Meet the Team

Rob Bingham
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

Rob Bingham is a current Aviation Officer and Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the Colorado Army National Guard. He is a Veteran of two combat deployments and a leader in the local Veteran community. He is the founder and Executive Director of the largest Veteran event-oriented nonprofit organization in the state, Colorado Veterans Project. Rob has worked in both the nonprofit sector and the corporate giving sector for over 6 years and has a passion for positively affecting his community and fellow Veterans.

One of Rob’s proudest accomplishments is the invention and continuation of the Memorial Day Run & March event in which his team raises over $100,000 and 40,000 pounds of food annually to help feed local homeless Veterans. Rob currently serves on the board of directors of multiple Veteran nonprofit organizations and volunteers his time to consult with many more.

Though community service is his professional passion, his personal passions include snowboarding with his wife, hiking with his dogs, recreational aviation, and collecting and restoring old firearms.

Byron Elliott
PRESIDENT

Byron Elliott is a career Army Officer who has lived and worked in Colorado for the last 13 years. He is currently the Operations Officer for 2nd Brigade, Pacific Division, 84th Training Command, located at the Denver Federal Center. A Field Artilleryman, Logistician and Simulations Operations Officer by trade, he has served in a multitude of assignments, home and abroad.

A Navy brat, Byron has lived and worked with veterans for the last 30 years. He is honored to serve as the President of Colorado Veterans Project, and welcomes the opportunity to continue to help Veterans in the State of Colorado. He, his wife Katie Pierce, son Thomas Elliott, and their three younger children routinely volunteer their time.

Byron is a graduate of Regis University, Colorado Christian University and the University of Denver. In addition to his Army assignment, Byron and his wife Katie are both licensed attorneys in Colorado. They own and operate Altus Law Group out of Commerce City, CO. They are parents to four children: Thomas, Rylie, Connor and McKenzie.

Jane Woodhouse
EXECUTIVE TREASURER

Jane Woodhouse recently retired to Lakewood, CO after running a business in St. Louis, MO for 23 years. Co-founder of Conference Technologies, Inc (CTI), Jane used her skills as assembly language programmer, database developer and manager, human resources manager, software developer, and financial manager to grow CTI to over $20 million in sales prior to the sale of CTI.

A 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Psychology, Jane also earned her Private Pilot’s license and Ground School Instructor Certificate.

Jane’s interests include camping, hiking, gardening, cooking, flying, reading about quantum physics, and Buddhism. Many of Jane’s relatives are veterans and she is honored to serve as the Treasurer for the Colorado Veterans Project. Jane is excited about the opportunity to serve veterans in the state of Colorado.

Todd Youngblood
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

As a life long Colorado resident, Todd Youngblood proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Arkansas. After his active duty career, he transitioned into the Colorado National Gaurd while attending Fort Lewis College in Durango. Receiving a degree in computer science Todd started his own technology firm that serviced Southwest Colorado. Even though he was running his own company Todd was committed to serving his community through volunteering.

Sitting on the board of directors for multiple non-profits he helped to organize multiple events to help raise funds for children focused charities in his area. These included Beer Festivals, BBQ Festivals, and Marathons. In total Todd’s efforts helped to raise over 2 million dollars for local non-profits during this time.

Now living in Denver Todd and working in the financial technology sector he is honored to be serving the Colorado community once again on the board of the Colorado Veterans project. His focus with CVP is to help create great events that raise money and awareness for Colorado Veterans. “There is a significant gap in funding to truly support our veterans community in this state. It is my goal to work with Colorado Veterans Project to fill that gap so that all Colorado Veterans can have access to the resources they need,” said Mr. Youngblood. Todd is aware that there is a lot of work to be done but he is excited to be a part of a fantastic non-profit that is changing the lives of Veterans every day.

Laura Bingham
DIRECTOR OF BRAND & DESIGN

In 2012, Laura teamed up with Rob Bingham to donate graphic design and marketing services to the Denver Veterans Day Run. In 2014, she helped establish Colorado Veterans Project, and since then, has helped grow the Denver Veterans Day events, Memorial Day Run & March in Castle Rock, and strengthen the organization with a powerful identity and visual presence.

At CVP, Laura handles everything from creating the identity and collateral for all events, to designing and managing websites and databases for the organization and its events. She also assists with event planning, volunteer coordination, and general business administration.

Laura Bingham is a full-time Graphic Designer at Laura Bingham Creative with over 12 years’ experience. She graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design & Communication. She is also a lettering artist, enjoys shopping antique stores & craft markets, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband and two dogs, Sydney and Gyzmo.

Bobbi Mastalka
DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERISM & ENGAGEMENT

Jennifer Burch
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT

Jen Burch joined the Air Force in 2008. She deployed once to Kandahar, Afghanistan (2010-2011) and was a volunteer trauma medic at Role 3. She returned from Afghanistan with an Air Force Commendation Medal. While serving in the Air Force she earned the top rank of Staff Sergeant. She medically retired in the fall of 2014 at Buckley AFB and has stayed in the Denver area since then.

In the past 4 years of post military life, she has been an advocate in the veteran community not just in Colorado but in Washington DC, including speaking to the House Committee on Veteran Affairs twice about veteran mental health, lobbying on veteran related legislation, and working with veteran service organizations. It’s her life passion to help fellow veterans in the community and to help persuade legislation to benefit veterans.

Jen works for Blue Rocket Agency producing videos for NASA, CASIS, and other space and aerospace companies. She also owns her own photography business, See Life Photography, and is our official photographer for Colorado Veterans Project events. She is finishing up her Bachelors degree at Colorado State University in Journalism. She assists CVP with communications and development. She is out and about in the community developing new partnerships for CVP and represents the organization as an ambassador with other local veteran organizations in the community.

David Frick
CHIEF DIGITAL MARKETING OFFICER

David Frick became Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Colorado Veterans Project in 2019. He first became involved in the organization in 2018 as a Digital Marketing Consultant where he focused on advancing the organization’s digital advertising efforts. Once involved, he grew closer to the organization after seeing and experiencing first-hand the positive impact the organization has on both the Veteran and civilian community in Colorado.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, David migrated to Denver, CO in 2010 where he resides with his wife, Nicci, and Doberman, Stoli. David received a B.S. degree from Missouri State University and MBA from University of Colorado Denver. He’s a career marketer with a passion for helping companies big and small transform their digital marketing efforts. He currently works as a Strategic Value Advisor at Marketo, an Adobe Company.

Greg Moore
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Greg Moore served in the Army as a Military Intelligence officer and is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of six combat tours he gained extensive experience in using information and technology to drive better decisions and better outcomes. After his active Army experience, he helped stand up the G2 Intelligence office for the Colorado Army National Guard.

In his civilian career, Greg has worked in System Architecture and Engineering, Program Management, Data Architecture, Business Intelligence and Strategic Analytics for a range of industries from Aerospace and Defense to Financial Services. He brings his experience with collaboration and productivity tools as well as data analysis and decision systems to his role as our Chief Technology Officer. He is also active in planning and operations for the organization and its events.

Greg became deeply committed to veterans causes after the experience of his last combat tour in Afghanistan, and believes in creating programs and opportunities for those who have taken incredible risks and endured great sacrifices on our behalf. He is active in a number of veteran related initiatives including Team Red, White, and Blue, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1 in Denver, and his corporate employee Veteran Network.

Greg is a co-founder of Eagle River Group, Limited, a technology company, and he and his fiancée Lauren will be settling down in Golden, Colorado.

Kevin MacCary
HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Kevin MacCary is vice president, Office of Internal Governance, and general counsel for United Launch Alliance (ULA).

MacCary joined ULA from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company where he was counsel with responsibility for multiple programs including Titan, Special Programs, Human Space Flight, Coherent Technologies, and the GX program. In 2012, the Denver Business Journal named him Best Corporate Counsel for a private company.

Before joining Lockheed Martin in 1992, MacCary served in the U.S. Army, where he was as an armor officer before transferring to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His last assignment was the reserve senior legal advisor of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)/U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) before retiring with the rank of colonel.

MacCary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a Master of Laws from The Judge Advocate General’s School as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver.

Our History

Colorado Veterans Project stemmed from the Army ROTC student organization, Cadet Community Leadership Association. The organization filed for a 501(c)(7) status from the IRS in order to impact a larger audience.

Since 2008, the organization hosted the first Denver Veterans Day Run.

The expansion to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization was initiated to take on more projects, specifically: the Denver Veterans Day Parade and the Denver Veterans Day Festival.

Since our inception in January of 2014, Colorado Veterans Project has aligned with 75+ Veterans organizations and works alongside the Mayor’s office to host the official Veterans Day activities for the City of Denver.

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