THE HERD | Board Members

Executive Co-Chairs

Chris Boling

Executive Co-Chair

Chris Boling is a corporate attorney at Holland & Hart LLP. Chris’s passion for animals started at a young age with frequent trips to the Houston Zoo and a summer job at an animal hospital. Chris hopes THE HERD will provide a platform for educating members on the mission of Denver Zoo and engage the next generation in support of wildlife conservation worldwide.

Daniel Nichols

Executive Co-Chair

Daniel Nichols is a project manager for Nichols Partnership, a real estate development firm in Denver. He attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio and got his master’s degree from The University of Colorado. Daniel’s passion for conservation stems from his family’s long history with local zoos and ultimately led him to want to start THE HERD at Denver Zoo. He feels that the incredible efforts that zoos make across the country need to be celebrated and continued and educating the next generation of their importance is a big priority.

Events Committee

James Chin

Events Committee

James Chin works in business development at a San Francisco-based software company. Originally from the Seattle area, he enjoys skiing and hanging out with his two Labrador retrievers. James joined THE HERD to help spread Denver Zoo’s vision around conservation to Denver’s growing young professional population.

Charlie Kay

Events Committee

Charlie Kay is a Denver native and resides in Denver with his wife, Annie, and their two dogs. Charlie works for Confluent Development on their Senior Living team. He looks forward to helping create a space for young professionals to come connect and to learn more about Denver Zoo, as it is a key part of our community.

Bridgett Moore

Events Committee

Bridgett Moore, Esq., is a Program Attorney with Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CBA-CLE). Bridgett graduated cum laude from Colorado College and Lewis and Clark Law School, and previously worked as a prosecutor in both rural and urban districts. As a Colorado native, Bridgett grew up at Denver Zoo. She is honored to be involved with THE HERD and support the Zoo in its education, conservation and other efforts that improve our community and support animals around the world. In her free time, Bridgett enjoys fly fishing, skiing and taking ballet classes.

Scott Travis

Events Committee

Scott Travis is the Director of Corporate Engagement at the Impact Finance Center, a non-profit research organization based here in Denver. He moved to Denver in 2017 to attend the Master’s program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Prior to moving to Denver, Scott worked in New York for a geopolitical risk consulting firm, and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Scott enjoys playing golf, squash and skiing when he gets the chance. His passions in terms of animals and environment are climate change, accompanying energy system transitions and wildlife preservation efforts related to those issues—as well as animal rescue.

Finance Committee

Robbie Nichols

Finance Committee

Robbie Nichols is a real estate development project manager at the Nichols Partnership, which specializes in urban infill and building rehabilitation. His mother is on Denver Zoo’s Board of Governors focused on animal conservation. Robbie has had a love for animals throughout his life and grew up going to Denver Zoo. He is a strong supporter of Denver Zoo and its mission, and is eager to partake in its future success.

Lauren Napheys

Finance Committee

Lauren Napheys is a manager at KPMG in their Deal Advisory practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant and focuses on technical accounting issues for global financial services companies. Lauren is a Denver native and received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Go Buffs! Lauren has a passion for helping animals and believes that animal education and conservation is increasingly important as our habitats around the world continue to overlap. She is eager to work with HERD members and Denver Zoo staff to actively promote THE HERD’s mission.

Membership & Marketing Committee

Mary Kelly

Finance Committee

Robbie Nichols is a real estate development project manager at the Nichols Partnership, which specializes in urban infill and building rehabilitation. His mother is on Denver Zoo’s Board of Governors focused on animal conservation. Robbie has had a love for animals throughout his life and grew up going to Denver Zoo. He is a strong supporter of Denver Zoo and its mission, and is eager to partake in its future success.

Kevin Tibolt

Finance Committee

Lauren Napheys is a manager at KPMG in their Deal Advisory practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant and focuses on technical accounting issues for global financial services companies. Lauren is a Denver native and received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. Go Buffs! Lauren has a passion for helping animals and believes that animal education and conservation is increasingly important as our habitats around the world continue to overlap. She is eager to work with HERD members and Denver Zoo staff to actively promote THE HERD’s mission.

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