Katherine Correll, Executive Director
Katherine Correll has experience spanning the fields of community outreach to advance downtown and community development, not-for-profit administration, project development and management, local government planning, marketing, financial and economic development services, and education. Katherine joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. as the Director of Communications and Operations in 2006; in 2007 she became the Executive Director.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Katherine has worked with development initiatives in Denver, New York, Chicago, and the Former Soviet Union. Her focus on strategic planning and organizational development and management includes building viable and sustainable private, public, and non-for-profit institutions and programs. Prior to her current position, Katherine served as the American Councils for International Education Country Director for the Republic of Moldova, where she managed the national American Councils' portfolio focusing on building civil society initiatives, education, and public administration reforms. She was also responsible for management and growth of the American Language Center, language and professional training school. Katherine received her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her Bachelor's Degree in Politics with a Minor in Urban Studies from New York University.
Heather Garbo, Marketing & Events Manager
Heather Garbo has worked in communications since 1996 with experience spanning marketing, public relations, journalism, editing, grant writing, and website content development. She completed her bachelor’s degree in English at Michigan State University in 1998. In 2008, she began graduate school to pursue a career in community development and is currently completing an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Heather joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. in January 2009 as the Marketing & Events Manager. Born and raised in Michigan, she has been happy to call downtown Denver home for more than a decade.
Isabel Waldman, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Isabel Waldman is a graduate of the University of Oregon where she received a bachelor's degree in International Studies with a concentration in Environmental Studies and a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management. Her field of study gave her the opportunity to study community development and resource planning in Chile and Bolivia. While in Chile she completed a thesis focusing on the environmental and social impacts of the forest industry on indigenous Mapuche communities.
Isabel grew up in Southwest Colorado and joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. in 2012 as the Technical Assistance and Community Report Coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA program and the Western Hardrock Watershed Team; in August 2013 she became the Membership and Outreach Coordinator.
Jamie Shapiro, OSM/VISTA
Jamie grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended Colorado College where he majored in Comparative Literature and minored in the Redevelopment of Urban Brownfields. His abiding love for architecture and urban development led him to spend a semester studying urban design in Copenhagen, Denmark and then conduct an independent research project in Denver brownfield redevelopments. After college, Jamie worked for a year in a community mental health center in Atlanta, Georgia. He also worked as a camp counselor, on a conservation crew in Southwest Colorado and for four seasons at Eldora Ski Resort. Jamie brings to DCI a love of Colorado a passion for writing, good design and healthy communities.