

  • 1921

    Big Sisters movement was active in Denver from 1921 until about early 1964. A few years later, in the spring of 1969 Big Sisters of Colorado began as a program out of the Southwest Community Center.

  • 1967

    Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak was formed in 1967 as a program of Family Counseling Service. Later, the program became affiliated with the Pikes Peak YMCA.

  • 1996

    In 1996 Big Brothers of Denver merged with Big Sisters to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Colorado.

  • 1997

    In 1997 it became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.

  • 2001

    In 2001 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak.

  1. 1918
  2. 1921
  3. 1967
  4. 1996
  5. 1997
  6. 2001
Leadership
Dave Ryan
CEO
Karla Hanlon
VP, Finance and Operations
Erin Henninger
VP, Development
Sandy Karr
VP, Programs
Danielle Summerville
Executive Director, Pikes Peak
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Fundraising and Operations
Carolyne Ash
Manger of Individual Giving
Jesse Davila
Database Manager
Marianne Monoc
Director of Development Pikes Peak
Ashly Ligouri
Director of Corporate Giving
Gerry McEuen
HR Consultant
Katie McGrath
Director of Grants
Afshin Sarvestani
Operations Manager
Dana Schield
Pikes Peak Event Coordinator
Juliana Wierimaa
Event Manager
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Program Managers
Rachel Francis Barnes
Manger of Education and Training
Patrick Caldwell
Community Engagement Manager
Kirsten Eastwood
Program Manager
Michael Fye
Sports Buddies Program Manager
Lance Holly
mentor2.0 Program Manager - Denver
Lucas Huffman
Program Manager Pikes Peak Team
Nick Maiurro
mentor2.0 Program Manager - Pikes Peak
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Denver Program Team
Sadie Butler
Program Specialist
Mary Blake Chandler
Enrollment Specialist
Ava Cohen
Program Specialist
Mitchell Cooledge
Program Specialist
Whitney Dean
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Rebecca Derr
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Aaron Earley
Sports Buddies Program Specialist
Tracy Hale
Sports Buddies Program Specialist
Alexis Helgens
Program Specialist
Matt Kaiser
Sports Buddies Team Lead
Michael Kirkland
Program Specialist Sports Buddies
Marissa Lease
Program Specialist
Samantha Lipman
Program Specialist
Rachel Newsome
Enrollment Specialist
Desiree Ott
Customer Relations Specialist
Lauren Ott
Bilingual Program Specialist
Ana Kimak-Rice
Resource and Enrichment Specialist
Amy Stapleton
Enrollment Specialist
Jonah Steed
Sports Buddies Program Specialist
Tara Stiner
Family Outreach Specialist
Colin Swihart
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
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Pikes Peak Program Team
Sebastian Andringa
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Antonieta Banuelos
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Alexandra Collopy
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Kristian DePue
Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist
Brian Hicks
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Kaleena Kovach
Pikes Peak Program Specialist
Mark Searle
Program Coordinator mentor2.0
Dennis Wansor
Sports Buddies Program Specialist
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State Board of Directors 2019
Rob Norris
Chair
Cake Insure, Inc.
Douglas Dell
Vice Chair
KeyBank
Andrew Labbe
Treasurer
CenturyLink
Alex Sullivan
Pikes Peak Treasurer
UMB Bank
Kristin Thielking
Secretary
Vendavo
Jonathan Adelman
Xcel Energy
Roberta Robinette
AT&T Colorado
David Bluth
GLC Advisors & Co., LLC
Robert McDaniel
Atkinson Power
Kelly Rodriguez
Grant Thornton
Brian Boonstra
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Patrick McFarlen
EKS&H
Dave Ryan
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Greg Byles
Zivaro
Jovan Melton
Colorado General Assembly
Rhonda Sparlin
RubinBrown
Lynn Coit
Elsy Studios
Jeff Miller
Husch Blackwell, LLC
C. Omar Montgomery
University of Colorado Denver
Andy Cullen
Tributary Real Estate
Shawn Neville
Boa Technology, Inc.
Lou Trebino
KPMG LLP
Barry Dorfman
Jones Lang LaSalle
Ken O'Neal
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Hamish Walker
Seattle Fish Company
Brendan Goffinet
Merrill Lynch
Chad Weinmaster
Wells Fargo Advisors
Jeff Hamstad
Comcast
Alex Rasmussen
Assure Holdings Corp.
Steve Jenks
Great West Financial
Robert V. Edwards
Intertech Plastics
Bruce Guest
BOK Financial
Associate Board of Directors 2019
Sean McDonald
Chair
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Tiamo Wright
Co-Chair
Cake Insure, Inc.
Rachel Van Dissel
Secretary
SendGrid
David Thurow
State BOD Liason
Prosono
Jignesh Amin
Consultant
Deiter Raemdonck
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Eric Johnson
Bank of the West
David Poticha
Biodesix, Inc.
Erin Austin
Poudre School District
Steven Li
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Evan Bekkedahl
Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.
Jeff Lippa
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kyler Burgi
Davis, Graham, & Stubbs
Chase Reed
CAPGlobal, Inc.
Alison Busse
Comcast
Josh Culberson
Alltix
Grant Munyon
Hogan Lovells
Ben Eisenberg
KPMG
Amanda Nichols
TEKSystems
Brian Watkins
Oracle Data Cloud (Datalogix)
Kyle Wiltsey
Siegfried Group
Sean O'Bryan
Newmont Mining
Kaley Hutchinson
Compassion International
Joe Duffy
Welltok, Inc.
Logan Pape
Halliburton
Valentine Uduebor
Taylor Anderson, LLP
Jed Greenblatt
Jefferson County
Karen Greene
TIAA
Wes Parham
Xcel Energy
Rachel Regan
Charles Schwab
Tony Reuter
Saunders Construction
Stephen Tuchfeld
Liberty Media
Matt White
DaVita
Pikes Peak Advisory Board 2018
Jeff Hamstad
Chair
Comcast
Paul Crosby
Vice Chair
The Alliance
Alex Sullivan
Treasurer
UMB Bank
Derry Adams
Gaddis, Kin, Herd & Craw, P.C.
Gregory Poole
Comcast
Greg Antl
Walmart
Nigel Cass
American Family Insurance
Lance James
Pikes Peak District Library
Matt Waddell
State Farm
Gabriel Causse
Colorado Springs Switchbacks