Mardi Moore, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2013
Mardi is from a Colorado Pioneer family. Her Great Grandparents settled in Marshall, Niwot and Boulder in the mid-1800s where they made a living by farming, ranching and mining coal. Mardi's dad graduated from CSU with a degree in veterinary medicine and started a practice in Las Animas, CO. Mardi's formative years were spent in rural CO training race horses, working with her father in his practice and showing cattle. She was even Homecoming Queen. Mardi graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Political Science.
While attending DU Mardi realized that her "differentness" had a name, but she was not fully prepared or ready to admit it to herself or to her family. Shortly after college, Mardi left Colorado to find a career and self-acceptance.
Since then she has been active in LGBTQ politics at the local and national level. From Seattle out West to New York City back East and then finally back home to Colorado, Mardi has been involved in many ground-breaking LGBTQ events, activities and legislation over the past 30 years.
Over the last three years in her role as Executive Director of Out Boulder County Mardi has put together a solid team of staff, diversified and built a strong board, increased individual giving by over 200%, balanced the budget and by working with community members has increased the number of programs and services that Out Boulder County provides to the LGBTQ and Allied communities. Most notably in her tenure Out Boulder County implemented a Trans* Leadership Academy and a Trans Steering Committee that has ensured that Boulder County has one of the strongest if not the strongest Trans community in the State of Colorado. Additionally, just this year Out Boulder County opened a second location in Longmont to better serve all of Boulder County
Recently, Mardi received the PFLAG Boulder LGBT Activist of the Year Award and the GLBT Center of Colorado's Trans Ally of the Year Award.
Personally, Mardi is the mother of two and the grandmother of three.
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