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Campaign Leadership

Campaign Steering Committee

Kenneth Monfort

Chairman

Executive Vice President
Monfort Companies

Randy Ahrens

Owner and Sales Engineer
Frontier Components

Garrett Baum

Managing Partner
Urban Frontier

Bob Beauprez

Former Colorado Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives
Owner, Eagle’s Wing Ranch

Brian Cain

Chief Sustainability Officer | Civitas

Larry Cooper

Executive Management | Experience Events

Phillip Cross

Vice President of Land Acquisition | Taylor Morrison

Will Murray

Owner | Will Murray Company

Steve Woods

Retired President and CEO
Up With People

Charles Ozaki

Retired City and County Manager | City and County of Broomfield

Bea Sonnendecker

Managing Director | VACO

Ray Pittman

COO & President | McWhinney

Butterfly Pavilion Board of Directors & Leadership

Courtney Loper

Chair

Senior Manger Stakeholder Relations | PDC Energy

Rachel King

Vice Chair

Deputy Director, Economic Vitality & Development | City & County of Broomfield

Nathalie Brochu

Treasurer

Chief Impact Officer | OnMont  LLC

Richard Jarboe

Secretary and Volunteer Liaison

Retired | Leprino Foods

Chad Schneider

Immediate Past Chair

SVP, Commercial Relationship Manager | KeyBank, N.A.

Randy Ahrens

Owner and Sales Engineer | Frontier Components

Garrett Baum

Managing Partner | Urban Frontier

David DeMott

Westminster Appointee

Vice President of Information Technology
Source Office and Technology

Chris Lane

Partner | Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP

Kenneth Monfort

Executive Vice President
Monfort Companies

Dave Weidner

Founding Director | Wildlife Protection Solutions

Honorary Board

Tisha Schuller

Principal | Adamantine Energy

Leadership Team

Patrick Tennyson

President and CEO

Patrick joined Butterfly Pavilion in 1999 and has served as President and CEO since 2010. He holds a MA in Nonprofit Management and a BS in Zoology.

Mary Ann Colley

Chief Operating Officer

Mary Ann joined Butterfly Pavilion in 2002 and has been COO since 2020. She holds a MA in Education and a BS in Environmental Sciences and Entomology.

Bill Finley

Chief Financial Officer

Bill joined Butterfly Pavilion in 2020. He has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in project management, specializing in financial accounting.

Janet McFarland Burlie

Vice President of Donor Relations

Janet joined Butterfly Pavilion in 2019. She has over 25 years as a nonprofit leader in some of Denver’s most notable cultural institutions.

Russ Pecoraro

Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Guest Experience

Russ joined Butterfly Pavilion in 2017. He brings extensive experience in marketing and public relations from positions at Vail Resorts, Heavenly Mountain Resort and the Hoffman Agency.

Hannah Weiss

Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

Hannah joined Butterfly Pavilion in 2021. She brings over a decade of experience working to engage people of all ages in the joy and wonder of STEM learning.

Campaign Advisory Council

Chris Gdowski

Superintendent | Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Jennifer Hoffman

City and County Manager | City and County of Broomfield

Bryce Kelley

President and CEO | Ritchey Livestock ID

Taylor Kirkpatrick

President and CEO | Babson Farms, Inc.

Eric Lane

Chairman | Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Daniel Ritchie

Chancellor Emeritus  | University of Denver

Jodee Siff

Visual Artist

Chad Vorthmann

Executive Vice President  | Colorado Farm Bureau

Jena Hausmann

President & CEO | Children's Hospital Colorado

Project Partners

The City and County of Broomfield has committed $13 million to move Butterfly Pavilion to the Baseline Development. Working in partnership with other scientific and technology organizations and businesses, Butterfly Pavilion will anchor this “Science City” that will connect educational institutions, businesses and students with groundbreaking research, conservation and education.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools and mindSpark Learning are developing a K-12 STEM school where students will work closely with Butterfly Pavilion scientists to explore scientific methodology and face head-on environmental, ecological and biological challenges that will shape the future health of our planet.

McWhinney has donated 3.5 acres for Butterfly Pavilion’s new home and is working to create an unprecedented multi-use development combining science, environmental conservation, education and commercial development within 1,200 acres of pollinator-friendly habitat and programmed development, ushering in a new model for community development and landscapes.

Broomfield Open Space Foundation will host a nature center and onsite programming at the new facility to raise awareness of existing and long-term conservation-based efforts in the City and County of Broomfield.

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s north campus will be located near the new Butterfly Pavilion. They will work to create healthy play, nature therapy and treatment opportunities in partnership with Butterfly Pavilion.

Colorado State University will connect students and national and international scientists with our unique resources to advance global invertebrate conservation.

Association of Zoos & Aquariums is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. Butterfly Pavilion was first AZA-accredited in 2014 and continues the re-accreditation process every 5 years. We have designed every aspect of our new building to align with the best-practices for animal welfare, care and management.

Butterfly Pavilion Staff

Patrick Tennyson

President and CEO
Butterfly Pavilion

Janet McFarland Burlile

Vice President of Development
Butterfly Pavilion

Garrett Baum

Managing Partner
Urban Frontier

Bob Beauprez

Former Colorado Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives
Owner, Eagle’s Wing Ranch

Bryce Kelley

President and CEO
Ritchey Livestock ID

Will Murray

Owner
Will Murray Company

Steve Woods

Retired President and CEO
Up With People

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