President Born and raised in the town of Parker since 1985. Being a part of this community my entire life I have seen many changes and much growth over the years. I believe in our cause, and what you are teaching. I believe that being a part of sport teaches one discipline, self-confidence, independence, and self-worth. I believe in today’s society we lack these qualities, and sometimes need aid in learning them. I believe in strong women, I believe in protecting yourself and being prepared for all situation.
Vice President Mike has lived in Parker since 2006 and has been an active member and supporter of the Parker community. He has been actively involved as a volunteer and/or business representative in the Parker Area Chamber, Trick or Treat on Mainstreet, Parker Farmer’s Market, and Town of Parker Recreation Department Youth Sports Coaching Program, to name a few. Mike served the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador for 12 years and received the honor and distinction of Ambassador of the Year in 2013. He organized and conducted the ribbon cuttings, grand openings and milestone events to introduce businesses to the Parker community. He has had in-depth involvement in various other committees and events including the Mentorship Program, VIP Program, Luncheons, and large events such as Parker Days. He joined the Council of Arts, Science and Culture as a Board Member in 2019 as well. Mike is self-employed as a Wellness Entrepreneur and Coach with Herbalife Nutrition. He provides 1-1 as well as group support. He and his team of coaches conduct nutrition and wellness trainings as well as numerous challenges (fitness, body transformation, weight loss and full mind-body). He has a love for Soccer and all things health, nutrition and fitness related.
Board Secretary I thrive on fast paced, organized teamwork to get the job done in both of my roles at work. With my degree in Sociology and Political Science, my dream has always been to work with nonprofit organizations. I have never quite figured out the role in which I would like to play, I just know that I would love to be involved in one of these type of organizations. I love helping people, and I believe in what nonprofits stand for. Nonprofit work means a lot to me and I find it really helps the community as a whole as well. I hope you will consider me to be a part of your board of directors and I sincerely thank you for the opportunity.
Treasurer Lynne Hurlburt brings tons of energy, connections and passion to the PSD Center board of directors. She has owned up to 4 brick-n-mortor businesses (all at once)over the past 20 years. She currently is operator/stylist at Parker Hair Xpress (formerly called Fantastic Sams). she has volunteered on many board of director organizations such as Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. chair of Council of Arts, Science and Culture non-profit, president of Women in Business Parker group to name a few. Her hobbies include volunteering in the Parker community and working on 2 new business startups in the beauty industry!
Social Impact Jenny LeRoux, graduated from University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Science with a double emphasis in management and marketing. She continued on to obtain a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in leadership. Jenny has been employed by top 100 companies including Sam’s Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mars, Inc, and Cargill Food Distribution. Each of these companies are privately held organizations and Jenny brings knowledge she has gained from these large companies into our business. Prior to joining us at Fred Astaire, Jenny was the General Manager of an organization that provided care, housing, transportation, and activities for individuals with special needs, disabilities, and elderly. Jenny possesses a proven track record of exceeding company objectives. She is a quick learner, results oriented, high energy, diverse, and has a strong work ethic possessing both strategic and operational skills. Jenny is highly skilled in delivering results, critical/analytical thinking, top to top sales calls, and coaching in leading sales professionals. Jenny’s experience makes her an asset to our Fred Astaire team, especially as we continue to grow. Jenny’s ability to bring consistency to the operations of our studio through her organization, automation of documents, report creation, graphic design/marketing expertise, and creative ideas will make the growth of our studios more stream lined.
Social Impact Amy Cotsworth is a local Douglas County Personalized Automotive Consultant along with her husband Michael and is active in a number of community organizations and endeavors. As an entrepreneur she recognizes the need for affordable programs for Self Defense education. Amy has a longstanding history with Self Defense and the practice of Martial Arts, having trained in multiple disciplines throughout much of her life and, having put these practices to use in real life situations, has a passion for equipping everyone with a working and practical knowledge of how to defend themselves in any situation with confidence. Amy is particularly sensitive to the need to provide training and support to women, teens, children, the elderly and those in high-risk professions where the need for situational awareness and self defense skills are critical for safety in sometimes unpredictable public relations and activities.
Operations Manager As a survivor of domestic violence, At the age of 14, Gene started a life long journey into martial arts in Carbondale, Kansas in 1983. He began his studies in karate, judo, and jiu-jitsu under Sensei Ron Vowell. In 1988 he enlisted in the US Army and moved to Ft Carson, Colorado. Gene has spent the last 17 years developing his judo and ju-jitsu skills under the mentorship of W. Dieter Reitzig. Sensei Dieter’s guidance made it possible to write the Ju jitsu 360 system