Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the entity in charge of the BlueFlower Fund. Each member has demonstrated a high level of commitment to our mission and brings an important set of skills. Current members of the Board of Directors include:

Aubrey Ardema

Mara Brosy-Wiwchar joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2014. She works for Congressman Jared Polis and lives in northern Colorado. Originally from Nevada, Mara moved to Colorado with her husband in 2010 and is passionate about electing pro-choice candidates at all levels of government.

Jason Crow is an attorney with Holland & Hart LLP and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Infantry and served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jason spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2012. His honors include Denver's 2013 Forty Under Forty top business professionals, 2012 Phoenix Multisport Catalyst for Change, 2011 United Veterans Committee's Outstanding Service Award and 2010 Denver Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer of the Year. He lives in Denver with this wife, Deserai, and their two children.

Rachel Gordon

Matthew Gray joined the BlueFlower board in 2011 and works as an attorney helping state and local governments finance their major projects and infrastructure. Matt is also a former deputy district attorney and former chairman of the Democratic Party for the City and County of Broomfield. Matt lives in Broomfield with his wife, Katie, who is also an attorney, and their daughter.

Edie Hooton joined the BlueFlower Board in 2010. Currently she is the Office Administrator for a software consulting company, and the campaign treasurer for Congressman Jared Polis. Edie is past president of the Democratic Women of Boulder County and is Chair of their Board's Nominating Committee. She was Special Assistant to US Senator Mike Gravel and worked for the Alaska State Legislature. Since then she has served in various legislative and public policy capacities with an electric utility and a chamber of commerce. She lives in Boulder with her husband and two teenagers, and a foreign exchange student.

Jenifer Jessep, who joined the BlueFlower Fund in 2007, is a Partner at Parquet Public Affairs, a national public and government affairs consulting firm where she represents corporate clients and trade associations in state and local government engagement. She previously served for three years as the Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), a national political organization that supports Democrats in the office of state attorney general across the nation. Jenifer lives in Broomfield with her husband and three children.

Crestina Martinez

Sarah Moss has worked in politics and government at all levels, including two presidential campaigns, for two Denver mayors, and as an Obama Administration appointee in the Office of Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the U.S. Department of Justice. She served as Executive Director of the 2011 inaugural committee for Denver Mayor-Elect Michael B. Hancock. A Denver native, Sarah has lived twice in Washington, DC. She is a Truman National Security Project Fellow and currently manages legislative and community outreach for the Denver Fire Department.

Toni Panetta joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2014. She is a program officer for a local affiliate of a national women's health foundation; previously, she served as political director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado. Toni is a Colorado native who lives in Denver and is an avid hiker and international traveler.

Jennie Peek-Dunstone joined the BlueFlower Fund in 2011 and currently operates her own consulting business, Alpine Public Affairs. She is a past Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party and the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund. Jennie is a Colorado native and grew up in Greeley. She currently lives in Evergreen with her husband, Adam, and two dogs.

Ethnie Treick joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2011. She works with Colorado elected officals, their staff and state agencies to help shape energy policy on behalf of Xcel Energy. Previously, Ethnie worked as a reporter, in media relations, and in the offices of Gov. Jim Doyle and Sen. Tom Daschle. She lives with her husband and two sons in Longmont.

Karen Wick joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2007. She works as a lobbyist on behalf of public school teachers, employees and students. When not at home with her husband in Denver, she is enjoying the great outdoors in Colorado.

Katie Wolf joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2013 and serves as the Treasurer. She is the lobbyist for Mendez Consulting with an expertise in healthcare policy. Previously, she served three years as a legislative aide in the Colorado State Senate Majority, as the Compliance Manager for President Obama's 2008 campaign in Colorado, and as a Compliance Associate for the Bennet 2010 Senatorial campaign. Katie is a native and lives in Denver.

Mary Ellen Wolf joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2010. She is a creative director with a media company and currently serves as House District Chair for District 3 of the Arapahoe County Democrats. An ardent supporter of the right to choose, Mary Ellen lives in Arapahoe County with her husband, Mike, and their two children.

Serena Woods joined the BlueFlower Fund board in 2011 and currently serves as President. Woods is a principal in the Denver office of Hilltop Public Solutions. Prior to joining Hilltop, she served as the Director of Strategic Engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI). In 2012, while on leave from CCHI, Serena was the Colorado Women’s Vote Director for Organizing for America and in 2010 served as Campaign Manager on Cary Kennedy’s campaign for reelection as Colorado’s state treasurer.  

Born and raised in Evergreen, she is proud to call Colorado her home state and is passionate about working to continue to elect more pro-choice Democratic women to lead our state.


Interested in joining the Board? Board members serve two year terms starting in January and can be renewed. Board member applications are available year round. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in joining the BlueFlower Board.

 
Advisors

We are proud to have the assistance of many leaders in the Colorado women's community as Advisors to the BlueFlower Project. Advisors work with us to transform Colorado's political landscape. Current Advisors include:

  • Susan Daggett
  • Beth Finger
  • Lynea Hansen
  • Josie Heath
  • Cary Kennedy
  • Dottie Lamm
  • Beth McCann
  • Scott Martinez
  • Jennifer Mello
  • Brittany Pettersen
  • Dorothy Rupert
  • Gail Schoettler
  • Barbara Scott
  • Gloria Tanner
  • Pat Waak

 

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