Staff and Consultants

Katherine Correll, Executive Director

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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.

Jamie Shapiro, Rural Assistance Specialist

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Jamie has experience working in human services, GIS mapping, property management and preservation planning for large infrastructure improvements. He has worked for DCI for three years, including one-year as DCI’s AmeriCorps VISTA. Jamie loves folk music, skiing, historic architecture, and community development in Colorado. Jamie has a BA from Colorado College and a Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Colorado Denver.

Will Cundiff, Office manager

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Will grew up outside of London, UK which is where he first discovered his interest in urban planning and design. Will has a BA in Urban Planning from Miami University (OH), and a M.U.R.P from the University of Colorado  Denver.  

Consulting Partners

Rachel Trignano, Communications Strategist

Rachel Trignano is a Denver-based communications consultant who works primarily with non-profits, start-ups, and SMB's to attract audiences and build reputations by creating messaging that is on-brand and in-tune with the right readers. She uses her marketing and PR background to develop compelling messaging told through thoughtful content strategy to help brands grow their presence and enhance their reputation. A problem-solver by nature, Rachel believes the best solutions come from bringing together creativity and practicality through collaborative work — and that work should be fun.

Andrew Curtis, Program coordinator  / Americorps VISTA Leader

Andrew is originally from a bucolic part of New Jersey, an area of the country many do not know exists, and received his BA in History from Susquehanna University in 2015. Before coming to DCI to move into his current position overseeing the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Andrew assisted the Town of Elizabeth's Main Street Program in efforts to revitalize the downtown. 

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