What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley and how long have you been here?

After spending 17 years’ flip-flopping back and forth between Boulder and London I was ready for a change so in April of 2017 I moved to Carbondale.

What do you currently do professionally?

My background is in IT but I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurism so when I moved to Carbondale and I started my own business, Sopris Health & Wellness.

What was your most interesting or unusual job?

I’ve driven for Uber a few times and while the actual driving was pretty boring the random people that you pick up can be very interesting.

Why did you apply to be in RFL?

Being new the valley I was looking for ways to integrate into and help my new community.  I also wanted to learn more about leadership and meet great people along the way.

What was your biggest takeaway from RFL?

My civic project was awesome!  I was part of a team that put on the Entrepreneurial + Investor Confluence earlier this year which turned out to be a huge success.  A number of the companies that pitched ended up getting funding and are helping to create jobs and diversify the economy of the RFV. It was amazing to be part of something that could really move the needle in my community and it wouldn’t have been possible without RFL.

Why did you become a coach?

I learned so much and had such a positive experience in RFL myself that I wanted to help others hopefully get the same experience.

What do you hope to accomplish as a coach?

I want to help my team have a positive experience in the program as well as helping them succeed with their civic project.

Why did you become a board member?

I want to help RFL continue to grow and serve our community and so when I was asked to join the board, I couldn’t say no.

What do you hope to accomplish as a board member?

I want to see RFL continue to serve the Roaring Fork Valley valley for another 30 years!