Denver Asset Building Coalition

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Thomas Freeman, Volunteer Coordinator
Start Date: 2018

Thomas is in his second year at DABC and first as a full-time staffer. He received his Masters in Law (LL.M) degree from Denver University in 2017. He has worked several years in the tax resolution industry, helping clients deal with back tax issues on the State and Federal levels.

Wendy Ferrell, Director of Finance
Start Date: 2018

Wendy Ferrell, tax attorney, is entering her second tax season as a DABC staffer, and her fourth with the organization. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D.) and the University of Denver (LLM-Tax) and has devoted her legal career to her passion of helping low income clients and communities. She is a former member of the Board of DABC and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Arvada Community Food Bank.

Solomon Smilack, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2009

Solomon Smilack has been a teacher of EFL in Japan and a teacher of high school math in Brooklyn, New York, having spent two years in the JET Programme followed by a year with the New York City Teaching Fellows. His teaching skills are outstanding, and he is excellent at meeting clients where they are, and his knowledge of financial issues is unmatched. His background comes from his work at Crystal Springs Accounting, and from growing up with two CPAs as parents. Solomon earned a BA in business and accounting from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 2002, and he is entering his fourth year of service to the Denver Asset Building Coalition where he is recognized by his peers as a leader and pioneer in tax preparation and management.

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Geoff Brown, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2012

Geoff Brown is the Executive Director of the Denver Asset Building Coalition, and has been working in the Denver nonprofit community for over 15 years, primarily as a development professional. He most recently worked with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health as their Donor Relations Director, and has served as Development Director for the National Sports Center for the Disabled and Colorado State University. Geoff received his Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1998. He is a Colorado native, a dad and an avid cyclist. Geoff is an innovative thinker and visionary and a rising leader in the Denver nonprofit community. He brings many exciting new ideas and strategies to DABC, many of which are being implemented now.


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