About REAP

2018 REAP Board of Directors Officers:

Chair – Gary Duke

Chair Elect – Kirk Holwell

Chair Emeritus – Wil Chase

Secretary – Glenn Rotkovich

Treasurer – Ivy Fischer

Officers At Large – Mark Harding/Gary May


Private Sector Directors:

Wil Chase – Byers General Store

Doug Claussen – I-70 Publishing

Kristi Cranston – Tall Grass Farms Alpacas

Rick Cranston – Tall Grass Farms Alpacas/Alternate

Gary Duke – Guaranty Bank

Ivy Fischer – Valley Bank

Michelle Gayeski – Bennett Crossing

Mark Harding – Pure Cycle Corporation

Al Holcomb – Western Hardware

Kirk Howell – High Plains Bank

Norm Johnson – Chimera Ranch/Alternate

Sandra Johnson – Chimera Ranch

Steve Johnson – Colorado First National Bank

Robert Kiess – IREA

Frank Linnebur – CoLand Realty

Gary May – May Farms

Theresa NeSmith – Citywide Bank

Christina Pastori – I-70 CoCC

Matt Reay – Reay Engineering

Paul Rosenberg – Aurora Chamber

Glenn Rotkovich – Lead Valley Range

Louis Salazar – Conoco/Phillips

Jeff Vogel – Vogel & Associates

Becky Zierer – LaZyB Ranch


Public Sector:

Jeff Baker – Arapahoe County Commissioner

Mary Hodge – Adams County Commissioner

Monica Johnson – Strasburg School Dist. 31J

Allison Hiltz - City of Aurora

Nicole Johnston - City of Aurora/Alternate

Neal Mancuso - Town of Bennett/Alternate

Royce Pindell – Bennett Mayor

Robin Purdy – Bennett School District 29J

Dave Ruppel – Front Range Airport

Kevin Schott – Deer Trail School District 26J

Tom Turrell – Byers School District 32J

Kent Vashus – Deer Trail Mayor

Jan Yeckes – Arapahoe County/Alternate


Executive Director:

Jack Keever


Reap & Agritourism Administrator:

Kathy Mahan


REAP 2018 Initiatives:

Agriculture & Agritourism

REAP supports a strong local agriculture economy. REAP will promote agritourism based businesses to the region and state.


REAP supports Front Range Airport General Aviation, Spaceport, and resultant business development.


REAP supports the orderly development of oil and natural gas and renewable energy industries.


REAP supports new transportation planning and systems for access to jobs, healthcare, education and recreation.


REAP supports increasing local capacity for quality healthcare, including urgent care.


REAP supports all levels of quality education to provide opportunities for students and a skilled and motivated workforce.