Wellington Colorado Main Streets Board of Directors

Board meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month  //  6pm
Wellington Colorado Main Streets Office  //  3749 Harrison Ave, Wellington, CO 80549
You can find upcoming meeting dates on our events calendar.

Kallie Cooper

Kallie Cooper

Executive Director

Kallie is a Iowa native and graduated with a degree in Television Production and Marketing from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.  Kallie and her husband Brandon moved to Colorado in 2017 with their two boys and quickly called Wellington home.

Growing up in small-town Iowa has given her an apprecaition for the value of community and working together.  Kallie spent over ten years working with non-profits and in the public school system and strives to create a vibrant community for her children to grow up in. 

Anita Hardy

Anita Hardy

President

Anita is a Colorado native and when she and her husband moved to Wellington in 2013, they found their home.  As a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Rocky Mountain Realtors, her goal is to help others, buyers and sellers, do the same – find their “home”.  he has over 25 years’ experience in working with nonprofits, grant writing, human resources and program development.  Anita was Vice-President of Main Streets Board in 2018 and assists the Town of Wellington with writing grants and obtaining funding for much needed projects. 

Anita and her husband Tim enjoy spending their free time camping with their dogs and as much time as possible with their grandson.

Gary Green

Gary Green

Vice President

Gary serves as Fire Chief for the brave women and men of the Wellington Fire Protection District, protecting 288 square miles of northern Larimer County.  He was an original member of the establishing Board of Directors for the Wellington Mains Streets Program and is a strong proponent of this invaluable community asset.  Growing up in the small town of Mustang, Oklahoma, Gary was raised on small-town values and the benefits of true community; from holiday festivals to Friday night football games, the whole town turned out to socialize and proudly celebrate.  Wellington, Colorado IS such a place!

Megan Larsen

Megan Larsen

Megan is a Montana native and graduated with a degree in Art/Graphic Design from Colorado State University. Megan, along with her husband and 3 kids, has lived in Colorado since 2005 and Wellington since 2009.

After helping lead the marketing team at United Way of Larimer County for nine years, Megan launched her graphic design and web development company, M Rock Creative, in 2012. She serves on various committees, including chair & co-founder of Wellington Brewfest, and was named one of northern Colorado’s 40 Under Forty young professionals in 2019.

Growing up in a tight-knit community, Megan values her connections and appreciates the hard work it takes to bring people together.

Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas

Treasurer

Bryan Thomas, Executive Vice President (EVP), joined Meridian Trust in July 2018. He was previously the vice president / chief lending officer at On Tap Credit Union in Golden, CO. Prior to working at On Tap, he was the vice president / chief administration officer at WyHy Federal Credit Union based in Cheyenne. In his new role at Meridian Trust FCU, he will be assisting CEO Kim Withers with the overall management of the credit union and moving the board’s strategic vision into a reality. Bryan has more than 23 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, with emphasis in consumer science and business management, from Colorado State University. He is also a graduate of CUNA Finance School and the CUES CEO Institute. In his free time, Bryan enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Casey and their four daughters Katelyn, Avery, Emma, and Wrigley.

Karin Chapman

Karin Chapman

Board Member

As a licensed therapist I offer to the community hope for the spirit, soul and body through therapeutic massage and mind/body therapy.  As chair of the Design Committee of the Main Street program I offer my joy of beauty and expertise in the areas of artistic design of the flower planters, murals and banners.  I enjoy helping to bring life and beauty where ever I am.

Tracey Jensen

Tracey Jensen

Board Member

Dr. Tracey Jensen founded the Wellington Veterinary Hospital in 1999 on Cleveland in what is now The Cakery.  Dr. Jensen and her husband have lived in the Wellington community since 1998.  Dr. Jensen loves her work with animals and just about any outdoor activity.

John Jerome

John Jerome

Board Member

John, the Area Manager for DXP, moved to Wellington from Iowa in late 2014. Him and his family now call Wellington “home” and he is invested in helping the town grow responsibly. His interest in seeing Wellington flourish led him to run and be elected as a Board of Trustee in 2018.

John and his wife Erin have three children and enjoy camping and volunteering in their free time.

Brian Graves

Brian Graves

Board Member

Brian Graves is the owner of Wellington Toy Storage, a storage facility north of Eyestone Elementary that also rents UHauls and takes UPS Dropoffs.  In his spare time, Brian loves photography, taking photos for many of the community events in Wellington.

Curtis Smelker

Curtis Smelker

Board Member

Since 2004, when he took over The Wellington Auction Service from his dad, Gary, Curtis has been full-time in the business of selling the stuff people no longer need or want to those intent on having it, as either collectors or users. Wellington Auction Service has always been a family business. As early as 1986, Curtis went off to auctioneer school in Kansas City, Missouri where he learned the fine points of the auctioneer’s “chant.”

Today his wife Milly, mother Lela, and daughters Elizabeth and Margaret work together in the business.

Per the DCI report recommendations, the Wellington Colorado Main Streets Program (WCMSP) consists of a governing board and standing committees as the fundamental structure for this volunteer-driven program. In discussions with town management and the local chamber of commerce, it was recommended that the WCMSP be organized as a stand-alone non-profit corporation to provide maximum flexibility and freedom of action. To that extent, the WCMSP has been incorporated in the State of Colorado as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a set of by-laws describing its methods of operation. It is run by an elected board of directors and a set of officers chosen from that board.