April 19, 2022
Friends of RMEOC,
I am very honored to be part of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC). RMEOC is one of the oldest employee ownership organizations in Colorado, with a goal to create more equitable and inclusive economies in the Rocky Mountain region by promoting employee ownership of their workplaces and businesses. I have been following the work of RMEOC since its foundation in 2012 and am excited to now join the team.
I have long experience working on social justice and social economy issues through various channels, including both community and university settings. I was a labor organizer and the founder of Denver’s first immigrant workers’ rights center (El Centro Humanitario para Los Trabajadores). I also worked as an activist-scholar at the University of Colorado, Denver building active university-community partnerships, and directing a graduate program focused on public, non-profit and labor leadership development.
All of this work is aligned with my life commitment to bring more economic justice and economic democracy to the workplace and to contribute to creating diverse economic systems that are more humanistic and resilient.
Currently, Colorado has been one of the national leaders in the employee ownership movement, with active government and community groups working on various employee ownership projects. I am excited to join this movement through the work of RMEOC and I look forward to working with many amazing groups and people who keep dreaming about creating a more humanistic and equitable economic system. Thank you!
RMEOC Executive Director