Meet Talented & Influential People from Denver, Colorado

David FincherDavid Fincher

Fincher is one of the most influential mind’s working in Hollywood today; the director of Seven, Fight Club and Zodiac shows no sign of slowing down as he enters his third decade in the film-making business, with his next project slated to be 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, though he is also working on a television series called House of Cards.



Trey ParkerTrey Parker Denver Colorado

Parker’s adult cartoon series South Park has been prompting hilarity and outrage in equal measure since the mind-nineties, but together with his co-writer Matt Stone, Parker has also created hit films like Team America: World Police and the hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon.




Jonathan BarnettJonathan Barnett

The Founder and CEO of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, this 32-year-old’s company was named in Franchise Times magazine’s list of top 20 franchises to watch, and indeed the company now has more than 250 franchisees throughout the US – covering a total of 47 states. He even plans to expand outside the US, to Canada and Australia.




Jeremy BloomJeremy Bloom Denver Colorado

Former Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom co-founded the online marketing company Integrate in 2010, and has seen the multichannel advertising marketplace land $11 million in equity funding already in 2012, and the one time NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers is also a college football analyst, but his favourite project is his Wish of a Lifetime foundation, which grants wishes for senior citizens.



Josh DaviesJosh Davies

CEO of the A Game, Davies’ company offers instructional guides, consulting sessions and the like to build a healthy work ethic in teenagers and young adults. “We are not simply selling a product,” Davies said. “We are working to restore America’s work ethic. With a new focus, we will be able give frontline employees, senior leaders, managers and supervisors a bottom-up approach to improve organisational performance.”



Arif GangjiArif Gangji Denver Colorado

The 33-year-old President of web development company Neon Rain, Gangji’s company builds mobile applications for clients and also designs websites, as well as helping with search-engine optimisation. Gangji also plays a big role in the Alliance For Choice in Education company, which enables low-income kids to receive good educations by sending them to high schools that meet their needs, whatever their parent’s level of income.



Kyle ZeppelinKyle Zeppelin

The 39-year-old is the principal mind behind Zeppelin Development, and a man who is focused on creating sustainable, urban environments by using recycled materials for construction purposes. “He is personally committed not only to sustainable development, but to a sustainable lifestyle,” said a spokesman for Zeppelin.




Patrick SmythPatrick Smyth Denver Colorado

Working for the Denver Broncos would be a dream come true for any young lad, but 29-year-old Smyth is the Executive Director of media relations, meaning he gets to spend a whole lot of time with the team’s star quarterback Tim Tebow. He also produces the team’s media guide, leads the team’s social-media efforts, and more besides.



Rafael RodriguezRafael Rodriguez

The account services supervisor works for Hispanidad, the Denver marketing firm, and he also coaches baseball for two kids sports groups in his spare time. He has led account teams for clients such as Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), FirstBank, Colorado Department of Transportation and INOBTR (I Know Better), a public-private partnership that works to prevent children from being victims of Internet crime.



Meshach RhoadesMeshach Rhoades Denver Colorado

This 32-year-old, who graduated top of her class for her law degree and her undergraduate degree before that, is now an attorney who is involved with the Denver, Colorado, National Hispanic and Colorado Hispanic bar associations, the Go For It! Educational Foundation and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.




Brooke HippBrooke Hipp

The marketing and communications manager for Anton Collins Mitchell coordinates both profession events and philanthropic programs for her company, while also meeting the demands of being a single mother. “It’s not always easy balancing work life with raising my daughter, but my work gives the flexibility I need to be there for her,” she said. “We have great teamwork… It is incredibly rewarding, and hopefully she is as proud of me as I am of her.”



Tasha JonesTasha Jones Denver Colorado

Director of Marketing at Forest City Stapleton, Jones says: “What I love about Forest City is that it fosters an entrepreneurial spirit. You can be creative about how you want to evolve in your career with this company.” She is also a mentor for the Challenge Foundation, and a member of the Leadership Denver Class of 2012.




Elizabeth JumelElizabeth Jumel

The president and founder of her own company, Jumel Public Relations, this 36-year-old is also on the board of directors of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – and has recently given birth to her second child. She is also a volunteer with several charitable organisations, and loves Denver for its ‘encouraging environment’.




Jill McClurejill mcclure denver colorado

The chief operating officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, McClure looks after the firm’s communications, marketing and membership, finance, human resources and outreach activities, whilst also working on education campaigns and social-media strategies to help the company going forward. “I love the variety of my job, it’s my favourite part,” she says. “Every day is different, and things are always changing.”

Steve Colton

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