Alex Benko
Alex Benko
Director

Professional Experience

Business Development and sales primarily for startup organizations.  Sought out by small business owners to drive business development, sales, promotions, and customer service, leveraging experience in market expansion and business leadership to bring value to diverse businesses ranging from energy-saving device company to a fledgling dry-cleaning business. Introduced thermal destratification device to local site of one the largest international franchises, gaining approval to implement and test on site. Obtained Xcel energy rebate for energy-saving device through testing and positioned product for increased value within small commercial settings. Stabilized operations for small business suffering from attrition, assisting with sales and promotional strategies, building relationships in the community, and improving service to retain customers.

Additional experience in Sales at Trout Mobile and Experience Pros.

Languages
English and Hungarian

Education
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Hobbies
Studying and reading with my daughter, volunteering, speaking, training, teaching, and networking.

Sandy Young
Director

Sandy Young began her career with the Denver Broncos Football Club in June, 2002. As a Colorado native and avid Broncos fan, it was a dream come true to work for such a great organization. She began her career in sponsorship service as the liaison between the sales and account activation teams. With hard work, determination, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor too, she took on more responsibility over the years and was previously the Director of Marketing and is currently the Director of Partnership Marketing overseeing the activation of over 150 corporate partnerships.

Over her time with the Broncos, Sandy’s gotten to work on several exciting projects and has witnessed firsthand the changing world of sports marketing to now include the ever-changing technological advancements in digital and social media. She worked hand in hand with the Vice President of Information Technology to create the Broncos first mobile app. The highlights of her Broncos career include getting to be a part of the planning for John Elway’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, the Broncos vs. 49ers game in London in 2010 and Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco in 2016 where the Broncos came home with the Lombardi trophy! In addition, Sandy enjoys the community service day opportunities that the Broncos offer and has spent time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity inside and outside of work. She’s also proud to be a regular donor to Bonfils Blood Center.

Sandy graduated cum laude with a degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Advertising and Marketing. During her time at Drake, she participated in Semester at Sea travelling to Cuba, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Hong Kong & Japan via ship. In her free time, she enjoys beautiful Colorado, traveling and spending time with her husband Scott, son, Jeffrey, daughter, Alexandra and dog, Lilly.

Coeli Lara
Director

Coeli Lara is the Marketing and Promotions Manager at Telemundo Denver. She provides strategic direction on all advertising and brand partnerships to maximize the station brand. This includes developing successful on-air campaigns, overseeing sales’ production and managing grassroots and event marketing strategies for more than 35 events per year. Prior to joining Telemundo Denver, she worked different marketing agencies in Denver including Idea Marketing, Xcelente Marketing and Pure Brand.

She truly believes in empowering the Hispanic community through education. From 2007-2012 she began an education committee, which was part of the Archdiocese of Denver. With the help of nine volunteers, she organized free Open Houses, College Fairs and ACT workshops throughout Denver. Approximately, 1,500 low-income Hispanic families benefited from the program.

Her strong commitment to supporting a non-profit organization resulted in joining the Dolls for Daughter’s board of directors in 2015.

Coeli Lara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Dual Major in Marketing and Finance from the University of Colorado Denver.

Sarah Thornton
Volunteer Coordinator

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Ewa Wilke
Director

Ewa was born and raised in Poland. After leaving Poland, she completed her bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Criminology at Regis University in Denver, CO.

Ewa’s journey has started when she was asked to work with children at church in Poland, between years of 2004-2007. The kids were mainly from difficult families, whose parents were alcoholics or drug addicts. Children did not have enough resources for a proper development. It was a great challenge to set an example for them, and to lead them on a right path in their young years. Working with challenging children has led to Ewa’s choice of moving to the United States in 2007, and working as an au pair. Ewa has gained a variety of experiences from working for a single parent, mentally challenged children and a parent, to taking care of triplets, and managing a household.

Aside from childcare experience, Ewa was a missionary intern in 2006 in Sweden at the Holsbybrunn Bible School and thanks to the international environment has grown to understand how to respect different cultures, perspectives, customs, and beliefs. In 2009-2010, Ewa was involved with Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP), where she provided service as a crisis hotline advocate. Training included: child abuse and child neglect, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. The rest is history. From being involved with a few non-profits (human trafficking, troubled girls, cancer research) in Denver, from organizing events, public speaking, and fundraising. Ewa’s goal is to continue to make a difference in communities with her time, effort, and adequate knowledge.

John Reynolds
Director

A little about John, Since he was 10 years old he has been volunteering for one organization or another.  Red Cross was a big part of his volunteer hours at that age.  He started teaching CPR and AED essentials.  Donating time and energy for many different causes was a great way to meet people and give something back.  In high school abroad he took a 5 day trip to Lourdes to volunteer in any capacity and ended up by the train station aiding extremely sick and dying people off the train.  It’s amazing how so many people risk the trip so they may have a chance to experience Lourdes, many people were looking for miracles from the water there. “It was a very eye opening experience, and I had the best time meeting others who volunteer every year or more…from every country!”

Eight years later, John found an opportunity to give once again and is excited for the chance to be a part of the board for Dolls for Daughters.  An opportunity to give back to the community, as well as to meet wonderful people.

Tonya Bradshaw
Director

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