About Us

Our Team


Chair- Kirk Holwell
Chair Elect - Mark Harding
Chair Emeritus - Wil Chase
Secretary - Glenn Rotkovich
Treasurer - Ivy Craig
Officers At Large - Becky Zierer
Officers At Large - Gary May

Private Sector Directors Affiliation

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
Michelle Gayeski - Bennett Crossing
Kari Gibson - Conoco/Phillips
Mark Harding - Pure Cycle Corporation
Al Holcomb - Western Hardware
Kirk Holwell - High Plains Bank
Kevin Hougen - Aurora Chamber
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
Glenn Rotkovich - Lead Valley Range
Kent Vashus - The Corner Store
Jeff Vogel - Vogel & Associates
Becky Zierer - LaZy B Ranch Alpacas
TBD - Independent Bank

Public Sector Directors Affiliation

Jeff Baker - Arapahoe County Commissioner
Mary Hodge - Adams County Commissioner
Monica Johnson - Strasburg School Dist. 31J
Dave Gruber - City of Aurora
Neal Mancuso/Alternate - Bennett Trustee
Royce Pindell - Bennett Mayor
Robin Purdy - Bennett School Dist. 29J
Dave Ruppel - Colorado Air & Space Port
BJ Buchmann - Deer Trail Schools Dist. 26J
Tom Turrell - Byers School Dist. 32J
James Johnson - Deer Trail Mayor
Jan Yeckes/Alternate - Arapahoe County

Executive Director

Louis X. "Kip" Cheroutes

REAP & Agritourism Administrator

Kathy Mahan


2020 Initiatives

Agriculture & Agritourism

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

Aviation & Aerospace

REAP supports Colorado Air & Space Port, General Aviation, Aerospace Aviation, and resultant business development.


REAP supports the orderly development of Oil and Natural Gas Resources and Renewable Energy Industries.


REAP supports data centers, high speed internet infrastructure, transportation upgrades, new transit planning and systems for access to jobs, healthcare, education and recreation.


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


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