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. Lacey is the Facilitator for the Central YouthBoard.

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 Facilitator.

Jenn Turner MSW Intern

Jenn is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in organizational leadership from the University of Denver.

Elizabeth Konrath Facilitator (Boulder)

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

Josh Gold Facilitator (South)

Josh Gold is the South YouthBoard Facilitator. In his full time job, Josh works for the Rose Community Foundation managing where he connects families with resources.

Board of Directors

Jennifer Harris (Board Chair)
David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Kevin Graff (Chair Elect)
Oakwood Real Estate Partners

Suzanne Humphries (Secretary)
National Conference of State Legislatures

Tim Welland (Treasurer)
Palisade Partners

Lacey Books
YouthRoots Founder

Carleigh Elkus
Child Advocate and Community Volunteer

Rachael Gurian
Denver Public Schools

Seungmin Lee
Youth Representative

KC Matthews
Colorado Department of Transportation

Tyler Mounsey
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Matt Ruhland
Collins Cockrel & Cole