Leadership Development Board


The Leadership Development Board was founded in 2009 to enhance awareness of the Buddy Program’s mission among Aspen’s next generation of leaders.   The Board is comprised of dedicated and motivated young professionals in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Leadership Development Board is responsible for promoting the Buddy Program’s mission through community activism, program advocacy, creative contributions, and volunteerism.  Each Board member is asked to help recruit new Big Buddies, attend at least one Buddy Program activity per year, make an annual donation through the Junior Council, and serve on a Board committee.

Group at Jan meeting 1

Front Row (L-R): Candace Huffman, Jared Goulet, Teraissa McGovern, Kaitlin Windle, Andrea Bryan, Chelsea Dillon, Chris Cohen, Chris Striefel, Lindsay Lofaro

Back Row (L-R): Alexandra Hughes, David Lysaught, Rebecca Polan, Chris Field, Jim Palardy

2016 Members

Candace Huffman, Project Manager, RA Nelson Construction- President

Jared Goulet, Owner, Gallery 1949 – Vice President

Chris Cohen, Programs Coordinator, Rock Bottom Ranch, ACES

Chelsea Dillon, Owner, Gold Leaf Event Design and Production

Chris Field, Managing Director, Red Wheel Media

Alexandra Hughes, Teacher, Aspen Country Day School

Charles Lucarelli, Personal Trainer, Aspen Club

David Lysaught, Vice President, First Bank Aspen

Teraissa McGovern, Project Manager, Brewster McLeod Associates

Jim Palardy, Analyst, ABT Associates

Stephanie Peterman, Director of Guest Services, Snowmass, Aspen Skiing Company

Rebecca Polan, Reservations Manager, Snowmass Hospitality

Chris Striefel, Broker/Owner, TRU Real Estate

Kaitlin Windle, Development Manager, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

If you are interested in participating or learning more about the Leadership Development Board, please contact Lindsay Lofaro at 970-927-1001 or [email protected].

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