Stephanie Piko (Arapahoe County) serves as the Mayor of Centennial, CO (elected in 2018). Prior to that, she served as Centennial City Councilmember in District 4 (2012-2017). Stephanie, along with her husband, James and two sons, Austin and Conner, moved to Centennial in 2001. Growing up in Florida, Stephanie’s family chose Winter Park as their annual spring break trip, making Colorado one of her favorite places. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration, Stephanie moved to Michigan, married James and worked in the financial planning industry. Stephanie also received a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan while living there.
Amy Sherman (Douglas County) is the President & CEO of Economic Literacy Colorado. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board to the Chamber of Commerce Highlands Ranch and is the Chair of the Douglas County Business Alliance. Amy was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 winners in 2012, Economic Development Rookie of the Year in 2013, and Denver Business Journal’s Top Women in Energy in 2015. Amy is a Douglas County native and lives in Roxborough with her husband, Steve, and boy/girl twins.
Andrea Calhoon (Phillips County) is the Chief of Compliance at Centennial Mental Health. She is a former healthcare financial executive in the eastern plains region and is an intermittent adjunct business instructor for Morgan Community College. She focuses her volunteer service as a volunteer EMT, a Victim’s Advocate and a Hospice Friend. Andrea has a BS in Finance from the University of Wyoming and an MS in Organizational Management from Chadron State College.
Christine and her husband, Dana live in Arvada, CO, a community she has called home nearly all her life. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Community involvement has always been a cornerstone for her, and she lives to serve her community however she can, from political involvement to various volunteer roles at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce.
Tammi has a B.S. in Actuarial Science from Drake University and a J.D. from University of Texas. She is a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and serves on their advisory council. Originally from Iowa, she lived in Texas and California before ‘finding’ Colorado.
and Family Resource Center serving Broomfield County residents. She is a board member for the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce and serves as the president of the Broomfield Chamber Young Professionals. Emily believes in connecting people in her vast network to advance their personal and professional visions. She takes great pride in facilitating opportunities for business owners and individuals to participate in community and give back to support our most vulnerable neighbors. She is a mom of three energetic boys and her favorite food is pizza from her family’s pizza restaurant, Infinitus Pie.
Tess Scalise Summit County, Colorado, better known as America’s Playground. Acres of ski territory, hiking trails, and year-round activities for everyone in the family. With more than 30 years in the industry, Tess comes to SSF with a wealth of knowledge and experience specific to real estate, real estate brokerage operations & management and real estate sales.
Tess started her real estate career as a Regional Vice President for a global real estate organization and held this role for over 15 years. She then moved to a different global organization serving as an Executive Business Consultant, for the top-grossing mountain and resort marketing in the US Western Mountain region. From there, Tess became the President of one of the top luxury brokerages located in Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado. Thereafter, Tess transitioned to Executive Vice President and COO of the #1 brokerages in Southwest Florida, John R. Wood, specializing in luxury resort properties. Tess has learned how to run this ever-changing business at the brokerage level, now she wanted to master the sales side of real estate and has been a full-time Broker Associate here in the mountains for the past 3 years.
In 2020, she found two new loves studying our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence. Hence, she has joined her coaching skills with her conservative advocacy motivating and inspiring others to find their voice and act in a local grassroots movement striving to preserve our Constitutional Republic at every government level.
Holly Williams (El Paso County) has served on the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners since 2019. In this capacity she has primarily focused on local government and transportation issues. She serves as a Director for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (President, 2022). Holly is a member of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments where she was chosen by her peers to serve as the region’s member on the State Transportation Advisory Council. Holly strongly believes in – and has lived a life – of public service and dedication to her community. She has a strong record of working to improve local communities, serving in various neighborhood associations and groups, from Scouting and other youth groups to political involvement.
Barbara Traylor Smith’s (Mesa County) received her BA in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University and earned her CPA designation in 1990. Following her career as a CPA, she began working in the financial services industry as the “The Advisors’ Advisor.” Barbara has trained many advisors in all aspects of the retirement and financial planning process including general investments, tax advantaged investments, life and disability insurance, long term care insurance and annuity policies. Through education and experience gleaned over a career spanning 36+ years, she is well qualified to help her clients plan their retirement utilizing many different tools and techniques.
In 2008, Barbara began operating Retirement Outfitters, LLC in Grand Junction, Colorado and is an Independent Wealth Advisor with Foundations Investments. She holds her certification from the CFP Board as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and has earned Certified Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) from the American College.
Irene Josey (Larimer County) was first elected treasurer in 2014 after serving as the Chief Deputy Treasurer for 27 years. In 2017, she was elected President of the Colorado County Treasurers’ Association, and she currently serves as 2nd Vice President, on the Legislative, and Continuing Education Committees for the organization. Irene serves as a board member for The Center for Family Outreach in Fort Collins, is a member of Rotary, serves on a local Affordable Housing Committee, and contributes to and supports multiple local nonprofits. Irene and her husband, Andy, have two grown children and four grandchildren.