In 2012 Jonathan started Grounds For Promotion (GFP), a digital marketing agency, which specializes in lead generation through online advertising, including PPC, Facebook, LinkedIn, and display. To give back, GFP donates time and services to Community First Foundation, Boulder Mountain bike Alliance, and Adoption Options, which is Colorado’s first adoption agency.Read More
Anne-Worley has been invested in and committed to the climbing and outdoor community for almost 20 years. She has worn various hats, from USA Climbing’s first Executive Director to serving on the board of the Access Fund and the International Federation of Sports Climbing, and was instrumental in bringing the first IFSC Bouldering World Cup to the US.Read More
Shannon graduated from CU in 1969 with an MS in Geology, and claims "Geology is the bedrock of my intellectual curiosity and spiritual life.” Taking almost 50 years to get back to Boulder, her "forever home,” Shannon lives in Old North Boulder and is an active participant in all that’s interesting in our small cosmopolitan city by volunteering in University and community activities, and philanthropy.Read More
Elizabeth was born and raised in Chicago in a family rooted in film and entertainment dating back to the silent era. She studied classic film through osmosis, developed a passion for storytelling and decided to follow in her family’s footsteps. She went to film school before moving to Venice Beach, Los Angeles to work in studio film development. While in LA she also wrote, produced, and directed many of her own projects, focusing on satire and dark comedy. She also played guitar and mandolin in an indie folk rock band called Hiasakite, (pronounced High As A Kite).Read More
Phil Armstrong moved to Colorado fifteen years ago because he loves living in the mountains. He holds a BA from Colorado College and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Phil is an entrepreneur working in the utility-scale renewable energy space, and is a principal at North Star Renewables, which helps large energy buyers and utilities purchase renewable energy.Read More
Meet Ret Taylor and Adriaan Zimmerman, two inspiring business members you should sit down and have a chat with. As Co-Founder of Ned, a high quality CBD oil and CBD products company, Ret is inspired by his passion for natural remedies and empowered by his fourteen years as a successful entrepreneur. Prior to starting Ned, Ret worked to bring environmental stewardship to Saudi Arabia, co-founded the Green Building Council of Brazil—the country's leading voice for sustainability, and taught thousands of New Yorkers how to reconnect with nature and move naturally through the city's most popular Meetup group, MovNat NYC. Most recently, Ret spent a decade as Founder and CEO one of the leading sales groups in the hospitality furniture vertical. Ret is most passionate about experimenting with and helping people thrive through the powers of nature, nutrition and movement.Read More
Anthony Levy was born in 1994 in California, raised in St. Louis and moved to Boulder in 2012 to begin his academic career at the Leeds School of Business. During school, Anthony started a non-profit called Bridges: Bridging Generations Through Technology Education, where he found his passion for forging intergenerational connections. Anthony graduated from CU in May of 2017.
Anthony is the newest member of The Grounds For Promotion team, a digital marketing agency founded by Jonathan Sackheim. Anthony specializes in digital advertising for the 4 person agency, , helping to continue their growth trajectory into the stratosphere!Read More
New Business Member Kubs Lalchandani is a Boulder native who has returned home from Miami to spend time with his family, and to help his girlfriend Dr. Karen Oberthaler build a veterinary cancer center.
Daniel grew up in Boulder and graduated from Boulder High School in 2010 before moving to San Francisco to study Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. While in school Daniel ran several successful Kickstarter campaigns and licensed numerous products to Boulder based Nite Ize Inc. Upon graduating, Daniel combined his product development expertise with his newly acquired coding skills to algorithmically automate the design process. The code he developed systematically explores underserved product segments and forms the bedrock of his design company, EthicMade.Read More
Wow….. talking about a power couple!
John Maggio stopped to see a friend in Boulder 25 years ago and, as luck would have it, the natural products industry was really just kicking off. He is probably best known for founding his first brand, Boulder Natural Foods, and the internationally distributed brand now known as Boulder Canyon (aka. Boulder Potato Chips). He facilitated the sale of Boulder Chips to a publicly traded snack food company which has since been purchased by Utz Quality Foods in November 2017.
Brin hails from Georgia, where she grew up running through the rich pine forest and selling lemonade from the neighborhood corner on a thick summer day. With freckles and long brown hair, she knew more about the grooves of the creek running behind her house than the world behind her Southern borders. One day, shortly after missing the mark of achieving her high school goal of making the Variety Basketball team, she realized the world was in fact, much larger. On the news she watched a segment about the Cambodian dictator from the 1970's, Pol Pot. The news anchor charging the audience with the mandate to take charge and make a difference. She told her parents, at 16, she was going to build a school in Cambodia.They smiled and continued dinner.Read More
With a background in finance, sustainability, consumer products and marketing, Danai Reynolds brings a Swiss Army knife mentality and skill set to her work. As Chief of Staff at TEEM (an advertising agency based in Denver), solving problems that arise on a daily basis is her specialty. She applies ideas and technologies to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve a company's flexibility to meet rapidly changing markets and customer needs. Making a business run is what makes her tick.
Originally hailing from Canada, Danai’s impactful career has brought her to live in many different continents and cultures including Kenya, the Netherlands and now the USA ,which she calls home.
Zachary Cohen is a brand advisor, poet, dog-lover and Trotskyite. A native New Yorker, in 2014 Zac sought asylum in Colorado in order to pursue a professional career in the legal cannabis movement. Since that time he has advised over 20 brands across Colorado, California, Oregon and Nevada. He is set to launch his own cannabis company later this year.Read More
Chantel Ellerington is the Creative Director of Boulder Lifestyle Magazine and Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine. With a longtime passion and admiration in the process of creating a brand from ideation, ethos, to telling a story, Chantel began her career with Nike on a unique two-year project with University Colorado Boulder. Chantel oversaw their visual merchandising of all product presentation while she lead and executed Key Product Story updates that were presented to Nike Headquarters.
Chantel's portfolio includes implementing and executing a complete re-brand for a luxury real estate firm from Vail. She oversaw and managed individual marketing initiatives for eight real estate brokers, along with the overall brand and advertising strategy. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Marketing for Zeppelin Development where she assisted with a re-brand, launched and executed Taxi Film Design Series.
Mike Weeks is a human performance coach, speaker, author and co-CEO of Frontline Mind, which trains US Marine Corps, UK Special Forces, elite sports teams and large government organizations in the UK, US and Australia.
A long time ago, in the pre-Instagram era, Mike was a professional rock climber who climbed, skied, free-dived and kayaked in 46 different countries, ran the Marathon Des Sables (151 miles across the Sahara Desert), and made adventure TV shows that aired in 152 countries.
Pete is a family law attorney in Boulder, and offices at Highland. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and has been in private practice ever since. Pete's primary focus as a family lawyer is the well being of the children caught in the acrimony and conflict between the parents. Pete's compassionate counsel, experience and wisdom has helped many clients at a difficult time in life.Read More
Sarah has been an active and integral part of the City Club community since June 2018. She is a global authority on sport and gender, and has been wearing the Women Win jersey since 2009. In her current role, she leads all work related to Women Win's development in the U.S., as well as thought leadership related to girls’ sport and empowerment. She has played sports with girls and women in over 65 countries.Read More
Julia Vitarello’s life has taken her from the multi-cultural neighborhood of Adam’s Morgan in Washington, DC, where she grew up, to pursuing a liberal arts degree at Amherst College, and then to Italy where she lived for many years working at the Ducati Motorcycle factory and Olympic Committee for the Torino Winter Games. She finally settled down in Boulder where she headed a small Italian sports company and started a family. Travel, language, outdoor sports and playing with her kids were her passions. But two years ago, Julia’s life took a drastic turn when her then six-year-old daughter Mila was diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic condition - Batten Disease.
Gareth’s upbringing on a farm in rural southern Portugal inspired him to commit to improving the quality of life for his family and community. He started his first business at age 18 and has since started and run multiple businesses, nonprofits, and government initiatives. Passionate about systems change, he is currently “Accelerating the New Reality” by scaling purpose-driven businesses as the COO of his digital marketing agency. Self-mastery is Gareth’s number one priority, and he enjoys setting goals, tracking his habits and living his best life with the support of his accountability team. When he’s not executing on his vision for healing people and the planet, you can find him setting up a tent in the back country on one of his cross-country motorcycle trips, connecting diverse groups of changemakers at his potlucks and dance parties, or just keeping it very, very real with minor home improvement projects.
Joseph N. de Raismes, III, was City Attorney for the City of Boulder from 1979-2003. During this time, he rewrote the entire City code and drafted the Open Space sections of the Boulder City Charter. He handled a vast array of litigation, taking three cases to the Supreme Court. He served as interim City Manager during 1990-1991.
He received his B.A., magna cum laude from Yale College in 1967 and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1970. He received the Order of the Coif (1991) from the University of Colorado law faculty and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University, as well as President and Trustee of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the national organization of city and county attorneys. He currently serves as General Counsel of Mental Health America, a national mental health and substance use disorder advocacy organization based in Alexandria, VA. He is admitted to practice law in Colorado and Virginia.Read More