Ambassadors are a coveted position within the Glendale Chamber. They welcome new members, facilitate networking at events, and help plan the schedule of events. For many, they are the face of our chamber of commerce. Upon joining the chamber, each chamber member is assigned to one of our ambassadors who help them get acquainted with our organization, make introductions and assist them with any other needs they might have.
Brad brings over 20 years of banking and lending expertise to the position as a top loan consultant at AUTOPAY, located in downtown Denver. AUTOPAY is a lender marketplace specializing in auto and motorcycle refinance, lease buyouts, and new purchase finance. They partner with trusted credit unions, banks and lending institutions across the country to offer customers the most competitive rates and terms available, along with a complete menu of loan protection options. The online process and auto finance expertise makes getting a loan fast, easy, and transparent. Their ultimate mission is to provide customers with solutions that will improve their overall financial situation.
A dedicated Ambassador of the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Brad looks forward to welcoming guests and new members at Chamber events. He can be reached at 720 849-3438 or by email.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Heather Brecl offers her clients savvy marketing skills and an extensive, first-hand knowledge of Denver’s suburbs. A Duke University graduate with a double major in Political Science and German, and an experienced marketing professional, Heather provides passion and local knowledge to pair homes with the lifestyles of her clients. A devoted supporter of the arts, Heather continues to be involved in philanthropy and her community. Her involvement with Central City Opera and the Glendale Chamber has been an important and rewarding part of her life that continues through LIV Sotheby’s. Based out of the Castle Pines office, Heather has access to all the leading-edge marketing and technical tools. This access, combined with her vast network of professional and industry contacts and resources, provides clients with the best opportunites for optimal real estate results.
RE/MAX Urban Properties
Friendly and competent, Angela emphasizes both the personal and professional aspects of real estate. She likes people, and believes that a solid working relationship is based on respect, friendship, and face-to-face interactions. By understanding her clients, Angela provides outstanding personalized customer service.
Angela attended the University of Denver on a swimming scholarship. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Marketing, and subsequently obtained a Masters in Management. Her solid business foundation of providing clients with real estate services for life with high integrity and unbelievable customer service has helped her become a top producing agent in Denver.
Dr. Jeff Johnston
Dr. Jeff Johnston, of Ascent Dental Group, seeks to provide customers with the best in comfort, technology, and service in dental health care available in the Cherry Creek and Denver area. Ascent Dental specializes in preventative dental care and prides themselves on maintaining the health of teeth and gums. Dr. Johnston takes pride in being locally and privately owned, which ultimately leads to finer dental care for the citizens of this great city.
With over ten years of experience, Dr. Johnston is a strong believer in making patients as comfortable as possible and his goal is always to make sure his patients have a fantastic dental experience. Whether it’s a standard cleaning or laser dentistry, he is committed to using the best technology while ensuring the highest level of patient satisfaction.
Dr. Johnston loves the Colorado outdoors and spends his spare time skiing, mountain biking, traveling, and scuba diving.
The Mortgage Company
Cheri serves as the Community Development Director for The Mortgage Company, which is locally owned and has been serving Colorado residents for over 21 years! Her role is bringing mortgage education to the community through podcasts published on the website, as well as information on the Community Partners. Visit www.themortgageco.com for the list of current partners and inquire directly with Cheri if you’d like to become one!
Her latest exciting venture is obtaining her yoga certification in the spring of 2018. A practitioner for over 10 years, Cheri is eager to bring her teachings to the Denver Metro area. She is also passionate about helping others – which is also one of the reasons she was drawn to becoming a Glendale Chamber Ambassador. A native of Wisconsin who earned a degree in Finance, Cheri is equally passionate about the Green Bay Packers! After college, she moved to South Florida, where she spent many years, and relocated to Colorado in the fall of 2015. She also has two daughters – one lives in Denver and the other is a junior at FGCU in Ft. Meyers. Cheri can be reached by email or by calling 561-301-2055.
Offering more than 12 years of experience as a business owner and franchise operations manager, Bob Liebhauser is involved in managing operations with franchisers, franchisees, and independent operators. His background includes 14 years in operations management with the number one fast food franchise, McDonald’s, and over ten years in the convenience store industry. Bob brings valuable insight and knowledge regarding leadership and management challenges faced by franchisees and independent operators, along with growing companies and brands.
Bob’s true passion is making businesses both profitable and successful, and growing entities. As a Business Coach, he helps business owners take their companies to their potential through the proven strategies of ActionCOACH. His second passion is running. He has run over 80 marathons including 24 Boston Marathons with a personal best time of two hours 48 minutes. Bob earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been married 45 years to Sherri. They have three daughters, all graduates of the University of Texas-Austin.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Laura grew up in the music business. Her family founded and operated a chain of record stores in Florida for 50 years and music has always been a significant part of her life. Laura moved to Colorado in 2002 to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned her BA in English. While at CU, she wrote for two newspapers, a publicity company, and a band booking agency.
After graduation, Laura moved to Denver and began working as a reporter for the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. Over the years she was promoted to Content Editor and then to Executive Editor. After seven years, she resigned from the Chronicle and moved to the Vail Valley where she runs her own business, Lieff Ink, which offers freelance writing, editing, and PR services for a variety of clients. In addition to working diligently for her Lieff Ink clients, Laura is an English and writing tutor, teaching assistant, and occasional substitute teacher at Colorado Mountain College. She also hosts a weekly radio show called Bite the Bullet on 107.9 Radio Free Minturn.
Windermere Real Estate
As a full-time realtor, John serves the neighborhoods in and around Denver. A Colorado resident for over 39 years, he attended the University of Colorado where he studied Marketing and Business Management. John is the Owner/Managing Partner of Windermere Metro Denver Real Estate and his relationships with clients are based on respect, trust, and personal friendships. Over the years he has watched the city change and grow into something very unique and exciting, from the now developed fields in Littleton, where he grew up, to the Glendale/Cherry Creek area where he raised his two girls, Sadie and Hanna. John enjoys helping people reach their goals, achieve a certain lifestyle, and enhance their investment portfolio.
A top-selling realtor, John has been a member of the Denver Board of Realtors, Million Dollar Round Table, for the past five consecutive years. He uses his history, experience, and involvement in the local community to better serve his clients, whether they are looking for their next home to buy or when it’s time to sell. John values the confidence and trust he’s earned from his clients and strives every day to exceed their expectations. His goal is to manage each client’s real estate needs in a timely and professional manner, giving them the confidence to refer friends, family, and associates. Please call John at 303-668-5542 to discuss your next move.
Phillip Gira Insurance Agency
Inga has been providing Colorado businesses and individuals the insurance they need to protect their most valuable assets since 1987. Her agency, Phillip Gira Insurance, has been in Glendale since 2008 and they love the sense of community the city offers. A New York native, Inga came to Colorado for school, graduating with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Denver, and loved Colorado so much she made it her home.
Her agency holds licenses in all 50 states and they are able to support their clients by providing a single resource to evaluate and manage any of their insurance needs, no matter where they are located. Inga is a fully licensed insurance agent specializing in commercial insurance and also homeowners and auto insurance. She is involved with several organizations, volunteering or serving on boards at Cancer League of Colorado, Food Bank of the Rockies, the Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter, Arapahoe Community College and other professional organizations.
Inga can be reached at 303-945-2096.
Born and raised in Denver, Old Chicago Bar Manager and Regional Beer Specialist Matt Poffel joined the Glendale community in 2013 when he was the General Manager at Applebee’s. He has been involved in Hospitality Management for 25 years and has coached Pop Warner football for eight years. In addition to hospitality and football, Matt enjoys cooking, fishing, and partaking in all things beer. He is an avid connoisseur who likes guiding customers, friends, and colleagues (who enjoy the beer culture as much as he does) through all types of delicious pint experiences.
Bravo Bars & 5280 Bars
Bravo Bars founder Lauren Shrensky has a passion for baking, sports, fitness, and nutrition. When she decided to combine the things in her life that bring her joy, Bravo Bars was born. Bravo Bars® – the “Optimal Snack” – are all-natural, soft-baked cookie bars that provide real nutritional benefits to help bodies run – and recover – at top form. Offering both the health benefits of raw foods, and a more balanced ratio of protein, fat, and carbs than traditional energy bars, Bravo Bars are all natural, non-GMO wheat-, soy-, and gluten-free. They also taste great! Ideal for Paleo, vegan, and nutritionally sensitive eaters, Bravo Bars fuel your body and feed your soul so you can live life on your terms, with a “sweet high five.” 5280 Bars™ – The Full Spectrum 25mg Hemp bar – is the newest addition to Lauren’s nutritional supplement brand. These are the same delicious Bravo Bars with the addition of 25mg of full spectrum hemp.
Lauren is originally from Maryland, moved to Denver in 2003, and has been a Glendale Chamber Ambassador since 2007. When she isn’t working on her health brands, she can be found working out, playing soccer, and supporting the Glendale Raptors rugby team.
Glendale Sports Center managed by the YMCA
Lynn has been with the Denver Metro YMCA since 2007, starting as an intern in health and fitness. She came to the Glendale Sports Center managed by the YMCA in December 2012 and is now the Membership Director. Lynn graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Marketing and Health & Fitness Management. She is passionate about the members who come through the Glendale Sports Center, as she enjoys interacting with them and making them feel welcome. Lynn likes being part of the Glendale community because it has that small town feel in a big city. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, watching sports and movies, bowling, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones.
Executive Talk TV Host
Maurice, host of Executive Talk, has been in the consulting business for the past 9.5 years. Executive Talk is a live TV show aired every Tuesday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Comcast channel 57. The show covers all the issues business owners go through during their journey to their desired resolutions in their business. Executive Talk also serves as a branding experience for business owners who wish to get their message out regarding how they offer services to their clients. Anyone is able to be part of the live studio experience.
Being an Ambassador works seamlessly with the mission of Executive Talk, which is to serve the business community specifically. The Glendale Chamber is a great platform to get involved with other members in the Glendale area to extend a business and Maurice’s job is to help facilitate introductions that can further help Chamber members.
Maurice can be reached by email or by calling (720) 366-7964.