PWB & YLC Speed Mentoring

2024 Mentor Roster Coming Soon!

Join the Professional Women in Building Council and the Young Leaders Council for our much-anticipated Speed Mentoring. Come prepared to meet a variety of different business professionals in and out of the building industry. You will have the opportunity to sit across the tables from successful business leaders across multiple industries.

This event’s intent is to facilitate brief interactions that will:

  • Stimulate thought
  • Provide insights
  • Engage ideas

And potentially lay the groundwork for career growth and achievements.

Please use the bios below to prepare questions or utilize queue cards to focus speed mentoring interactions. This event is limited to the first 40 registrants so reserve your spot now!

Past Speed Mentors

Scotty Allen ’22

COO

Josh.ai

Scotty Allen is an experienced team leader, entrepreneur, and strategic thinker. Driven by a passion to find creative solutions, he takes pride in providing the…

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Beth Avedis (She/Her) ’23

Vice President, Builder Services

Heritage Title Company

Hello mentees! I’ve been with Heritage for over 25 years and with the HBA and PWB for 8 years. I have expertise in Sales, Business…

Read More...
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Ian Bennett ’23

Mortgage Loan Originator

Elevations Credit Union

A mortgage professional since 2006, Ian uses a consultative approach to determine which loan program will help his clients achieve their overall goals. He values…

Read More...

Dr. Shannon Block ’22

Executive Director, COO, CDO

Markle Foundation

Dr. Shannon Block is an accomplished CEO, Chief Digital Officer and entrepreneur with deep experience developing high-impact growth strategies. Her focus is on identifying and…

Read More...

Jason Brown ’21

President

Ascent Builders

Jason Brown is one of the founders and President of Ascent Builders. Prior to founding Ascent Builders, Jason spent 10 years at Level 3 Communications,…

Read More...

Dan Brown ’22

Founder

Spire Financial

Always ready to turn ideas into opportunities, Dan Brown confidently believes the art of inspiration, motivation and determination is the key to success in every…

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Shelli Brunswick ’23

COO

Space Foundation

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a…

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Amanda Carrothers ’19

PCC

Embody Power Inc

PCC, Executive Leadership Coach, Mentor Coach, Professional Coach Supervisor, & Senior Organizational Consultant of Embody Power – Amanda 22 years of experience working with Fortune…

Read More...
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Brian Ciciora ’23

Founder/CEO

Truewerk

Before he was building the brand, Truewerk founder Brian Ciciora built homes in the Colorado mountains. To protect himself from inclement weather at high elevations,…

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jennifer cooper

Jennifer Cooper ’21

Fractional CMO

Evolution Marketing for Homebuilders

With over 20 years of hands on marketing and client service experience across industries, Jennifer is results-oriented, creative and an analytical senior marketing professional. She…

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Mike Coyle ’19

Former Sr VP of Global Sales

Jacobs Engineering Group

Former Senior Vice President of Global Sales with Jacobs – Mike has over 30 years of experience in the global Engineering and Construction industry, with…

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Tim Craft ’21

Founder & President

Craft Companies

Tim Craft is the Founder of Craft Companies.  Dedicated to community creation, the team is active in master planned developments, conservation communities, multifamily, and commercial…

Read More...

Jordyn Croom ’23

Director of Finance and Operations

On2 Homes

My passion and involvement in the home building industry began while I was pursuing my BSBA in Real Estate and the Built Environment at the…

Read More...

Gregory Davis ’19

Sr. Director of Connections Experience

Zillow Group

Senior Director of Connections Experience & Site Leader for Zillow Group – Gregory is a highly regarded professional, offering over 18 years of Real Estate…

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Eugenia Di Girolamo ’23

Chief Urban Designer

City and County of Denver

Eugenia Di Girolamo is the first Chief Urban Designer for the City and County of Denver. She is a trained architect and urban designer, with…

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Lita Dirks ’22

CEO

Lita Dirks & Co

Lita Dirks, CEO & Principal of Lita Dirks & Co., is an award-winning, nationally recognized leader in model home merchandising. Lita’s contributions to the industry…

Read More...

Philip Eidenschink ’22

Founder and CEO

Peak Staffing Group

Philip Eidenschink, CSP is the founder of PSG Colorado, aka PEAK Staffing and PEAK Signing Group, supporting local builders, builder associates and other industries all…

Read More...

Michelle Ellis ’21

Owner & Chief Strategist

Ellis Communications Marketing

Michelle Ellis is the principal at Ellis Communications Marketing and a veteran communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in local, regional and…

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Tanner Fanello ’22

President & Principal

Fuller Real Estate

Tanner Fanello brings more than 15 years of experience in management, sales leadership and business development to his role as president of Fuller Real Estate….

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Leah Fellows ’22

Founder & President

Blue Gypsy Inc.

Leah Fellows, a national online sales counselor trainer for the new home building industry, has worked in New Home Sales for 15 years. First as…

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George Gastis ’22

Owner & Founder

Grow + Gather

George Gastis Founder / Owner / Operator Grow + Gather / The Feedery George has spent the majority of his 29 year career as a…

Read More...

Patrick Goodnow ’22

Market Manager

Millennuim

Patrick is a proven people and business growth development leader specializing in extensive growth by applying people development, sales, distribution, and customer service knowledge. He…

Read More...
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Kami Guildner ’21

Founder & Host of Extrodinary Women Radio

Kami Guildner Coaching

Kami Guildner believes women’s voices matter. She is a connector. A storyteller. A business coach for women. Kami’s entrepreneurial journey was sparked by the breath…

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Angela Harris ’22

CEO & Principal

TRIO Design

Angela Harris is an American interior designer, product designer, CEO, mother, and industry board member. As CEO and Principal of TRIO, her renowned interior architecture…

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Brooke Jean ’23

Owner

Brooke Jean Unperfected

Brooke Jean, MA, LPC is a Licensed Therapist, Coach, Speaker and the Host of The Unperfected Pod on a mission to normalize normal. She believes…

Read More...

Tasha L. Jones ’22

President & Founder

LV Jones Consulting, LLC

Tasha Jones, President and Founder for LV Jones Consulting, drives diversity marketing strategy and campaigns for inclusive company brands. Ms. Jones leads in developing world-class…

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Teri Karjala ’21

Transformational Life Strategist

Talking with Teri

Teri Karjala, is a Transformational Life Strategist, the founder of Creative Counseling Center and Talking With Teri, best-selling author of Be The Magic of You:…

Read More...

David Lemnah ’21

President

Lokal Homes

David Lemnah is the president of Lokal Homes, a private homebuilder based in Englewood, CO. Beginning his career in supply chain management at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he then spent…

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christine lentz

Christine Lentz ’23

Program Manager

The Limb Preservation Foundation

Christine Lentz has a Marketing degree and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition, she spent two years as an undergrad…

Read More...

Linda Appel Lipsius ’22

Executive Director

Denver Urban Gardens

I am currently the Executive Director of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG). Started in 1985, DUG is one of the country’s largest community garden organizations with…

Read More...

Hilary Masell Oswald ’19

Editor at Large

5280 Home Magazine

Editor of 5280 Home – Hilary has covered the Mile High City’s built environment for more than 12 years. She’s an advocate for smart and…

Read More...

Joan Miller ’19

Sr. VP for Global Strategy & Sales

CH2M

Former Senior Vice President for Global Strategy & Sales – Joan retired in December 2016 after a 37-year career at CH2M, a global engineering/construction company….

Read More...

Asa Moncada ’21

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Taylor Morrison

Asa Moncada is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Taylor Morrison in Denver, responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of…

Read More...

Matthew Napier ’22

Vice President of Land Acquisition

Tripointe Homes

Matthew Napier has been in the Denver homebuilding and residential development industry for close to a decade. He started his career doing land acquisitions and…

Read More...

Alisa Poncher ’21

National Director of Internet Sales

Taylor Morrison

As a national online sales trainer, dynamic speaker, and change agent on the cutting edge of internet sales, New Home Sales and Training is Alisa…

Read More...

Christina Presley ’19

Founder & CEO

Epic Homes

Founder/CEO of Epic Homes – Christina “Chris” is an experienced home building executive. Having served as the Division President for a large national builder in…

Read More...

Tamra Ryan ’22

CEO

Women's Bean Project

Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women’s Bean Project, a social enterprise that provides transitional employment, while operating a food manufacturing business, to women attempting…

Read More...
holly scott

Holly Scott ’23

CMO

TRIO

Holly Scott has more than 25 years of executive experience in media, sales, and marketing for a range of home design luxury media brands. As…

Read More...
kathryn seehusen

Kathryn Seehusen ’23

Associate Broker

Colorado Home Realty

Colorado is a great place to live, work, and play, which is why “almost native” Kathryn Seehusen has chosen it to call home. As a…

Read More...

Scott Sinelli ’21

Division President

David Weekley Homes

Scott Sinelli brings more than 25 years of home building experience to his role as Division President in Denver. Prior to joining David Weekley Homes,…

Read More...

Lina Stinnett ’19

Regional VDC Director

JE Dunn Construction

Associate AIA & West Region Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Director for JE Dunn Construction – Lina was chosen as one of the “Top 40…

Read More...

Damian Story ’22

Division President

Epic Homes

Damian Story is a native Coloradan who enjoys being active. He is married, has one son, spends his free time hanging out with family, grabbing…

Read More...

Scott Thorson ’19

COO

Oakwood Homes

Chief Operating Officer with Oakwood – Scott’s 35-year career includes years spent at Trammell Crow Residential and as Sr. Regional President for the South Atlantic…

Read More...
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Salem Webb ’23

Owner/Broker

One Nest Realty

With an extensive background in contract negotiations and sales, Salem is the Managing Broker-Owner of One Nest Realty, as well as founder of their sister…

Read More...
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Jerry Wiencek ’23

President

JW Luxury Homes

Founder/operator of JW Luxury Homes, Inc, providing luxury custom homes, luxury kitchens, full house renovations. Jerome started developing his career working within the industry as…

Read More...
debra wyatte

Debra Wyatte ’23

President

WE Consulting LLC

As an industry leader in community experience, Debra’s goal is to facilitate a memorable customer journey for everyone who engages in the home-buying experience. She…

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Gilda Zaragoza ’23

Founder

Invalesco Real Estate

Gilda Zaragoza is the founder of Invalesco Real Estate, a development and realty boutique. She began her career in finance after graduating from NYU. She…

Read More...

Past Speed Mentors

Scotty Allen ’22

COO

Josh.ai

Scotty Allen is an experienced team leader, entrepreneur, and strategic thinker. Driven by a passion to find creative solutions, he takes pride in providing the…

Read More...

Beth Avedis (She/Her) ’23

Vice President, Builder Services

Heritage Title Company

Hello mentees! I’ve been with Heritage for over 25 years and with the HBA and PWB for 8 years. I have expertise in Sales, Business…

Read More...
bennett ian 230308 2670 print ashley reed

Ian Bennett ’23

Mortgage Loan Originator

Elevations Credit Union

A mortgage professional since 2006, Ian uses a consultative approach to determine which loan program will help his clients achieve their overall goals. He values…

Read More...

Dr. Shannon Block ’22

Executive Director, COO, CDO

Markle Foundation

Dr. Shannon Block is an accomplished CEO, Chief Digital Officer and entrepreneur with deep experience developing high-impact growth strategies. Her focus is on identifying and…

Read More...

Jason Brown ’21

President

Ascent Builders

Jason Brown is one of the founders and President of Ascent Builders. Prior to founding Ascent Builders, Jason spent 10 years at Level 3 Communications,…

Read More...

Dan Brown ’22

Founder

Spire Financial

Always ready to turn ideas into opportunities, Dan Brown confidently believes the art of inspiration, motivation and determination is the key to success in every…

Read More...
shelli brunswick

Shelli Brunswick ’23

COO

Space Foundation

Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the global space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a…

Read More...

Amanda Carrothers ’19

PCC

Embody Power Inc

PCC, Executive Leadership Coach, Mentor Coach, Professional Coach Supervisor, & Senior Organizational Consultant of Embody Power – Amanda 22 years of experience working with Fortune…

Read More...
brian ciciora

Brian Ciciora ’23

Founder/CEO

Truewerk

Before he was building the brand, Truewerk founder Brian Ciciora built homes in the Colorado mountains. To protect himself from inclement weather at high elevations,…

Read More...
jennifer cooper

Jennifer Cooper ’21

Fractional CMO

Evolution Marketing for Homebuilders

With over 20 years of hands on marketing and client service experience across industries, Jennifer is results-oriented, creative and an analytical senior marketing professional. She…

Read More...

Mike Coyle ’19

Former Sr VP of Global Sales

Jacobs Engineering Group

Former Senior Vice President of Global Sales with Jacobs – Mike has over 30 years of experience in the global Engineering and Construction industry, with…

Read More...

Tim Craft ’21

Founder & President

Craft Companies

Tim Craft is the Founder of Craft Companies.  Dedicated to community creation, the team is active in master planned developments, conservation communities, multifamily, and commercial…

Read More...

Jordyn Croom ’23

Director of Finance and Operations

On2 Homes

My passion and involvement in the home building industry began while I was pursuing my BSBA in Real Estate and the Built Environment at the…

Read More...

Gregory Davis ’19

Sr. Director of Connections Experience

Zillow Group

Senior Director of Connections Experience & Site Leader for Zillow Group – Gregory is a highly regarded professional, offering over 18 years of Real Estate…

Read More...
eugenia di girolamo

Eugenia Di Girolamo ’23

Chief Urban Designer

City and County of Denver

Eugenia Di Girolamo is the first Chief Urban Designer for the City and County of Denver. She is a trained architect and urban designer, with…

Read More...

Lita Dirks ’22

CEO

Lita Dirks & Co

Lita Dirks, CEO & Principal of Lita Dirks & Co., is an award-winning, nationally recognized leader in model home merchandising. Lita’s contributions to the industry…

Read More...

Philip Eidenschink ’22

Founder and CEO

Peak Staffing Group

Philip Eidenschink, CSP is the founder of PSG Colorado, aka PEAK Staffing and PEAK Signing Group, supporting local builders, builder associates and other industries all…

Read More...

Michelle Ellis ’21

Owner & Chief Strategist

Ellis Communications Marketing

Michelle Ellis is the principal at Ellis Communications Marketing and a veteran communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in local, regional and…

Read More...

Tanner Fanello ’22

President & Principal

Fuller Real Estate

Tanner Fanello brings more than 15 years of experience in management, sales leadership and business development to his role as president of Fuller Real Estate….

Read More...

Leah Fellows ’22

Founder & President

Blue Gypsy Inc.

Leah Fellows, a national online sales counselor trainer for the new home building industry, has worked in New Home Sales for 15 years. First as…

Read More...

George Gastis ’22

Owner & Founder

Grow + Gather

George Gastis Founder / Owner / Operator Grow + Gather / The Feedery George has spent the majority of his 29 year career as a…

Read More...

Patrick Goodnow ’22

Market Manager

Millennuim

Patrick is a proven people and business growth development leader specializing in extensive growth by applying people development, sales, distribution, and customer service knowledge. He…

Read More...
kami-guildner

Kami Guildner ’21

Founder & Host of Extrodinary Women Radio

Kami Guildner Coaching

Kami Guildner believes women’s voices matter. She is a connector. A storyteller. A business coach for women. Kami’s entrepreneurial journey was sparked by the breath…

Read More...

Angela Harris ’22

CEO & Principal

TRIO Design

Angela Harris is an American interior designer, product designer, CEO, mother, and industry board member. As CEO and Principal of TRIO, her renowned interior architecture…

Read More...
brooke jean

Brooke Jean ’23

Owner

Brooke Jean Unperfected

Brooke Jean, MA, LPC is a Licensed Therapist, Coach, Speaker and the Host of The Unperfected Pod on a mission to normalize normal. She believes…

Read More...

Tasha L. Jones ’22

President & Founder

LV Jones Consulting, LLC

Tasha Jones, President and Founder for LV Jones Consulting, drives diversity marketing strategy and campaigns for inclusive company brands. Ms. Jones leads in developing world-class…

Read More...
teri-karjala

Teri Karjala ’21

Transformational Life Strategist

Talking with Teri

Teri Karjala, is a Transformational Life Strategist, the founder of Creative Counseling Center and Talking With Teri, best-selling author of Be The Magic of You:…

Read More...

David Lemnah ’21

President

Lokal Homes

David Lemnah is the president of Lokal Homes, a private homebuilder based in Englewood, CO. Beginning his career in supply chain management at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he then spent…

Read More...
christine lentz

Christine Lentz ’23

Program Manager

The Limb Preservation Foundation

Christine Lentz has a Marketing degree and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition, she spent two years as an undergrad…

Read More...

Linda Appel Lipsius ’22

Executive Director

Denver Urban Gardens

I am currently the Executive Director of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG). Started in 1985, DUG is one of the country’s largest community garden organizations with…

Read More...

Hilary Masell Oswald ’19

Editor at Large

5280 Home Magazine

Editor of 5280 Home – Hilary has covered the Mile High City’s built environment for more than 12 years. She’s an advocate for smart and…

Read More...

Joan Miller ’19

Sr. VP for Global Strategy & Sales

CH2M

Former Senior Vice President for Global Strategy & Sales – Joan retired in December 2016 after a 37-year career at CH2M, a global engineering/construction company….

Read More...

Asa Moncada ’21

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Taylor Morrison

Asa Moncada is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Taylor Morrison in Denver, responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of…

Read More...

Matthew Napier ’22

Vice President of Land Acquisition

Tripointe Homes

Matthew Napier has been in the Denver homebuilding and residential development industry for close to a decade. He started his career doing land acquisitions and…

Read More...

Alisa Poncher ’21

National Director of Internet Sales

Taylor Morrison

As a national online sales trainer, dynamic speaker, and change agent on the cutting edge of internet sales, New Home Sales and Training is Alisa…

Read More...

Christina Presley ’19

Founder & CEO

Epic Homes

Founder/CEO of Epic Homes – Christina “Chris” is an experienced home building executive. Having served as the Division President for a large national builder in…

Read More...

Tamra Ryan ’22

CEO

Women's Bean Project

Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women’s Bean Project, a social enterprise that provides transitional employment, while operating a food manufacturing business, to women attempting…

Read More...
holly scott

Holly Scott ’23

CMO

TRIO

Holly Scott has more than 25 years of executive experience in media, sales, and marketing for a range of home design luxury media brands. As…

Read More...
kathryn seehusen

Kathryn Seehusen ’23

Associate Broker

Colorado Home Realty

Colorado is a great place to live, work, and play, which is why “almost native” Kathryn Seehusen has chosen it to call home. As a…

Read More...

Scott Sinelli ’21

Division President

David Weekley Homes

Scott Sinelli brings more than 25 years of home building experience to his role as Division President in Denver. Prior to joining David Weekley Homes,…

Read More...

Lina Stinnett ’19

Regional VDC Director

JE Dunn Construction

Associate AIA & West Region Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Director for JE Dunn Construction – Lina was chosen as one of the “Top 40…

Read More...

Damian Story ’22

Division President

Epic Homes

Damian Story is a native Coloradan who enjoys being active. He is married, has one son, spends his free time hanging out with family, grabbing…

Read More...

Scott Thorson ’19

COO

Oakwood Homes

Chief Operating Officer with Oakwood – Scott’s 35-year career includes years spent at Trammell Crow Residential and as Sr. Regional President for the South Atlantic…

Read More...
image009

Salem Webb ’23

Owner/Broker

One Nest Realty

With an extensive background in contract negotiations and sales, Salem is the Managing Broker-Owner of One Nest Realty, as well as founder of their sister…

Read More...
jwluxury

Jerry Wiencek ’23

President

JW Luxury Homes

Founder/operator of JW Luxury Homes, Inc, providing luxury custom homes, luxury kitchens, full house renovations. Jerome started developing his career working within the industry as…

Read More...
debra wyatte

Debra Wyatte ’23

President

WE Consulting LLC

As an industry leader in community experience, Debra’s goal is to facilitate a memorable customer journey for everyone who engages in the home-buying experience. She…

Read More...
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Gilda Zaragoza ’23

Founder

Invalesco Real Estate

Gilda Zaragoza is the founder of Invalesco Real Estate, a development and realty boutique. She began her career in finance after graduating from NYU. She…

Read More...

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