Officers & Executive Board

Doug Jaynes       

President                              

 

961 S Evanston Cir  

Aurora CO 80012

Cell:  970-396-0702

dougjaynes@cosalc.org

 

I started my career with the Post Office in December of 1992 as a Christmas Casual and was converted to TE at the plant and ran the DPS machine.  In 1995, I was hired as a carrier in Boulder Colorado.  From the beginning, I got involved in helping and representing my fellow carriers.  Current RAA Ray Tillman was my mentor as I served as a steward and executive board member of branch 642.  I transferred to Greeley in 2000 and became a steward there as well. 

 

Within a few years, I ran for an executive position in Branch 324. I became the executive vice president for branch 324 which led to becoming President for the branch for 4 years.  In 2009, I ran for Vice President of the Colorado State Association and won.  Kathy Corcoran mentored me for the next couple years and I learned the skills I needed to take over as the State President in 2012 after Kathy retired.  I sought reelection in 2013 and won.  In January 2013, I transferred to Denver as a PTF.  I am a full time carrier in Denver now at the Wellshire station.  I am a Leadership Academy graduate.  I have trained extensively in OWCP and I served as a Route Adjustment Process NALC representative.  I was part of the relief staff in 2008 and have attended several lobbying trips and trainings representing the state of Colorado. 

 

I am the father of two grown children, a daughter Melissa and a son Matthew.  Melissa has had some physical challenges throughout her life but continues to be a beautiful and strong young woman.  Two years ago I had the privilege of walking her down the aisle to a wonderful young man.  My son Matthew works in Fort Collins and in the last few years we have become closer than ever. This fall I will be starting another phase in my life because I’ll be getting married.   Before working for the U.S. Postal Service, I had a variety of jobs including owning my own business.  However, nothing compares to the satisfaction I get from representing the diverse and amazing carriers of the state of Colorado. I will continue to serve the carriers of the state of Colorado, fighting to save the Postal Service and representing NALC as long as I am able.    

 

Danielle Fake-Moorman

Vice President

 

2421 Maple Hill Drive

Fort Collins CO 80524

Cell:  970-217-7384

daniellefake-moorman@cosalc.org

 

I started with the USPS in 2005, and since then have been a letter carrier and a proud member of the NALC.  I began as a steward in 2008 and shortly after was elected as the President of Branch 849 in Fort Collins, and have been serving my Local Branch almost 10 years.  I was appointed to the NALC/USPS Joint Safety Task Force for the CO/WY District by the National Business Agent’s office and continue to work to improve safety throughout the offices in the district, in addition to being safety captain in my own station.  Most recently, I was provided the opportunity to be trained as an Arbitration Advocate in 2015 and work every day both at the regional and local level to defend carriers from the daily contractual violations by management.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to learn more, and help others.  I thank you for the opportunity to serve the members of the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers as your Vice-President and allow me the opportunity to continue to build upon the great leadership that we have seen from our state association.

 

I am lucky and proud to be an army "brat".  My Dad was in the Army and served our country for over 30 years.  I was born in Germany, and moved around a lot growing up.  I have a diverse background, and feel that this has served me well in my life.  I also thrive on protecting the rights of the members of our great union, and helping my fellow letter carriers.  I have always enjoyed a challenge and strive to do more and help in every way I can.  
 
I am thankful to have a support system at home that enables me to be able to do this. My husband is supportive, and I have an amazing daughter who I love more than anything.  I have wonderful parents and she has wonderful grandparents who help when I am fighting for letter carriers rights.

 

 

 

John Woolley

Secretary

 

4420 Dunkirk Way

Denver CO 80249

Cell:  720-560-3978

johnwoolley@cosalc.org

 

 

 

Leon Irvin

Treasurer

 

8213 Medicine Bow Cir

Fort Collins CO 80528

Cell:  970-217-6052

 leonirvin@cosalc.org

 

I was born in Norfolk, Nebraska and for the most part, raised in Nebraska.  I attended high school in Nebraska, Hawaii and Colorado and graduated from Fort Collins High in 1964.  After high school, I joined the US Air Force in October 1964.  I had the opportunity to serve in pleasure places such as Vietnam, Thailand, Libya, Turkey, Iran and I got to visit some others.I served ten years in Germany. 

 

My primary job was to load bombs, rockets, missiles and guns on mostly fighter aircraft. Among others, I worked on the F-4 Phantom about 17-18 years.  I retired from the Air Force in October 1991 with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8). 

 

I began my postal career in September 1992 as a sub for the rural route carriers.  I changed crafts to city letter carrier in November 1994 and have been there ever since.  I have been a branch treasurer for three years and currently I am the health benefits representative for the branch. 

 

I have attended all national conventions, some rap sessions, national and regional, state conventions and state training sessions to become better informed and more knowledgeable of the functions of the NALC.  I was elected to the state executive board in 2003 and am currently serving as state treasurer.

Jo Schuetz

Director of Education

 

6037 S Quatar Way

Aurora CO 80015

Cell:  303-913-7646

 joschuetz@cosalc.org

 

I am originally from Indiana and moved to Colorado in 1985. In 1989 I joined the Air Force and married my husband Daryl.  We moved from the Denver metro area to Colorado Springs that same year. In 1994, I transferred from Peterson AFB to Lowry AFB and we moved to Aurora. In 1995, our son Jacob was born. After separating from the Air Force in 1996, I began work as a casual clerk at the GMF where I did a four month stint working nights. I spent one year as a PTF mail handler at the Bulk Mail Center before becoming a letter carrier in Aurora. 

 

I feel we have the best job in the post office. I became a steward in 2001 and soon thereafter became involved with the food drive and MDA programs. I am a member of Centennial Branch 5996 and have served as a trustee. I also participated in the JARAP program from 2010 thru 2012 and more recently the CDRAP.I have carried mail in Aurora for over 19 years and have been at the same office for 17 years.  Until August 2016, I was honored to serve as a member of the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers Executive Board. In my spare time, I love working in my yard and playing golf.

DeeAnn Lowry

Director of Retirees

 

2299 18 Road

Loma CO 81524

Cell:  970-261-8720

deeannlowry@cosalc.org

 

Hi, my name is DeeAnn Lowry and I am a carrier for the USPS. I grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Garrison, North Dakota. I graduated high school in 1978 and attended Morehead State College in LaMoure, North Dakota. This is where I started working for the USPS as a clerk. I later moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota and continued my work there as a carrier and clerk for five years. My schedule alternated from day to day as clerk and carrier. I was also a PTF during my time there. After my divorce, I moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in February of 1987. I worked as a carrier there also. I worked as a PTF for three years and then finally was made a regular. I married my second husband, Scott Lowry, in September of 1994 and was married for ten years. I eventually moved here to Grand Junction and worked as a PTF for another couple of years.

In all, I spent ten years as a PTF (it was a lot of fun). I have two wonderful teenage sons from that marriage that lasted about ten years. I have been a single mother for about ten years now. In September of 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time, I was fighting for my life, and my job. After Chemotherapy, radiation, and five surgeries over the course of two years, I had a full recovery and am in remission. Also, I became the union steward of the Foresight office here in G.J. so that I could fight to stop my coworkers from going through what I went through when I had cancer. In 2013 my fellow carriers voted me on to the executive board, and I thank you all for that. I am looking forward to retiring in three years when my sons graduate from high school, with thirty-six years of service to USPS. Wish me luck!

Bryan Sanders

Executive Board

Branch Liaison to: Mile High Branch 47

                              Arvada Branch 4405

 

5052 Cathay St

                          Denver CO 80249

                          bryansanders@cosalc.org

Richard Byrne

Executive Board

Branch Liaison to:  Greeley Branch 324

                               Boulder Branch 642

                               Aspen Branch 6202

 

320 Walnut Ave

                          Eaton CO 80615

                          Cell:  970-576-8507

                          richardbyrne@cosalc.org

 

I have been a letter carrier since 1998 and have spent my whole career in Greeley, CO.  During that time, I have been involved in many positions while working as a letter carrier.  I've worked as a Safety Captain, Customer Connect Coordinator along with starting out as a steward for NALC Branch 324 in Greeley.  I spent many years working as a steward and worked my way up to be vice president.  In 2013, I was elected as president for Branch 324 and currently still serve in that capacity.  I have a great team of leaders in Greeley and can't thank them enough for their hard work in our branch.

I am married and we have four kids.  I live in Northern Colorado in Eaton and love the small town atmosphere.  My family knows I am dedicated to my job both as a letter carrier and as a union official and they support me in those roles which I am grateful for every day.  In 2014, I was appointed as a Congressional District Liaison for Congressional District 4.  I have been working hard with President Doug Jaynes to gain knowledge on the position and what all it involves.  I had the pleasure of being selected to be on a legislative trip to Washington, D.C. in 2015 and this experience brought everything together for me both with legislative and contractual issues.

I appreciated the opportunity to be elected to the Executive Board of the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers to assist other branches throughout the state in any possible way.  I also look forward to gaining more knowledge from other COSALC leaders so we can help unite our members more closely for training, legislative and contractual concerns.

Jeff Frey

Executive Board

Branch Liaison to:  Grand Junction Branch 913

                              Craig Branch 5236

                              Montrose Branch 1517

 

2685 S Dayton Way #48

Denver CO 80231

                            Cell:  720-323-9015

                             jfrey@cosalc.org

 

I was born in Cincinnati OH April 24, 1958 and moved to Tempe AZ in 1965.  I graduated from Tempe Union High school in 1975.  I have attended Mesa Community College and Emily Griffith Technical College.  In 1978, I became a printer, learned how to run a printing press and the day to day operations of a store front printing operation.  I moved to Denver in 1980 and began working at a Quik Print franchise and managed several retail print stores to include Signal Graphic Printing and Alpha Graphics Printing.

 

In 1999, I became a Letter Carrier as a PTF at the North Pecos station.  I joined the NALC, Branch 47, immediately when Gene Lafayette visited the carrier academy at the vehicle maintenance facility on Logan and I-25.  I attended the next branch meeting.  Since then, I have attended many union functions to include:  COSALC State Training 2010-2014, COSALC State Conventions 2011-2014 and NALC Regional Rap Sessions 2010-2013.  In 2012, I attended my first National Convention in Minneapolis and will be attending the convention in Philadelphia this year.  I have also held several positions within the union.  I was the alternated steward for the Sunnyside Station from 2001-2002, the Wellshire Station from 2008-2010 and am now the alternate steward for the Denver Downtown Station.  In 2010 I was appointed as the NALC Customer Connect Coordinator for the CO/WY district.  I held this position for 3 years.  This year, I am Branch 47’s Food Drive Coordinator.  I am also active in MDA activities.

                                                                                                                                      

In 2011, I ran for the COSALC Executive Board, won, and was re-elected in 2013.  I also serve as the Congressional District Liaison for CD1 to Diane DeGette.  I see a need for carriers to be viewed in a positive light by our customers and local community because as letter carriers, we are the face of the Postal Service!  With our community service projects, we can overcome negative exposure presented by the Postal Service, congress and the media.  We need to understand that positive exposure goes a long way when it comes to the way our senators and representatives vote on bills that will affect our jobs and the future of the Postal Service.  We need to have a strong legislative lobby group in our state and on Capitol Hill to keep carriers informed about issues affecting our future.  I encourage carriers to sign up to be E-Activist and contribute to COLCPE so we can keep fighting for positive legislation.

 

Coming from a retail printing background, I see a need for carriers to have a proactive role in finding new area of revenue for the NALC/USPS focusing on our package services and direct mail.  Because I have seen through the years the path the Postal Service has been going down, I just can’t sit and watch what is happening to our jobs and will fight to preserve carrier jobs. Carriers need to inform our customers about new products and services introduced by the USPS.

Chris Nixon

Executive Board

Branch Liaison to:  Pueblo Branch 229

                              Durango 792

                              Gunnison 5301

                              Brush 1960

 

                              7763 Tompkin Rd

                              Peyton CO 80831

                              Cell:  719-421-9669

                           chrisnixon@cosalc.org

 

 

 

Stephanie Lafave-Kiel

Executive Board

Branch Liaison to:  Fort Collins Branch 849

                              Longmont Branch 1105

 

647 Chestnut St, #105

Windsor CO 80550

Cell:  970-800-1471

                                        stephanielafave-kiel@cosalc.org

 

Mark Robbins

Executive Board

Branch Liaison to:  Colorado Springs 204

                               Centennial Branch 5996

 

2930 N. Academy Blvd suite #201

Colorado Springs, CO. 80917

Cell:  719-761-9143

                                        markrobbins@cosalc.org

 

I was born and raised in Bakersfield California where I worked both in the oilfields and home construction. I joined the Army and was assigned to Fort Carson, where I was lucky enough to stay there for a little more than 7 years. I was medically separated from the service. Since I absolutely loved it here and already owned a house here, I decided to stay.

 

I was originally hired on as a RCA and was able to switch over to a PTF in 2005. Someone within the Branch had noticed that I didn’t have much of a problem standing up for myself or fighting with management and was asked to step into a shop steward position. The Branch President liked my work and asked me to take on a secondary station, which I did for the next 2 years. I relinquished the position to make room for a new and upcoming steward. I’ve been on multiple budget, investigative, by-law, audit committees, and Branch Trustee, Vice President, and now Branch 204 President as well as Trustee for the Colorado Springs AFL-CIO.

 

I am married to a wonderful woman, Andrea that does a great job of putting up with me and two great kids, Ashley and Jason. In my spare time, I like to ride ATVs and do a little chainsaw carving.

 

I want to thank Doug Jaynes for the opportunity to serve on the State Executive Board. I’ve been to many State Trainings, State conventions, Committee of Presidents, Participated in everything that I could, RAP session and National Convention. I am proud to be a part representing the NALC.

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