Laura Mack, Development Director
Start Date: 2018
Working in the Colorado nonprofit fundraising community for over six years, Laura joined the Friends of CAIC in 2018. She holds both an MBA and MS in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado Denver and is also a US Army veteran. As an avid climber, skier and runner; her passion for the outdoors and avalanche awareness are brought to her work and Friends of CAIC every day. Laura has also held various board and committee positions for other nonprofits and enjoys volunteering.
Aaron Carlson, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2013
Aaron grew up skiing the 299 vertical foot hills in Minnesota. Since then, Aaron has discovered his passion for the backcountry while living and skiing in Utah, Colorado and New Zealand. Aaron has a bachelor's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Utah, which has allowed him to work in and experience many different parts of the world. In 2008, Aaron brought his passion to the CAIC Benefit Bash. As the co-organizer, he was able to design, organize, and run the largest fundraiser in CAIC history and raise over $26,000 for the CAIC With this momentum, Aaron continued to develop the fundraising effort of the Friends of CAIC and became the full time Executive Director in September 2013. When he is not working you can find him on his mountain bike, skiing pow, or hanging out with his wife Julie and son Caleb.