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Board Members

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

don-photoDon Seyfer, President

Seyfer Automotive
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Don is co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge celebrating 55 years of business. He and his wife Margie have resided in Wheat Ridge for 46 years. He has served on numerous boards and committees and been very involved in the community.


mark_plummerMark Plummer, Vice President

LF Insurance
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Mark Plummer is a business owner of a successful insurance agency in Wheat Ridge. Native to Colorado, Mark was born and raised in the Wheat Ridge area and has been part of the community for over 40 years. Previous to the insurance industry he was a commercial real estate analyst for 8 years and has also owned/operated a restaurant. Mark is married and has two boys.


thomasTom Ripp, Secretary

Boatright & Ripp
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Tom Ripp practices with the firm of Boatright & Ripp, LLC, and has practiced law for more than 30 years. He concentrates in the area of commercial law and real estate. He is the Past Chair of the West Chamber Serving Jefferson County and sits on the West Chamber and Wheat Ridge Foundations. He is also active in the Jefferson County Adult and Youth Leadership programs.


Bud StarkerWilliam (Bud) Starker, Treasurer

West 29th Restaurant ~ Bar
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William ‘Bud’ Starker was born in Houston, Texas, the son of an Air Force officer father and registered nurse mother. His early years were spent in the Deep South, Germany, Maine and Washington D.C. He graduated from high school in Tehran, Iran and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Starker moved to southeastern Wheat Ridge in 1976 where he still lives with Mary, his wife of 30 years. They have two grown sons. In 2013 they opened West 29th Restaurant & Bar close to home in their neighborhood. Mr. Starker served on the Wheat Ridge City Council from District 1. He enjoys skiing, golf, traveling and working around the house.


BOARD MEMBERS

Joe DeAguero

Eagle Strategies LLC and New York Life Insurance Co.
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In life and business, I instill the characteristics of servant leadership for the people of my community. I offer the leadership, education and confidence to know I serve them by being a trusted friend and adviser. I’m a Financial Adviser offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Adviser and as a licensed agent of New York Life I offer a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to, college funding, retirement and lifetime income strategies.

Maki DeLaetMaki DeLaet

EduCyber
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Maki is co-owner of EduCyber, Inc., a local website design and development company based in Wheat Ridge since 1998. She is a graphic designer, a web designer, and a project manager. Having designed hundreds of sites over the years, Maki excels at getting just the right look for her clients. Her specialty is creating visually engaging designs that actually help move visitors towards a concrete action. In her spare time, she has been involved in various volunteer activities including Boy Scouts, Lutheran Women in Mission, and Youth Group at Wheat Ridge Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 2006, she organized a large fundraiser event to help a kindergartener with a rare form of bone cancer pay for her medical treatments. She was born and raised in Japan, is a wife, and a mother of 4 children.



cropped-head-shotJoyce Jay

Mayor, City of Wheat Ridge
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Wheat Ridge has been Mayor Joyce Jay’s home for the past 29 years. During that time, she has enjoyed the city’s incredible location and raised her daughter, Ginger who graduated from Wheat Ridge High School. Politics was never her intended career. Degreed in communications, she instead enjoyed a long profession as a commercial photographer. As many know, self-employment in the commercial arts demands tenacity and a cooperative spirit to obtain mutual goals, which is quite similar to politics! Mayor Jay sold her photography business, retired, joined the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission, and was elected to City Council representing District II from 2009-2013. In November 2013, she was elected as Mayor. Currently Mayor Jay serves on the DRCOG Board, Wheat Ridge Business District Board, Wheat Ridge Business Association Board and the Metro Mayor’s Caucus.

mike-larkinMike Larkin

Larkin And Associates
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Mike Larkin is the owner of Larkin And Associates. LLC. Established in 1996, Larkin and Associates moto of “Your Trusted Flooring Partner” is really how they operate.  They partner with clients to obtain their flooring vison while maintaining budget adherence and maintenance sensibilities.   Their industry expertise, collectively over 50 years, the team at Larkin And associates has produced exceptional flooring work and built a highly satisfied client base in Denver Metro Area.



Tinamarie “TM” Seyfer

Five Rings Financial
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Tinamarie “TM” Seyfer is part of the Five Rings Financial Team, she specializes in 401(k) Rollovers, Annuities, Retirement for Life, Living Benefits, Life Insurance, Tax Deferred and Tax Free Retirement, Private Pensions, IRA Rollovers and Index Saving Strategies.
After working over 20 years as a manager and HR professional helping people get on the right track, she realized that she could make a bigger impact outside of the corporate world. She has a passion for helping individuals, families and small business plan strategies and solutions to safely grow, preserve, and protect their money and profits. She works with business owners to build retirement plans for themselves and employees at no cost to the business. She also helps business owners ensure they can continue to earn an income and keep the business operating even when they or another key employee experiences a critical or chronic illness.
Tinamarie was born and raised in the Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She married to Troy Seyfer and has an eight year old daughter named Sydney. She is active in the community serving on the Kite Flite Festival Committee, Harlan Street Rumble Car Show and Cruise Committee for the City of Wheat Ridge and volunteers at Prospect Valley Elementary where her daughter attends.

Jadon Wiens

FirstBank of Wheat Ridge
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Jadon Wiens is an Assistant Vice President for FirstBank in Wheat Ridge.  FirstBank is a locally owned bank and Jadon is happy to assist customers with all banking needs including business banking and lending as well as consumer and commercial real estate lending.


ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

steve-artSteve Art

City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development
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Steve is the Economic Development and Urban Renewal Manager for the City of Wheat Ridge. He looks forward to working on the retention and expansion of the existing business base, promote Wheat Ridge as the premiere city to open business and to create programs and policies that enhance the viability of the community.

Amira WattersAmira Watters

Jeffco Business Resource Center
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Amira started with JCBRC in June, 2014. She has a strong background in marketing, fundraising, business development, program development and community outreach.
She previously worked with The West Chamber Serving Jefferson and successfully filled numerous staff positions as well as helping to develop many of the programs the chamber currently offers. She is also a business owner and has operated a holistic healing clinic in Lakewood since 1997. Amira is passionate about helping people and organizations fulfill their success goals and realize their vision.