Pay a compliment. Buy a coffee. Do something unexpectedly kind and thoughtful for another person. Show someone you care.
Liz Miller consistently inspired others with random acts of kindness. She was a servant of people, a genuine burst of positivity, a believer in paying it forward.
Liz left us too soon after a seizure stopped her heart when she was twenty - four. On this anniversary of her passing, the Jim, Suzanne, Alex, Laura, Sarah and Ben Miller family is continuing her legacy by encouraging others to “Do A Liz Thing”. One little ripple of kindness can make waves. Please participate on March 28th and then share it with us on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/doalizthing. You can post a video, a photo or just share your encouraging story.
I am a Pennsylvania native who came west to attend Colorado College. I started my career as a high school history teacher and cross-country coach, and returned to graduate school to earn an MBA from University of Colorado-Denver. Since then, I served as program director for the Colorado Council for Economic Education, followed by a series of roles at the Colorado School of Mines Foundation where I managed a broad scope of development responsibilities including donor relations, special events, prospect research, campaign planning and major gifts fundraising. In 2012, I joined the PVH and MCR Foundation as senior director where I led reorganization and rebranding initiatives as well as the recent completion of the $6.1 million capital campaign for the UCHealth Cancer Center.
My community activities have included serving as a founding board member of the Foothills Running and Cycling Club in Golden, CO and as a volunteer with the Golden Civic Foundation. I am a 2008 graduate of Leadership Golden and served on that organizations’ steering committee from 2008-2012. Additionally, I am a 2014 graduate of Leadership Northern Colorado.
I joined Rotary in order to become involved locally and globally in a way that positively impacts a breadth of diverse groups and organizations. With a father who was a commercial airline pilot, I had the opportunity to travel internationally when I was young. From those experiences, I came to deeply value the kind of insights and understanding that comes from getting to know people from other cultures. With this background, I am very interested in Rotary’s international exchange programs as well as its global outreach initiatives.
I enjoy spending time with my husband Art, who is the head cross country coach at Colorado State University, and our two dogs: Sandy, a sassy 13 year-old Welsh Corgi; and Barley, a ridiculously cute 2 year-old Labradoodle. When I’m not working, you will find me on a bike, at the gym, walking the dogs, in the garden, watching House Hunters episodes, between the pages of a good book, or cheering on the CSU Rams.
I’ve lived and worked in Fort Collins for 15 years. I have a beautiful wife, Sandy, who works at Woodward and two great children. Kaylee just graduated from Fossil Ridge High School and is leaving for Concordia University, Nebraska in August to play soccer and work on a criminal justice/psychology degree. My son, Garrett, is a sophomore at Fossil and spends all his time playing either baseball, football or wrestling.
I am a commercial lender with a local bank. I’ve been on the private side of banking for 16 years and prior to that I was a bank examiner for 10 years with the U. S. Treasury. Besides attending a lot of kid’s sporting events, Sandy and I camp, bike, and travel. Garrett and I get to sneak in several fishing or hunting trips every year. I’ve coached some my kid’s sports teams and I am a member of the Chamber of Commerce Local Legislative Affairs Committee.