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:
Karen Wick joined the BlueFlower Fund in 2007 and currently serves as president. 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.
Jenifer Fuller 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.
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 the 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.
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.
Scott Martinez, the first Y chromosome on the BlueFlower Fund board, is the Deputy Denver City Attorney. Prior to practicing law, Scott worked in the political arena promoting progressive candidates and social justice initiatives. He lives with his wife, Julie, and their two young children in Golden.
Jennie Peek-Dunstone joined the BlueFlower Fund in 2011. She is a past Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party and the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund. Jennie is a Colorado native, growing up in Greeley. Jennie currently lives in Evergreen with her husband 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 son in Aurora.
Mary Ellen Wolf joined the Blue Flower 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. She managed Cary Kennedy's 2010 campaign for reelection as Colorado's state treasurer. Prior to her work on Kennedy's campaign, Serena did strategic communications for a variety of non-profit organizations and campaigns. She currently works at the director of strategic engagement at the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. Born and raised in Evergreen, she is a proud Colorado native.
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
if you are interested in joining the BlueFlower Board.