Board Bios

Scot Somes – Chairman and Founder

CAPT Scot Somes

Scot has been running a non-profit, Veterans Acupuncture Center of Colorado, for over 8 years and the Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine as the owner/practioner for over 16 years.

Prior to running his own business, Scot, worked at AT&T Broadband as a Senior Manager running the business analytics department, an investment banker for CBIZ, and CFO for Problem Solving Products engineering firm.

Scot has over 35 years of leadership experience he garnered from being a Captian in the US Navy.

In the summer, you can find him cycling throughout the Front Range and the mountains, swimming and hiking.  He loves to ski and workout in the winter.

Education: Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, MSTCM (2006); University of Denver, MBA (Finance) (1998); United States Naval Academy, BS Engineering (1990)

Christina Somes – Director of Finance

I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life.  I have been in the jewelry business for 30 years.  My passion is custom design for my clients.  I have dabbled in real estate for about 10 years.  This includes remodels, scraping houses and flipping them.  I love having input on the interior design of the properties.  I am a breast cancer survivor and am passionate about raising money to support women going through treatment and trying to mentor them.  It allows me to pull something positive out of this horrible, common disease.

Donald Adetoye – Director of Business Development

Donald is an accomplished enterprise sales professional offering 10+ years of
experience developing and maximizing sales. Diligent in building and
retaining new business by providing support and attentive service.

He brings a tenacious, strategic, and analytical approach to solving problems, bringing in and
growing customers while accomplishing profit targets. With the dynamic ability to
drive results as both a direct contributor and team leader.

As a Denver native, he grew up in Littleton Colorado. Though he’s escaped multiple times, the 300 days of sun have kept him coming back. He currently resides in Rino. When he’s not executing targets at work, you can find him riding his road bike, playing pingpong, tennis or enjoying a patio with his wife, Morgan and Son, JP.

He is excited to be a member of the board of Directors here at Colorado Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. He hopes to leverage his business development skills to grow the overall impact of the organization and support its mission.

Kristina Schermer – Director Media Relationships

Just weeks before my 27th birthday I was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine MRI. I was BRCA 2 positive and was simply being monitored closely. Well aware of my family history I thought it would be best to be

Kristina Schermer

cautious. I could have never suspected that the very first MRI would reveal that I already had breast cancer in my left breast. Shortly after being diagnosed, I underwent a double mastectomy, egg fertilization, four rounds of chemotherapy and reconstruction. While the journey I would never wish on anyone has been something I have not only come to honor but the way my heart has softened I would not trade for a second. While breast cancer is a part of my story, I am a proud daughter, aunt and fiancé. I am a three time Tour De Pink rider and honored to be part of this organization.  I have been recognized by several local, regional and national organizations for her work with non-profits, and in particular her my innovation and creation of software and technology that aids fundraising groups.

Besides a love for technology and fundraising, I am an avid golfer, serious dachshund lover, rescuer and advocate, gardener and queen of embarrassing dance moves, earning her the loving nickname of “Elaine.”

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