ZBPF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Zane graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in mechanical engineering. After four years as a starting offensive lineman for the Utah Utes, Zane was selected in the second round draft pick to join the Denver Broncos in 2010. After four years playing with the Broncos, including winning an AFC championship, Zane signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March 2014.
Zane’s passion for helping kids led him to Brent’s Place and CABPES. Prior to starting the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation, Zane spent quite a bit of time with the families at Brent’s Place and sponsored several families’ stays through his own personal donations and fundraising efforts. In addition to supporting the families at Brent’s Place, Zane was also an active member of the CABPES Advisory Board. He was very involved in fundraising, marketing and recruiting students to participate in the Junior Engineers Tomorrow’s Scientists (JETS) program. He has visited the CAPBES center on twice to speak with students about the value of education and what it takes to study engineering. Because Zane managed to balance academics and athletics during his time as an engineering student at the University of Utah, he has the experience and knowledge many of these students look to for guidance.
With his move to Jacksonville, Zane looks forward to connecting with the community there and expanding the foundation’s services to support kids in the Jacksonville area while continuing the foundation’s work in Denver.
Named one of OC Metro Magazine’s “Ten Women Making a Difference,” has successfully combined more than 20 years of marketing, communications, and event planning experience into a career that embraces both corporate and nonprofit spheres. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Marica is a summa cum laude graduate of The City College of the City University of New York. After a successful career dancing professionally in the U.S. and abroad, she relocated to Southern California where today she is principal of Creative Collaborations, a boutique Orange County, CA-based marketing firm. Marica is also part-time faculty at Irvine Valley College and managing director of two dynamic dance companies, Backhausdance and Motion/Tribe.
Prior to starting Creative Collaborations, Marica directed the marketing and public relations efforts of Ballet Pacifica, and created marketing and artist liaison positions for Irvine Barclay Theatre. Having worked in the nonprofit arena for more than a decade, she shifted gears as Irvine Company Apartment Communities’ director of resident communications. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing resident communications as well as the company’s community relations involvements with dozens of local charities.
It was her work with Irvine Company that inspired her to deepen her volunteer efforts and led to the position of Board President of Susan G. Komen Orange County. Currently, she serves as the Affiliate’s pro bono marketing consultant, and chaired the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure as well as the Pink Tie Ball. Her work with Komen has earned her Komen Orange County’s Warrior Award, Cameo Award, BMW Ultimate Drive Local Hero Award, Kellogg’s Rise and Shine Award for outstanding volunteerism, and recognition as Volunteer of the Year.
Marica looks forward to contributing to the great strides ZBPF is making in the multiple communities it serves.
Ching-yuan Hu moved to Denver, Colorado 7 years ago and Iowa’s loss has been Denver’s gain! Bringing her experience from the print industry from her roots, she creates ideas from paper into a memorable experience. For the past 3 years, Ching has been enriching her career as an Event Designer with Catering by Design. Ching also helps cater small and large non-profit events from Donor Appreciation to Annual Galas for multiple non-profit organizations. Ching plans these events as she has a strong passion for helping others. She is honored to be an active board member for the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation!
Michelle Griego joined KPIX 5 in March 2012 as co-anchor of KPIX 5 News This Morning, and can be seen weekday mornings from 4:30 -7am, and on KPIX 5 News at Noon. She also hosts Bay Area Focus, a locally produced talk show that airs Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. on the CW 44 Cable 12 and 11 a.m. on KBCW.
Michelle likes to be in the forefront of news. She’s covered the mass shooting at the Aurora movie theater; broadcast from New Orleans when the San Francisco 49ers went to the Super Bowl, the opening of the Bay Bridge and the SF Giants World Series Victory parade.
Before moving to the Bay Area, Michelle worked at CBS4 in Denver since 2005. Her favorite live shots include breaking news or “being knee-high in snow”. The Colorado native started her career in journalism at the tender age of 11 where she co-anchored a kids’ news show, “Two Bits” for KWGN-TV for 2 ½ years.
Michelle attended Colorado State University and Metropolitan State College where she was News Director of the campus television station.
She was honored with an Emmy in 2014 for anchoring KPIX 5 at 6 AM.
When she’s not working, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
CARTER KENT DAMMEN
Carter is a Senior Investment Management Consultant with a global investment advisory firm in downtown Denver. For over 26 years his practice has provided local families sophisticated advice and strategic guidance to help them capitalize on opportunities to preserve, grow and transfer their wealth. Carter received a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Minnesota. He enjoys water and snow skiing, fly fishing and biking as well as hiking with his wife, three kids and three dogs in the foothills of Morrison where he resides. Carter and his family are avid travelers and support children’s causes worldwide. He is thrilled to be a board member of the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation.
While growing up in Northern Utah (Logan), and one of 5 children, I was taught the value of hard work, family values, and the importance of nurturing positive relationships in life. My father was an engineer and my mother a school teacher. I have a great passion for the outdoors as a hunter and fisher, much like my father. I am married (30 years), and my wife Wendy and I have raised 2 fine young men.
I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Marketing. I believe strongly in entrepreneurship values and have worked hard to establish and grow several businesses. My primary business focus is in medical billing with an emphasis on Ambulance billing contracts with multiple municipalities in Utah. Other business interests are in printing and investment opportunities.
Over the last twenty years, I have dedicated much of my time to personal interests such as a committee member of Ducks Unlimited, PGA Tour events such as the Web.Com, bow-hunting in Africa, bird hunting, fishing, and traveling to new and exciting places. I have been involved extensively for many years at the high school level as Booster President (baseball) and committee member for football. I appreciate the importance of raising funds to accomplish goals and agendas.
I strongly believe in “paying it forward” and leaving each life, encounter, or place a “better place” than I found it. Values which I hope to instill in my family and others through life’s journey.
Mike Miller, one of our first Board of Directors in the Bay area and brings 35+ years’ experience from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Mr. Miller received a B.S. in Finance from the University of San Francisco and an M.B.A. in Information Systems from San Francisco State University. He started his career in 1981 and served 13 years at Syntex Corporation. Mr. Miller then served as Vice President of ALZA Corporation, a drug delivery company in Palo Alto CA. In 2003, Mike was appointed served Senior Vice President of Connetics Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company. In 2006, Mr. Miller joined as Vice President, leading the HER Family Oncology Franchise, at Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company in South San Francisco CA. The HER Family Oncology Franchise included the targeted solid tumor agents of Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Tarceva (erlotinib). He joined Vivus, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Currently, he is Executive Vice President at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company based in Palo Alto CA, with products in market and for development for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Erwinaze, erwinia chrysanthemi), Acute Myeloid Leukemia and bone marrow transplantation complications (Defitelio, defibrotide sodium). He is also a Board member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Silicon Valley chapter. Mr. Miller looks forward to serving on the ZBPF and has selected a salmon as his spirit animal-both fight upstream with determination!
Boston Iacobazzi “I am a 17 year-old Junior from Zane’s alma mater, Hillcrest High School, in Salt Lake City, Utah. As well as being an active member on the ZBPF Jr Board, I am on the football team and a Student Body officer. I am involved with many after school volunteer opportunities. I volunteer with Special Olympics events including Real Salt Lake Unified team. I also mentor freshmen at my school. I enjoy chilling with my friends and family on my free time.”
JOIN OUR JUNIOR LEADERSHIP BOARD
Zane has always been inspired by kids who are passionate about helping others in need. Therefore, we have created a Junior Leadership Board to mentor high school students to participate in the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation. To participate in the ZBPF Junior Leadership Board, you must:
- Be aregistered High School student, in good standing
- Participate in monthly 1hour meetings
- Be available to participate in ZBPF local events
- Organize a fundraiser within your school during the 2014-2015 school year
- Passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people going through life-changing medical conditions
Click this link to download the application for the ZBPF Junior Leadership Board: ZBPF-Jr. Board Agreement
If you have questions about the ZBPF Junior Leadership Board, contact Julie Gart, executive director of the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation, at email@example.com.