Meet Your Project Advocates (aka People Who Issue the Grants)
By day, Sara Brown is a Sr. Contract Specialist for a Boulder Aerospace company. By night (or whenever she can find a free moment), she prides herself as a volunteer. Since moving to Lafayette, CO, Sara often volunteers at the Louisville Community Food Share as well as the Boulder County Coal Creek meals on wheels. In addition, she became involved in Arts!Lafayette as a volunteer and now an appointed board member for 2016. Beyond her local volunteerism, she is also on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Spears School of Business Alumni Association and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). All of her volunteerism and business skills to date have been preparing her to be able to take that next step into co-founding and serving as a Director/Money mastermind (aka treasurer) for Project LoCo. Her goal in Project LoCo is to be able to be the matchmaker of amazing ideas that are floating out there in the minds of community members to the funds and support needed to make it a reality.
Matt spends his workdays as a contract manager for a local aerospace company in Boulder. When away from the office he serves on the Lafayette Public Art Committee, Arts!Lafayette Non-Profit, and is constantly reminded of the importance of community. As Executive Director, Matt envisions bringing people closer to their communities by supporting projects that have social and cultural significance. Let’s build a stronger community together through Project LoCo.
Emily has a background in strategic market research and writing, and an interest in the interaction of society and emerging technologies. She has lived in Colorado for most of her life, and in Boulder County since 2006, and loves the culture and people of Colorado, from beautiful scenery to great beer. Emily has a B.A. in Classics and an M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her focus on modern uses of classical culture, and on feminism in classics, has contributed to her passion for social change and her belief that the past does not have to determine our future. As Secretary for Project LoCo, Emily knows that lasting and positive change can happen when we work together as communities.