• 235 Wells Street | PO Box 97 | Erie, CO 80516 | Phone (303) 828-3440

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    2018 Board of Directors

     

    Back Row Standing l to r: Tom Taylor, Elle Cabbage, Jeff Wagnaar, Cory Thompson, Bill Jones

    Front Row seated l to r: Julie Dunlap, Barrie Goettsche, Peter Benkowski, Baille Barbour, Nate Cervantes

     

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Julie Dunlap, Secretary

    Dunlap Electric

    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.

     

    Tom Taylor

    Windmill Photos

    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.

     

    Baille Barbour

    State Farm Insurance

    Baille has lived in the area for 15 years and owned her business in Erie for 1.5 years.  She is a Colorado native and graduate of both the University of Colorado at Boulder and Johnson & Wales University.  She is married and has a 7 year old daughter and twin 4 year old boys. She loves the small town feel of Erie which has maintained its small town qualities and heart even though continually growing.  She is an area drop off for Free The Girls, she drives for Meals on Wheels and sponsors a section of road in Erie.  She is passionate about the Erie community and is looking forward to great things to come. 

     

    Peter Benkowski

    Good Samaritan Medical Center

    Peter moved to Colorado in 2016 for his role as Vice President of Business Development at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette. He purchased his home in Erie in May, 2017.  He has been married to his wife for 20 years and has a 13 year old daughter.  Peter’s daughter is a competitive Level 7 gymnast while he is a competitive cyclist having participated in races throughout Colorado.  Peter is a past board member for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association and St. Joseph’s Montessori School in Columbus, Ohio and a current board member for the Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation.

     

    Nate Cervantes

    Industrial Revolution Brewing Company

    Nate is the current co-owner of The Industrial Revolution Brewing Company which has been in business in Erie for 4 years. After returning from Frankfurt, Germany in 2011 where he was working for the US Consulate as a Superintendent in managing fire suppression, he began looking into investing in a business. He joined his father investing in a small brewery in Erie which was up and running by 2013. Nate continues to work hard to grow and constantly improves his business with innovative ideas.  He is a big part of the Erie community working on supporting community events and charity benefits.