Our People

BIP's generous leaders

Our team and board leaders are intentionally selected for their belief and practice of Generous Leadership®.  They provide oversight, advice, resources and connections to ensure that BIP remains true to our vision and mission. They are true believers in the potential of our next generation to do more good than any generation before them.

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Tricia Halsey

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tricia Halsey

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tricia founded Big Idea Project in 2009 with her husband, Bryan. She is the thought leader behind the Generous Leadership® paradigm and Big Idea Project’s chief champion of vision. She believes in the potential of people.

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Melody Benschoter

Administrative Consultant

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Melody Benschoter

Administrative Consultant

Melody is the Administrative Consultant for Big Idea Project in addition to raising three busy kids.  With an eye for detail and organization, she keeps things working smoothly behind the scenes, and takes advantage of her experience implementing plans to get results.

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Bill Malouff

Accoutant

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Bill Malouff

Accoutant

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Lena Cezeaux

Grant Writer

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Lena Cezeaux

Grant Writer

Lena is a nonprofit consultant with a specialty in grant development. Her signature business model features close interaction with agency teams to organically develop new solutions to pressing issues in the social services, health, arts, environmental, technology, and education sectors.

Deanna Haas

Development Manager

Deanna Haas

Development Manager

Deanna Haas joins BIP with almost twenty five years of non-profit experience. Most recently she was the Chief Development Officer for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to that she was the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the College of Media, Communication and Information at CU Boulder.  She currently serves on the boards for the Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) and Buffs4Life. Deanna has a personal passion towards education and culture and loves being part of an organization that inspires and provides opportunities for our next generations of leaders.

Andrew Groustra

Owner, disruptiveplus.marketing

Andrew Groustra

Owner, disruptiveplus.marketing

Andrew is a Digital Marketing Specialist and the owner of disruptiveplus.marketing. He has experience in social media marketing and advertising, email marketing, digital advertising, content marketing strategy, SEO and PPC advertising. Andrew is an active alumni member of BIP.

Adrian Van Wyk

Founder, Engage Adrian

Adrian Van Wyk

Founder, Engage Adrian

With more than 20 years of design experience, Adrian's working life is dedicated to excellence. As the founder of Engage Adrian, each piece of work he has created is not only a product, but also a small piece of himself.

Bruce Wilhelm

Owner, TouchPoint Strategic

Bruce Wilhelm

Owner, TouchPoint Strategic

As the founder of TouchPoint Strategic, Bruce brings the best local talent and teams together to help organizations and companies discover their own powerful stories and craft messaging that creates relevance and influence causing stakeholders to take action.

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Justin Vaughn

Governing Board

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Justin Vaughn

Governing Board

As an attorney, Justin is a strategic problem solver who provides flexible and practical perspectives that enable companies to operate successfully.  Justin is a frequent public speaker, serves on multiple charitable boards, and was named Volunteer of the Year for the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Denise Burrows

Governing Board

Denise Burrows

Governing Board

Denise possesses over 35 years of state and national financial and accounting leadership experience in private, public, and governmental organizations.  She has a passion for teaching and training people to step into the fullness of who they are meant to be and to help them make a positive mark on all who enter their sphere of influence.

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Lori Jones

Advisory Board

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Lori Jones

Advisory Board

With close to thirty years of experience in the marketing field, Lori expertise in all aspects of integrated marketing. She has served as a Director of the Business Marketing Association, served on the board of directors of D.A.R.E. Colorado, is past Chairman of the D.A.R.E. program for the State of Colorado and currently sits on the boards of Mile High Down Syndrome Association and Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. Lori is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and has gained inspiration and insight through holding several board positions with the Agency Management Institute.

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Randy Niemann

Advisory Board

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Randy Niemann

Advisory Board

Randy is an accomplished senior executive with cross-functional experience within a variety of industries. He has experience in large corporate environments, rapidly-growing small businesses, and medium-sized non-profits -- building strategic plans and establishing key metrics to monitor business health and expanding into new business segments.

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Lance Sherwood

President and CEO of Mosaic HCM

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Lance Sherwood

President and CEO of Mosaic HCM

Lance Sherwood is the President and CEO of Mosaic HCM. Lance’s career passion is delivering innovative solutions that enable organizations to engage and delight their employees. Lance believes that leaders serve and empower their co-workers, so they can serve and delight clients. A Colorado native, Lance enjoys experiencing Colorado’s bountiful outdoor activities with his two children, extended family and friends.

Bryan Halsey

Teacher & Co-Founder, Big Idea Project

Bryan Halsey

Teacher & Co-Founder, Big Idea Project

The Big Idea Project was Bryan’s answer for making his leadership class at Columbine HS more than an academic obligation but a transformative experience. His classroom experience gives Big Idea Project the context and teacher perspective that we need.

Rob Vogel

Managing Principal, J5 Partners

Rob Vogel

Managing Principal, J5 Partners

Rob is a sports and entertainment industry veteran with 23 years of experience helping clients develop high impact partnerships, state-of-the-art sponsorships and marquee brand initiatives. Rob is passionate about putting people first and investing in the development of young leaders.

Anthony Lambatos

Owner, Footers Catering

Anthony Lambatos

Owner, Footers Catering

Anthony is owner to Footers, a full service catering, event planning and rental company for weddings, corporate events, and non-profits. He is focused not only on building a great company, but more importantly on creating a great place to work.

Sara van Rensburg

President, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum

Sara van Rensburg

President, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum

In 2012, Sara was named President of the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum where she previously served on the board of directors. CTLF extends business relationships through its signature program, Strategic Connections, which has been in place 30 years in Denver.

Kurt Meyers

Regional Director, TD Ameritrade

Kurt Meyers

Regional Director, TD Ameritrade

Frank DeAngelis

National Speaker & Former Principal, Columbine HS

DeAngelis, Frank

National Speaker & Former Principal, Columbine HS

In his 18 years as principal at Columbine, Frank received countless awards for his teaching and leadership skills. He speaks nationally about building cultures in schools founded on his motto: “Give generously, receive graciously.”

Todd Johnson

Principal, Legacy Capital Partners, Inc.

Todd Johnson

Principal, Legacy Capital Partners, Inc.

As a co-founder of Avodah Capital Group, Todd brings deep and diverse real estate experience to serve investors and lead deal origination and underwriting. Todd, a CFA charterholder, graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College in 2002. Todd lives in Denver, CO with his wife of 14 years and four children and enjoys time with his family skiing, hiking, and around campfires.


All
Advisory Board
Commitees
Executive Staff
Governing Board
Administrative Team
Committees

Tricia Halsey

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tricia Halsey

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tricia founded Big Idea Project in 2009 with her husband, Bryan. She is the thought leader behind the Generous Leadership® paradigm and Big Idea Project’s chief champion of vision. She believes in the potential of people.

Photo of Melody

Melody Benschoter

Administrative Consultant

Photo of Melody
Melody Benschoter

Administrative Consultant

Melody is the Administrative Consultant for Big Idea Project in addition to raising three busy kids.  With an eye for detail and organization, she keeps things working smoothly behind the scenes, and takes advantage of her experience implementing plans to get results.

Photo of Bill Malouff

Bill Malouff

Accoutant

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Bill Malouff

Accoutant

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Lena Cezeaux

Grant Writer

Photo of Lena Cazeaux
Lena Cezeaux

Grant Writer

Lena is a nonprofit consultant with a specialty in grant development. Her signature business model features close interaction with agency teams to organically develop new solutions to pressing issues in the social services, health, arts, environmental, technology, and education sectors.

Deanna Haas

Development Manager

Deanna Haas

Development Manager

Deanna Haas joins BIP with almost twenty five years of non-profit experience. Most recently she was the Chief Development Officer for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to that she was the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the College of Media, Communication and Information at CU Boulder.  She currently serves on the boards for the Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) and Buffs4Life. Deanna has a personal passion towards education and culture and loves being part of an organization that inspires and provides opportunities for our next generations of leaders.

Andrew Groustra

Owner, disruptiveplus.marketing

Andrew Groustra

Owner, disruptiveplus.marketing

Andrew is a Digital Marketing Specialist and the owner of disruptiveplus.marketing. He has experience in social media marketing and advertising, email marketing, digital advertising, content marketing strategy, SEO and PPC advertising. Andrew is an active alumni member of BIP.

Adrian Van Wyk

Founder, Engage Adrian

Adrian Van Wyk

Founder, Engage Adrian

With more than 20 years of design experience, Adrian's working life is dedicated to excellence. As the founder of Engage Adrian, each piece of work he has created is not only a product, but also a small piece of himself.

Bruce Wilhelm

Owner, TouchPoint Strategic

Bruce Wilhelm

Owner, TouchPoint Strategic

As the founder of TouchPoint Strategic, Bruce brings the best local talent and teams together to help organizations and companies discover their own powerful stories and craft messaging that creates relevance and influence causing stakeholders to take action.

Photo of Justin Vaughn

Justin Vaughn

Governing Board

Photo of Justin Vaughn
Justin Vaughn

Governing Board

As an attorney, Justin is a strategic problem solver who provides flexible and practical perspectives that enable companies to operate successfully.  Justin is a frequent public speaker, serves on multiple charitable boards, and was named Volunteer of the Year for the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Denise Burrows

Governing Board

Denise Burrows

Governing Board

Denise possesses over 35 years of state and national financial and accounting leadership experience in private, public, and governmental organizations.  She has a passion for teaching and training people to step into the fullness of who they are meant to be and to help them make a positive mark on all who enter their sphere of influence.

Photo of Lori Jones

Lori Jones

Advisory Board

Photo of Lori Jones
Lori Jones

Advisory Board

With close to thirty years of experience in the marketing field, Lori expertise in all aspects of integrated marketing. She has served as a Director of the Business Marketing Association, served on the board of directors of D.A.R.E. Colorado, is past Chairman of the D.A.R.E. program for the State of Colorado and currently sits on the boards of Mile High Down Syndrome Association and Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition. Lori is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and has gained inspiration and insight through holding several board positions with the Agency Management Institute.

Photo of Mark Skalny

Randy Niemann

Advisory Board

Photo of Mark Skalny
Randy Niemann

Advisory Board

Randy is an accomplished senior executive with cross-functional experience within a variety of industries. He has experience in large corporate environments, rapidly-growing small businesses, and medium-sized non-profits -- building strategic plans and establishing key metrics to monitor business health and expanding into new business segments.

Photo of Lance Sherwood

Lance Sherwood

President and CEO of Mosaic HCM

Photo of Lance Sherwood
Lance Sherwood

President and CEO of Mosaic HCM

Lance Sherwood is the President and CEO of Mosaic HCM. Lance’s career passion is delivering innovative solutions that enable organizations to engage and delight their employees. Lance believes that leaders serve and empower their co-workers, so they can serve and delight clients. A Colorado native, Lance enjoys experiencing Colorado’s bountiful outdoor activities with his two children, extended family and friends.

Bryan Halsey

Teacher & Co-Founder, Big Idea Project

Bryan Halsey

Teacher & Co-Founder, Big Idea Project

The Big Idea Project was Bryan’s answer for making his leadership class at Columbine HS more than an academic obligation but a transformative experience. His classroom experience gives Big Idea Project the context and teacher perspective that we need.

Rob Vogel

Managing Principal, J5 Partners

Rob Vogel

Managing Principal, J5 Partners

Rob is a sports and entertainment industry veteran with 23 years of experience helping clients develop high impact partnerships, state-of-the-art sponsorships and marquee brand initiatives. Rob is passionate about putting people first and investing in the development of young leaders.

Anthony Lambatos

Owner, Footers Catering

Anthony Lambatos

Owner, Footers Catering

Anthony is owner to Footers, a full service catering, event planning and rental company for weddings, corporate events, and non-profits. He is focused not only on building a great company, but more importantly on creating a great place to work.

Sara van Rensburg

President, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum

Sara van Rensburg

President, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum

In 2012, Sara was named President of the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum where she previously served on the board of directors. CTLF extends business relationships through its signature program, Strategic Connections, which has been in place 30 years in Denver.

Kurt Meyers

Regional Director, TD Ameritrade

Kurt Meyers

Regional Director, TD Ameritrade

Frank DeAngelis

National Speaker & Former Principal, Columbine HS

DeAngelis, Frank

National Speaker & Former Principal, Columbine HS

In his 18 years as principal at Columbine, Frank received countless awards for his teaching and leadership skills. He speaks nationally about building cultures in schools founded on his motto: “Give generously, receive graciously.”

Todd Johnson

Principal, Legacy Capital Partners, Inc.

Todd Johnson

Principal, Legacy Capital Partners, Inc.

As a co-founder of Avodah Capital Group, Todd brings deep and diverse real estate experience to serve investors and lead deal origination and underwriting. Todd, a CFA charterholder, graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College in 2002. Todd lives in Denver, CO with his wife of 14 years and four children and enjoys time with his family skiing, hiking, and around campfires.