He has served on the Colorado State Parks Board, the Supreme Court Nomination Commission and the Board of Directors of Great Outdoors Colorado. Locally, Wade serves on the Grand Junction Chamber Board.
Wade and his family have lived in Grand Junction since 1992. His wife Cindy is a school teacher with Mesa County District 51. Cindy and Wade have two children and the family volunteers most of their free time at Mesa County Animal Services.
As the Deputy Executive Director at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Tim was responsible for complex political negotiations, developing and implementing policy solutions, and external communications.
Tim received his J.D. from the University Of Colorado School Of Law.
Tim and his wife Kristi have three young boys and live in Grand Junction.
Penry brings a wealth of public policy and political experience to the firm. Penry has served as a State Senator and Senate Minority leader, State Representative, and was the campaign manager in a high profile United States Senate contest. Penry has been described by a wide range of political publications as a leading force in Colorado politics.
Prior to serving in the Colorado General Assembly, Penry worked in Washington, DC as a press secretary to Congressman Scott McInnis, and later as the Chief of Staff of a Congressional Subcommittee with jurisdiction over a wide range of public land, water, natural resource and energy issues. Penry played a lead role in negotiating the Healthy Forests Restoration Act with the White House and Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill — a bill widely described as the most significant public land law in a generation.
Penry is a native of Colorado. He graduated from Grand Junction High School and Mesa State College, where he quarterbacked the Mesa State Mavericks football team and served as student body President. In 1998, Penry was named the National Scholar Athlete of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association and the Burger King Corporation, an award given to Peyton Manning the previous year. Penry graduated summa cum laude from Mesa State in 1998. He resides in Denver.
Mike Mikus, a native of Western Pennsylvania, has worked in nearly every capacity on eighteen political campaigns in fifteen states with extensive experience in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Over the years, Mike has served as campaign manager, finance director and field director on campaigns ranging from Mayor to Governor.
Mike most recently ran the successful primary campaign for Congressman Mark Critz where he upset Congressman Jason Altmire in the Democratic Primary. In 2011, Mike ran Rich Fitzgerald’s campaign for Allegheny County Executive. Fitzgerald won an upset victory, defeating County Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty by 11 points and winning the general election 62 percent to 38 percent despite being outspent nearly two-to-one.
Prior to joining EIS Solutions, Mike served as Campaign Manager for Mark Critz’s 2010 campaign to fill the open 12th Congressional seat previously held by the late Congressman John Murtha. Despite a national political environment and district that had been trending Republican, Critz defeated a self-funded millionaire opponent 53% to 45%. The overwhelming victory—given the political climate—drew national attention in publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek and other national news outlets.
During the 2008 Presidential Primaries, Mike was the National Field Director with Strong American Schools (SAS), a national non-partisan issue group funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining SAS, he was the Campaign Manager for the Mark Taylor for Governor Campaign in Georgia where the campaign overcame a 56% – 36% deficit to win the Democratic Primary 52% – 44%. In 2004, Mike was a Regional Political Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee when three southern Republican seats were won by Democratic candidates in Kentucky, Georgia and Louisiana. His region included Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
In addition to his political experience, Mike has performed grassroots political organizing with organized labo rby serving as a Labor 2005 Coordinator in Virginia, helping to elect Tim Kaine as Governor. Mike was the Field Director for the “No on 695” campaign in Oklahoma, where his field team knocked on more than 100,000 doors in less than seven weeks and managed more than 3,000 canvassers on Election Day. He also spent two years as the Western Field Coordinator for the National Association of Letter Carriers, where he also served as a Labor ’96 Coordinator for the AFL-CIO for the U.S. Senate race in Oregon.
Mike is a native of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania and graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1993.
Jake has specialized in state government relations, public affairs, grassroots advocacy, and political campaign management for over 15 years.
He has represented a number of clients at the Colorado General Assembly including: Colorado Mesa University, Medtronic, Community Financial Services Association, Mile High Racing and Entertainment, Linkmont Technology, and TIAA- CREF to name a few.
Prior to joining EIS Solutions, Jake was a senior manager with two other firms specializing in lobbying, project management, campaign development and government affairs. His government experience saw him as the Director of Government Affairs for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, and he served previously as the Director of Operations for former Colorado Governor Bill Owens.
Over the years, he has also managed congressional, mayoral, and state legislative campaigns around Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado.