The Vail Centre Team

Imagining the Future

Our team is expert at designing experiences that fulfill intellectual curiosity, integrate perspectives, and inspire action.

  • Ross Iverson
    Ross IversonCEO

    A consummate connector inspired by possibilities, Ross aligns the right people and organizations to transform ideas into action. | Meet Ross

  • Todd Wallis
    Todd WallisCOO

    With four degrees and multiple certifications, Todd understands how learning enriches every aspect of life. | Meet Todd

  • Colleen Davis
    Colleen DavisSenior VP of Development

    Colleen’s unique background in higher education, development, and corporate event planning allow her to infuse both knowledge and creativity in everything she does. | Meet Colleen

  • Liz James
    Liz JamesMarketing Coordinator

    Liz James brings the unique combination of academia and Fortune 500 experience to her role. She is a published author with academic publications in both English and Portuguese, having lived in Brazil as a Fulbright scholar and later teaching at the University of São Paulo | Meet Liz

  • Doug Clayton
    Doug ClaytonDirector of Entrepreneurs BaseCamp

    Polyglot programmer, CTO, start-up coach and comedian, Doug helps other entrepreneurs stay balanced and motivated. | Meet Doug

  • Dustin Kelley, Ph.D.
    Dustin Kelley, Ph.D.Project Director - Leeds Fellows Program & Entrepreneurship

    Dustin encourages entrepreneurs to challenge convention, develop original ideas, and create new demands. | Meet Dustin

  • Karah Maloley, PhD
    Karah Maloley, PhDFacilitator

    With a doctorate in management and a career built on creating connections, Karah challenges others to lead and live authentically. | Meet Karah

  • Angelo Fernandez, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Angelo Fernandez, SHRM-CP, PHRProject Director - Centre for Leadership

    Angelo Fernandez is a seasoned Human Resources and Organizational Development professional with 17 years of experience in both Fortune 500 companies as well as public sector municipalities. | Meet Angelo

  • Pat Montgomery
    Pat MontgomeryProject Director - Centre for Leadership

    Pat provides a Corporate leadership perspective from global technology and program management experience in consulting and banking industries. She is also an Executive in Residence at the University of Denver graduate business school.

  • Joe Houde, Ed.D.
    Joe Houde, Ed.D.Facilitator

    Joe Houde is an educator, designer and consultant specializing in innovative educational design and corporate education.  He has over twenty years of experience in corporate education and is currently founder Analog Learning, an experiential learning curation site.  Meet Joe

    • Kurt Nelson, Phd
      Kurt Nelson, PhdFacilitator

      Kurt is a sought after speaker and consultant on human motivation, behavioral economics, incentive compensation, purposeful change and team development. For over twenty years, Kurt has worked on developing and delivering sessions and strategy initiatives that get employees to work more productively and effectively. | Meet Kurt