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Mayor Eric Mamula, Elisabeth Lawrence, Wendy Wolfe, Erin Gigliello, Jeffrey Bergeron, Gary Gallagher, and Dick Carleton

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.

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.

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.” 

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 has involved a myriad of positions in media and public relations, as well as with a couple local non-profits. 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 currently an active board member of the Summit Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Rotary of the Summit. Prior to her election on Council, she served on the Summit CARE Council, the Summit Stage Board, and the Breckenridge Tourism Office Board of Directors. 

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.

Gary Gallagher

Gary Gallagher is a retired New York City investment banker who moved with his wife Genia to Breckenridge in 2005. Prior to arriving in Breckenridge, he and his family lived in Boulder, Colorado having moved there from Connecticut in 1996. In his free time Gary enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

Since arriving in Breckenridge, Gary has been actively involved in the community serving most recently on the Breckenridge Town Council from 2012-2016. He has also served on the Boards of the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District and the Summit County Wild Fire Council. Prior to that, he served on the Boards of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), the Highlands Park HOA and citizen advisory board for the Summit Combined Housing Authority, in addition to volunteering with the BOEC and Guest Services for the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Genia has been active in the community as well. She has volunteered with Domus Pacis Family Respite, Senior Meals, and co-chaired the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Additionally, she was Chairman of Applause, the fund raising arm of Breckenridge Music Festival and has served on the Board of FIRC. She recently completed a Masters in History and Literature and has written a book on water entitled “ Water Water Everywhere, the Great Western Fallacy “. Prior to moving to Breckenridge, she taught AP U.S. History, AP Government and Economics in the Boulder Valley School District and prior to that worked as a banker in New York City.

Gary has an undergraduate degree from Villanova University and a MBA from the University of Southern California.

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