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.
Dave is founder of NTS Energy Systems, a solar/storage and microgrid systems startup providing design and brokerage services for commercial/industrial customers. After obtaining his degree BS in Zoology, he took a career right turn and started work in the energy industry. Over the next few decades, Dave spent his career in the energy and geophysics fields in management and business development positions. He has lived in several “exotic” places throughout the US including Pittsburgh, Houston, St. Louis (where he obtained and MS in Geophysics) and New Hampshire, finally landing in Boulder in 2001. Even though his professional career moved away from his Zoology roots, Dave has always followed his passion for nature and animals by volunteering and spending time in the outdoors. Having grown up in the snowy Buffalo, New York, Dave enjoys spending weekends biking, birding and hiking in the Colorado sunshine with his wife Shelley and traveling to the west coast to visit their two children.
K.J. is the owner of Officiency Enterprises, which consults in a wide-variety of topics including productivity, systems improvement, records management, and sustainability. She is the author of Organize Your Work Day In No Time. She is also a contributing author to Simple Path to Sustainability; Green Business Strategies for Small and Medium Sized Businesses . K.J. has served on multiple nonprofit boards committed to social and environmental responsibility. She currently also serves on the University of Colorado Denver Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council. K.J. has been nominated twice by her peers for the prestigious Founders Award with the National Association of Productivity and Organizing, recognizing leaders who have furthered the productivity industry. She was also selected as a finalist for the 2008 Oppenheimer Funds Entrepreneur of the Year Award, who recognizes entrepreneurs who have successfully built businesses and positively impacted the community. She currently resides in Boulder with her family of cats!
Jennifer works as a Tax Manager for Mark Carson and the Boulder CPA Group. It is through Mark’s support of Greenwood Wildlife that she came to learn about the center. Jennifer was born and raised in a small town in Iowa and comes from a line of Midwestern farmers, teachers and engineers. She has always had respect for wildlife and a love for all animals, as well as a history of volunteering for various organizations. She made Colorado her home in 2004 and has no plans to leave. Jennifer is very much looking forward to using her past experiences and current network to help Greenwood progress and thrive. In her spare time, she enjoys sports and being active outdoors with her two dogs.
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.
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.
Courtney is an attorney with the national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation. Courtney is a Colorado native who attended CU Boulder for her Bachelor’s Degree and then went on to graduate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law with a focus in Corporate and Commercial Law. She enjoys reading, traveling, kayaking and finding the next best taco shop. Courtney often spends her free time with her rescue pup Reagan and is excited to be part of an organization offering much needed resources to other animals in need.
Veronica has a B.S. in Animal Science from Rutgers University and an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from the State University of New York. Her passion for helping and defending animals has always been a part of her. She has held many animal-related positions throughout her life from her first jobs in local pet shops through high school and later joining the Equestrian Team and Mounted Patrol in college. After college, she worked as a Veterinary Technician for approximately ten years before starting her career as an Animal Management Officer with the City of Westminster. In addition to Greenwood, she also volunteers with Foothills Animal Shelter fostering animals, is a Bicycle Trail Host with the City of Westminster, and a member of the Colorado Jeep Girls, a group dedicated to preserving off-road trails and educating and empowering women. When she has any free time, she either creates art, photographs wildlife, or explores and enjoys our beautiful state!
Annie works as a data specialist for the Denver chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 looking forward to 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.
Susan grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and relocated to the Rocky Mountains in 1997. She has spent over a decade working as the Senior Creative Services Manager at Celestial Seasonings, the beloved tea brand in Boulder. She is excited to use her creative marketing and communication expertise to assist Greenwood Wildlife. Susan looks forward to developing a strong bond with the Greenwood team and helping the animal rescue community in the area. In her spare time, she enjoys being active outdoors, traveling internationally and being with her dog Azul. Azul has trained Susan to take her on long walks and hikes as often as possible.
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.
Gustavo Lozada is the Technology Manager for the Rocky Mountain Region of The Nature Conservancy. He grew up in Venezuela, moved to the US in 2006 and joined the Conservancy in 2011 after many years working in the private industry and confirming that his real passion is related with ecology and conservation. Lozada holds a BS in Computer Science and is in the process of completing a master’s degree in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He also works in the field with staff from science, GIS and marketing, to integrate innovative technology such as drones into Conservancy projects from Colorado to Kenya. This work has resulted in articles, research, projects and interviews on recognized channels such as CBS News, PBS and Takepart.com. He is also a master scuba diver, a licensed FAA commercial UAV (drone) pilot and a nature photographer.
Alisa is the Branch Manager for First National Bank, Table Mesa-Boulder and has been with the bank for 4 years. Her passions are customer focused service, actively being engaged in the communities around her and every moment spent with family. She was born in Texas, raised in Oklahoma, attended the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. Alisa is excited about her relationship with Greenwood and looks forward to opportunities of impact.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Jenny enjoyed a childhood surrounded by cats, dogs, birds, hermit crabs, rabbits, and a visiting turtle named Aesop. Time for college came soon enough and Jenny obtained a BA in Health Administration from Mary Baldwin College and a Master’s of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. During her career in hospital administration in Richmond, Jenny reached a fork in the road at which point she and her husband moved to Manhattan where they founded Taolchemy Records, an Irish music record label. After a few years in the Big Apple, they were ready to pioneer West toward wide open spaces, fresh air, and nature at its best. Jenny then pursued another of her interests and graduated from the Chef Track program at Boulder’s Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. It wasn’t until a few years later that Jenny finally discovered Greenwood and fell in love with their work, their mission, and their commitment to wildlife. When Jenny isn’t at Greenwood volunteering with love, she’s spending time with her husband, Parker, and her furry and feathered children. They can also be found in Belize where they have a small home in the jungle, allowing her endless opportunities to indulge her insatiable passions for all things birds, Belizean cuisine, and the ancient Maya. Here she can support nature and habitat conservation efforts such as The Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center, Belize Bird Rescue, Belmopan Humane Society, and the Scarlet Six Biomonitoring Team.
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.