2017 Board of Directors
Back Row l to r: Ammon Stotts, Barrie Goettsche, Bill Jones, Jeannie Hulse, TomTaylor, Jody Livingood, Julie Dunlap
Front Row l to r: Ezrah Moore, Elle Cabbage, Jeff Wagnaar, Cory Thompson
Not shown: Ben Keller
Elle Cabbage, Executive Director
Erie Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Erie community since 2008, Elle is involved with both the Boulder Regional Business Partnership Committee and the South Weld County Chambers Coalition. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and serves on the Community Medical Center Board of Directors and the IBMC Advisory Board.
Cory Thompson, Administrative Assistant
Erie Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Erie Chamber of Commerce since June, 2014, Cory is a member of the Hunters Glen HOA Board of Directors and a Board member for Thornton’s Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council.
Ezrah Moore, Intern
Erie Chamber of Commerce
Ezrah has graduated high school and is performing an internship with the Chamber during his gap year before attending Aims College. He would like to major in hospitality and manage hotels in England and other places as well.
Jeff Wagnaar, President
Academic Associates Learning Center
Jeff, a 16 year Colorado resident, currently lives in Erie with his wife and 4 children. He wants to see businesses thrive and become financially strong so that they can give back to the community. Jeff believes that Erie residents and visitors should be able to experience a local economy that is friendly and supports their lifestyle. He has served as Treasurer for the Louisville Senior Foundation, is currently involved in Global Health Initiatives–Centura Health and has been a team leader for medical mission trips to Rwanda since 2006.
Bill Jones, CPA – Treasurer
Partner/Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Bill is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience serving clients in and around Erie. He is familiar with the issues and concerns facing individuals and businesses today. Bill is a resident of Erie and is committed to being involved in the community, as well as being an advocate for local businesses.
Jeannie Hulse, Secretary
Jeannie Hulse Insurance & Financial Services Inc.
Owner-State Farm Insurance agency in Erie, with over 30 years of insurance experience. Proudly serving Erie and surrounding communities since 2002. Member of Optimist Club of Erie, National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA), NAVY for Moms and participates in a variety of community events. Jeannie is serving her fifth consecutive year on the Chamber Board. In 2007 and 2008, Jeannie served as President of the Erie Chamber Board of Directors.
Life Enhancement Coach
Tom and his wife have lived in Erie for the past 14 years. Tom believes the Erie Chamber should be committed to supporting, promoting and growing the Erie Business community through leadership, community service, professional development and networking. Tom has been an ambassador with the Chamber since he joined 2 years ago. Tom is a member of VFW post 1771, has served on the Board of Directors for two churches in the Boulder area and was a member of the Gospel Voices of Boulder choir. He is committed to giving back to the community.
Barrie Goettsche, Vice President
Chick-Fil-A at Larkridge
Family, to Barrie, is very important as can be seen from her 36 years of marriage, 4 children and 10 grandchildren. She has been a member of the Erie Chamber of Commerce since her restaurant opened 8 years ago. Barrie is enthusiastic about connecting individuals and businesses, helping them to network with each other and strengthen Erie’s business community. Barrie has also served on the Board for the Carbon Valley Chamber and has been a member of the Lafayette and North Metro Chambers. She also supports many of the schools and organizations within the Erie, Broomfield, Westminster, Tri-Town and Thornton communities.
Julie moved into Erie in 2011 and currently lives with her husband and 2 children. Julie and her husband started Dunlap Electric out of Erie in 2012. When not at a band performance or soccer game, she enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and everything the Colorado mountains have to offer. Dunlap Electric supplies electrical support for all Chamber events. She enjoys volunteering during these events and has also been an active supporter and planner for fundraising for the EHS Soccer program and volunteers in the Early Childhood program at Flatirons Community Church. Julie is a strong supporter of small business and enjoys working in the community.
Strategic Business Coaching
Ben started his business because he finds great fulfillment in helping others prosper. He believes in the positive impact of coaching in business and life. His personal mission is ‘To Connect with and Unleash the Power and Passion of YOUR Dreams.’ This is a perfect illustration of Ben’s deep motivation to help people improve their lives by focusing on the person first and the business second. He is also the Founder, President, and Chairman of a nonprofit organization, Courage 2 Thrive. A USMC veteran, Ben has a master’s diploma in life coaching and is certified in The Strategic Mindset coaching process. He has more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning, business management, continuous improvement, and leadership and has served two years as a Baldrige National Quality Award examiner.