Team

LAUREN CZAJKA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lauren joined the YouthRoots crew in 2013. She has a Master of Arts degree in Human Rights and a background in civic engagement and experiential learning.

AARON EARLEY PROG. COORDINATOR

Aaron earned his MSW from the University of Denver while completing his practicum with YouthRoots in 2014. He now serves as the Program Coordinator and the North YouthBoard Facilitator.

LACEY BOOKS FOUNDER

She founded YouthRoots in 2010, inspiring youth to act on their big goals by helping them put a framework to their dreams. She volunteers with YouthRoots  and sits on the Board of Directors.

JENN TURNER PROGRAM AND EVENT COORDINATOR

Jenn has a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in organizational leadership from the University of Denver. She did her internship for her MSW at YouthRoots last year.

ELIZABETH KONRATH FACILITATOR (BOULDER)

Lizzie was the Facilitator of the Boulder YouthBoard. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology and works as a play therapist in her full time job.

JEREMY KATZ FACILITATOR (SOUTH)

Jeremy’s professional background is in non-profit social enterprise and youth leadership development. He moved to Colorado from San Diego to enjoy outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KEVIN GRAFF
CHAIR

Oakwood Real Estate Partners

SUZANNE HUMPHRIES
SECRETARY

National Conference of State Legislatures

TIM WELLAND
TREASURER

Palisade Partners

LACEY BOOKS 

YouthRoots Founder

LAMONT BROWNE, Ed.D

Executive Director of Autonomous Schools at Aurora Public Schools

BRIAN GONZALES

Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW, University of Denver
LCSW, LAC

JENNIFER HARRIS

 

David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

RACHEL HEILBRONNER 

Senior at Fairview High School

KC MATTHEWS

Colorado Department of Transportation

TYLER MOUNSEY

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

KATIE PAYER 

Katie Payer Consulting

ADAM SANDS 

Senior Vice President at FirstBank

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