Brian Bess – President of the Board of Directors 
Brian Bess joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2017. As one of the founding principles of Enduring Resources, Brian has held the position of Vice President of Engineering since the firm’s inception. Brian was also Vice President of Engineering for Westport from 1998 to 2004 and has held various engineering positions with Petro-Lewis Corp, Energy Investment Management, General Royalty Companies and General Atlantic Resources/UMC Petroleum Corp. Highly committed to philanthropic causes, Brian has also served on the boards of Elevate USA and Hope International. He and his wife Christine live in Littleton and have two grown children.

Amy Bowman – Secretary
Amy joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2016. A Portfolio Manager for the Commercial Lending team at Colorado Business Bank, Amy earned her B.A. in Communication and Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and has 14 years of experience in banking.  Amy has also served on the Wishbone Foundation Board as Treasurer. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and children. Being a mother herself to two young boys, the moms at Hope House hold a special place in her heart and she is honored to be a part of their journey.

Jennifer Zertuche –  Treasurer
Jennifer Zertuche joined the Hope House Board of Directors in May 2018 and has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2009. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is a Senior Vice President of Accounting at FirstBank and has over 15 years of experience in banking. Jennifer and her husband Erik have four children and enjoy hiking, riding motorcycles and traveling.

Brenda Reid – Nominating Chair
Brenda Reid has served as a Hope House volunteer on the Development Committee and Advisory Board since 2011. She is the Global HR Technology Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she focuses on technology as the enabler to developing great talent. A teen mom herself, Brenda is passionate about the Hope House mission to bring teen moms to self-sufficiency. When she is not working or busy championing for Hope House, Brenda enjoys traveling the world, living her yoga practice and being in the outdoors. She and her husband Mark live in Aurora and have two grown-and-flown children.

Lindsay Bernum
Lindsay Olson Bernum joined the Hope House Board of Directors in October 2012. She is an Investor at Smith Capital Investors, LLC. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and has 10 years of financial industry experience. Having been a teenage mother, Lindsay was blessed with a supportive community, empowering Lindsay to reach self-sufficiency. Based on this amazing support, Lindsay strongly believes in giving back to the community that supported her and has been involved with Volunteers of America, AWARE Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter and Heroes Forever. Lindsay currently resides in Denver with her husband and three children and enjoys yoga, exploring Colorado’s beautiful mountain towns, and traveling with her family.

Dale Brinkman
Dale joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2018.  His background includes a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado as well as positions at University Hospital, Children’s Hospital and multiple physician groups. Dale also developed a national physician management consulting group and a physician revenue cycle management firm.  Those companies were acquired by a large national company for which Dale became Director of Colorado and California operations.  Eventually Dale was promoted to CEO of the national operations.  Dale retired following the successful completion of a public offering.  Dale serves on the board of the Barnabas Group and previously served on Young Life.  He lives with his wife Darien and has two children and three grandsons.

Stephen A. Prokopiak, P.E. 
Stephen joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2016. With 45 years of engineering and construction management experience, Steve holds a B.S. and an MS in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His experience includes not only design and design management but also construction management of small to medium sized projects. Prior to joining Hope House, Steve served on the Board of Directors of HomeAid Colorado, a national charity with a mission to provide housing for the transitionally homeless with emphasis on providing facilities to local young families and military veterans. He has received several awards for his commitment to this cause, including HomeAid-Colorado Volunteer of the Year. Since retiring in 2015, Steve and his wife have focused on family, travel and giving back to the community.

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds, who is passionate about empowering teen moms to break the cycle of poverty and create brighter futures for themselves and their children, joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2019. Steve is the founding partner of Indigena Holdings and the co-owner and Vice President of Infinity Oil & Gas, Inc. He also holds board positions for A Precious Child and Fellowship in Service to Humanity (FISH). Steve earned a B.A. in Geology as well as a B.A. in Business from Western State College (Western Colorado University). He and his wife Paula live in Broomfield and are the proud parents of three adult daughters and two adult foster daughters.

Paul Snyder
Paul Snyder joined the Hope House Board of Directors in 2020. He is a strong believer that breaking the cycle of poverty begins with impactful programs provided by Hope House. Paul is the president and founder of American West Construction, LLC, a heavy civil construction company based in Adams County, CO. In addition to Hope House, he serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Contractors Association, a construction industry trade group. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Virginia.  Paul and his wife, Missy, are blessed with a young daughter and enjoy spending time outdoors in the mountains of Colorado.

John Steven
John Steven, with his wife Lisa, is one of the founders of Hope House Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors since the ministry’s inception in 2000. John and Lisa were teen parents and have been married 23 years. John is a machinist and has been with his family’s business, J&D Machine Technology, for 26 years. John is also a kinetic sculptor and designs steel sculptures that can be viewed at

Moni Piz Wilson
Moni Piz Wilson has served on the Hope House Board of Directors since 2014. She is the owner and president of Grandma’s Frozen Noodles, a WBENC-certified business based in Arvada that has produced homestyle, fresh-frozen noodles for over 50 years. A strong believer in civic involvement, Moni currently sits on the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority Board of Commissioners, following a nine-year stint on the Arvada Economic Development Board of Directors. She has also served on the Foothills Animal Shelter Board of Directors, where she was instrumental in a capital campaign that helped build a new facility in Jefferson County. Moni and her husband live in Golden with their four rescued dogs.


  • Martin Postma
  • John Tellis
  • Crystal Hodge
  • Veronica Reyes
  • Stacy Hougland



The purpose of the Development Committee is to expand Hope House Colorado’s reach via influential members of the communities we serve. This committee will help support our two major annual events as well as our smaller events. Committee members help with connections, promotion and solicitation and attend quarterly meetings.



  • Brian Sump
    Avalon Motor Sports
  • Todd Borth
    Neisen Borth Agency
  • Ernie Bermudez
    Pulte Homes
  • Crystal Hodge
    LIV Sotheby’s Realty
  • Tom Fox
    Optic Nerve
  • Robyn Balsley
    Whirley Industries
  • Debbie Misrack
    Debbie Misrack, CPA, CGMA
  • Christopher McShane
  • Nick Macias
    Linford and Co.
  • Stephanie Trowbridge
    Stephanie Trowbridge Photography
  • Lindsey Cox
    1st Electric Contractors
  • Keri I. Pugh
    Pugh-Bellmar Financial
  • Mackenzie Fribance
    Intensity Analytics
  • Ashley Lowe
    Betty Ashley PR
  • David Stozki
    Level 3 Communications
  • Sandy Greene
    Citywide Banks
  • Chris Johnson
    Gorilla Logic
  • Tara Cox
    Evergreen Massage
  • Larry Queen
    SG Investments
  • Jeanne Cole
  • Jeremy Climer
    Republic National Distribution

  • Nick Venturini
    Spinal Solutions Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

  • Lindsay Gooch
    Etkin Johnson