Our Ambassadors are the face of the Cherry Creek Chamber. They are our hosts at every event. They greet members, help staff with check-in, volunteer at the Chamber offices, and make sure guests and members alike feel welcome at all events. If you are a new member make sure to introduce yourself to one of these Ambassadors. They will get you “up to speed” with introductions and regarding your chamber membership quickly.
Tierney Aldridge, CLCS crafts custom-fit comprehensive personal and commercial insurance programs for highly successful families and individuals. Her expertise and resources prepare her to keep her clients’ lives running smoothly. She continuously monitors the state of affairs to suggest calibrations to coverage as lives and businesses evolve. She feels fortunate to work with Denver Agency as the agency has developed critical relationships with the best carriers while having over 100 years of insurance experience within her team.
In 2008, Tierney graduated from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Business Management and began working in Chicago at Arthur J. Gallagher, the 4th largest brokerage firm in the world. There, she had the opportunity to learn how to work with complex insurance programs. In 2012, Tierney relocated to Denver with her husband, Ryan, and began working with Denver Agency. They now reside in Parker and are avid skiers and travel enthusiasts.
Craig T. Watrous
Our law firm has been in Cherry Creek for over 26 years and provides strategic legal services designed to help our clients run more efficiently, make more money, reduce potential liabilities, and resolve their disputes. We specialize in business, civil litigation, and real estate law.
I represent established and start-up businesses and individuals. My clients come from a wide range of industries including: manufacturing, restaurants, retail, environmental services, environmental remediation, engineering, construction, financial services and business consulting. I advise clients on a wide variety of business topics including: business formation, employment matters, transactions, consolidations, non-competition agreements, mergers and acquisitions, planning and operational legal problems, distribution, franchising, dealerships, import/export issues and general environmental matters. I also counsel clients in negotiation and resolution of disputes through all phases of litigation and arbitration. When not working I love the outdoors and enjoy skiing, fly fishing, climbing and mountain biking.
Diane Huttner has earned an impressive reputation for excellence in real estate best practices, closings and customer service during her almost 20 years as a broker and interior designer. With a degree in interior design and a member of ASID, she expertly assists buyers visualize what their possessions would look like in a new residence. Sellers gain valuable and immediate help in staging their home in a way that best highlights their home’s best features.
Diane has worked with developers, architects and clients from Cherry Creek to Castle Pines. A magnet for people who appreciate her open, honest and giving nature, Diane has earned a phenomenal referral business that has become multi-generational.
In tune with the high-end buyer market in the area, Diane is able to access her connections, contacts and resources for information and identifying possible buyers, often finding interested and qualified buyers before a home in officially on the market. Additionally, Diane has lived in the area for over 45 years and has raised three children, giving her an extensive background in youth activities, sports and school options.
Many organizations have also benefited from Diane’s civic involvement which has included organizations such as the National Jewish Hospital, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Central City Opera, The Heart Association, Hearts for Life, Denver Ballet Guild, The Listen Foundation, Carousel Ball, Children's Diabetes Foundation, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Rose Medical Center and many more. She is an Associate at the Denver Art Museum.
Sally’s been working in the field of nutrition for 23 years. Her focus is to help families and individuals take control of their health through ongoing lifestyle changes supported by education, inspiration, and meal planning recipes. Sally works with a nutritional support, Juice Plus+, which is 32 whole foods in Capsules and Chewables designed to help fill in our gaps. I love being involved in the Chamber and our Leads group helping to create a community of success.
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Eric grew up in Washington DC, inside the Beltway before it was. Arriving in Colorado as soon as he could arrange for it, Eric became a student at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1967. Graduating in 1971 with a BA in Physical Anthropology (fascinating, but try to make a living at it!) Eric worked as a psychotherapist in the state mental health system for 8 years. Pronounced fit for society in 1979, Eric became an agent with Farmers Insurance Group. He joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and loves it. It's the perfect blend of both personal and professional opportunity.
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JANUS CAPITAL GROUP
Missy Montag is an Executive Administrative Assistant for the Equity Investment team at Janus Capital Group. Missy has been with Janus for over 18 years and is active in many committees including chair of the Women of Janus, a Community Champion for the firm, volunteering for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and player/general manager of the Janus hockey team. Missy has been involved the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Janus since 2012. The Silent Auction, Annual Luncheon, Wicket and Stick-It are a few of the events she assists with planning. Missy is passionate about tennis so look for her at her home away from home, Gates Tennis Center here in Cherry Creek!
Roger Olds is a former teacher, insurance agent and IT professional. After growing up in a number of different states, Denver has been his home ever since. He has two daughters and two grandchildren and, as of this writing, a third on the way.
As an Independent Associate with LegalShield and GoSmallBiz for 14 years, he finds great satisfaction helping individuals, families and small businesses save time, money and hassle while dealing with the ins and outs of day to day life. For one flat monthly fee, our members have meaningful access to top quality attorneys nationwide - from advice on legal issues no matter how trivial or traumatic to will preparation, contract review, ID theft protection and much more so that they Worry Less and Live More. Priceless peace-of-mind for you, your family and your business.
Sheri became a travel agent after college and briefly worked with and for United Airlines. Over the years she has worked with many large companies helping to bookgroups and individuals to destinations all over the world. American Express was one of her travel partners. Ariva Travel is a member of ASTA, IATA and ARC. Sherihas lived in other countries and otherwise traveled to most. Sheri specializes in leisure group travel. She has great expertise in helping withDestination Weddings, Honeymoons, cruises, and luxuryindividual travel.
Anna Spalding is a New Orleans Native but grew up in Aspen, CO. She was a store owner for much of the 42 years that she lived in Aspen and skiing was her favorite hobby.
She moved to Denver in 2012 full time and quickly joined the Cherry Creek Chamber. Her favorite hobbies in Denver include Karaoke, Traveling, Theater and Chamber Events.
Randy Cope serves as Chef Concierge for Cherry Creek Concierge, located in the heart of Cherry Creek North. Being a Colorado native and having grown up in the Washington Park & Cherry Creek neighborhoods he brings a unique flavor and passion to his position. Mr. Cope is the immediate past President of the Concierge Association of Colorado. As a Professional Concierge, he regularly finds those hard to get theater tickets, will make dinner reservations for you at the best restaurants in town or simply hold your hand & he regularly makes the impossible, possible.
Mr. Cope learned his craft at 455 Madison Ave, NY. NY. also known as the Helmsley Palace Hotel, at that time New York’s only 5 Star Hotel.
A graduate of Princeton University, Mr. Cope holds a BA in Creative Writing, a Certificate in History and holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
In Colorado for 35 years, I’ve lived and owned in theCherry Creek areafor 20 years. An avid outdoors person, I enjoy hiking, and snowshoeing in our gorgeous mountain areas. And I play golf all season mostly in Denver and with a women’s league at Fossil Trace..
I enjoy fashion, film, dining out, reading and cooking.
My undergraduate degree is from University of Kentucky, and graduate degree from University of South Florida. I stayed on the gulf coast of Florida for 10 years, and enjoy vacationing there every spring and/or fall.
I began my career in speech pathology part of which was private practice with geriatrics. I was a manufacturer’s representative for Kimberly Clark Corporation for 15 years. I feelvery fortunate to have found Aflac to work for and have been an Aflac agent for 16 years. Time flies!
My family is in Louisville, Kentucky so when I visit I often enjoy the Fall meet at Churchill Downs or basketball at University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Christine has been a Cherry Creek Chamber member for over 10 years and an Ambassador since 2015.
Ms. Halaska started her own business- Perspectives Unlimited Interior Design, LLC in 2002. She worked for leading architectural firms both in Arizona and Colorado for 22 years prior to that.
Her resume includes both residential and large commercial projects. Hospitals to hotels, K thru College schools, corporate design and senior living complexes as well as numerous residential remodels and new construction.
She especially enjoys lighting design and space planning and prides herself on a down to earth practical approach as well as a creative one. She can work on any size project, within any budget.
Her hobbies include hiking, snowshoeing, dancing, and fly fishing. She also volunteers for projects to help the homeless and at a cat rescue shelter.
Christine enjoys the smaller, more intimate atmosphere that The Cherry Creek Chamber affords and loves meeting new people.
For more than 22 years, Denver real estate has been Kennen S. Cohen’s passion and life’s work. His resources, contacts, connections, knowledge and outstanding service ensure that you will find the home of your dreams. Born and raised in Denver, Kennen is dedicated to this laid-back city’s abundance and sustainability. He and his family own a historic Denver home in the Washington Park neighborhood.
He is active in many recreational and business organizations throughout the Denver-Metro area. With firsthand experience throughout Denver’s diverse make-up, he is a fountain of information about any listing’s neighborhood. Kennen chose to partner with Your Castle Real Estate for its managerial integrity, accurate market trend studies and segment tracking. These resources and his experience allows for time to both teach and speak on real estate throughout Colorado.
Laura Sperry has been active in Denver real estate since locating to Colorado in 1991. Experienced in residential real estate sales and mortgage financing, Laura will guide you throughout the real estate process. Inspired by the clients she serves, Laura is focused and passionate about her work. A student of the business, she stays current on the latest in architecture and design, technology, and market statistics. She prides herself on trust and listening to the needs of her clients as well as her tireless work ethic, negotiation skills, organization, preparation, discipline, ingenuity, and perseverance. A broker associate with LIV Sotheby's International Realty, Laura delivers consistently high level results with comprehensive print, digital, and online marketing services. Whether you're looking to buy, sell or build new, Laura and her team of professionals are ready to help. Laura has extensive market knowledge and experience throughout all Metro Denver communities; however, specializes her practice in Cherry Creek North. Living and working in this exciting urban community, she has unique knowledge and insight into buying or selling in Cherry Creek and its surrounding neighborhoods. Born and raised in the Washington DC area, Laura graduated with a degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the University of Vermont. She is actively involved in her community and enjoys a variety of activities including yoga, golf, skiing, biking, and hiking.