Class of 2012

 

Eugene Caranci – Gene was born and raised in Louisville Colorado. He and his wife Virginia raised their daughters, Reggie, Jeanne and Shelley in what Gene describes as the perfect place to raise a family. After retiring from Denver Public Schools as an administrator, Gene began his second career as the Executive Director of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce. He worked there for over 22 years and continues to volunteer his services on a regular basis. Before working for the Chamber, Gene dedicated much of his life to the city of Louisville including 25 years as a volunteer fireman and was very instrumental in getting many of the amenities that Louisville residents enjoy today. He has volunteered his time continuously throughout the years, and continues to do so. Gene’s passion for Louisville and Boulder County goes unmatched.

 


charlessiskCharles “Chuck” Sisk
 – Chuck came to the University of Colorado in 1963 from Las Animas Colorado. He never thought of leaving. He has been an attorney with Hurth, Sisk and Blakemore since 1973; on the City Council of Louisville from 1991-2003, and Mayor of Louisville from 2003-2011.

Chuck has served on numerous community and metro-wide boards and organizations. While retired from football officiating, his passions remain football and his family, wife Terre Rushton and children Michael, Brian and Jennifer Sisk.

 


bscottsmithB. Scot Smith
 – Scot, a life-long Boulder County resident and Allegheny College graduate, started his real estate career in 1976 and co-founded The Colorado Group, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate company, in 1987. Throughout his career, Scot mentored many interns, all of whom excel in this profession.

Scot and his wife, Eileen, raised three sons, Chase, Auggie and Rider, in Boulder. He was President of Boulder Valley Rotary, serves on the HospiceCare Board, and tutors with Intercambio Uniting Communities. His greatest professional fulfillment is serving non-profit organizations’ real estate needs.

 


dianestowDiane Stow
 – Diane Stow is a Longmont native whose grandfather was a real estate broker here in the 1940’s. She has held her real estate license since 1976 and has been with Re/Max Traditions, formerly Re/Max of Longmont for her entire real estate sales career. She has been ranked as one of Re/Max Mountain States’ top 10 or 20 agents for many years and continues to be one of their top producers. She has been a real estate instructor on a national level for many years.

In addition to her business success, Diane has spent a great deal of time giving back to her community. She is Past President of the Longmont Assn of Realtors, and a past Director of the Colo. Assn of Realtors also. She is past president of the Longmont Community Justice Partnership and still serves on its Board, She is on the Advisory Board of A Woman’s Work, is past Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for The Tiny Tim Center which raised over $3 million dollars to build its new facility and a former member of its Board, A Past Super Conductor for the Longmont Symphony, and a Past Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Diane has participated with the Sunshine Club in their school dental clinics over the years and has hosted many exchange students in her home with her family. She is also an active Lay Reader in her church. Diane believes strongly in giving back to the community that has given her and her family so much.

 


nathanthomasNathan Thompson
 – In 1979, while a sophomore at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Nathan C. Thompson founded Western Automation, later renamed Spectra Logic. Spectra Logic is the gold-standard designer and manufacturer of innovative tape and disk solutions that provide ultra-high capacity data storage.

Spectra’s products are manufactured in Boulder, and sold and serviced world-wide. He and his family live in Boulder County and support many local and international charitable organizations.

 


ericwallaceEric Wallace
 – Eric grew up around the world, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984 and spent 8 years active duty before returning to Colorado in 1993. Inspired by the craft beer renaissance, he and Dick Doore started brewing beer together. Left Hand Brewing Company is the awesome result, employing great people and engaged in the community.

Eric married his wife Cinzia in 1991 and they have three beautiful children, Naomi, Noel and Nicolas.