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.