Marshall ROC Leadership

Jeri Curry, Marshall ROC Co-Chair
Jeri has years of experience in media, international development, consulting, government, crisis & humanitarian response, and the nonprofit sector. She has worked in more than 40 countries around the world, and is passionate about the intersection of technology, community, business, and communications. Jeri’s leadership and C-Suite roles include The Washington Post, Northrop Grumman, DoD, Deloitte, Internews, and the Internet Society. Jeri owns Fourth Sector Digital, a strategic communications and management consulting firm, which allows her the flexibility to support the Marshall Fire recovery efforts as a full-time volunteer. Jeri is a Boulder native, graduated from Boulder High School, and is a proud CU Boulder Alumna. Many of Jeri’s friends lost their home in the fire, and she is committed to helping them and others in her hometown community, rebuild their lives, and find their way home.

Ben Edelstein, Marshall ROC Co-Chair
Ben has spent the past 30 years in technology organizations building processes and structures to enable successful product development and drive corporate-wide strategic agendas. He was most recently the VP, Executive Staff Operations for Certain, Inc. and has previously served in senior program management roles at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Formerly a Superior resident, Ben and his family waited anxiously when the Marshall Fires occurred, joined by friends who had been evacuated. The scale of the destruction was a clear call for Ben to apply his skills to aid in the recovery effort. He helped form Superior Rising, a nonprofit focused on recovery efforts for the Superior community. Ben joined the Marshall ROC Long Term Recovery Group to help coordinate efforts across all the participating organizations and affected communities.

Mike Moore, Treasurer
Michael is currently the Disaster Response Coordinator for the Mountain Sky Conference of the United
Methodist Church. Michael served as the Flood Recovery Director for UMCOR (United Methodist
Committee on Relief) during the recovery efforts following the 2013 floods. In this role he took leadership roles in the LTRG’s in all three impacted counties. His team provided case management, volunteer coordination and project management services. Prior to his disaster experience, he spent over 30 years in the technology industry with several companies (Telex, Inacom, PAR Technologies) in a variety of executive positions. A graduate of Western Michigan University, he and his wife Christine are 22-year residents of Superior and have two daughters.

Aaron Titus, Marshall Board Member
Aaron serves as the co-chair of BoCo VOAD. A resident of Longmont, Aaron is the Executive Director for Crisis Cleanup, a disaster relief collaboration platform that has documented $1.2 billion of volunteer service by 2,200 organizations after nearly 200 disasters, in 48 states and 7 countries. He is the author of How to Prepare for Everything, an empowering method to prepare individuals and families for, well, everything. Aaron is the president of Mountain West VOAD, a 12-state coalition of relief organizations. He received his J.D. from the George Washington School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Utah. Aaron and his wife Jennifer are the proud parents of ten children (with the eleventh due in July 2022), so he has plenty of disaster response experience—even at home.

Lisa Rice, Board Member
Lisa is a Realtor with WK Real Estate and serves all along the front range. For six years she served on the Board of Directors for BARA, Boulder Area Realtor Association until its merger with the Longmont Association of Realtors, now BOLO in 2021. In 2013, she worked with Boulder County chairing the donations area of the FEMA Disaster Assistance Center in Boulder. Also, she and her husband have built several homes over the past 30 years so are comfortable with the rebuild process. Lisa is a graduate of University of Washington with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. Prior to Real Estate she worked in Special Events/Sports Marketing and Fundraising for United Cerebral Palsy, as well as, several school and community related fundraising events. She and her husband, Dan have three daughters and two sons-in-law all grown and in college.

Bal Patterson, Board Member
Bal represents two member organizations in the Marshall ROC. For the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, he is the liaison for the Office of the Bishop to 26 churches in the Front Range Region, including 5 parishes whose members were impacted by the fire. He is also a Generalist Consultant for the Boulder Small Business Development Center, and he and his colleagues assisted affected homeowners and small businesses at the Disaster Assistance Center with SBA loan guidance. He is a Boulder native who was part of his family’s business, The Printed Page, on the Pearl Street Mall, and he and his wife Elisabeth then operated Page Two in Gunbarrel for 25 years. They have two adult daughters. He has numerous friends whose worlds were upended by the fire and wants to help recover the lives of all those displaced by this unprecedented event.

Ian Anderson, Board Member
Ian Anderson is a US/UK citizen with over 13 years of emergency management experience. Currently working for The Salvation Army (TSA) in Denver, Colorado, Ian is the Director of Emergency Disaster Services and Service Extension, covering CO, UT, WY, and MT. He also serves as the Chair for Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD), a forum where CO NGOs share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle. Ian worked for The Salvation Army in New York City as the Response Coordinator and New York City Regional Manager, as well as serving as the Co-Chair for the Donations and Logistics Committee within NYC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and liaison to the NYCEM Citywide Logistics Committee. Ian works in close collaboration with partner NGOs, for-profits, and government sector partners to maintain vital relationships and plans. Large-scale international disaster response experience includes deployments to Haiti following the earthquakes in 2010 and the earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction in Indonesia in 2018. Ian’s domestic experience ranges from serving as the Incident Commander for TSA’s Hurricane Harvey response, to taking on the role as the Logistics Chief in New York City and the surrounding region following Hurricane Sandy. Ian has received training in multiple FEMA IS courses, Amateur Radio (KO2IAN), TSA/Mental Health Psychological First Aid, HSI Medic First Aid Train the Trainer, as well as training on the Sphere Project and Standards in International Disaster Response. Ian has earned an Executive Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management at Georgetown University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Emergency Management & Business Continuity at Metropolitan College of New York.

Grant McCurry, Board Member
Grant is a retired Boulder Valley Schools special education teacher. He is a member of Ascent Community Church in Louisville and is their liaison for Marshall ROC. Ascent is an integral member of Marshall ROC and they are eager to contribute to many of the organization’s needs. Grant is a Colorado native and went to junior high and high school in Boulder. He currently lives in Old Town Superior with his lovely wife, Denise. Although lacking in practical disaster recovery experience, Grant is deeply Invested in the healing process of his devastated community. He is committed to staying involved in the rebuilding process until its completion.