Peter Salas | Chairman:
Peter lives in Lafayette and has been a Boulder County resident since 1985. Peter is the father of 3 including 2 teenagers who currently attend schools in Lafayette. Peter has as a B.S. degree in Business Finance.
Peter began his public career as a community organizer and has been actively involved in community affairs his entire career. Peter has served on over a dozen non-profit boards as well as, having served on a city council and school board. Peter was a founding member of the Boulder County Latino Chamber and has served on the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and the former Minority Business Leadership Council. Peter has also been actively involved in local politics and has helped organize 3 different Latino focused political organizations.
During Peter’s professional work career, he has been a community organizer, a project coordinator, diversity coordinator, diversity liaison, intercultural trainer, program manager and public affairs specialist. Peter currently offers consulting services in the area of Intercultural Development and Training.
Peter has a thoughtful and collaborative style, along with deep programmatic and policy expertise in several areas, which has made him an effective champion for advancing equity, and urban development strategies to expand economic opportunity.
Ricardo Cabrera | Treasurer:
My name if Ricardo Cabrera and I love what I do! I want to take a brief moment to say hello and introduce myself. As a business professional and a Real Estate Agent, I have been assisting people in this community by rendering the highest level service possible.
I am Naturalized US Citizen, born in Mexico. I hold a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah and an MBA/Global Management from the University of Phoenix. I have worked in the medical devices field for 20+ years. Currently I am working as a Real Estate Agent and Business Coach focusing on small business and startups. I volunteer at the Latino Chamber of BoCo work with Highschool kids as a Golf Coach.
It is my intent to build a relationship with YOU! I would like to do this by sharing my experience and helping you better yourself, your finances and your business.
If you would like to learn more about me feel free to contact me directly or by visiting www.relacx.com
Berenice Garcia Tellez | Secretary:
Berenice Garcia Tellez, a Mexican native, spent her adult life traveling the world. She received her masters in Environmental Engineering– and met her husband – in Saudi Arabia. Other countries she’s lived in include Turkey, Italy, and Norway, where she worked researching climate change. She and her husband made the move to Colorado, where their daughter was born. Berenice, who says achieving sustainability is essential for the survival of humanity, works at the City of Longmont as Economic Sustainability Specialist. She’s excited to be working with the Latino Chamber on implementing sustainable business practices and outreaching one-on-one with the Latino Business Community, which she sees it as an asset for the future of this country.
Some of Bere’s favorite figures are Elon Musk and Batman. Though the two have very different origin stories, they both rose to do make great change in their respective communities. While Batman may be fictional, both he and Elon Musk inspire Bere to one day do something that impacts the world.
Jesse Esparza | Board Member
the CEO of Morning Sun Enterprises LLC, Jesse has provided guidance
of individuals, organizations
companies. At the present he is a certified bilingual(Spanish &
English) counselor to the Latino Chamber, a certified bilingual
counselor and business advisor to the East Colorado, the Boulder
North Metro Small Business Development Centers, providing one on one
services to individuals as well as group classes in business planning
and start-up seminars.
His professional career has included 31 years as an educator 21 of those years as a principal. His leadership skills include helping individual improve their performance, cross cultural education, improving organizations, business development, and tapping potential and appropriate resources. He was the Colorado Small Business Development Center volunteer of the year in 2007 and the Small Business Development Center Counselor of the Year in 2009.
Susana Salamun | Board Member
Susana Salamun is the Latino Services Officer for Alpine Bank. She acts as the strategic and administrative leader of Alpine Bank's ongoing efforts to serve the Hispanic and Latino populations throughout Colorado. She also serves as board member of the Aspen Community Foundation, the Latino Chamber of Commerce of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys, the Latino Chamber of Commerce in Boulder, and the State of Colorado Minority Business Advisory Council.
Susana pursues challenging opportunities that help her grow personally and professionally. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing piano. Susana believes in leading by example and being a positive influence.
Her passion is people, caring for others and playing an active role her community.
Stephanie St. Germain | Vice Chair:
Alecia Macias | Board Member:
Rachel Garcia | Board Member:
Blanca Rojas | Board Member:
Alejandro Arredondo | Board Member:
Ron Brambila | Board Member: