Meet the Localworks Staff
Kate Cooke • Executive Director
Kate comes to us from her current role as Capital Projects, Outreach and Engagement Program Manager for Alameda Connects/Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District . Many of you will recognize her from her work in the region, as she has over 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of programs that increase economic vitality and build a sense of community. Her formal education includes both a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Urban Planning. In addition, she’s lived in Jefferson County for over 20 years, served on Edgewater City Council, acted as the Chair of Edgewater’s Urban Renewal Authority and spent 12 years on the County’s Community Development Advisory Board.
You can reach Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Events
Carolyn Doran • Director of Events
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.
You can reach Carolyn at email@example.com
Marketing and Communications Manager
Ashley Holland • Marketing and Communications Manager
Ashley Holland is originally from Akron, Ohio, and attended Denison University. While in college, she worked for her campus’s women’s center which sparked her scholastic and professional interest in nonprofits. During her career, Ashley has worked or interned for nonprofits in Ohio, South Africa and Colorado. Most recently, she finished an AmeriCorps VISTA year as the Marketing Associate for Community Resource Center in Denver. Ashley has a passion for community development and is thrilled to join the Localworks team. If she is not in the office, she is probably hiking, running, reading or dreaming up future travel plans.
You can reach Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Programs Manager
Jenny Snell • Community Programs Manager
Jenny brings a true passion for alternate transportation and community building. She is a firm believer in the perspective change that happens when you walk or ride a bike-the way we see our community, each other, and life in general, changes. She enjoys getting to know people and bringing them together. Raised in a small town in Texas, knowing and helping neighbors was a way of life from early on. These habits certainly carry over to her current life here in Wheat Ridge; Jenny adores her neighbors and community.
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.
You can reach Jenny at email@example.com