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Established in 1978, the Boulder Community Health Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing quality and availability of health care services in Boulder County. The Foundation generates and administers all charitable gifts to our nonprofit community-owned hospital system to innovate and stay at the forefront of medical advancements and technology and provide full access to emergency care to all.

The generosity of our community has led to more than $60 million raised in support of BCH. During this time, over $50 million has been directly contributed to BCH and an endowment close to $40 million has been established. On average, the Foundation has granted $2.6 million annually to BCH in recent years in support of various capital and programmatic priorities.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The Foundation exists to enhance the quality and availability of health care services in Boulder County by generating and administering charitable gifts to our nonprofit, community-owned hospital and health system.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a significant contributor to assist BCH to maintain its role as a premier provider of health care in the Boulder Valley. Through public education and information exchange, we encourage philanthropic giving that is used to enhance patient and family care. We help enable our locally-owned and governed nonprofit health care system to innovate and stay in the forefront of medical advancements and technology and provide full access to emergency care to all Boulder County citizens.

Through fundraising coupled with diligent management of the Foundation’s endowment, we award meaningful grants to the health system for enhancing health care. Through community involvement, Boulder Community Health will continue to be the area's most caring, inviting and well-equipped health care system.

Our Values

  • We believe a nonprofit, community-owned and governed health system is a valuable resource and we pledge to further strengthen Boulder Community Health’s important purpose in the community.
  • As Foundation trustees and in alliance with our partner, the Boulder Community Health Ambassadors, we envision our role as ambassadors and we pledge to inform and educate our fellow citizens about the merits of this strong and innovative community-owned health system.
  • We value access to the community health system for all in need, regardless of ability to pay.
  • We pledge to be effective stewards of Foundation funds and will carefully manage the investment portfolio.
  • We seek to annually grant an appropriate amount of the Foundation’s net worth to meaningful programs that enhance quality health care initiatives provided by Boulder Community Health.
  • We value the timely and accurate dissemination of information to the community on health care trends, challenges and opportunities.
  • We will keep the community advised, both formally and informally, about opportunities for giving in order to meet the health system's goals, needs and challenges.
  • We pledge to set an example in the community by our own giving and our presence and support at fundraising events.
  • We value all gifts, regardless of size, and we recognize each gift in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • We value each donor’s wishes and needs and enjoy individualizing donor agreements to accomplish personal wishes.
  • We value our employees and volunteers by:
    • Encouraging educational interaction with the board.
    • Encouraging grant requests and giving them fair consideration.
    • Sharing positive donor feedback.
    • Encouraging and recognizing employee giving.

BCH Foundation Team

Grant Besser, BCH Foundation President

Grant came to BCH from Teach for America, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening equity and excellence in education. As Chief Marketing Officer, Grant was instrumental in expanding that organization’s national brand presence, developing key partnerships and supporting the organization’s teacher recruitment and fundraising efforts. Prior to Teach for America, Grant served in senior management positions at Warner Bros. and Yahoo.

Grant lives in Boulder with his wife and three sons.

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Ona Wigginton, BCH Foundation Director

Ona Wigginton is a Colorado native who has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. Ona began her nonprofit work as a counselor at Gemini House, which is part of Family Tree, Inc. While most of her non-profit career since then has been spent in museums (Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature & Science), Ona has held leadership positions and fundraising positions in higher education, human services, and healthcare as well. Ona joined the BCH Foundation as Director in September 2017.

Ona is the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants and grew up in Adams County. She currently lives in Mead with her husband Joe and daughter Holli. An animal lover to the core, Ona has three dogs (all rescues) and two miniature horses.

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Beth Smith, BCH Foundation Program Manager

Born and raised in Hampton, VA, Beth lived in Virginia Beach, VA before moving to Boulder in April of 2013. Beth currently serves as the Foundation Program Manager for the Boulder Community Health Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, she worked at the Dairy Arts Center for 5 years as Development Director where she helped lead their transformative Capital Campaign, created a children’s program for Title I kindergartners called Kids at the Dairy, and formed many relationships within the community. Prior to the Dairy Arts Center, Beth worked as a mentor/lifeguard at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula and served as a Development Coordinator at CHIP of South Hampton Roads.

Beth lives in North Boulder with her husband Andy and their cat Mitzi.

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Paige Schwartz, BCH Foundation Coordinator

Paige has been the Foundation Coordinator since October 2018. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Communications from North Dakota State University in May 2018. During her collegiate career, she interned for Sanford Health in Fargo, ND and the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO.

As the Foundation Coordinator, Paige is responsible for providing support to other staff members and working in the Foundations database systems.

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Carroll Christman, BCH Foundation Development Officer

A native of greater Chicago, Carroll began her development career at a small community hospital in suburban Chicago after earning her BA degree from Marquette University. Her ensuing experience brought her to non-profits both large and small for 28 years in Boulder; largely at the University of Colorado at Boulder in development and leadership positions. In 2015, Carroll accepted an offer to lead the development efforts of the division of arts and humanities at the University of California Berkeley where she grew the team from just herself to a group of five professionals. Carroll joined BCHF in 2020, returning permanently to Colorado from California.

Carroll and her husband Doug live in Superior and are parents to 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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Board of Trsutees - 2020

Andrew Morley, Chairman

Andrew is the Managing Partner of Montis Capital, a Boulder-based private equity firm. Prior to founding Montis Capital, he held senior executive positions in marketing, business development, strategy and operations for Level 3 Communications. Prior to joining Level 3 Communications, he held partner and associate positions with several venture capital firms.

In addition to his role with the Boulder Community Health Foundation, Andrew serves as a member of the Investment Subcommittee for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado and as a Trustee for the Sally and John Morley Family Fund, in Cleveland, Ohio. He has previously served as Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Dawson School in Lafayette, Colorado and as the Senior Warden and a member of the Vestry and Finance Committee for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder. Andrew earned his MBA from Harvard University and his BS from Yale University.

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Michael Repucci, Vice Chairman

Michael J. Repucci is a founding Partner of the Boulder, Colorado law firm of Johnson & Repucci LLP. Prior to forming his current firm, Michael was a partner in the Boulder law firm of Porzak Browning & Johnson LLP and was President, Chief Executive Officer and Project Manager for Winter Park Village, Inc. Michael was a member of the University of Colorado Law Review and served on First Western Trust Bank’s Boulder Advisory Board. Michael has been a speaker at a number of seminars sponsored by the American, Colorado and Boulder Bar Associations.

Currently, Michael serves on the Boulder Community Health Foundation. Michael is married to his wife, Mimi, and has two sons, Alex and Peter. Mr. Repucci is an avid skier, fly fisherman and historian, who also struggles to find time to learn Italian in his remaining free time.

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Janet Martin, Treasurer/Finance & Audit Chair

Janet Martin joined the BCH Foundation Board in 2019. Her 37-year business career in Boulder began at the nationally recognized design firm, Communication Arts Inc., where she served as Principal and Managing Partner. She then held the role of Managing Principal at Stantec, a global engineering firm. Community and career have always been intertwined for Janet.

She was elected to the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame and has served on the boards of the Boulder Chamber, Museum of Boulder and CU Art Museum. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the Women Who Light the Community and was awarded the Extraordinary Volunteer Service Award by Boulder Community Health. One of Janet’s most meaningful accomplishments was serving as Chair of the BCH Governing Board from 2016-2017.

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Lisa, Secretary

Lisa Granat has lived in Niwot for the past 16 years with her husband and three children. After years of volunteering in her children’s schools, she was inspired to join a parent grassroots campaign to support the first successful mill levy override in the St. Vrain Valley School District in 2008. After incorporating the group as Grassroots St. Vrain, a 501(c)4 non-profit, Lisa served as Treasurer for seven years and Communications Director for the last three years. Her work with GSV includes managing volunteer campaigns and collaborating with state legislators, the State Economist’s office and multiple state-level advocacy organizations to promote understanding about school finance issues statewide.

She has presented to school groups and other school districts on behalf of GSV, as well as participated in several Colorado ballot initiatives to increase school funding. Lisa co-wrote the GSV suite of videos explaining school funding in Colorado. GSV won the “Communicator of the Year” award from the Colorado School Public Relations Association in 2017.

She received her BBA at Emory University and is a former Certified Public Accountant.

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Amy Batchelor

Amy Batchelor is a managing director of the Anchor Point Foundation, which makes grants to non-profit organizations in the arts, education, entrepreneurship, conservation and the environment, health and human services, women’s and human rights, international development, capacity building, progressive public policy and social justice. She co-founded Social Venture Partners Boulder County (2000), which strengthens non-profits through investments and pro bono consulting, and emphasizes building the capacity and sustainability of organizations. She serves on the Boulder Community Health (BCH) Foundation Board of Trustees and is currently co-chair of BCH's capital campaign for Mental Health.

Amy served on the Board of Trustees at Wellesley College from 2009 to 2015, and 2018 to the present. She is serving on The Nature Conservancy's Global Board and is the co-chair of TNC's Our World campaign. She is also a member of TNC's Africa Affinity Group for Women and Girls. Amy is the co-author of Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur (2013) with her husband, Brad Feld. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1988 with a B.A. in Political Philosophy. She has lived in Boulder County since 1995.

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Leslie Burns

Leslie Burns, a long time Boulder resident, began to build her professional career in Marketing Strategy and Brand Development in the Consumer Package Goods space on the East Coast; culminating as the Director of Marketing for Panera Bread. Her undergraduate degree in Political Science and French and Masters in Business contributed to her business experience and enabled her to become a well-rounded and accomplished individual.

As Leslie and her husband, Peter’s careers ramped up and their three daughters matured, Leslie imposed a self-inflicted exile from the paid workforce. She then transitioned her energy into being a full-time mom, wife and community service volunteer.

Her volunteer efforts were at first targeted around her daughter’s interests; serving on many PTO Boards, Boulder Valley Lacrosse Board, Girl Scout Leader, Book Fair coordinator extraordinaire and numerous Team Mom roles. As her family matured, so did her community service and philanthropic interests. She turned toward advocacy in the fields of mental and physical health, adult literacy and children’s health.

Leslie has served for three years on Boulder Community Health’s Patient Family Advisory Council. As the Co-Chair of this committee she lead the effort to better serve and improve the patient experience through the continuum of care. She also continues to work as a court-appointed advocate for Voices for Children, speaking up for abused and neglected children going through Boulder County’s court system and as and active member of NAMI which provides support, education and advocacy for those affected by mental health conditions.

Leslie also enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with family and managing the Burns Family Foundation

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Virginia Carducci

Virginia Carducci joined the Board of Trustees as the liaison representative of the Ambassadors Leadership Council January 2019. Virginia retired from BCH after 39 years of service in the capacity of Director of Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health and Integrative Care. She served as the Executive Director of the Foundation from February 2016 to July 2017. She became a BCH volunteer in January 2017 to supervise Urban Zen candidates. Virginia served as Board Chair of the Chanda Plan Foundation from 2008-2015 and Chair of their Capital Campaign 2014-2016. She has also worked with Empowering Global Communities, Hospice of Broomfield and Boulder Counties and volunteered as a Reiki provider at the Chanda Center for Health.

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David Drach

Dave Drach joined the BCH Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016. Dave is the VP of Corporate Strategy at Techstars, the world’s largest startup accelerator operator and one of the largest seed-stage investors. At Techstars Dave focuses on driving continued business growth throughout the Techstars global network. Dave is a board member for Patriot Boot Camp, an initiative to train veterans transitioning out of the military to be successful entrepreneurs. Dave is also on the University of Colorado Strategic Advisory Board for Mechanical Engineering.

Prior to Techstars Dave was a Managing Director with the Microsoft Emerging Business Team, helped build Great Plains Software through an IPO and an exit to Microsoft and worked for Boeing. Dave has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an Engineering Degree from the University of Colorado. Dave also always has an old truck or car in his garage undergoing a restoration.

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Scott Filion

Scott Filion joined the BCH Foundation Board in 2019. He is the CEO of Rev360, a software and services company serving the eye care industry employing over 300 people. Scott has a 25-year+ track record of success in healthcare and healthcare technology companies including extended involvement with market leaders such as GE and EMC. Scott also has significant experience with Private Equity-backed entities.

Scott is married, has three children and has lived in Boulder County for nearly 25 years. He graduated with distinction from Clarkson University in New York. He has been active with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). In addition, Scott has served as a volunteer, advisor and board member on multiple Health IT companies and community organizations.

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Andrew Franklin

Andy is retired from a 30-year career in product R&D positions at Hewlett-Packard and Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies/Avaya as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. The bulk of his career was spent developing business telephone systems (PBXs) where he created software architectures for Voice over IP telephony products. After his retirement, he worked as a web and e-commerce application developer helping small businesses acquire a web presence. In 2011, he co-founded ShelfX, an automated retail technology company based in Boulder, where he continues as VP of Software.

Andy has served on not-for-profit boards including the Emergency Family Assistance Association, where he served as board president in the early 2000s. He served on the board of Congregation Har Hashem where he continues to serve on the finance committee. For 16 years Andy served on the Jewish Colorado board where he took on various positions including Boulder campaign co-chair and Treasurer and member of the Financial Oversight Group. He currently serves on the board of the Colorado Snow Sports Museum and Hall of Fame and the Boulder Jewish Community Center.

Andy lives primarily in Boulder with his wife Audrey and their golden retriever, Georgia. His recreational activities include skiing, hiking, golf, and travel. He has a grown son and daughter-in-law living in Den Haag, Netherlands.

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Suzanne Hoover

Suzanne Hoover graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN with a major in American History and training for secondary education. Suzanne taught English and history at the junior and senior high school levels for five years and during that time also received a Master of Science degree in secondary education from Indiana University.

Suzanne has been an active community volunteer in both Muncie, IN and Boulder, CO. Many of her activities were centered around her children and their schools, including PTO, classroom and library volunteer, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Additionally, Suzanne served on the board of the Muncie Children’s Museum and the Junior Achievement Board and a number of philanthropic organizations. In 1994, while living in Muncie, Suzanne was elected to the school board for the Muncie Community Schools. She served one term, including one year as President of the Board.

More recently, Suzanne has served as a member of the board of Impact on Education, the Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools; Via Mobility; Presidents Leadership Class; Advisory Board for the College of Music at CU; Development Advisory Board for the School of Education at CU; and as a trustee of the CU Foundation. Suzanne was also a member of the Chancellor’s Campaign Cabinet for the Creating Futures Campaign at CU.

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Sam Inman

Sam Inman is Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Leader for the Denver Tech Center and South Denver Metro Markets. He manages a team of Business Banking professionals who work with local businesses and business executives to support their business needs and goals.

Inman has been with Wells Fargo for 19 years, all within the business banking team. Inman began his career with Wells Fargo as a business banking associate, served as a credit analyst for three years, and as a Relationship Manager for three years before becoming the Business Banking Manager for the Denver Tech Center market. He has since had the opportunity to manage business banking teams across Colorado and in Southern Wyoming.

Throughout his career, Inman has been active in the community. Sam currently serves as Treasurer for the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation, and formerly was Chairman on the Jeffco Schools Foundation Board, a Boulder Economic Council Member, and SEBP Member. He has formally served on the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Group, SMDC Transportation Committee, SMDC Legislative Action Committee, Town of Castle Rock Investment Committee, and has volunteered for Junior Achievement.

Outside of work, Sam is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time traveling, backpacking, road and mountain bicycling, cooking, and exercising.

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Clarissa King

Clarissa King joined the BCH Foundation Board of Trustees in 2020. She has served on the BCH Red Lipstick Advisory Board since 2013. And also participated in the BCH Mental Capital Campaign from 2018-2019. As the Development Director for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, she secured funding from foundations, corporations and private individuals for programing and exhibits.

Throughout her twenty-nine years as a Boulder resident, she has engaged in leadership roles in Boulder Valley School Schools, Blue Sky Bridge and the Boulder Children’s Museum. She is currently a Class Agent for the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae network. Clarissa earned an MA in Art History for the University of Colorado and a BA from Mount Holyoke College. As an avid walker, hiker, cyclist her passion for walking has developed a keen eye to photograph the small details of life that slowing down affords.

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Catherine Moll

Catherine is a marketing and strategy professional with experience in developing successful marketing strategies and client relationships in consumer, technology and business-to-business markets. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Boston University.

She joined Arch11, an architecture firm, to lead their marketing and strategy efforts. Prior, she was actively involved as a volunteer for The Dairy Arts Center. She helped develop their strategic plan, program expansion and manage the $6 million facility renovation. She has worked in brand strategy with Volan Design in Boulder, where she was responsible for new business development, brand strategy development and project management, working with companies such as Samsung, Nokia and Hansgrohe; as an account manager with Oden Marketing and Design in Memphis, where she worked with the firm’s top client, FedEx; and in positions with Insight Services in Memphis and Cleveland in the oil analysis business. She also was a TV producer and assignment editor with WKYC in Cleveland.

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Dee Perry

Dee Perry joined the BCH Board in 2011. She enjoyed a successful business career in a variety of roles in sales, marketing and financial management. She retired from McDATA Corp after leading a successful public offering of that company. Continuing her focus on business operations and management, she has volunteered her time on company and community governance boards, including Boulder Community Health, I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility Advisory Board at the CU Leeds School of Business, TRU Community Care and WAVi Inc. She also has served as an executive coach for business classes at the Leeds School. Dee served as Interim President of the BCH Foundation for nine months in 2016 and the chair of the BCH Board of Directors in 2018 and 2019.

Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy is a co-founder of Occipital, a computer vision startup based in Boulder and San Francisco. Occipital is building a platform for spatial awareness and 3D mapping, which is being used for applications like custom orthotics and prosthetics, interior design, VFX, and 3D mapping of large scale construction sites. In the past, Vikas and co-founder Jeff Powers led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay from Occipital in June 2010. He has previously worked at NYC based startup Xanga.com. Vikas is a mentor in Techstars Boulder, a Michigan grad (Go Blue!), and lately enjoys not getting enough sleep due to having a 2-year-old son.

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Anie Roche

Anie K. Roche is a Life Sciences attorney with significant experience in providing legal support for the development and commercialization of drug therapeutic programs. She has developed and implemented patent strategies for a wide variety of companies in areas such as protein chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. She was an Adjunct Professor at USF Law School and has held senior management roles at several pharmaceutical companies, including Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Menlo Therapeutics (now Vyne Therapeutics). Previously, she was a Partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's intellectual property and patent practice as well as an Associate in the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP. Currently, she is the General Counsel at an AI-driven drug development company, X-37 (x37.ai).

Anie has also conducted research in the fields of pharmacology, neuroscience, anatomy, electrophysiology, and biochemistry. Specifically, she has researched neurochemical modifications in the central nervous system during inflammation and has also studied the interactions between opioid receptors and pain-transmitting neurons.

Anie received her Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mumbai, her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in the fields of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Anie is a recent transplant to the Boulder community. She moved to Boulder with her family so that her husband could start a clean energy start up and they could raise their children in a town that provides a balance of a stimulating academic environment along with easy access to beautiful mountains and rivers. She is the proud mom of two children - her daughter is a passionate political activist and her son enjoys biking, kayaking, and skiing in the great Colorado outdoors. The causes she is passionate about include increasing representation of women in all levels of the corporate world, protecting the rights of refugees, and non-biased news sources such as, NPR. Anie enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her dogs.

Carlos Sala

Carlos Sala has been a private investor and has served on and advised numerous company Boards of Directors during the last 20 years. He is currently Chairman of Carolina Renewables, LLC, the largest utility scale bio-gas project in the U.S., Board member of Polestar, Inc., a consulting firm, Board member of Band Barracks, LLC, a real estate owner and operator of facilities dedicated to the music industry, member of UCAR/NCAR investment committee. On the non-profit sector, he was a Trustee of the Alexander Dawson School in Colorado and Chairman of its Finance Committee.

For three years prior to 2000, Mr. Sala was Chief Financial Officer of Abacus Direct, Inc., a NASDAQ listed direct marketing technology company. In that role, he led the sale of the company in a $2.3 billion transaction. From 1992 until 1997, Mr. Sala was Chief Financial Officer of Dal-Tile International, Inc., a NYSE listed firm and the world’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer. At Dal-Tile, he raised approximately $1.0 billion in capital including an initial public offering, public debt offering and numerous private financings. From 1990 until 1992, he was Executive Vice President of International Operations overseeing a $100 million business with 3,000 employees.

Prior to 1990, Mr. Sala was a mergers and acquisition manager for Ernst & Young in New York. In that role, he worked on leveraged buy outs, strategic acquisitions and sales performing financial due diligence, developing financial projections and capital structures on behalf of financial and strategic acquirers on transactions ranging in size from $50 million to several billions. Mr. Sala is a Certified Public Accountant with degrees in finance and accounting.

John Wyatt

John Wyatt joined the Board in 2015 and is currently in the first year of his second term as Foundation Trustee. John manages Wyatt Construction and has been with the company since his graduation from the University of Colorado in 1987. John has volunteered his time to various local causes including the Colorado Chautauqua Association, The Buffalo Bicycle Classic and Impact on Education. He has lived in Boulder County since 1970.

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