Andrea Barela, CFEA Co-Chair
NEWSED Community Development Corporation
Andrea has worked in the Denver nonprofit community her entire career. She has worked for organizations such as the Chinook Fund, The Denver Foundation and the Denver Inner City Parish in all areas of program/event coordination and development. Andrea has a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado at Denver. At NEWSED Andrea is responsible for coordinating fundraising initiatives and special events, marketing, public relations, Business Support Office coordination, program development and donor development.
Kinsley Phillips, CFEA Co-Chair
The Wright Group Event Services
Kinsley has been at The Wright Group Event Services for 7 years. She works within several aspects of the company including sales, production and marketing while specializing in custom décor and lighting. Her clients consist of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Youth Biz, Five points Jazz Festival, A Taste of Colorado and Jefferson County Fairgrounds to name a few. She is also active in Mile High Young Professionals and Colorado’s Finest Award, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.
Mark Wonder, CFEA Treasurer
Diamond Standard Events
Mark Wonder has served on the CFEA board since 2016 and he is the owner and operator of Diamond Standard Events. Mark stays busy serving on the CFEA board and running his company which provides onsite equipment & complete staffing services for special events. Mark has tremendous energy and a passion for the events industry.
Eryn Forbeau, CFEA Secretary
Eryn works with Infunity Events which is an event supply company that features a wide range of attractions from Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bulls, Obstacle Courses, Climbing Walls and so much more. Eryn has served on the CFEA board since 2015 and brings some serious skills and experience to the table.
Misty Flachman, Member
Misty is a Nebraska native but she’s lived in Colorado for almost 18 years. She attended ACC’s Event management program and has been in the event industry officially since 2011, but has planning events for a lifetime. Her career started with Events Etc. and now she’s with the Denver Mart. Throughout the last several years she has worked inside many types of events including Parker Days, “Raise the Roof” a Habitat for Humanity event, Denver County Fair, Arapahoe County Fair, The World Wide Antique and Vintage Show to name a few. Non- Profits, For Profits, there are many shapes and sizes of events and she loves them all! Go Big Red!
Luke Bolinger, Member
Town of Windsor
Luke Bolinger was born in Brush, Colorado, a Beetdigger through and through. He got his start in public service as an adult softball umpire with Brush Parks and Recreation. After graduating, he enlisted in the Marines, serving for ten years in the Reserves. He earned a Bachelors in Recreation, Sport and Tourism from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011 and has worked for Great Outdoors Colorado and currently is a Recreation Supervisor with the Town of Windsor. He enjoys golfing, yard work and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Lexy Jacobson, Member
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Lexy has always had a passion for events and Colorado Tourism. She started out at the University of Northern Colorado where she majored in Recreation and Tourism as well as Communications. Since then she has worked for Larimer County, the Town of Estes Park and now Arapahoe County. She has worked alongside the USA Pro Challenge, Larimer County Fair, Rooftop Rodeo and Arapahoe County Fair to name a few. She is eager to lead existing efforts, within CFEA, of promoting and growing Colorado Tourism and supporting our partners and leaders in the industry!
Morrise Luckey, Member
JCJ National Protection
Luckey, as most people call him, is the owner and operator of one of Denver’s most successful private security firms, JCJ National Protection. His company has served Denver event and festival community for many years. The company’s mission is to provide safe, professional, tailored security solutions to clients and their patrons that yield comprehensively secure environment. Luckey lives in Denver with his family and is our newest member of the CFEA family.