Board of Directors and Staff


Executive Committee

CHAIR:   Eric Gutknecht, Continental Sausage, CEO

VICE-CHAIRZach Detra, Davis Graham Stubbs LLP

TREASURER  Patrick Rizzo, Professional Runner

SECRETARY:   Evelyn Baker, City of Denver, Deputy Director, Community Planning and Development

PREVIOUS BOARD CHAIR:  Julia Richman, State of Colorado

City Representatives

Evelyn Baker, City of Denver (see above)

Allysen Santilli, City of Lakewood, Community Resources


Anthony Aragon, Western Stock Show

Albus Brooks, Milender White, Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs

Tate Carpenter, Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs

Amber Christopher, Denver Zoo, COO

Allison Kohn,  Visit Denver, Director Government and Community Affairs

Jolon Clark, City of Denver, Parks and Recreation

Mizraim Cordero, United Airlines, Director, State and Local Government Affairs DEN

Carolina Flores, City of Denver,  Deputy Director of Legislation and Policy – Dept of Finance

Chelsea Goodmen, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Chris Herndon, Herndon Leadership Institute

David Thomson, Kairoi Residential, VP Private Client Services

Donna Upson, Cigna Mountain States, Vice President

Darrell Watson, Denver City Council



Andrea Dowdy, CEO, 2010+

Creigh Kelley, Race Director, 2006+

Melissa Bissett, Sponsorship, 2012+

Pamelah Maragh, Siteline Events, Festival Operations, 2012+

Lonnie Somers, Ops Director, 5K Race Director, 2006+

Alex Ross, 720x, Social Media, Newsletters, and Ambassadors, 2013+

Lindsey Barela, Charity Partners Manager, 2019+

Wally Zediker, Runner Relations, Entertainment, Athletes with Disabilities,  2013+

Richard Kalasky and Carlos Hill, Expo Managers, 2012+

John Dunbar, Food & Refreshment, 2006+

Colleen Ferraira, PR Manager, 2020+

Kifungua Ma’at, Water Station Manager, 2014+

Vicki Dunbar, Volunteer Manager, 2023+

And More!