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Hope House Board of Directors:
Patrick joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2008 and began serving as the President of the Board in September, 2012. Patrick is currently president of Mecor, Inc., a specialty ingredient distribution firm based in Golden, CO. He received his Master’s degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.
Stacy Hougland joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2008. Previously, Stacy was a Director of Advertising for a book publishing company and Director of Volunteers for Oklahoma Special Olympics. She has served on committees and boards for her church including Parent Council, Deacons, and Women’s Ministry. Her greatest joys continue to be her husband of 22 years, two teenage children, four horses and everything about living in Colorado.
Brandon Ideker has served on the Finance Committee of Hope House for four years, and joined the Board in 2010. He is currently the Treasurer of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee. Brandon is the President of Colorado Short Term Funding (Costfund). Costfund is a private equity fund which lends money to investors purchasing mostly distressed properties in the Denver Metro area as well as the rest of Colorado. Brandon received his
MBA & MS Finance from the University of Denver in 2006. Brandon also serve on the Board of Directors for the Ideker Family Foundation, and is involved in several other non-profits as well. Brandon enjoys golfing, skiing, fly fishing, and everything else Colorado has to offer.
John Steven, with his wife Lisa, is one of the founders of Hope House of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors since the ministry’s inception in 2000. John and Lisa were teen parents and have been married 23 years. John is a machinist and has been with his family’s business, J&D Machine Technology, for 26 years. John is also a kinetic sculptor, and designs steel sculptures that can be viewed at www.jrssculpture.com.
Reverend John Tellis has served on the Hope House Board of Directors since 2008; he previously served for two years in 2005 and 2006. Rev. Tellis accepted his call into the ministry under the leadership of Pastor W.D. Simmons, Central Baptist Church, Denver, CO. Rev. Tellis has been preaching for more than a decade. Rev. Tellis is the Pastor of Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church and believes that God has a great work for His people in a Season such as this. He received his Doctorate of Theology degree from Truth Bible College in Jacksonville, FL. He has partnered with a number of churches and schools to provide education and outreach services. John has worked as a telecommunications executive for more than 25 years. Rev. Tellis is the founder of Tellis Ministries, Inc., (TMI). TMI taps into the needs of hurting and wounded souls by planting hope into their lives. TMI also focuses on strengthening families and offering preventative methods to help deal with issues that might arise. Rev. Tellis has been married for 33 years and is blessed with three children and one grandchild.
Connie's professional experience includes managing large global transactional, IT development and financial teams within the high tech and service industries. She drives the development of business relationships, redesigning business processes, project management and transforming teams. Connie is currently in management at the Oracle Corporation. Connie is a member of the Broomfield United Methodist church where she has been active in the music ministry for eight years along with other various service projects. Connie and her husband Joe live in Broomfield along with two of their three boys, Collin and Logan. Their oldest son attends college in Michigan. Connie currently serves as Secretary of the Board.
Mindy Brown became involved with Hope House in January 2011 as a member of the Board of Directors. She currently holds the position of Secretary. Over the years, Mindy has participated in many community programs and projects involving children, music and the arts. Over the past 25 years, Mindy has been involved in the geospatial technology field. In the most recent years, she has held the positions of Vice President of Marketing for Sanborn and Executive Director of Marketing for Space Imaging. She and her husband Rich feel blessed with their family of adult children. Rich and Mindy love the outdoors and enjoy many activities in the mountains and Northwoods of Wisconsin. Mindy currently serves as the Vice President of the Board, and Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee.
Mary Lou Maley
Mary Lou Maley is the Vice President of Financial Planning and Due Diligence at Archstone, a leading owner, operator and developer of apartment housing. MLM received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and has over 15 years experience in finance, 10 of which has been in the real estate investment industry. She loves her dog, her nephews, the Colorado snow and the Denver Broncos!
Crystal joined the Hope House board of directors in January of 2012. Ever a believer in giving back to the community, Crystal also volunteers with Born to Build, Junior League of Denver, Denver Health, University Park Community Council and various Mothers Groups. She is also active in PEO, an organization that helps women further their education. A California native, Crystal graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Business Marketing before moving to Denver. As a broker with Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, her expertise in relocation has put her among the top 4% of realtors nationwide. Crystal currently lives in Ken Caryl with her husband Mark and two children.
Lindsay Olson Bernum joined the Hope House Board of Directors in October 2012. Lindsay is the U.S. Macro Analyst for the Fixed Income Team at Janus Capital Group. Based in Denver, Janus Capital Group is a leading asset manager in growth, core, international, value, risk-managed, alternative and fixed-income investment strategies. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and has 8 years of financial industry experience. Having been a teenage mother, Lindsay was blessed with a supportive community, empowering Lindsay to reach self-sufficiency. Based on this amazing support; Lindsay strongly believes in giving back to the community that supported her and has previously been involved with Volunteers of America, AWARE Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter and Heroes Forever. Raised in Arvada, Lindsay currently resides in Denver with her husband and three children and enjoys yoga, exploring Colorado’s beautiful mountain towns, and traveling with her family.
Randy Majors is an international energy business development executive with extensive experience in deal structuring, commercial negotiations and government relations. He is currently the Senior Vice President Business Development for TransMontaigne Partners L.P., a terminaling and transportation company. Before joining TransMontaigne, Majors was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pipestream, a technology company focused on creating new materials and construction methods for the pipeline industry. Majors has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and executive training experience from the Wharton School of Business. He is married with two sons and currently resides in Denver, Colorado.