The SUN Board of Directors is currently comprised of the following Stapleton residents who have volunteered to serve their community:
A new Board was elected on May 18th and updates are coming!!! There are still two open SUN Board positions. If you are interested, please email the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SUN Board of Directors usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at the Central Park Recreation Center on Martin Luther King Blvd and are open to the community. Please check the SUN Calendar for exact meeting times and locations. Click here for copies of SUN Board minutes and Committee reports.
Agendas for meetings can be found here.
Click here for copies of the SUN By-laws.
2016-2017 SUN Board Members
Newly elected to serving SUN as president in 2016, I am looking forward to continuing to facilitate the communication across the community between residents, city officials, and businesses as the Stapleton neighborhood continues to take shape.
I relocated to Stapleton from Chapel Hill, NC with my husband Ben and our dog Flounder, in May of 2007. In the years since, our family has grown as we have welcomed home our sons born in 2009 and 2012. I became a SUN block captain to better know our neighbors and in time to coordinate our first block party in 2008. A year later I joined the SUN board and became involved with the Outreach, Sustainability and Education Committees. The Sustainability committee hosted a sustainability seminar series in the fall of 2009, and planned Stapleton’s first Earth Night celebration the evening of Earth Day (April22) in 2010. My career is in research, I am an Instructor of Biostatistics in the Colorado School of Public Health. In the fall of 2009 I worked with the SUN education committee to collect and analyze data for the Stapleton Child Count to provide current estimates to Denver Public Schools of the number of children ages 0-4 in Stapleton. Prior to serving as SUN president I was chair of the SUN outreach committee, which involves being a resource for the block captain network and facilitating the monthly block captain/outreach meetings, and secretary for the SUN board.
I moved to Stapleton over a year ago from LoDo to enjoy the family-friendly community. My daughter, Gigi, and I especially enjoy summertime in Stapleton: movies on the Green, playtime at the park, and swimming in the sunshine! I serve the SUN Board as a champion for educating our youngest citizens. I have worked in the field of education for thirteen years in a variety of capacities; including Consultant, Executive Director, School Designer, Adjunct Professor, Instructional Coach, Gifted and Talented Facilitator, Board Member, and ECE-6 Teacher. I currently work for the Colorado Department of Higher Education supporting the development of educator preparation programs across our beautiful state! I am completing my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Administration at the University of Denver. Additionally, I teach the following courses at CU Denver: Psychology of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children; Research in Schools; Human Learning; Children's Thinking; Social Psychology of Learning; and Advanced Psychological Foundations. I earned my M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado, M.A. in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona, and B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. I love and enjoy my Stapleton community and look forward to serving and supporting my community in this role!
My family has lived in Stapleton since 2004, and we have two daughters who attended Westerly Creek and are now students at Bill Roberts. I am currently an Analyst with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), where I help the federal government improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs. I was also a writer and editor in the newsletter industry, and worked for a non-profit organization helping local communities set up farmers markets. In the 1990s I lived in Latin America and England, where I worked as a journalist and completed a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning at LSE. I am also a trained legal, social, and family mediator.
If you are new to Stapleton, email the SUN outreach committee (SUNoutreach@gmail.com) to get connected with your block's captain!
Born in Denver, I recently moved back from Santa Monica with my husband to raise our two-year-old son and be closer to family. We immediately chose Stapleton and moved into Conservatory Green in 2013 as one of the first handful of residents. I currently serve as the Conservatory Green MCA Delegate. My background is in gerontology, and I most recently served as an executive director at luxury retirement communities in Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades, California. As executive director, I oversaw multi-million dollar budgets and staffs of over 100 people. I love to read, cook, travel (especially to Europe), and currently belong to the MOMS Club of Stapleton, as well as the Conservatory Green book club.
The Stapleton/Northfield community has incorporated green construction techniques with contemporary designs. I am an avid cyclist and admire how Stapleton will merge with the natural habitats that the community has planned. I would like to participate in the growth of the Stapleton/Northfield community. I believe that I can make a contribution to its evolution of this community in the city of Denver. As a consultant in Information TechnoIogy, I specialized in inte- grating existing computer systems in Banking, Health Care and State Local governments. I completed my undergraduate studies of the College of the City of New York. After com- pleting 3 years of service in the Army I completed an MBA in Quantitative Analysis & Systems while working In Grumman Data Systems and Chase Manhattan Bank. Using my educational background, I worked for several major banks as an employee and eventually migrated to software and consulting firms including IBM.
I am a social worker, wife and mother. My career has revolved around child welfare for the County, the State and internationally, developing child welfare systems in countries, such as Romania, Botswana, Tanzania and Swaziland.
In 2005 I moved to Stapleton, after living for 30 years in Park Hill, because of Stapleton’s promise to be a diverse and sustainable community. I have been active in the community with Central Park Recreation Center, the Citizen Advisory Board (CAB), the Parks sub-committee of CAB and the outreach committee of SUN.
I enjoy the multitude of activities available in Stapleton from playing bridge and mah jong to exploring the open space. Probably my favorite volunteer activity is being a block captain. I believe that community involvement is what makes any neighborhood a good place to live and we are fortunate at Stapleton to have such an involved and educated group of residents.
We first visited Denver from Boston in 2010, when we stumbled upon the Stapleton neighborhood and instantly fell in love with the urban concept and moved here in 2013. I am on the board of my sub-HOA and the VP of membership for the MOMS Club of Stapleton. I work in real estate but when not working, I am usually spending time with my husband, four-year- old daughter and two-year- old son, and neighbors in our courtyard. We love attending MCA events and look forward to walkability of the Stanley and Eastbridge towncenter. I am interested in being a part of SUN because I truly care about this community and I want to take an active role in ensuring that it continues to be the best place it can be for the families who call it home.
A Denver resident since 2006, I moved to Stapleton in 2015 with my wife, Jaime. As the parents of two young daughters, we chose Stapleton for the community it offers our family and I'm grateful for the opportunity to help support and advance all of the things that make our neighborhood unique. I joined the SUN Board in February, 2017 and I'm particularly interested in sustainability and education initiatives as well as opportunities to represent our goals to city officials. I have an MBA from CU-Boulder and experience as a small business owner. I've spent my career in educational publishing and technology, developing content and software for K-12 students and educators as well as post-secondary and career-oriented learners. Our family loves taking advantage of Stapleton's great parks, the quick access to a growing list of restaurants, and getting together with other families in the neighborhood.
I am a proud Denver native and have lived all around the Metro area and Southern California where my husband was station with the Marine Corps, but decided on putting roots down in Stapleton for the great community, new development, accessibility, and amenities. I live in the 29th Ave. neighborhood with my husband, son (born in 2011), daughter (born in 2013), and dog. I enjoy being involved in the community through casual socialization or proceedings focusing on schools or events. My professional background is in the financial services and accounting industry- I worked at Wells Fargo for five years while going to college and graduated from Mira Costa with a political science degree and from Metro with an accounting degree. I then became a CPA and worked in public accounting for three years as an auditor and in 2013 joined the internal audit group at CH2M Hill. I joined the board in 2012 and am honor to be among such a dynamic collection of individuals and excited for the possibilities that we can do as a group for the community.
My family and I have lived in Stapleton since 2006 in the Eastbridge neighborhood. Our children have attended Westerly Creek, Bill Roberts and DSST and are awesome. My wife, Katie and I own our family Real Estate business, Distinctive Properties and are both Denver natives, so we sell all over town but are very vested in helping all of us have a great neighborhood to live in here in Stapleton. I have been on the SUN board since 2007 and have served in many roles. Secretary, Vice-President on the Board and inclusivity committee and with the Citizen's Advisory Board, Housing and Diversity Committee, Communications. I am very interested in helping Stapleton have a wide range of homes and residents.
I also represent SUN with the Greater Stapleton Business Association in helping our local business communicate and thrive in this community. I have enjoyed my time with SUN and will continue to do my best to help moving this neighborhood in a great direction.
I’ve been a Stapleton resident since my wife and I moved to Conservatory Green in the Fall of 2013 and have enjoyed living in Denver since 2008. I’ve been a member of the SUN Board since 2014 and my efforts have predominantly focused on Sustainability. I also serve as the Vice President of my Sub-HOA and am actively involved in a local Toastmaster’s club.
Since moving to Denver in 2008, I’ve hold various positions at not-for profits which instilled in me the importance of being a community steward, advocate and promoter. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to support the residents of Stapleton and I look forward to being able to continue that role in the future.
Having been a resident of Stapleton since 2003, I have to say I have no regrets making the move. I got involved in SUN at a meeting in a pocket park in late 2003 and have enjoyed my time in the organization. I am the Treasurer of the SUN Board. While this position isn’t as glamorous as some of the other positions, I enjoy the position and it is one of the necessary evils with any organization. I am also currently the webmaster for the SUN website and think it continues to be a work in process. In addition to the SUN Board, I am also serving as one of the residents’ representatives on the Stapleton Public Art Committee. I’m very proud of the projects that have been installed to date. Professionally, I am a Vice President for Nordstrom’s Credit Division. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Economics and Accounting and an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis. I have lived in Denver since 2000. I live with my husband, Matt and our two cats. I also have a son, Dion, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. My hobbies are traveling, working around the house and bridge.