Board Bios

Scot Somes – Chairman and Founder

CAPT Scot Somes

Scot has been running a non-profit, Veterans Acupuncture Center of Colorado, for over 4 years and the Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine as the owner/practioner for over 14 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 an officer in the US Navy. He currently serves as a Captain in the US Navy Reserves.

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 two-year 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.

Kristina Schermer – Director Business 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. 

Brittany Kelley – Director of Fundraising

I currently head up the strategic fundraising division of Charity Valet from the Denver office. Born in Boulder, Colorado, I attended Colorado State University and is most definitely is a loyal Ram fan on game day against CU. My first job out of college was working for

Brittany Kelley

KemperSports in a sales and marketing role for golf courses. Here, I gained my love for helping non profits and organizations raise money, and especially became  dedicated to helping these groups use technology to send their fundraising capabilities through the roof. “My favorite moments, both professionally and personally, are when community groups come back to me after raising records funds and happily show me the amazing programs, opportunities, individuals, research or other amazing feats they accomplished with the money they raised,” she says. “These groups have saved, empowered, discovered and built our community in  many ways that I am absolutely honored to have been a part of.”

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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