September Speaker – Holly Green

Holly G. Green – The Human Factor, Inc. / Architect of Pause™ & Thinking to Thrive Expert / Best Selling Author

In addition to being a CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc., an experienced business leader and behavioral scientist, and a consultant, Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings. A polished and engaging speaker, Holly has headlined hundreds of gatherings around the world. She is one of the highest rated speakers for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership group, and has received three Speaker-of-the-Year awards. Her topic for our luncheon will be

"Using Your Brain to Win in Today’s Hyper Paced World"

Holly G Green


Your brain is your most powerful competitive weapon –if you know how to use it properly.  The human brain is an amazing tool. Yet, many of its built-in thought patterns and ways of working do not serve business leaders well. The brain can process large amounts of information. It has a real talent for forming patterns and connections. And it loves to answer questions and solve problems.  It also has a tendency to see what it expects to see, overlook data that contradicts its prevailing view of the world, and have greater confidence in its decision-making abilities than it should. In order to become more effective leaders, we need a much deeper understanding of how our brain works and how it often gets in the way of winning.

Leveraging the latest in neuroscience, in this session, you’ll get tools, techniques and tips for learning how to:

  • Avoid getting blinded by your own data
  • Make better, more informed decisions
  • Slow down to go fast
  • Question the right answer and explore the second best answer
  • Use your brain to win every day

You’ll practice playing with your brain and walk away with practices you can immediately put to use to be even more successful!

Member Meeting – July 30 Breakfast

Breakfast – Thursday, July 30, 7:15am – 9:00am

(7:15-7:45 Networking, 7:45-9:00 Program)

Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden
Cost: $20.00, includes meal
Speaker: Rachel Griffin, Economic Development Specialist,
Community Based Economic Development, City of Lakewood and
Steve Art, Economic Development & Urban Renewal Manager, City of Wheat Ridge

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

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July Breakfast Speakers – Rachel Griffin and Steve Art

Rachel Griffin has been an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Lakewood since 2007. She manages the Community-based Economic Development program, in which small businesses are supported through retention, expansion, attraction and promotional initiatives. Previous to her employment in Lakewood, she has worked at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and Bonaventure Homes, a single-family home builder and land development company.

Rachel Griffin
Rachel Griffin
Economic Development Specialist,
Community Based Economic Development,
City of Lakewood

Steve Art is the Economic Development and Urban Renewal Manager for the City of Wheat Ridge where he promotes intelligent growth for the community while promoting the values of Wheat Ridge.

Steve was born and raised in California and relocated to this area in 2011.  Before coming to Wheat Ridge, Steve held a similar position in the City of Lincoln located just outside of Sacramento in Northern California.

Steve works regionally with the area Economic Development professionals and is a past board member for the Economic Development Council of Colorado. Steve also sits on the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporations Board of Directors as well as other state and regional groups promoting economic development.

Steve lives in Denver with his wife Peggy and enjoys hiking, diving, golf.

Steve Art
Economic Development & Urban Renewal Manager,
City of Wheat Ridge

July Luncheon Speaker: Sarah Landry

Sarah Landry, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

Sarah Landry, Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Sarah Landry serves as the Director of Operations for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. In this role, she oversees COGA’s internal operations, events, programs, local engagement, and the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit. Previously, Sarah managed COGA’s local regulatory and community outreach efforts throughout Colorado. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, prior to COGA, she handled communications and outreach within the Louisiana Governor’s Office, including assisting with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

June Speaker: Tom Hoby

Tom Hoby, Director of Open Space and Parks, Jefferson County

Tom Hoby, Director of Open Space and Parks, Jefferson County

Mr. Hoby was appointed as Director of the Parks and Open Space Division in March of 2010. As Open Space Director, Mr. Hoby works closely with the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager and Open Space Advisory Committee. He oversees the management and operations of the sales tax-funded program and the four sections that make up the Open Space Division: Administration & Education Services, Communications, Park Services, and Park Planning and Construction. He is a 30-year veteran of the parks and recreation industry, and is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Recreation Administration. He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, and has been active as a member of many industry committees.

June 5 Minute Spotlight – Anna Timmons

Anna Timmons is a certified Rolfer®, board member for the International Association of Structural Integrators, assistant instructor at the Rolf Institute and the proud owner of Evergreen Rolfing. She has two offices, one in Wheat Ridge and one in Evergreen.

Rolfing® structural integration is a highly skilled modality of hands on therapy that works with the soft tissue of our bodies. Through it's brilliant process of sessions, it helps to relieve pain by opening, realigning and hydrating our connective tissue, and bring us back into balance so that we regain comfort. Both of Anna's offices are relaxing and quiet places where clients are invited to reconnect with their bodies again. Anna lives in Evergreen with her husband and loves every day that either involves working with clients and/or unplugging in the outdoors.

Anna Timmons

Anna Timmons
Certified Rolfer™
Certified Structural IntegratorCM
Evergreen Rolfing

May Speaker – Kim Christiansen

Kim grew up in Colorado and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her first job was as a writer and associate producer for the 6 a.m. news here at 9NEWS. She went on to work as a writer for the late newscasts and eventually made the transition to general assignment reporter. Her first anchor position was on 9News Saturday Morning. She went on to anchor the 5 and 10 p.m. on the weekends with Ward Lucas. She currently serves as a co-anchor of 4 p.m. at 9NEWS and 9NEWS at 9 p.m..

Kim has won four regional Emmy awards for spot news, news writing and news reporting. Kim is also devoted to the fight against breast cancer. She serves as the spokesperson for the Buddy Check9 program and speaks to dozens of community groups about the importance of self-exam and mammography. Kim's sister Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and has taken an active role in our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. The Buddy Check 9 program has been nominated for a national community service Emmy award.

Kim is a former Miss Colorado and won a special talent award at the Miss America Scholarship pageant. She feels extremely blessed to be living and working in her hometown. She's very close to her family and considers her sister to be her best friend.

Kim Christiansen

Kim Christiansen
Anchor Reporter, 9NEWS


Member Meeting – April 9 Lunch

Luncheon – Thursday, April 9, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden
Cost: $20.00, includes meal
Speaker: Greg Feith, NTSB National Transportation Safety Board

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

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April Speaker – Greg Feith

After 20 years of government service at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Mr. Feith “departed the government pattern.” Technically too young to enjoy the spoils of retirement, he is engaging in his second career using his experience to enhance aviation safety and security in the private sector. During his tenure with the NTSB, Mr. Feith served in a variety of positions, including Air Safety Investigator (Field) Unit Supervisor, Regional Director, and Senior Air Safety Investigator. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds an Airline Transport Certificate with over 3,000 hours of flight time; and owns a Piper PA-24-260 Comanche. Greg served as the Investigator-In-Charge (IIC) of the NTSB “Mr. Feith was awarded the 1996 Laurel Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine in the category of “Outstanding Operations” for leadership during the conduct of the Valujet Airlines investigation in the Florida Everglades; and received the 2001 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Distinguished Alumni Award for “extraordinary distinction and success in the field of aviation and achievements". Currently, Greg Feith consults on aviation safety and security matters, instructs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; contributes articles to Business & Commercial Aviation magazine including “Avoiding the Beast Below”; and has been working as the technical advisor and actor in a number of television programs. He appears regularly as a guest aviation safety and security expert on NBC, MSNBC while maintaining a busy speaking schedule. visit and

Greg Feith
Greg Feith