961 S Evanston Cir
Aurora CO 80012
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.
2421 Maple Hill Drive
Fort Collins CO 80524
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.
8213 Medicine Bow Cir
Fort Collins CO 80528
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.
Director of Education
6037 S Quatar Way
Aurora CO 80015
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.
Director of Retirees
4952 Iglehart Road South
Garrison, ND 58540
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!
Branch Liaison to: Mile High Branch 47
Cortez Branch 5225
Durango Branch 792
Gunnison Branch 5301
5052 Cathay St
Denver CO 80249
Branch Liaison to: Greeley Branch 324
Boulder Branch 642
Aspen Branch 6202
320 Walnut Ave
Eaton CO 80615
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.
Branch Liaison to: Grand Junction Branch 913
Craig Branch 5236
Montrose Branch 1517
Pueblo Branch 229
2685 S Dayton Way #48
Denver CO 80231
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.
Branch Liaison to:
Arvada Branch 4405
Brush Branch 1960
NE Merged Branch 3631
Walsenburg Branch 2139
3786 Shefield Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
Hi. My name is Joann Hertel and I have been a letter carrier for almost 25 years starting as a TE in 1993 becoming a PTF in 1994 the same year my daughter was born. Originally from Wisconsin; born and raised in Milwaukee, I attended college at UW-Eau Claire for music therapy before leaving school to pursue other interests such as working at a women’s shelter and as an environmental activist and field coordinator. Since working for USPS, I resided in the Fox Valley area on the NE side of the state where I completed my bachelor’s degree in 2010 at UW-Green Bay graduating with honors in their Interdisciplinary Program with a chosen emphasis on Women’s Issues and Cultures.
I transferred to Colorado in July of 2016 to be closer to my now adult daughter who was attending school in Aurora and for personal health reasons due to the milder weather here. Living near the mountains has always been my dream and I am very happy to be here; and I’ve recently blessed with the birth of my first granddaughter in September. I work at the Arvada Main station and belong to Branch 4405. I am currently serving as their Vice President.
Over the years I have grown to love and appreciate all the NALC has accomplished and stands for. I have been given the opportunity to learn from many great mentors and union leaders which have led to me serving as scribe, alternate steward, chief steward, vice president and president for Branch 700 in Neenah, WI. I have attended state and regional trainings, RAP sessions, and National Conventions in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and L.A. as well as Branch Leadership training in Atlanta. I hope to attend Formal A and beyond training at some point in the future.
It was my honor and privilege to attend Leadership Academy Class 15 and hope to someday share my passion for this great union with a new generation of CCA’s and letter carrier activists. As a letter carrier who has been on political release for both state and national elections as well as the “Delivering for America” campaign whose purpose was to help educate the public about the real issues affecting the Postal service such as the prefunding mandate thereby empowering them as citizens and business owners to fight for the continued service they depend on and deserve – I fully believe in the power of individual dialogue and education to effect change and secure the Postal Service into the future!
I am grateful for the opportunity Doug Jaynes has given me to serve on the Executive Board and look forward to learning how I might be able to help further the great traditions of education, leadership, and activism which the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers has demonstrated over the years.
Branch Liaison to: Fort Collins Branch 849
Longmont Branch 1105
647 Chestnut St, #105
Windsor CO 80550
Branch Liaison to: Colorado Springs 204
Centennial Branch 5996
2930 N. Academy Blvd suite #201
Colorado Springs, CO. 80917
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.