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Mike Dudick, Elisabeth Lawrence, Mark Burke, Mayor Eric Mamula, Wendy Wolfe, Erin Gigliello and Jeffrey Bergeron

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Mayor Eric Mamula

Eric Mamula was born in Whittier, California. After multiple moves during childhood, the family settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where Eric attended Moravian College. Not long after graduation in 1986, he came to Breckenridge with his family. The plan was to help his parents get settled here and then head to the Vermont School of Law. The mountains won out over law school and Eric chose to remain in Breckenridge. A short stint in the US Air Force was followed by the opening of Downstairs at Eric’s in 1989.

In 1994, Eric began his political career by winning a seat on the Breckenridge Sanitation Board. Since then, Eric has served on the Red, White and Blue Fire Board, the Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Committee, Breckenridge Board of Adjustments, multiple terms on the Breckenridge Planning Commission and two terms on the Breckenridge Town Council. Eric is married to Sara and they have a son, Quinn. Eric is an avid mountain biker and downhill skier and really loves spending time with his family.

Mark Burke

Mark Burke grew up in Enfield Connecticut until leaving to attend Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island. Mark graduated from the University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. He later attended Springfield College in Massachusetts where he earned a graduate degree in Human Service Administration. He is also a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prior to moving to Breckenridge, Mark retired as President from a 21-year career at Johnson & Wales University.

In 2004, Mark moved to Breckenridge full-time with his wife, Tracy. His three children Jeff, James and Ashley are all graduates of Summit High School. He first opened Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub in 2004 and then later The Clubhouse Restaurant which he currently owns and operates in town. He also owned The Liquid Lounge which he sold in October of 2009. Mark enjoys being involved in local community efforts, and his recent memberships reflect that focus. He has been a member of the Breckenridge Restaurant Association (former treasurer); served on the Capital Campaign Cabinet for Colorado Mountain College; is a founding member of the Fundraising Committee for Summit Turf Project; and serves on the Breckenridge Police Citizens Advisory Committee.

Mark’s experience in managing large budgets, owning a small Main Street business and his desire to give back to his community were the driving force for him to seek service on Breckenridge Town Council. He looks forward to working and collaborating with others to best serve the interests of the citizens of Breckenridge.

Erin Gigliello

Erin Gigliello grew up skiing and hiking in a small town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She earned a BA in Art and Business from Stonehill College in 2003 and promptly moved to Summit County, Colorado. Aside from a brief stint, where she moved to Maine to be closer to her family, she has lived in the county ever since. Shortly upon leaving Colorado, she realized Breckenridge is her true home.

Erin's work experience involves a myriad of positions in media and public relations. She is currently the General Manager of TV8 Summit and Outside Television Summit. In 2016 she won the inaugural Work Bravely Award for her achievements with Outside Television. She is passionate about supporting our local businesses, protecting our open spaces and strategically planning our future responsibly, while maintaining a well-rounded community.

She adores the mountains and the recreation they offer and is active in the following organizations:
Summit County Chamber of Commerce - board member
Summit CARE Council - board member
Summit Stage Transit Board - board member
Breckenridge Tourism Office - business services committee member
Rotary of the Summit - member

Elisabeth Lawrence

Elisabeth is originally from Arkansas and has lived in Breckenridge for over 14 years. She works as the Events & Marketing Manager for Summit County’s local community foundation, The Summit Foundation, which annually grants more than 2.4 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and high school seniors in Summit County and neighboring communities.

While studying Political Science at Arkansas State University, Elisabeth interned in the Athletic Marketing Office. Her job involved soliciting donations, obtaining sponsorships and managing events for the Indian Club, which supported Division 1 student-athletes. Through that experience, Elisabeth realized her passion for fundraising through event planning and community relations. All while remaining involved in local politics, her journey led her to Breckenridge for what she thought would be a ski season. Nearly 15 years later she is immersed in the community.

A long-time volunteer and contributor to the Summit County community, Elisabeth is a member of the Breckenridge Mountain Rotary Club and has served on many nonprofit boards. She has had a passion for childcare and education, working with the Town of Breckenridge on their tuition assistance program from inception, serving as PTA President of Upper Blue Elementary, Summit County Library Board of Trustees, and President of the Carriage House Early Learning Center Board of Directors. She is also dedicated to promoting art & culture in our mountain community and has served as a board member of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, currently serves on the Breckenridge Creative Arts Board of Directors, and has been a longtime supporter and volunteer for the Breckenridge Music Festival.

Her passions involve reading, golfing, and hosting friends and neighbors for any sort of occasion or holiday. Elisabeth, and her partner Ryne, live in the Wellington Neighborhood with her daughter Zoe, and their two rescue dogs Jasper and Oliver.

Mike Dudick

Mike Dudick has been a part of the Breckenridge community for almost 30 years. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Mike moved here and started a publishing and advertising business, Breckenridge Publishing Company (BPC). With hard work, Mike’s business flourished for 10 years. As his business grew, so did Mike’s family. He settled into raising his four children (Michael, Sam, Chloe and Henry) and living the Breckenridge lifestyle that we’ve all come here to enjoy. In 1997, Mike sold BPC to join Mike and Rob Millisor at Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV), as they were about to build their second timeshare resort, Grand Timber Lodge. Mike focused primarily on the marketing side of the business while also taking on other roles as needed, as the company grew from $4 million in sales to $20 million in less than 18 months.

Today, Mike continues to co-own BGV along with Mike Millisor, as they build their fourth resort on Peak 8. Sadly, Mike’s dear friend and former business partner, Rob Millisor, suddenly passed away in October of 2015. This enormous loss left an impact on the entire Summit County community, and has further ignited a passion in Mike to continue the humanitarian work to which Rob was so dedicated.

Philanthropy is an enormous component of Mike’s life. He believes that the success of BGV has made it possible for the company to be a standard bearer of community service and support in Breckenridge. BGV gives over $250,000 to local nonprofits annually. BGV has recently given $250,000 to the local hospital and $500,000 toward the completion of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center. Additionally in 2015, BGV started an endowment with The Summit Foundation with a contribution of $1 million, in the hopes that when the timeshare business winds down, the endowment will have been sufficiently funded to continue BGV’s giving in perpetuity. Mike’s understanding of the Breckenridge community and extensive real estate experience, along with his investment in the town and passion for helping others, are traits that will serve him well during his term on Breckenridge Town Council.

Jeffrey Bergeron

Born and raised on Boston's South Shore, Jeffrey Bergeron first arrived in Breckenridge in the mid 1970s. He was part of a nomadic tribe of waiters and bartenders working Colorado winters and beach resorts in the summers.

In his late twenties he stumbled onto a career in the electronic media. What followed was a 30 year run on TV and radio - local, regional and national. Once computers progressed to a point where even monkeys could type, Jeffrey added writing to his resume. His columns are now featured in several newspapers and magazines. Height of Land Publications has released two books of his selected columns.

A long-time open space advocate, along with his wife Ellen Hollinshead, Jeffrey spearheaded a ballot initiative which earmarks .5% of sales tax to acquire and manage open space. The Breckenridge Open Space & Trails program has saved thousands of acres from development and provided many miles of recreational trails.

Jeffrey retired from the electronic media four years ago but continues to write. He spends his free time trying to keep up with his wife Ellen on skis and bikes.

Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe has lived in Breckenridge since 1995. She works part-time, is actively involved in the community and is raising a son who is a student in the Summit School District. Wendy is married to Jack Wolfe, a local businessman in Breckenridge.

The Wolfe family moved to Breckenridge in the mid 1990's after working for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando and Paris. Wendy held several marketing positions during her nine-year career with Disney. The last position held was VP of Parks and Resorts Marketing for Walt Disney World. Wendy also had a broadcasting career in the 1980’s and early 90’s with 9News in Denver.

After moving to Breckenridge, Wendy started a small marketing consulting company. She works part-time on a variety of projects locally, regionally and nationally. Wendy has been an active volunteer in the community serving on a number of non-profit boards and committees including:

• The Summit Foundation Board Member
• Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Board President
• FIRC 20th Anniversary Event Committee Member
• Summit Huts Association Events Committee Member
• Early Childhood Options Former Board Member
• Breck 150 Committee Member
• Summit Medical Center Health Foundation Former Board Member
• Dancing with the Mountain Stars Former Committee Member

The Wolfe family has been active in many circles of the Breckenridge community believing that Breckenridge is the best place to live and raise a family, which includes a happy, exuberant Border Collie, “Ezzy.” 
 

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