Ambassadors 2018

Raheel Alam
2018 Ambassador Chair
Learning Village
Founder & CEO
Kathe Alters
Underwriting Sales Officer
Melanie Clay
Six & Geving Insurance, Inc.
Commercial Insurance Producer
Melanie is a Colorado Springs native who is passionate about helping business owners protect their assets through Commercial Insurance. She was blessed to have been employed at USAA for nearly 6 years, and during that time she obtained her CPCU, Associate in Commercial Underwriting, and Associate in General Insurance.  
Steven Colucci
Gary DeJong
Real Estate Team
American Overhead Door

American Overhead Door, established in 1985, repairs and replaces overhead doors for residential and commercial applications. American has grown from 3 people in 2010, to over 30 employees today. American has earned the BBB Excellence in Customer service award and the Colorado Springs Business Alliance Award for Local Business Sector. In 2006, Gary came to Colorado Springs for vacation and fell in love with the city.  Gary returned to Sacramento, put his company and house up for sale and moved asap.  The community is a great to raise a family, great business environment and provides an awesome quality of life.

Michael Gallagher, CEBS, MBA
Insurance/Legal Team
My Longevity Health Compass
Michael Gallagher is president and co-owner of My Longevity Health Compass. Michael has 43 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Stacy Gallagher, RN is the COO and co-owner. He and his team work with older adults educating them on how to effectively optimize Medicare and to empower them with developing their longevity health plan. He received his BA degree from Michigan State University and MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. Mike has been an Ambassador with the Colorado Springs Chamber since 2017. Michael is a lifetime honorary board member of the American Diabetes Association.  He has served as a past president and vice president of the Colorado Chapter of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and a past board member and sponsorship chair of the Metro Denver Association of Health Underwriters.  Along with his wife Stacy, enjoying time spent with their grown children, traveling, golf, and wine tasting are favorite pastimes.  
Jackie Gonzalez
2018 Ambassador Co- Vice Chair
ABC Bank
Business Banker
Jackie is a SBA and Business Banker with ABC Bank and has been in financial services for 30-plus years. Jackie enjoys working with businesses to help them achieve their financial goals and has the expertise to work within varying business sectors. She is a certified consultant for the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and serves on the Board of Preferred Lending Partners. She supports several local causes and previously served as a board member for the Loan Approval Committee for the City of Colorado Springs Housing and Urban Redevelopment division and as the chair for the Chamber & EDC's Ambassador Team. In 2015, she was named Ambassador of the year.
Dave Hall
AllRevedUp Internet Solutions powered by WSI
Digital Marketing Consultant
Dave Hall is a digital marketing consultant and owner of AllRevedUp Internet Solutions powered by WSI. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Theater Arts from Concordia University-Nebraska and nearly 20 years of experience, Dave has the ideal approach to internet and online marketing strategies and has certainly made a difference to his client’s business lives. Dave was an early adopter of both Facebook and LinkedIn, quickly learning what makes these platforms such phenomenal aspects of online marketing. When Dave isn’t engrossed in fantasy football or adventuring in the great outdoors with his wife and two kids, he’s looking for innovative ways to improve his client’s online strategies and ROI. Dave and his team are dedicated to helping businesses grow its online presence and boost online sales.
Nicole Helseth
OverDrive Raceway LLC
Event Sales Manager
Nicole Helseth is the Event Sales Manager at Overdrive Raceway Entertainment Center and has been in sales and marketing for 15+ years.   She also has an extensive background in hospitality and worked for Vail Resorts, Inc. for 8 years.  Nicole enjoys serving others and has been on several boards including SOCO HSMAI where she was the VP of Membership.  She also volunteers with numerous non profits and is teaching her teenage son to do the same. Nicole has a passion for sales, meeting new people and has a reputation of being honest, personable and hard working.  She strives to exceed her clients expectations and has won numerous Guest Service Awards.   
Jon Hollman
Financial Services Team Lead
Vectra Bank/ Tejon - MAIN
Commercial Banker
John Lee
Webster University
Community Relations Coordinator
I am a highly self-motivated, goal-oriented individual. I work well by myself, but I really excel in teams. I am passionate about mentorship and my leadership style is to help others gain experience to propel them forward. My experiences stem from my 20+ years in the military and 10+ years in academic business. I am competitive in nature with everything I do, creating a natural desire to transcend expectations.
I am also a business owner learning the ropes of entrepreneurship.

Joseph Locke, AAMS®
Edward Jones Investments - Joseph W. Locke, AAMS®
Financial Advisor
Is your financial future worth more than a 1-800 number or a website? Are you tired of fighting through robot answering services every time you call for help? My office is singularly focused on understanding your goals, developing custom strategies for your unique situation, and partnering with you over your lifetime to reach them. If you are ready for personal service with someone you can trust, lets schedule a free consultation to see if we are a fit.
    Prior to joining Edward Jones, I served more than 25 years in the U.S. Air Force. I currently serve as a USAFA Professional Ethics Advisor, Colorado Springs Chamber Ambassador, and on the 1 Million Cups board.
Thomas McClintock
Bernie McDonnell
Real Estate Team Lead
Synergy Realty Group Inc
I'm a real estate coach that brings together the team (lender, title, inspector...) for the Big Day - CLOSING! I help with new builds, land & existing houses. I will treat you like you are my only client so you will get the very best communication from me. You will have one of the most trustworthy Realtors.
Nohemy Montes, J.D., CPFA
Financial Services Team
Mont Wealth Financial Advisors
President, Wealth Manager
Prior to beginning her career as a Wealth Manager in January 2005, Ms. Montes practiced corporate, family, and criminal law.

As a Wealth Manager, Nohemy takes an all-embracing approach to guide her clients in the management and execution of the investments and preservation of their wealth and legacy. Her knowledge and experience allow timely results. 

As President of the firm, she diligently surrounds herself with a team of advisors to create a process that is simple for you but fully backed by its local, national, and global strategic partners, which are leaders in the investment services industry.
Daniel Osinski
Experience Economy Team
Laser Sound LLC
Dan Osinski purchased Laser Sound in 2006 and now employs 4 A/V technicians and DJ's. In early 2018, his company, Laser Sound, just opened a second office in Denver. He also currently serves as a business development rep for Unified Title. Dan has served with the Fountain EDC since March 2015 and brings a wealth of connections, knowledge, and passion to aid on behalf of business growth in the Colorado Springs greater area. His passion is to promote positive change throughout the Pikes Peak region, remaining actively involved by serving in both volunteer and board level capacities.  Dan’s civic endeavors include: ambassador for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC since 2005, past President of Prospectors, MME board member, Tri-Lakes Chamber member/volunteer/sound support, Colorado Springs Wine Festival Committee Entertainment Chair, past Southern Colorado Apartment Association ambassador, Rotary, and much more.
Roger Siverson
Experience Economy Team
Jacqueline Staples
Mutual of Omaha
Financial Advisor
Dawn Yocum
Healthcare/Education Team
Dawn Yocum Independent Mary Kay Consultant
Owner (franchise)
Dawn offers year-round executive & personal shopping gift service for businesses and individuals. Fun teaching-styled appointments are provided at the office, coffee shop, home or in Dawn’s studio for individual, small get togethers or parties. Dawn provides makeup tips, skin care advice, free samples, and many more options for all beauty needs.