THE CIVICO LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
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Ryan Heckman

Co-Chairman

“The best is good enough.” - Bill Daniels

Hometown:

Granby, CO

Education:

University of Colorado, Boulder

Spirit Animal:

A Balding Eagle

What would the title of your autobiography be?

What the Heck?!

My purpose is to…

Empower our communities with powerful leaders.

 
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Erik Mitisek

Co-Chairman

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Hometown:

Fruita, CO

Education:

University of Denver

Spirit Animal:

Snow Leopard

What would the title of your autobiography be?

NeverStop, NeverStopping.

My purpose is to…

Give back, for all the blessings I have been giving.  When finished, give back some more.

 
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Eric Hopfenbeck

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching”- C.S. Lewis

Hometown:

Lakewood, CO

Education:

University of Puget Sound

Spirit Animal:

Golden Retriever

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Living Life on the Bright Side: An Optimist’s Tale

My purpose is to…

To be a champion for community and leadership in Colorado.

 
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Jennifer Connelly

CHIEF OF STAFF

“The mind is everything, what you think you become” -Buddha

Hometown:

Colorado Springs, CO

Education:

University of Denver

Spirit Animal:

Cobra

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Fake It Till You Make It!

My purpose is to…

Inspire others to be the best version of themselves.

 
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Katie Alger

DIRECTOR OF EVENTS & MEMBERSHIP

“There is only one way to succeed at anything and that is to give it everything” -Vince Lombardi

Hometown:

Born in Chicago, IL; grew up in Highlands Ranch, CO

Education:

University of Colorado, Boulder-GO BUFFS!

Spirit Animal:

Squirrel

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Big Hair, Don’t Care!

My purpose is to…

Bring the “wow”; to events, to CiviCO, to life.

 
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Katelyn Fritcher

DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY

“There is little success where the is little laughter” -Andrew Carnegie

Hometown:

Johnston, IA

Education:

University of Iowa-Iowa City

Spirit Animal:

Pit Bull

What would the title of your autobiography be?

The Adventures of Cat-Lyn McFritcher

My purpose is to…

My purpose is to create a lasting impression to those around me by energizing and connecting others.

 
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Kincaid Hoffman

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE ON LOAN

“If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: they're hobbies.” - Jon Stewart

Hometown:

Fort Collins, CO

Education:

Whitman College

Spirit Animal:

Platypus

What would the title of your autobiography be?

We Are Just Getting Started...

My purpose is to…

Pursue a life of learning, a life of happiness, and a life of service with the hope of having a small impact in this great wide world.