09.13.19 | Marni Shymkus

Marni has spent over a decade creating health-focused DIY personal and beauty care products that preserve health and prevent illness naturally. A tireless researcher and problem solver, Marni’s obsession for all things natural and healthy blossomed with the birth of her first child 17 years ago when she discovered the Weston A Price Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to traditional, nutrient-dense whole foods and healing arts; and Waldorf education where she co-founded a Waldorf School in Chicago.

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09.06.19 | John Donicht

John Donicht is Co-Founder and CEO of By-Products Interactive Inc. He attended University of Wisconsin as an undergraduate, and University of Minnesota- Carlson School for his MBA. After graduate school John spent many years trading commodities, and in 2000 left the trading desk to start By-Products/The Jacobsen.

In the last year they have invested heavily in the organic corn market, using surveys on planting intentions and import trade flows to predict organic corn prices down the curve. John has risked the future of his company betting heavily on technology and their own data to deliver accurate insight as to where commodity markets are headed. John's latest market is the industrial hemp market.

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08.30.19 | Megan Mallon

San Francisco native, CU Graduate, and the new Marketing Specialist at Cocktail Squad define a few aspects of who Megan Mallon is. So how did she arrive to Boulder and City Club? Boulder has been in Megan's heart since she was little girl; in fact, her Grandparents met in Boulder back when Robert Redford was a bouncer at The Sink.

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08.23.19 | Jeremy Nash

Born in "New Yawk,” Jeremy Nash came to Colorado in 2014 to get a graduate degree in Leadership and Social Transformation and to be closer to family and friends. Jeremy is at home no matter where he is living; he has lived in many places, most recently, Singapore. 

Jeremy considers himself a Social Craftsman: for the past 37 years he has worked at the frontier between human potential and collaborative action; bringing the tools of social craftsmanship to coaching and consulting clients in the U.S and abroad, from Fortune 100 companies to small start ups. 

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08.16.19 | Sole Mingo-Ordóñez

Sole Mingo-Ordóñez is the VP of Operations and Customer Service for Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures, helping create food and culture-centered trips in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and India. A Business Member since January, she loves the interesting conversations over lunch and especially Nathalie’s wine tastings. She can usually be found working outside in the gardens or huffing and puffing her way to the 3rd floor.

A native of Argentina, Sole came to US at the age of 19 to study Hotel Management at Cornell University, followed by a culinary degree in Boulder. She has had a zig-zag trajectory involving a variety of travel, hospitality and food-related positions that have helped fuel her love of life and adventure.

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08.09.19 | John Moritz

Born in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, John is the Executive Chairman of HPMA, a 40-year old real estate investment and management firm. He is a licensed real estate broker, Founding Member of the National Association of Realtors’ Property Service Section, and a member of the Boulder Board of Realtors.

John has been continuously involved in apartment ownership and management since 1973 and serves on the boards of numerous non-profits in the Boulder area, including Community Food Share, Boulder’s local food bank, and the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation, serving as both board member and board president of these organizations.

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08.02.19 | Maria Brinck

Maria loves challenges; likes to push and to be pushed, believing within every challenge lies an opportunity to grow, which is why she became an Executive-Coach and Leadership Consultant. Maria believes we can overcome the challenges facing business and the world today by bringing out the best in each one of us. Her passion and focus is on individuals and teams' unique talents and strengths. In 2013 Maria founded Zynergy Coaching to help clients find their passion and focus in business.

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07.26.19 | Kay Allison

Kay is always engaged doing something new and cool. Her current company, Farm&Oven Snacks, makes veggies taste like cake, with each pack of soft, chewy mini-muffins containing 40% of the recommended daily veggies.

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07.19.19 | Brett McKay

Brett McKay is the lead digital producer for Grounds for Promotion located on the second floor north suite. Having spent the last decade developing his SEO & Digital Marketing chops, Brett has strived to learn as much as he can from mentors in Berkeley, Providence and Boulder.

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07.12.19 | Lindsay Nason

Lindsay Nason is an account manager and digital marketer at Grounds for Promotion. She creates and promotes digital content for businesses to help them generate leads to market their products or services. Prior to working at Grounds for Promotion, Lindsay served two years in the Peace Corps as an Entrepreneurship Educator in Nicaragua.

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06.28.19 | Rebecca Schwager

Rebecca Schwager is smart, nice, tough and effective, using these talents as the Operations Manager for Frontline Mind, a human performance company offering online and live training in leadership, resilience and elite human performance. 


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06.21.19 | Jonathan Sackheim

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.

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06.14.19 | Anne-Worley Moelter

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. 

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06.07.19 | Shannon O'Dunn

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.

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05.31.19 | Liz Scully

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).

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05.24.19 | Phil Armstrong

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. 

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05.17.19 | Adriaan Zimmerman and Ret Taylor

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. 

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05.10.19 | Anthony Levy

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! 

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05.03.19 | Kubs Lalchandani

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.  


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04.26.19 | Daniel Haarburger

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.

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