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2018 Ambassadors

2018 Ambassadors

Raheel Alam
2018 Ambassador Chair
Learning Village
Founder & CEO
Kathe Alters
KRCC-FM
Underwriting Sales Associate
Arlene Alvarez
Halo Branded Solutions
Account Executive
Melanie Clay
Scott Anderson Agency LLC
Commercial Underwriter
Melanie is a Colorado Springs native who is passionate about helping business owners protect their assets through Commercial Insurance. She was blessed to have been employed at USAA for nearly 6 years, and during that time she obtained her CPCU, Associate in Commercial Underwriting, and Associate in General Insurance.  Melanie is currently the Commercial Lines Manager at the Scott Anderson Agency. 
Steven Colucci
Gary DeJong
Real Estate Team
American Overhead Door
President

American Overhead Door, established in 1985, repairs and replaces overhead doors for residential and commercial applications. American has grown from 3 people in 2010, to over 30 employees today. American has earned the BBB Excellence in Customer service award and the Colorado Springs Business Alliance Award for Local Business Sector. In 2006, Gary came to Colorado Springs for vacation and fell in love with the city.  Gary returned to Sacramento, put his company and house up for sale and moved asap.  The community is a great to raise a family, great business environment and provides an awesome quality of life.

Tammy Fogall
Real Estate Team
Colorado Springs Business Journal / Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group
Tammy Fogall is an Advertising Account Executive with the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ) and the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group (CSMNG). She enjoys working with businesses, both big and small, to help them develop marketing strategies that will help them yield results. Tammy has worked for the papers for approximately 10 years. In the past, she has worked for The Gazette, Reunion Homes and the U.S. Air Force Academy. She currently serves on the Mountain Post Historical Association (MPHA) board as Communications chair. Tammy also serves on the Pikes Peak Western Street Breakfast committee. In the past, she has served on the Military Spouse Career Committee (MSCC) as board chair and the Colorado Springs Chamber Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC).   Tammy has lived in Colorado Springs for twenty-five years.  She is married to a retired Ft. Carson Army Staff Sergeant. She has two children, Emily and Joshua.
Michael Gallagher, CEBS, MBA
Insurance/Legal Team
Physicians Mutual
Senior Consultant and Agent
Michael Gallagher is a senior sales executive with 38 years of experience in the health insurance industry and recently recognized as the top producer-agent for Physicians Mutual Rocky Mountain Agency in 2017. Michael educates pre-retirees, active retirees and senior consumers on how to best optimize their health and dental care coverage protection. He received his BA degree from Michigan State University and MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. Michael is a lifetime honorary board member of the American Diabetes Association.  He has served as a past president and vice president of the Colorado Chapter of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and a past board member and sponsorship chair of the Metro Denver Association of Health Underwriters.  Along with his wife Stacy, enjoying time spent with their grown children, traveling, golf, and wine tasting are favorite pastimes.  
Jackie Gonzalez
2018 Ambassador Co- Vice Chair
ABC Bank
Jackie is a SBA and Business Banker with ABC Bank and has been in financial services for 30-plus years. Jackie enjoys working with businesses to help them achieve their financial goals and has the expertise to work within varying business sectors. She is a certified consultant for the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and serves on the Board of Preferred Lending Partners. She supports several local causes and previously served as a board member for the Loan Approval Committee for the City of Colorado Springs Housing and Urban Redevelopment division and as the chair for the Chamber & EDC's Ambassador Team. In 2015, she was named Ambassador of the year.
Dave Hall
AllRevedUp Internet Solutions powered by WSI
Digital Marketing Consultant
Dave Hall is a digital marketing consultant and owner of AllRevedUp Internet Solutions powered by WSI. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Theater Arts from Concordia University-Nebraska and nearly 20 years of experience, Dave has the ideal approach to internet and online marketing strategies and has certainly made a difference to his client’s business lives. Dave was an early adopter of both Facebook and LinkedIn, quickly learning what makes these platforms such phenomenal aspects of online marketing. When Dave isn’t engrossed in fantasy football or adventuring in the great outdoors with his wife and two kids, he’s looking for innovative ways to improve his client’s online strategies and ROI. Dave and his team are dedicated to helping businesses grow its online presence and boost online sales.
Nicole Helseth
OverDrive Raceway LLC
Event Sales Manager
Nicole Helseth is the Event Sales Manager at Overdrive Raceway Entertainment Center and has been in sales and marketing for 15+ years.   She also has an extensive background in hospitality and worked for Vail Resorts, Inc. for 8 years.  Nicole enjoys serving others and has been on several boards including SOCO HSMAI where she was the VP of Membership.  She also volunteers with numerous non profits and is teaching her teenage son to do the same. Nicole has a passion for sales, meeting new people and has a reputation of being honest, personable and hard working.  She strives to exceed her clients expectations and has won numerous Guest Service Awards.   
 
Jon Hollman
Financial Services Team Lead
Vectra Bank/ Tejon - MAIN
Commercial Banker
John Lee
Webster University
Community Relations Coordinator
Joseph Locke, AAMS®
Edward Jones Investments
Financial Advisor
I'm a financial advisor with Edward Jones, a financial-services firm dedicated to serving the serious, long-term investor. My clients know their life savings is worth more than a 1-800 number or call center.  My practice is centered on getting to know you, understanding your goals, and developing individualized strategies to help you reach them.

Prior to joining Edward Jones, I served more than 22 years in the US Air Force, leading organizations as large as 2,800 in the US and abroad and retired as a Colonel. I came to Edward Jones in 2017 because I want to help individual investors achieve their financial goals. In addition to being a 1995 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, I hold a two Degrees in Strategic Military Studies. Closer to the financial world, I received the AAMS® professional designation in 2017.

My most gratifying role is that of a father and husband. My wife, Erin, and I have 3 fantastic children.
Thomas McClintock
Bernie McDonnell
Real Estate Team Lead
Synergy Realty Group Inc
I'm a real estate coach that brings together the team (lender, title, inspector...) for the Big Day - CLOSING! I help with new builds, land & existing houses. I will treat you like you are my only client so you will get the very best communication from me. You will have one of the most trustworthy Realtors.
Nohemy Montes, JD
Financial Services Team
Mont Wealth
President, Financial Planner
Nohemy has been a financial planner for more than 13 years. Nohemy obtained her law degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua and she also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics from Colorado State University in Pueblo. Her retirement planning knowledge has given her the opportunity to be a coach in the financial arena as well as develop business relationships with individuals and organizations across the State of Colorado. Nohemy is a partner of Millenium Financial Group, a wealth management group committed to providing unbiased leadership to the financial lives of clients. Nohemy holds multi-state Life, Health, and Casualty licenses, as well as Series 7 and 66 security registrations.

Nohemy is a proud mother to Ashley 15 and Kelsi 11 whom at their young age are competitive athletes and volunteer in the community.
Daniel Osinski
Experience Economy Team
Laser Sound LLC
Owner
Dan Osinski purchased Laser Sound in 2006 and now employs 4 A/V technicians and DJ's. In early 2018, his company, Laser Sound, just opened a second office in Denver. He also currently serves as a business development rep for Unified Title. Dan has served with the Fountain EDC since March 2015 and brings a wealth of connections, knowledge, and passion to aid on behalf of business growth in the Colorado Springs greater area. His passion is to promote positive change throughout the Pikes Peak region, remaining actively involved by serving in both volunteer and board level capacities.  Dan’s civic endeavors include: ambassador for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC since 2005, past President of Prospectors, MME board member, Tri-Lakes Chamber member/volunteer/sound support, Colorado Springs Wine Festival Committee Entertainment Chair, past Southern Colorado Apartment Association ambassador, Rotary, and much more.
Kimberly Raney
John Reyes
Roger Siverson
Experience Economy Team
Jacqueline Staples
Mutual of Omaha
Financial Advisor
John Stenberg
2018 Ambassador Co-Vice Chair
Zenith Chiropractic
Dr. John Stenberg is a chiropractor and the owner/operator of Zenith Chiropractic – the first and only clinic in Colorado Springs focused on NeuroStructural Correction. His passion and purpose lie in providing support and strategies to help folks reach their health potential. Dr. Stenberg has published research in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research and was awarded a research fellowship through the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association and the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society. He is happily married to Elizabeth, a civil engineer who helps with business operations of Zenith Chiropractic. Together they enjoy the culture, lifestyle, and beauty of the Colorado Springs region.
Derek Wilson
Healthcare/Education Team Lead
Silver Key
Director of Development and Donor Relations
Derek serves as the Director of Development and Donor Relations, for Silver Key.  He is responsible for ongoing and proactive relationship management, strategic communication plans,  and all other fundraising efforts. Previously, Derek was, in a similar role at The Salvation Army, and prior to that he was Director of Extended Studies at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences at UCCS.  Derek holds a degree in Political Science, and a Masters in Educational Leadership.  Derek is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak (LPP).  Derek was also a Realtor for 6 years in the Phoenix area.
Dawn Yocum
Healthcare/Education Team
Dawn Yocum Independent Mary Kay Consultant
Owner (franchise)
Dawn offers year-round executive & personal shopping gift service for businesses and individuals. Fun teaching-styled appointments are provided at the office, coffee shop, home or in Dawn’s studio for individual, small get togethers or parties. Dawn provides makeup tips, skin care advice, free samples, and many more options for all beauty needs.
Laura Zulanas
Complete Care
Laura Zulanas is a Marketing Specialist with Complete Care and has been in marketing, sales and advertising for over 15 years. Laura enjoys working with businesses to help them achieve their goals and has the expertise to work within varying business sectors. She has experience in all types of media including social media, print, digital, TV and reputation management. Laura has previously worked extensively in the financial services industry including working on the Chicago Board Options Exchange floor.  She supports several local causes in the community and previously served as a board member for United Way of Colorado Springs, Boy Scouts of America and Tradition of Excellence Foundation.
 

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