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.
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 leader 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 recently became an Arbitration Advocate for the NALC and will always fight for letter carriers at every level.
I've appreciated the opportunity to work for the members of the COSALC on the Executive Board and as a Letter Carrier Congressional Liaison. I am honored to be your Vice President and hope that I can help branches in any way and assist the state association to educate members on legislative issues as well as contractual training. Please don't hesistate to contact me if you need anything.
5151 W 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80219
4420 Dunkirk Way
Denver CO 80249
I started my career as a PTF in August of 1998. I joined the union right off but I really did not become active for the first few years. I did learn some things along the way. When I was working, the 2 stewards in my office were grizzled veterans and kind of stuck in their ways. Not that this was a bad thing, as they had the knowledge and loved to fight, but I learned that people are individuals and when facing discipline, its best to be honest and listen to their issue. Not all grievances are the same! I became more involved when I was ASKED to attend a meeting, so after I attended and showed interest, I was ASKED to be an alternate steward. I became a full-time steward in 2005, attended the leadership academy in 2006. At the same time, I was ASKED to step in and be a trustee for Branch 47. I have been active ever since being a steward, trustee and Recording Secretary for Branch 47 and now Secretary for the State Association. I attend as much trainings as I possibly can to keep up on the ever-changing ideas of the Postal Service so that I may better serve my carriers, branch and the state. Never be afraid to ASK or TRY!
Director of Education
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. It was a pleasure to serve as Vice-President of the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers and it allowed me the opportunity to continue to build upon the great leadership that we have seen from our state association. I am looking forward to a new challenge of serving as the Director of Education. The NALC puts on excellent training, and I am looking forward to bringing that information to our members here in Colorado.
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.
Director of Retirees
2685 S Dayton Way #48
Denver CO 80231
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 and have been an active member in our union since 1999.
In 2011, I was elected to the COSALC Executive Board, and have proudly served the Colorado membership since then. I also serve as a letter carrier congressional liaison (LCCL), for CD1, Diane DeGettes district. We have a strong legislative lobby group in our State and on Capitol Hill keeping carriers informed about issues affecting our future. I encourage carriers to sign up and contribute to the Letter Carrier Political Fund so we can help elect pro-letter carrier candidates from both sides of the aisle.
I was elected as a Trustee for Branch 47 and serve as the food drive coordinator for my branch as well as the State Association food drive coordinator and assist COSALC in Muscular Dystrophy activities. I have conducted classes at our state conventions, state trainings, and regional rap sessions, I attended NALC leadership academy in 2015 and encourage active letter carriers to apply to leadership academy.
AS a rank and file letter carrier, I look forward to my new position as COSALC Director of Retirees and helping carriers with their retirement issues. I myself will be retiring soon and will be learning the retirement steps right alongside of my fellow carriers.
Branch Liaison to:
Mile Hi - Branch 47 Craig - Branch 5236
Durango - Branch 792 Aspen - Branch 6202
Cortez - Branch 5225
5052 Cathay St
Denver CO 80249
Branch Liaison to:
Grand Junction - Branch 913 Delta - Branch 1426
Montrose - Branch 1517
Gunnison - Branch 5301
9548 W. Vandeventor Drive
Littleton, CO 80128
Branch Liaison to:
Arvada Branch 4405
Flatirons Branch 642
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:
Greeley Branch 324
Fort Collins Branch 849
Colorado NE - Branch 3631
1510 25th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Branch Liaison to:
Longmont Branch 1105
Centennial Branch 5996
Brush - Branch 1960
14303 E. Napa Place, #D
Aurora, CO 80014
I began my career as a letter carrier in 2000 in Aurora, CO, and spent most of my time there carrying mail at the Aurora Main Post Office. As an active member of Centennial Branch 5996, I am proud to have served the NALC and it members as shop steward, OJI, branch trustee, and food drive coordinator at the branch, state, and regional level. I am currently in my first term as Vice President of Centennial Branch 5996. One of the highlights of my career is the honor of graduating from the NALC Leadership Academy in 2014 Class 21.
I believe in, and participate in, all aspects of the NALC's mission including supporting MDA, attending branch meetings, lobbying congress and helping to elect letter carrier friendly candidates, and contract enforcement. I contribute regularly to the Letter Carrier Political Fund in order to help protect our livelihood and the USPS for the future. I encourage all of you to participate in your union.
During my career, I have been mentored and encouraged by my brothers and sisters in the NALC. I believe strongly in continuing that tradition. So please join me in supporting and encouraging the new CCAs. Invite them to get active and attend meetings of their branches. CCAs are the future of the NALC. We must not forget what it was like to be new and the struggles that came along with it.
Thank you for your trust in me to serve on the Colorado State Association Executive Board. I am lucky to have found and married the most amazing and wonderful man and fellow union activist, John Robles in 2005. We have two beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Jasmine, along with 2 crazy cats, 1 lazy dog and 1 very cute bunny. I come from a postal family. My mother is a retired clerk out of Aurora and my uncle is a retired rural carrier from Missouri.
Branch Liaison to:
Colorado Springs - Branch 204
Walsenburg - Branch 2139
Pueblo Branch 229
4163 Morley Circle
Colorado Springs, CO. 80916
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.