2019 Theme

Creating Space

2019 RMYPS Speaker Lineup

Keynote Speakers

Michael Hancock
Michael HancockMayor, City and County of Denver
Rocio Perez
Rocio PerezInventiva Consulting

Rocío Pérez, MBA is the Principal of Inventiva Consulting, LLC. Rocío guides leaders through the change management process, coaches leaders and individuals with their professional development needs, assesses organizational needs, implements innovative solutions and creates strategic and congruent marketing strategies. As a leadership breakthrough coach, Rocío’s goal is to help leaders discover and apply their hidden talents through recognizing, harnessing and strengthening existing capabilities. Her motto? Leadership is not only learned, it is lived.


Simone Ross
Simone RossRegional District Manager, The Riveter
Simone D. Ross is an executive who creatively crystalizes enterprise expansion through strategic development, relationship cultivation, and solutions innovation. She is the Regional District Manager of the Riveter, serving Denver and Minneapolis. She also enjoys providing inspiring experiences, content, and presentations, to “ignite the light” in any and every one through her work as an emcee, auctioneer, and speaker.
Bryn Reid
Bryn ReidXperience Benefits

Bryn Reid is an innovator, coach, mentor, aspiring philanthropist and business owner. Bryn has built successful businesses in real estate, financial and employee benefits industries. As Co-Founder of Xperience Benefits he has helped pioneer a new innovative and modern approach to employee benefits. This client first approach empowers small businesses to develop a winning mindset to create better results for their business and their employees. Bryn’s foundation, Leave Your Legacy, is committed to helping support local nonprofits, community based organization and ministries. He believes the youth is our future and is fully committed to helping young aspiring professionals identify and achieve their greatness.

Charles Causey
Charles CauseyMatchstik

Charles Causey is founder and CEO of Matchstik, a website that helps employers find hidden talent and helps job seekers connect to work they’re made for. Before launching Matchstik, Charles spent over a decade in the recruiting and HR technology sector. In addition to leading Matchstik, Charles serves as President of Agile Partnering, a recruiting firm serving technology companies. He is happily married with two kids, loves fly fishing and reading.

Chelley Canales
Chelley CanalesLighthouse/Haven

Chelley Canales is an entrepreneur based in Denver, Colorado. She is the Founder and Spiritual Spark Plug of lighthouse/haven, a hub created to inspire, connect and provide resources for awakening souls. She is a teacher, speaker, podcast/on-camera host, blogger and author with a firecracker spirit in a form that can hardly contain it.

Heather Carr
Heather CarrFooters Catering

Chef Heather Carr is as enthusiastic about food as she is on educating people about why food matters. Her unique style of cooking includes the utilization of every piece of edible trim that normally finds its way into the trash. Chef Carr is the Executive Chef at Footers Catering in Denver, CO and gives back to the community through volunteering her time and skills at organizations such as Cooking Matters CO, Work Options for Women, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Catholic Charities Sam House, and Colorado Open Lands among many others. She found success on the Food Network’s Chopped in 2017 as the episode’s Champion and returned for Chopped Champions in 2018.

Jessica Fialkovich
Jessica FialkovichTransworld Business Advisors

Jessica Fialkovich is an award winning business owner, small business advocate, and mergers & acquisitions expert. She’s the President of Transworld Business Advisors -Rocky Mountain and Transworld Commercial Real Estate working mainly with owners bringing in under $20 million in revenue who desire to build a legacy. To hear more from Jessica listen to her weekly podcast, The Deal Board on iTunes.

John White
John WhiteThe Center on Colfax

John White serves as the Volunteer and Event Manager at The Center on Colfax. John has over 10 years of Training and Facilitation background. He is also a local Drag Entertainer and started his own company a year ago offering a safe space for all in the community regardless of age to express themselves on stage. John has served as emcee and hostess for many local organizations and across the country. He has a degree in Musical Theatre and has worked for many great companies such as; Walt Disney World, Princess Cruises, Busch Gardens, Ritz Carlton and numerous others.

Joshua B. Abromovitz
Joshua B. AbromovitzMessner Reeves

Mr. Abromovitz is an associate in the firm’s litigation group. His practice focuses on general civil litigation, trial advocacy, commercial litigation and taking businesses of all sizes to the next level. Prior to Law School, Mr. Abromovitz spent over 10 years as an actor (and often bartender) in New York City. Josh has performed all across the country from small professional theaters to Carnegie Hall.

When not in the office, Josh enjoys writing, studying music and exploring the vibrant Denver restaurant scene.

Noah Mittman
Noah MittmanSnowman Films

Noah Mittman founded Snowman Films in 2012. He is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and finder of adventure with wife Lexi, son Grayson, and daughter Autumn. His goals in life are to make cool shit, live and love to the fullest, and own things made by Tesla. He has 90% of a film degree and never stops continuing to learn about the craft and better ways to run a business. Noah loves movies, craft beer, traveling, snowboarding, parkour, and putting his creative mark on the world.

Stephen Brackett
Stephen BrackettFlobots, Youth on Record

Best-known as the lead vocalist for the Denver hip-hop group Flobots, Stephen Brackett is also a driving force in curriculum development and program planning for Youth on Record. As a Denver native, he has seen a decline in arts education in the public school system and is doing all he can to ensure that young people have the tools to tell their own story – be it through music production, lyric writing, poetry, spoken word or movement.

Yuko Lawrence, MA, LPCC
Yuko Lawrence, MA, LPCCTrilogy Holistic Mental Health Center

Yuko Lawrence is a somatic (body-centered) psychotherapist at Trilogy Holistic Mental Health Center in Denvers Cap Hill neighborhood, which brings a mind, body, spirit approach to mental health. She specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, panic, and grief and is passionate about helping clients discover their innate ability to heal. She also works with an embodiment-based Rites of Passage program, Surfing the Creative, that brings diverse youth from around the world to participate in a powerful journey of self-discovery through dance, creativity, and difficult conversations. Yuko is also a meditation guide and a facilitator of the practice of Social Meditation at the Denver Shambhala Center and has years of personal training in mindfulness from living and working at a meditation retreat center. Yuko developed a somatic (body-based) framework for working with grief which she has presented to professional counselors and social workers including the Grief Networking Alliance of Colorado.