Get to know our Board of Directors:
Rob O’Dea, Chair
Rob O’Dea is an accomplished executive with more than 16 years of experience in setting marketing, product, and communications strategy for blue chip clients. The early years of his career were spent helping large national banks set their retail strategies and guiding some of the nation’s largest retailers and brands including Nike, Adidas, Target, Costco, and Sam’s Club through the launch of cutting edge retail technologies. Rob has started multiple companies including his current marketing firm, Barracuda M.A.D., LLC; commercial investigations and security firm, SA Risk Management; and strategy consultancy Sage Allied, LLC that has successfully overseen the entitlement of more than a $1.1 billion dollars of new construction development since 2012. Rob is an avid cyclist, fly fisherman, and skier who lives in Boulder with his wife, Adria and their two children.
Lisa Hough, Vice Chair
Networking, mentoring and making connections are both business and passion for Lisa Hough. She has two decades of professional experience in a variety of government and public affairs capacities including expertise in policy development, community investment strategies, media relations, and trade association engagement. In addition, she’s had extensive experience in crisis communications. Lisa has worked for a number of global companies with strong ties to Colorado in telecommunications and energy as well as experience with several environmental organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council. She’s a graduate of Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver where she specialized in natural resources law and public interest programs. Lisa obtained her undergraduate degree from Duke University. She and her family live in Westminster and enjoy all the city has to offer from the extensive open space corridors to the beautiful golf courses. Her family first came to Butterfly Pavilion with their girls as young children, but have enjoyed re-experiencing the facility with teenage eyes these days!
Kevin Medina, Past Chair
Kevin Medina is a highly skilled executive with an impressive track record of building and managing profitable organizations from the ground up. He is the founder of four successful start-ups and is currently President of his latest venture, Denver Marketing Group. Kevin has always believed in community involvement. He has served on the Board of Directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams County (CASA) and the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Wish of a Lifetime, where he was also the Board Chair in 2010. Kevin is a Colorado native; he has two daughters and holds a B.S. in marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Business and Administration.
Richard Jarboe, Treasurer
Richard Jarboe retired in May 2012 after working for almost 30 years as a computer programmer for various Denver-area financial and manufacturing companies. Prior to that, Richard worked in the mining and metals industry in Colorado and Arizona for 15 years. Richard has been an active volunteer at Butterfly Pavilion since August of 1997, and currently serves as Chairman of the Volunteer Leadership Council. Richard is also an active volunteer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science since November of 1994, working in the Prehistoric Journey and Space Odyssey permanent exhibits.
Richard is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a degree of Metallurgical Engineering, and an MBA graduate of West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) with an emphasis in Data Processing. Richard served as a Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1967 to 1969 with duty stations in Korea and West Point, NY.
Bob Briggs, Secretary
Bob Briggs was elected to Westminster City Council in November 2007 and was term limited in 2015. He is President of Briggs Enterprises that contracts with companies that have issues with local government and is the head cheerleader for Rocky Mountain Railroad Xpress, an effort to connect Wyoming and New Mexico with 110 mph rail service. Bob has served as an Adams County commissioner, a Director for the Regional Transportation District, and a Colorado State Representative. He is a member of the Westminster High School class of 1955, and Colorado State University classes of 1959 and 1961. Other past memberships include Westminster Jaycees president, 1964-1965; Westminster Chamber of Commerce charter chairman, 2013; Westminster Rotary Club president, 1978; Boy Scout Troop 324 scoutmaster, 1975-78; Valley District for the Boy Scouts chairman, 1980; Westminster Presbyterian Church, president of the corporation three times; Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors, 1980-82; Westminster Open Space Advisory Board, charter member since 1987. Bob received the 2015 Pioneer Award from Butterfly Pavilion for his efforts supporting the Pavilions since 1993.
Faith Winter is currently the Mayor Pro-Tem of Westminster, Executive Director of Emerge Colorado, and candidate for State House District 35. Faith has spent her entire career inspiring people to action, whether it is the thousands of women she trained to run for office at The White House Project, the young voters she turned out in 2004, or engaging her constituents on important issues facing Westminster. In 2004 Winter was named one of 30 people under 30 showing political leadership by the Youth Vote Coalition; in 2008 Winter was named one of the top ten most influential women in Denver by the Denver Examiner; in 2010 she was named Woman of the year by Colorado Business and Professional Women, northwest chapter; and in 2012 Winter was named one of the up and coming women leaders to watch by the Denver Post. Winter loves organizing because she believes the best way to create change is by building power through people. She has fun doing it, because a job isn’t worth doing unless you laugh once in a while.
Michael Snider is a partner with the law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver, where his practice focuses on federal income tax planning. He regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of international investments, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and international joint ventures. Prior to joining Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Michael was a partner in the Houston office of Baker & McKenzie LLP and served as Tax Counsel for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP in The Woodlands, Texas. Michael has been recognized as a leading tax advisor by the International Tax Review and as a Texas Rising Star® by Thomson Reuters. Michael received his law degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Georgia. He also has a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University.
Joel Cox is the Director of Digital Strategy and Co-Founder of Strategus, a digital agency providing ‘What’s Next in Data-Driven Advertising’. Joel developed his first online business at the age of 20 and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in marketing. Joel’s background began with search optimization and after having been a member of the core team that developed and rolled out the nation’s first publisher-owned ad network for Media News Group, Joel co-founded Strategus. Joel is Google Certified and fluent in all facets of digital advertising with a passion and emphasis on cutting-edge & innovative digital display tactics.
Jordan’s main passion is bringing a voice to those in need. Because of this, Jordan finds immense joy in being involved in her community and causes she cares about. Jordan works at Pac/West, one of the strongest political public affairs firms in the western United States. At Pac/West, Jordan serves as an account manager and communications expert for an array of clients and issues. Prior to Pac/West, Jordan worked for the Girl Scouts of Colorado in Communications and Product Sales, solidifying her passion and interest in nonprofit management and operations. In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Butterfly Pavilion, Jordan is a Board member for Denver Gay Professionals and Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND). Born and raised in Grand Junction, Jordan believes in investing in key organizations that are meaningful to Colorado’s legacy. Jordan received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Advertising and a minor in Visual Communications.
Kenneth Monfort has been owner/Director at Monfort Companies since 2011 and has played an instrumental role in structuring the family’s private investment office as well as the commercial real estate development business. In addition to a board seat with Butterfly Pavilion, Kenneth holds influential positions with the State Colorado Restaurant Association, National Western Stock Show, The Denver Athletic Club, Ballpark Neighborhood Association, and Downtown Denver Partnership. Kenneth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Real Estate from University of Denver.
Tisha Schuller consults private clients from fortune-500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative. In this role, she works with companies and stakeholders to interface with Stanford’s diverse faculty conducting research in the areas of sustainable development, technology innovation, climate policy, and geopolitics. She conducts public speaking and consulting focused on deescalating the energy wars, understanding the polarized landscape, and navigating successful strategies. Tisha most recently worked as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association in one of the most dramatic and contentious times for energy development in Colorado’s history. Prior to COGA, Ms. Schuller served as a Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm for 15 years. She has a B.S. in Earth Systems with an emphasis in Geology from Stanford University.