Meet the Localworks Staff
Krista Lewis • Executive Director
A seasoned fundraiser, Krista has had the privilege of working and/or volunteering with many wonderful nonprofits in the Denver metro area over the last 20 years—8 of which were in Jefferson County. She places high priority on making a positive impact through her work and has a passion for establishing new partnerships and discovering innovative and creative ways to collaborate across agencies and fields.
Before joining Localworks, Krista was the Director of Development at Jefferson Center for Mental Health—the community mental health center serving Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. She is thrilled to continue the good work she began at Jefferson Center and do her part to ensure the vitality, strength, and health of Wheat Ridge and its citizens.
Krista earned a BFA in Theatre at the University of Colorado in Boulder and remains a proud supporter of arts and culture in our community. She also enjoys spending much of her time in nature—walking, hiking, and contemplating, as well as checking out the latest culinary offerings.
Carolyn Doran • Events Manager
Carolyn Doran has been working in the nonprofit and public sector for over 20 years with experience in event management, volunteer coordination, public relations and community outreach. Before starting her work with Localworks, Carolyn was a Program Director for Tesoro Cultural Center, a small cultural center that develops programming related to Colorado History. Carolyn managed numerous events including a historic lecture series, silent and live auctions, fundraising events and two large public art markets–an Indian Market & Powwow and a Spanish Colonial Art Market & Rendezvous. Carolyn earned her BA in Communications from the University of Colorado at Denver. She returned to school in 2005 and earned another BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting. Carolyn is excited to be working in Wheat Ridge. She and her husband live close by and can often be found enjoying Crown Hill with their dogs or on their bikes. During her free time, Carolyn spends time oil painting, reading, gardening and camping.
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Ashley Holland • Marketing and Events Coordinator
Activate 38 and Events Coordinator
Jenny Snell • Activate 38 and Events Coordinator
Jenny holds a BS degree from the University of Houston in Sports Administration, with a minor in Health. She has years of experience working in the cycling community, from running bike shops, to planning and volunteering at various events and races. She enjoys cycling of all types, and getting outdoors in general with her family. She may also be found at one of Colorado’s many craft breweries, or an outdoor concert.
Community Engagement Coodinator
Chelsea Bunker • Community Engagement Coodinator
Passionate about building positive relationships within the community and living local, joining Localworks was a natural fit. When she is not working or volunteering, Chelsea devotes her time to being a mother, enjoying local restaurants and breweries with family and friends and being a self-proclaimed “crazy dog lady.”