Kathy works as the Vice President-Controller at Noodles & Company in Broomfield. She graduated from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison and was a member of the Women’s Basketball team for all 4 years, as well as being Academic All-American. She has spent the majority of her career in the retail and restaurant industry. Kathy has previously served on nonprofit boards including Excel Academy, Ralston Valley PTSA and is currently the treasurer of the Noodles & Company Foundation. She is passionate about being a mom, her many pets and being able to help rescued animals in her role on the Greenwood Board.
Brian is the Guest Care Supervisor at Noodles & Company. He has worked with Noodles since September of 2015, where he started as a restaurant operator and developed into his role which oversees all guest interaction for the organization. Brian grew up in Chicago, where his love for animals began through volunteer work at the local humane society at an early age. After moving to Colorado in 2014, Brian’s love for the outdoors and wildlife truly expanded, and you can often times find him in the mountains on the weekends with his pup, Koda, taking in all that Colorado has to offer.
Rick Bedell is the founding Partner of RM Bedell & Associates, a Boulder CPA firm that specializes in providing Business Consulting, Tax and Financial Planning, Tax Return Preparation and QuickBooks bookkeeping solutions to small business and individuals. Rick grew up in Boulder where his interest in the care of wildlife and treatment of animals was nurtured and developed at an early age. Rick hopes to share his financial and accounting skills to help maintain the stability and growth of the Greenwood Wildlife Board financial health. In his spare time, Rick enjoys weight lifting, skiing, biking and attending Colorado sporting events.
Jeff Whiton has served over 40 years as a Colorado home builder. The Colorado Home Builder of the Year Award highlights his career as the Colorado President of Lennar and KB Home. In 2010 Jeff took the helm as CEO of the Home Builders Association successfully guiding the organization through the Global Financial Crisis. Jeff has devoted much of his career to community service as the founder and Chair of the Home Builders Foundation and Colorado HomeAid whose missions serve those in need of housing and remodeling. Jeff also was the Chair of Economic Literacy of Colorado, and educational organization dedicated to providing class room training and materials for economic literacy. He also served as the Board Facilities Chair for the Iowa State University Alumni Association. He graduated from Iowa State with a BS/MS in Economics. Jeff recently retired and enjoys birding and life in his Longmont home and the surrounding Boulder County.
Kiki is a certified veterinary technician currently volunteering with veterinary services at Animal House Rescue in Fort Collins. She has backgrounds in both zoology and veterinary medicine. Kiki has always had a passion for working with animals, both domestic and wild animals alike. She began volunteering with Larimer Humane Society in 2007, assisting with their wildlife rehabilitation service called Wildkind. Since that time, she has fostered over 80 dogs and cats, as well as logged more than 3,000 volunteer hours working with animals in Northern Colorado. She lives on a hop farm in Fort Collins with her husband, their two young sons, and their many pets. In her spare times, she enjoys woodworking, gardening, and painting. She is very excited to work with everyone at Greenwood and help to achieve the goals of the organization.
Annie works as a data analyst for the Capital Sisters International. She was raised in Boulder and when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would say, “a taker-carer of animals.” She is enjoying serving alongside the Greenwood team in pursuit of this lifelong mission. Before moving back to the Rockies, Annie lived in Northern Ireland, Ghana, Peru, and Iowa (and can attest to the fact that there’s no place like Colorado). In her spare time, Annie teaches yoga, trains future service dogs, and relishes her alter ego as a wrangler at Colorado’s oldest dude ranch.
Nicholas Flores is a professor of economics at CU Boulder and has been department chair since 2006. He grew up in San Antonio, TX then moved to Melbourne Beach, FL after graduating from high school. Before going to college and while living in Florida he worked for the Martin Boat Company in Golden Meadow, LA as a merchant seaman, for Rockwell International on the space shuttle program as a supply clerk, and for Pan American airlines also as a supply clerk. In the late 1980s, he moved to the Austin, TX where he earned an economics degree from the University of Texas and then went to UC San Diego where he earned an MS in mathematical statistics and a PhD in economics. After earning his PhD, he joined the CU Boulder economics department. Nicholas served on the Bixby School Board while his two daughters attended school there and is active in fundraising for CU Economics.
Ken is currently Senior Director of Services for Skyland Analytics. Hailing from California, Ken, his wife Sharon and their two children fell for the allure of the Colorado mountains and relocated to Boulder County in 1998. With a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA from CU, Ken has held operations management positions in software and life sciences companies for 30 years. When not at work, Ken can be found chasing after his two adopted greyhounds or wandering around with a camera in his hands. Ken loves all things animal, and enjoys helping Greenwood as both a volunteer photographer and board member.
Emelie is a Realtor® at the Porchlight Group in Boulder working in residential and estate sales, including helping clients plan real estate investment strategies. With a background in brand development and design working with corporations like Coca-Cola to community developers, she led the visual creative campaigns targeting specific markets. These skills are today woven together into her real estate business, which also organizes events that help sponsor animals big and small.
Along with her twin daughters, Emelie volunteers at the Humane Society walking dogs, though sometimes they do walk her. Living alongside nature and wildlife in her mountain home, when there’s free time Emelie can be found traveling in her camper or entertaining the ego of her little rescue dog, Monkey Boy, ensuring him that he truly can protect the house from all the magpies on the fence.
Sean works as a Senior Data Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions. He grew up in Boulder, and, after traveling around the world and acquiring his Master’s, has returned home. Sean has a love of wildlife, the outdoors, and all things technical. He is a regular animal care volunteer at Greenwood and has joined the Board to further support Greenwood’s development with his data-driven and technical skill sets.
Rebecca is a founding partner of The Trispective Group, a firm specializing in executive coaching, team development and organizational alignment. Before becoming an Executive Coach and Business Consultant, she worked at Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications where she served as VP of Global Learning Services. Rebecca holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado in Linguistics. Originally from Austin, Texas, she has lived in the Boulder/Longmont area for 30 years. She and her husband, Bill, enjoy spending time with their two daughters and three Jack Russell Terriers. Rebecca’s other passions include animals, gardening, yoga, and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.
Dr. Alison Hazel has been involved in avian, exotic and wildlife medicine for over 20 years. She received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, where she concentrated in small animal, avian/exotic medicine. She was a co-supervisor of the Avian Clinic and worked with local wildlife rehabilitators while she was a veterinary student. Her externship during school was at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center helping to provide veterinary care to a wide range of raptors and other large avian species. After veterinary school, Dr. Hazel became the co-owner of Liverpool Animal Health Center, near Syracuse, New York, practicing small animal avian/exotic medicine and providing local rehabilitators with veterinary services. In 2005, Dr. Hazel relocated to Colorado where she works as a relief veterinarian and can be found at many practices in the Denver Metro area. She is also the veterinarian for Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Longmont, which cares for over 1,800 birds a year, and over 200 different Colorado wildlife species. Dr. Hazel is a member of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.