About REAP

2019 Reap Board of Directors:

Gary Duke, Chair

Kirk Holwell, Chair Elect

Wil Chase, Chair Emeritus

Glenn Rotkovich, Secretary

Ivy Craig, Treasurer

Mark Harding/Gary May, Officers At Large


Private Sector Directors:

Wil Chase – Reap Founder

Doug Claussen – I-70 Publishing

Ivy Craig – TBK Bank

Kristi Cranston – Tall Grass Farms Alpacas

Rick Cranston/Alternate – Tall Grass Farms Alpacas

Gary Duke – Independent Bank

Michelle Gayeski – Bennett Crossing

Mark Harding – Pure Cycle Corporation

Al Holcomb – Western Hardware

Kirk Holwell – High Plains Bank

Julio Iturreria – Citizen

Sandra Johnson – Chimera Ranch

Norm Johnson/Alternate – Chimera Ranch

Robert Kiess – IREA

Frank Linnebur – CoLand Realty

Gary May – May Farms

Theresa NeSmith – Citywide Bank

Peggy Otto Finnegan – Eric’s Acres

Christina Pastori – I-70 CoCC

Matt Reay – Reay Engineering

Paul Rosenberg – Aurora Chamber

Glenn Rotkovich – Lead Valley Range

Louis Salazar – Conoco/Phillips

Kent Vashus – Corner Gas

Jeff Vogel – Vogel & Associates

Becky Zierer – LaZy B Ranch Alpacas


Public Sector Directors:

Mary Hodge - Adams County Commissioner

Jeff Baker - Arapahoe County Commissioner

Jan Yeckes/Alternate – Arapahoe County

Royce Pindell - Bennett Mayor

Neal Mancuso/Alternate - Bennett Trustee

Robin Purdy – Bennett School Dist. 29J

Tom Turrell – Byers School Dist. 32J

Nicole Johnston/Alternate – City of Aurora

Allison Hiltz – City of Aurora

James Johnson - Deer Trail Mayor

Budd Buchmann – Deer Trail School Dist. 26J

Dave Ruppel – Colorado Air & Space Port

Monica Johnson – Strasburg School Dist. 31J

Reap Priorities:


Agriculture & Agritourism

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


REAP supports Colorado Air & Spaceport, General Aviation and resultant business development.


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


REAP supports high speed internet infrastructure, 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.