Colorado Advisory Board

Since its founding in 1981, Don Brandes has been the founder and president of Design Studios West, Inc.

Charles G. "Chuck" Cannon is a private investor, philanthropist and Chair of the Gates Family Foundation.

Greg Felt is a co-owner of Ark Anglers FlyFishing in Buena Vista Salida, and Pueblo. Ark Anglers provides premium fishing guiding services and equipment on the Arkansas, South Platte River and high lakes.

Rick Garcia served as a Councilmember from 2003-2010 representing the historic neighborhoods of Northwest Denver.

Beverly Griffith served two terms as an elected member of the Austin City Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Happy Haynes has been an Assistant to the Superintendent for Community Partnerships since October 2005 and oversees the district's initiatives on parent involvement, school partnerships, school culture and climate, mentoring and volunteer programs.

Peter Kirsch is a founding partner with the law firm of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, with offices in Denver and Washington, DC.

Mike LaMair is the founder of RiverBank Commercial Real Estate LLC.

Kim Morss is a Community Volunteer in Denver and in Greenwood Village and has been on TPL's Advisory Council since 1999, when she left her professional career as Counsel and Legislative Liaison for the Colorado Judicial Department.

E. Michael Rosser is a senior industry advisor to AIG/United Guaranty Residential Insurance.