October Meeting Topic: Climbing Mt. Everest

Darren Rogers is a mountaineer who started climbing trees at a young age. When his family moved to southern Colorado his climbing interests changed to mountains where he has climbed  many of the 14er’s.  Locally, Darren enjoys hiking and snowshoeing the trails in the Big Horn mountains outside Sheridan, Wyoming always chasing his favorite  part of the day, sunrise.

Darren has traveled  to remote  parts of the world experiencing cultures and testing his mental  fortitude at high altitude to reach mountain tops in Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Tibet and Nepal.  In Tibet while climbing Cho Oyu, he was one of the last people out of high camp on summit day but passed over 75 people with his Sherpa reaching the summit at sunrise.  

In 2015, he set his sights on Mount Everest and Lhotse and was at Camp 1 during a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which ended the expedition.  In 2016, Darren returned to Nepal and had a successful climb of Mount Everest.  When not climbing, Darren is a Chemical Engineer and enjoys providing practical solutions  to the Oil & Gas industry.

See the pictures, hear the stories of training, life in Base Camp and experience of climbing the World’s  highest mountain.

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Monthly Meeting – Open Sector for October: Residential Construction

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7:00 AM

1 Members Attending

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Senior Hub Volunteer Day – Saturday, September 23rd, 9am

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Senior Hub Volunteer Day – DAB Families Welcome

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017, 9:00 AM

1 Members Attending

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Members Fall Social – September 13th, 5:30pm

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DAB Fall Social

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017, 5:30 PM

28 Members Attending

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September Meeting Topic: Two Games of Leadership

Tom Athenour, CEO/Principal at StarQuest Group, has been in the professional development business for nearly 25 years, and has worked with Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups to help them achieve profitable growth objectives, develop leadership talent, and create healthy organizations.

Prior to co-founding StarQuest in 1998, he was VP of marketing for International Learning Systems, a consulting firm that worked with Fortune 500 companies across North America. Before entering the consulting business, he worked nearly 15 years in the financial services industry and held leadership positions in marketing, operations and sales with Bank of America, California Bancshares, and Piper Jaffray.

His passion (and purpose) is to work with executives, mid-level leaders, and sales professionals to help them elevate their game; increase their effectiveness; and lead more creative and fulfilling lives.

Annual “No Drop” Road Bike Ride for Members, October 13th, 3pm

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DAB Road Bike Ride

Friday, Oct 13, 2017, 3:00 PM

5 Members Attending

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August Meeting Speakers: Zach & Joel Appel, Childhood Addiction

Zach Appel is a junior at Metro State. Zach grew up in Denver and attended several high schools in Denver and a boarding school in Maine. Zach has been sober for 3.5 years and now helps teens and adults get and stay sober. Zach’s interests are music, reading, psychology, and anything outdoors.

Joel Appel has been an entrepreneur and business manager most of his life. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Joel worked at the Quaker Oats Company for 8 years. He then founded Orange Glo International with his parents, which they sold to Church & Dwight/Arm & Hammer in 2006. A year later Joel founded Launch Pad Ventures which partners with inventors and entrepreneurs who have created such cool companies as Tortle, Brainetics, FullBar, Base Education, and Sleep For Life. Joel sits on the boards of First Descents and the Hoffman Institute. Joel is married to Tiffany Glucksman Appel, has two kids, Zachary and Danielle, and also loves everything outdoors.

August 10th – 9th Annual DAB Golf & Dinner Event at Rolling Hills Country Club

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9th Annual DAB Golf & Dinner Event at Rolling Hills Country Club

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017, 1:00 PM

26 Members Attending

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Next Meeting is May 9th – Jeff Weist, Professional Lobbyist

Jeff Weist is a professional lobbyist who has spent 20 years assisting his clients in all aspects of government relations, including strategic planning, lobbying, political fundraising, coalition building, grassroots and communications. He will be giving us an Update of the 2017 Colorado Legislature accomplishments when he speaks to our group in May.

Jeff believes he has the best job in the world, turning his passion for crafting public policy into a lifetime profession helping his clients navigate the often byzantine maze of government. 

Jeff has been interested in public policy since high school where, in addition to being valedictorian and captain of the swim team, he was student council Vice President and editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. He continued those pursuits in college at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he majored in Political Science, and acted as Managing Editor of the Georgetown Guardian newspaper.

During his tenure in Washington, DC, Jeff served as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Dan Schaefer (R-CO).  He advised the Congressman on economic, telecommunications, budget, utility, tax and banking issues and had the privilege of playing a leading role in the first major re-write of the nation’s telecommunications laws in 60 years, as well as crafting groundbreaking utility regulation and tax reform legislation.

After coming home to his native Colorado, Jeff was Director of State Government Affairs for AT&T Broadband, the nation’s largest cable television company, as well as its predecessor company, Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI). In that role, he oversaw legislative affairs and coordinated lobbying efforts region and nationwide.

From AT&T, he graduated to contract lobbying in 2002, and is proud to have cultivated a more than decade-long relationships with many of his clients. From major corporations, medium and small businesses, trade associations to non-profits, Jeff understands the needs of business owners and membership driven organizations alike.

Jeff is known for his ability to grasp complex issues quickly, diving deeply into the bills he is working on, knowing his issues better than anyone else in the room, and crafting creative, win-win solutions to difficult policy problems.

Despite his passion for his work, Jeff tries hard to lead a balanced life that centers on his two teenage boys. Together, they enjoy a wide range of very fun (if expensive) hobbies, including: fly-fishing, shooting, skiing and high-powered rocketry.  Jeff is a Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster, and former Cub Scout Cubmaster.  Jeff has also volunteered on numerous boards including the Denver Art Museum Asian Art Association and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.

Our Newest Member: Amanda Carrothers, Embody Power

Amanda is a Senior Leader Coach and Org Consultant with Embody Power Inc. Embody Power is an internationally acclaimed facilitation, training and coaching company that specifically works with Colorado business’s providing onsite transformational experiences to each client we serve. In operation since 1989 Embody Power acts as the training and development department for companies. Clients receive the highest level of onsite and remote support and services through long-term partnerships which allow them to understand the business intimately and customize all their work to fit specific results.

Number of employees – 1 – with many contractors
Services include – Organizational & Leadership Assessments
• Executive & Management Coaching
• Customized Training Solutions
• Facilitation of Team and Group Meetings
• Employee and Team Interventions
• New Hire 90 Day Onboarding Plans

For additional information, www.embodypower.com.

Q2 Happy Hour – Wednesday, April 26th @ 3:45 p.m., Hosted by Citywide Home Loans

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DAB Happy Hour

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017, 3:45 PM

18 Members Attending

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