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Cora Lee Poole

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Founder + Executive Director + Creative Visionary

Cora Lee first dreamt up the concept for Undestructable nearly 15 years ago as she sat in a sewing room while working on her BFA in Apparel Design at the age of 25.

 

It began as a tiny seed planted in passion for supporting survivors of domestic violence and of sustainability from a post-consumer space.

 

What began as a tiny seed has grown and matured into what we now know today.

"To say that Undestructable was born solely with the hope of helping survivors or solely around sustainable products would be a gross inaccuracy.  One is not exclusive from the other within Undestructable.  There are far too many parallels.  The concept that all things are disposable in our country spans from hard goods to human beings. This needs to change."

As a survivor and leader, she is always working to help women rediscover their value and define their purpose.

Want to speak with Cora Lee?  Click here to book some time!

Danielle Shoots

Honorary Board Member

Danielle Shoots is the Managing Partner and Managing Director of the New Community Transformation fund – Denver, a venture capital fund for BIPOC founders, and the President and CEO of Wealth Equity Enterprises, a holdings company that owns several businesses that support the mission of building BIPOC wealth and leadership. Born and raised in Colorado, Danielle is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. 

Danielle’s passion for people and leadership, distinguished business acumen and tenacious work ethic have garnered her numerous accolades, including 2022 Woman of the Year from the National Diversity Council,  inclusion on the prestigious 2019 list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, The 2020 Emerging Leader in Philanthropy from ABFE,  The 2018 Woman of the Year Award for her work with youth in the community, and a recipient of the 2017 Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. 

As a mother and community advocate, Danielle is passionately involved in giving back to the community serving as a trustee for the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, a mayoral appointed board member for the Prosper Denver Fund, and the chief economic equity advisor to State Senator, James Coleman and State Representative, Leslie Herod.

 

Website: dshoots.com

Instagram: @shootsd

Facebook: @dshootsbossup

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-shoots-44741338/

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Jenn Doe

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Board Chair

Jenn Doe is the Grants and Development Manager for Project Safeguard (www.psghelps.org, @psghelps) and lives with her partner and fur-children in the NW Denver suburbs. She also teaches practical life skills as an affiliate faculty member at MSU Denver and is a yoga practitioner and certified instructor.

 

Jenn has more than a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector, where she has held roles in community outreach, training and education, fundraising and development, volunteer management, and organizational leadership. Most of Jenn’s professional experience has been in the field of domestic violence prevention and advocacy, and she has become increasingly interested in how we can reduce the negative impacts of doing social change work and create more healthy and sustainable workplaces for those who find themselves drawn to these fields.

 

Jenn received her BFA in Graphic Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2008 and her MPA from CU Denver in 2014. She enjoys using her creative background to help nonprofits share their message and expand their reach. 

Olivia Kuester

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Board Secretary

Olivia’s passion in life is to always be learning new things and expanding her horizons in order to help others. She received her graduate degree in Sociology, and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. During her stretch at Iowa, Olivia spent her time volunteering at the Women’s Resources and Advocacy program on campus and facilitating a healthy relationships course at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women.  

            After undergraduate school, Olivia’s lifelong goal of following her grandfather’s footsteps in joining the Peace Corps took her to South Africa. From 2018-2020 she was an educational volunteer where she taught English and life skills to grades 4-7, developed a library at the school, and implemented a Healthy Lifestyles after school program for the older students. It was here in South Africa where Olivia discovered her desire to specifically focus on women’s rights and gender-based violence (GBV). 

        Olivia recently received her Master’s in International Human Rights at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in June of 2022. She also currently works at the Rose Andom Center, Colorado’s first Family Justice Center, as a Development Associate 

            When Olivia isn’t focused on combating GBV you can find her hiking in the mountains, traveling the globe, soaking in hot springs or watering all her house plants! 

Tami Parker

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Board

Tami Parker, CEO of UNIcycle Business Consulting, brings 26 years of big business experience to help small businesses grow. Tami offers full spectrum Human Resources Services, and she doesn't just advise -- she goes into the business and leads the process, teaching owners and managers how to handle tough situations.

 

From recruiting, to creating job descriptions, to management training, to policy writing and enforcement, to performance management, she does it all. One of her specialties in recruiting is interviewing for the intangibles. 

 

She teaches interviewing skills at Fort Collins StartUp Week, Longmont SBDC and East Colorado SBDC. To learn more about Tami and her business you can find her on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/unicycle.consult/) and her website www.unicycle.consulting, or read her reviews on Google.

Casey Bennett

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Board Treasurer

Casey Bennett is the Founder and CEO of Collaborative Growth Consulting. CoGrowth helps entrepreneurs and early stage companies grow and flourish through thoughtful strategic and capital allocation insights. Casey has over 10 years of finance and accounting expertise guiding organizations through capital raises, audits, and cash management, among other financial challenges, to enable young and emerging companies to reach their full potential. 

 

Casey has, and continues to, not only advise but teach entrepreneurs how to navigate the complexities of financial statements and financial markets. She prides herself on sharing her knowledge and providing others with the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Casey is truly a “rising tides lift all boats” breed of organizational leader. 

 

Casey is a Colorado native to the core. She was born and raised in Denver, obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Denver, and obtained her Certified Public Accountant credential in the state of Colorado. She loves getting involved in her local community and relishes any chance to roll up her sleeves. She is passionate about helping and educating others and brings that passion with her to her role on the Board of Directors of Undestructable. 

 

When she isn’t buried in numbers, Casey enjoys spending her time outside or curled up reading a book with her great dane, Maggie Mae (who, coincidentally, enjoys both!). She spends her summers attending bluegrass concerts and camping with her loved ones and her winters next to a cozy fire or skiing the beautiful Colorado mountains!

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Amanda Kruger

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Board

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working in the mental health field for over a decade. Amanda is a Trauma expert and Financial Trauma Specialist. She founded Copper Well Counseling, a private therapy practice, to focus on helping people recover from trauma and understand the connection between trauma and our ability to prosper. She is a Certified Financial Social Work Counselor and a member of the Financial Therapy Association. She has completed extensive training and spent countless hours helping people as they work through trauma.

 

Amanda is driven by a desire to live in a healthier, happier society. We all benefit from others thriving. Amanda hopes to bring a trauma informed perspective and knowledge of the mental health needs of trauma survivors.

 

When she’s not working to close the gender, racial, and disability wealth gaps, you can find Amanda boarding a plane, rock crawling in her bronco, or shopping for vintage vinyl. Amanda is mother to 3 little boys and is very accustomed to wrestling big feelings and messy situations. 

Kristina "Kris" Sickles

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Board

Kris is the Vice President of Development and Communications at The Center on Colfax - the largest LGBTQ+ community and resource center in the state. She has been in the field of nonprofit business development and public relations for 20 years, and prior to nonprofit work was a community organizer and political rabble rouser. She has long been an advocate for social justice, will sometimes still get in trouble for speaking loudly against oppressive structures, and thoroughly enjoys helping good causes grow.

 

Kris is a specialist in fundraising strategy, nonprofit systems, and communications. She has worked with organizations from small, local start-ups to national, known nonprofits engaging in successful brand impact and revenue diversity tactics. She is a seasoned non-profit professional with a passion for public service.

 

Kris is also single mom, organizer of humans, loud laugher, strategic thinker, piano player, novice food grower, animal lover, and aspiring voracious reader. She likes to spend her free time with her family, engaging volunteer work, being outside, and being quiet to ruminate on solutions for the state of the world.

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We’re proud to be a group of movers and shakers.

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