Our Team

Paige Piper, MBA

Executive Director

Paige was born and raised in Wheat Ridge Colorado, attending Wheat Ridge High School and has been seen a time or two as the Farmer Mascot. Paige completed her undergrad from Colorado State University in Journalism and Media Communications with a minor in Business Administration. Paige also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University. Paige has spent her entire professional career in the nonprofit sector, serving as the Executive Director of organizations such as the Outdoor Lab Foundation and Northern Colorado Medical Society. Paige loves helping the communities that raised her and rarely finds a day at the office as work. In her spare time, Paige enjoys running, spending time with her husband Jeff and spoiling their four fur babies.

Jake Harrington

Program and Development Officer

Jake brings to Localworks a passion for makerspaces and hands-on education. Jake first became involved with Localworks through volunteering for the makerspace program and is excited to apply his technical knowledge to a community-oriented role.

Jake holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Ohio State University. He has previously worked as an engineer in the Aerospace Industry and has held various internships at machine shops and R&D facilities. Jake also worked at a makerspace part time in college. Outside of work he enjoys staying active outdoors, learning new ‘maker’ skills, and continuing his search for the perfect breakfast burrito.

Adison Wash

Marketing and Community Relations Associate

Adison Wash is originally from Kansas where she attended the University of Kansas earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and strategic communications. Adison has a passion for writing and all things hands-on creative. She will be joining Localworks as a Marketing and Community Relations Associate. She is very excited to be so heavily involved in her new community.

Adison has previously worked in student media at KU as a part of the University Daily Kansan where she gained experience in digital marketing, event planning and leadership. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors, often hiking or swimming. Adison also considers herself a coffee enthusiast and loves cafe hopping.

Localworks Projects

Localworks is proud to have a diverse offering of projects we manage for the Wheat Ridge community.

Ridge at 38

Ridge at 38 is a business corridor that Localworks promotes retention of businesses and community champions. At Ridge at 38, located in downtown Wheat Ridge, we emphasize tradition, encourage locally produced and handcrafted goods, and empower the cultivation and nourishment of new ideas to improve our local community. It is our mission to be a hub of positive growth for our community by hosting events, promoting local restaurants and shops, and supporting close relationships between community members in Wheat Ridge, Denver and beyond. Learn more about this project by clicking below.
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Clear Creek Makerspace

Clear Creek Makerspace is a place to come create, learn and connect. In 2019, Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge partnered to complete a preliminary feasibility analysis for an ArtSpace project. ArtSpace is an amazing organization that builds and operates affordable housing for artists. To guide this analysis, a group of local creators and partners was formed and the analysis was undertaken and completed. As a result, we learned a lot about creators and makers in Wheat Ridge and that there was an appetite for a place to come create, learn and connect. Learn more about the Makerspace and how it can benefit you and your small business today!
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Ridge at 38

Ridge at 38 is a business corridor that Localworks promotes retention of businesses and community champions. At Ridge at 38, located in downtown Wheat Ridge, we emphasize tradition, encourage locally produced and handcrafted goods, and empower the cultivation and nourishment of new ideas to improve our local community. It is our mission to be a hub of positive growth for our community by hosting events, promoting local restaurants and shops, and supporting close relationships between community members in Wheat Ridge, Denver and beyond. Learn more about this project by clicking below.

Clear Creek Makerspace

Clear Creek Makerspace is a place to come create, learn and connect. In 2019, Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge partnered to complete a preliminary feasibility analysis for an ArtSpace project. ArtSpace is an amazing organization that builds and operates affordable housing for artists. To guide this analysis, a group of local creators and partners was formed and the analysis was undertaken and completed. As a result, we learned a lot about creators and makers in Wheat Ridge and that there was an appetite for a place to come create, learn and connect. Learn more about the Makerspace and how it can benefit you and your small business today!