The Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of well-known community leaders from throughout Northern Colorado. Trustees are selected for having demonstrated personal involvement in civic affairs and a high level of commitment and philanthropic leadership in our community.The Community Foundation is also supported by a Regional Development Council and numerous committees.
Tom Behr, CFP
Tom has been a financial advisor for over 25 years and is currently Managing Director for First Western Trust in Northern Colorado. He serves on the Community Foundation’s Regional Development Council, on the Finance Council for St. Joseph Catholic Parish and the Campaign Executive Committee for the Food Bank Serving Larimer County. He loves to spend time in the Colorado outdoors with his wife, Bekah, and four sons.
Charles Bouchard, MBA
Charles has been a financial advisor for over 30 years for AG Edwards and Wells Fargo Advisors. He serves on Foundation’s Investment Committee, Loan Committee, Regional Development Council, the Thompson R2-J school finance committee, and is active with Rotary. Charles and his family established a Donor Advised fund with the Foundation in 2006.
Mark Driscoll, MBA (Chair)*
Mark has 36 years of experience in the banking business, including 20 years as President of First National Bank. He also worked as Director of Athletics at Colorado State University from 2003 to 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Bankers Association and the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance.
Paula has been a community volunteer for nearly 35 years and served in a leadership capacity for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Give Next, United Way of Larimer County, and several other organizations, in addition to Community Foundation committees. Paula and her husband, Dave, established the Edwards Family Fund in 2003. She has been a Trustee since 2016.
Jason Ells, CCIM
Jason has worked in commercial real estate since 2001 and is currently the Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield. He has served on many community boards including Larimer Commerce Bank, Northern Colorado UniFY, and is currently serving on the boards of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development. Jason has been a Trustee since 2015.
Richard founded Peak Solutions, a management consulting and leadership development firm, in 2001 and is currently the President of the firm. He authored the book Trustology and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars around the country. Richard is also a member of the Mill City Church Board of Trustees, a past member of the Alpha Center Board of Directors, and volunteers in various capacities throughout the community. Richard has been a Trustee since 2015.
Craig is the President and part-owner of TANCO Engineering, Inc., a Loveland-based, nationwide industrial construction company. Craig previously served on the Berthoud Community Fund Committee and volunteers as a part-time coach with the Berthoud High School Cross Country running team. Craig’s favorite outdoor activities are running, swimming, and alpine ski racing with the Eldora Masters.
Cecil is a retired music educator from Loveland and Thompson Valley high schools. He served on the Loveland City Council, including eight years as mayor from 2007 – 2017, and is currently a member of numerous boards and committees. He also spent almost 30 years in the U.S. Army on active duty, and in the National Guard.
Denise Juliana, CPA
Denise is a partner at Eide Bailly CPAs and Business Advisors and has been with the firm for almost 30 years. She serves on Foundation’s Regional Development Council, and is involved with Foothills Rotary, Give Next, and Women Give. Denise and her husband love to travel.
Mark has thirty years of experience in the petroleum industry and is the founding principal of Bear Peak Resources, LLC. He is currently the Vice President of the Board of the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership and board member for Estes Performance, Inc., having previously served on the board of Estes Valley Habitat for Humanity, and on the Community Foundation’s Estes Valley Community Fund. Mark and his wife, Susan, advise the Newendorp Family Charitable Foundation Fund, which was established in 2010.
Suzanne Peterson, MBA, CFA*
Suzanne and her husband, Andy, started Peterson Energy Management, where she has served as owner, vice president, and chief financial officer. She is the co-chair of the Community Foundation’s Loveland Generations committee and is also on the United Way of Larimer County Loveland Advisory Board. Suzanne and Andy established a Donor Advised fund with the Community Foundation in 2012. She has been a Trustee since 2013.
*Executive Committee Member