Leadership

 

 

 

Kim Hinkle

Kimberly Hinkle
President president.jlp@gmail.com

 

Kimberly has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2012. During her League career, Kimberly has held leadership positions on the Fundraising Committee as the Fashion Show Co-Chair and interim Community Impact Chair. She also served on the Board for two consecutive years as the Communications Chair and most recently as the President Elect.

Kimberly Hinkle is proud to say she is born and raised in Pueblo Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Health Promotion and Recreation from Colorado State University – Pueblo and is currently working towards a Masters in Leadership from University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. She has worked in Higher Education for the past six years in both the community college and university setting. Her current position is held at CSU-Pueblo as a Degree Analyst in the Office of the Registrar.

She is passionate about affecting change in the Pueblo community and empowering women to reach their full potential. She loves to spend time her husband Scott. Together they have an eighteen-month-old son, Everett. They enjoy spending time together as a family on adventures near and far, golfing, and hiking with their border collie.

She is humbled by this leadership opportunity to serve as the President for the 2017-2018 year. Kimberly looks forward to helping strengthen the foundation of the League by implementing innovative programs that will propel Junior League into the future.

 

 

 

Mande Mathews

Mande Mathews
Past President PastPresident.jlp@gmail.com

 

Mande Mathews is a Colorado Native and has lived in Pueblo since 2001. She joined the Junior League of Pueblo in 2010 in hopes to help better her community, become a community woman leader and to make lifelong friendships. During her journey with JLP she has been the co-chair for Girls Night Out, our largest fund raiser, for two years. Held the position of Membership chair helping lead a very talented group of women who started our second fund raiser; Monster Dash 5k. She has been the Leagues Funds Chair and last two years she was proud to be the President Elect and President.

Mande helps her husband in the family ran business, Mathews Brothers Electric, and is a stay at home mom, allowing her the best of both worlds. Mande and her husband, Spencer has been married for 12 wonderful years and are blessed with 3 boys, Chester (9), Lain (8) and Bolton (1). When she is not busy with the business, family and her volunteer work she loves to be free on the trails running, it’s the best place to clear the mind!

 

 

Lacy Desmond

Lacy Desmond
President Elect presidentelect.jlp@gmail.com

Lacy joined the Junior League of Pueblo to fulfill her desire to be a part of a network of women leaders in the Pueblo community. Lacy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University (Fort Collins). Upon graduation, Lacy completed a marketing internship with Legacy Bank and then held the position of Director of Marketing and Special events for the CSU-Pueblo Foundation for five years.

Lacy currently owns and operates Lacy Details & Design, LLC. which freelances events, marketing, and graphic design. In addition to her business, she is a full time mom to her 2 year old son, Knox and baby boy Vance. In her spare time, Lacy enjoys traveling, reading, hosting parties, crafting, volunteering at her church, spending time with her husband Kellen, as well as her family and friends, and cheering on the Broncos!

 

 

 

Bryana Smith

Bryana Smith
Treasurer   treasurer@gmail.com

 

I am a Colorado native and moved to Pueblo in 2005 to play volleyball at CSU-Pueblo. I graduated with an MBA and bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting in 2010. My career took me away from Pueblo until 2014, when my fiancé and I moved back and I accepted the CFO position at Pueblo Diversified Industries. My husband and I (finally) married in July of 2016, and we enjoy spending time with our almost two-year-old daughter who keeps us very busy!

 

Rebecca Diaz

Rebecca Diaz
 Secretary secretary.jlofpueblo@gmail.com

Rebecca has been a member of the Junior League of Pueblo since 2013. She recently completed her third year as league Treasurer and looks forward to serving as league Secretary for the next two years. In 1996 she moved to Pueblo with her mother and, after being an East High Eagle (Canon Booms Gold!) and a CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolf, she can proudly say that she is a true Puebloan!  Rebecca graduated from CSU-P with a bachelors in Business Management and Marketing.  In 2008 she married her best friend, Jared. The years have gone by in the blink of an eye.  In 2013, Rebecca started working at Legacy Bank where she is a Banking Officer. Rebecca feels it is so rewarding to work for a company that truly cares and gives back to our community in so many ways. She is truly blessed with a great family, a wonderful job, and terrific friends and can’t wait to see what the future brings in life and in our league!

 

Brooke Stimac

Brooke Stimac
Communications Chair communications.jlp@gmail.com

Hello everyone! I am Brooke Stimac the new Communications Chair for the 2017-2018 Junior League year! I am very excited to be spreading my wings to learn new empowering skills in my role as the Communications Chair. I joined the Junior League of Pueblo in 2015 to make new friends and find purpose in my life. I feel I have succeeded, as I have made some everlasting friendships and gained new knowledgeable skill sets.

My true passion is hairdressing. I have been a hairdresser for 15 years and own a successful salon in downtown Pueblo. I opened Alter Image Salon and Spa with my business partner 5 years ago and we have an amazing team that I love working with every day! When I’m not at the salon, I’m a busy mom raising my two boys AJ (20) and Dylan (12). AJ is starting his second year in college and Dylan is a 7th grader. They have taught me how to be strong but most importantly how to laugh! It’s easy to get wrapped up in our fast- paced world, but to sit back and enjoy the little things that’s where is counts!

 

Rebecca Aguilar

Rebecca Aguilar
Membership Chair membership.jlp@gmail.com

Rebecca is a proud Pueblo native. She graduated from South High School in 1999 and went on to graduate from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2006 with a B.S. degree in Biology and an Associate’s degree in Chemistry. 

She has been married to her husband, Derrick, for 9 years. She has the unique privilege of being a stay-at-home mom and her husband is the owner of Maxpro Cleaning Services. They have 4 beautiful children; Vivian (7), Reyna (5), Victoria (3), and Derrick Jr. (1). 

Her and her husband are avid sport lovers. They enjoy watching any sport, even though most of the time they are cheering for opposite teams. She is a huge South Colt, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Dodgers, and CSU-P fan. Her and her husband also spend a lot of time at Nogare’s where her daughter is a competitive gymnast or at Runyon where her daughter plays for the Pueblo Angels Softball team. 

When she’s not at the gym or softball field, you can usually find her at any public event in Pueblo. She also loves listening to music and tries to attend a couple concerts a year. 

Rebecca first joined Junior League after attending Girls Night Out and since then has had the great pleasure of serving on the Fundraising, Community Impact, and Membership Committees.  She has a deep love for her community and has always had the desire to serve her community that she was raised in and that she chose to raise her children in. This year, Rebecca will be serving as the Membership Committee Chair, and because this is her first year serving on a board, she is a little nervous, but more importantly, is very excited for all the new changes her committee hopes to bring this year.

 

Melissa Hodges

Melissa Hodges
Fundraising Chair funds.jlp@gmail.com

A native Houston Texan, Melissa was thrilled when she learned that she and her parents would be transferring to Colorado in 2005. She quickly settled down into the community where she met her husband while attending CSU-Pueblo in pursuit of her Business Management degree. After the birth of their son in 2009 they spent a couple of years moving around to different states, including a brief stint back in Texas, where their daughter was born in 2011. Finally, both her and her husband realized that Pueblo would always be “home” and moved back to permanently settle in the Steel City.

Melissa joined the Junior League in 2014 as a way to give back to the town she and her family so love and she looks forward to her appointment to Fundraising chair as an opportunity to further the League’s goal of bettering the lives of the youth in Pueblo and the future of this community

 

 

Raylene Johnson

Raylene Johnson
Funds Development Chair funds.jlp@gmail.com

 

Born and raised in Pueblo, Raylene has a strong passion for her hometown.  Raylene graduated from CSU- Pueblo in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing.  Her career started in the Cardiac Unit at Parkview Medical Center and 5 years later would land her in the Intensive Care Unit.  In 2008 her and her now husband Zachary, were married.  In 2012 she gave birth to their first child Connor, and Ella followed in 2015.  After the debut of Ella, Raylene decided she would decrease her work commitment to part time and shortly thereafter joined Junior League of Pueblo.  The rest of her spare time is spent hunting, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Erica Watts

Erica Watts
Community Impact Chair CommunityImpact.jlp@gmail.com

Erica Watts is 30 years old and a Pueblo native. She has been in Pueblo most of her life and loves the family environment that this town has to offer. Erica is married and has two dogs that are like her children. She is a fashion forward hairstylist with a passion for making people feel good about themselves! Erica works at Headlines salon as a manager and stylist and has been there for 3 years.  She has been in the Junior League for 4 years, and every year she gets more excited and looks forward to the endeavors that the League has to offer! Erica has a big place in her heart for this community and wants to give back in a positive way.

 

 

Laura Heberly

Laura Heberly
Parliamentarian parliamentarian.jlp@gmail.com

Laura currently serves as the League’s Parliamentarian, following two years serving as Membership Chair.  Laura joined the League in 2012 with a large new member group, a recruitment trend that continues to grow the League.  She is most proud of the accomplishments of her Provisional class whose project was completed in conjunction with the League’s 35th Red Heels Anniversary Gala.  The project was threefold, with an artifact display at the Gala including treasurers from Sustaining members, a professional video capturing the history of the League and highlighting some of its major accomplishments, along with a beautiful art piece designed and created by current members that is now displayed in the Buell Children’s Museum.  In addition to her League service, Laura is a working mother of two with a husband who serves the community with the same fortitude and passion.  Laura cherishes her time spent with the JLP, serving the needs of our community while developing strong bonds with other like-minded women.