Meet the team that brings HYP to life!
Mikaela is Chair for Denver HYP. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Mikaela is a graduate from the University of Denver and has lived in Denver on and off for the past five years. Mikaela got involved with HYP in early 2014 and is currently a member of the National Habitat Young Professionals Advisory Council. An event specialist for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, she is an avid event planner and loves, loves, loves every tiny detail!
Jake has been involved with the Habitat for Humanity organization since 2009, working in various student executive positions for his college before moving to Colorado. Currently Dr. Jake Hasse is the owner and sole chiropractic doctor at Hasse Family Chiropractic in Lakewood. In his free time he loves to get into the mountains no matter the season, spend time with friends, and enjoy lots of events that Denver has to offer.
John is Sponsorship Co-Chair and was born in Brazil, but mostly grew up in Houston, Texas (there was a brief stint in Perth, Australia). He moved to Denver in 2015 after attending Arizona State University for undergrad and University of Houston Law Center for law school. He spends most of his free time either playing soccer, hunting for new restaurants in town, or hiking with his girlfriend, Chloe, and labradoodle puppy, Watson.
Jeff moved to Colorado in 2009 from St. Louis where he grew up and attended college. After moving here two days after graduation, he fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle and the overall beauty of Colorado. He originally volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in high school and recently decided that he wanted to do more with the organization because of the ever-lasting good it provides. As a real estate broker he is committed to helping everyone achieve the American Dream by having a home of their own, and Habitat provides a foundation for helping those in need achieve that dream. In his free time he's likely BBQing with friends, hiking, or skiing!
Natalie McVeigh is the Professional Development Chair. She brings an interesting and varied background to the field of family advising. She grew up in several places in the world and as a result understands multicultural implications on families and their business enterprises. She also brings graduate studies in ethics to bear as she ensures integrity and value alignment in her clients’ families and their stakeholders. She is a seasoned university instructor who can design curriculum as well as effectively deliver that curriculum to family business stakeholders.
She is a certified Family Advisor and Faculty of the Family Firm Institute. She is a certified Business Coach who specializes in entrepreneurial coaching. She has earned additional certifications in a number of personality and preference assessments that help her clients build their communication repertoire as well as implement succession planning and other strategies to strengthen their family’s platform. She is fast becoming an important voice in the Emotional Intelligence space – a field that has much to teach the family business arena.
Taylor is the Communications Chair for Denver Habitat Young Professionals. Originally from Seattle, Washington, she traded in her rain boots for snow boats over a decade ago and hasn’t looked back since! After receiving her bachelor degree in Journalism & Media Communications from Colorado State University (Go Rams!), she moved from the small town of Fort Collins to Denver and joined Barefoot Public Relations. When Taylor isn’t writing press releases or crafting the perfect social media posts for HYP, you can catch her taste testing some of the best restaurants (and happy hours!) in Denver.
University of South Carolina Gamecock and Honors College of 2011 Alum, Dahlia Bayoumi is Membership Chair for HYP. She's an Investment Advisor and Financial Planner for Freedom in 10, a real-estate investment program aimed at utilizing real estate to build strong investment portfolios and financial freedom. Shortly after moving to Denver in November of 2015, she started her own company, Blue Dahlia Concepts, specializing in Business Management, Financial, Branding, and Marketing Consulting. Her interests are not limited to business and finance; Dahlia has spent the last five years pursuing her creative abilities through interior design, home remodeling, and other artistic ventures. But ultimately, Dahlia’s passions are helping people, traveling, and her dog. Dahlia is a part of many community organizations both located in Colorado and South Carolina and currently serves as a member of Columbia, South Carolina’s Rosewood Community Council, an organization that serves as part of the City Council.
Chris is the Sponsorship Chair for Denver Habitat Young Professionals. A Colorado native, Chris attended the University of Northern Colorado where he received a bachelors degree in Political Science. Chris started his career in the public sector as a Buyer with the City and County of Denver. After leaving to backpack Southeast Asia, Chris returned home and is now the Procurement Manager for Intrawest. Chris loves to travel and is always planning for his next adventure.