Staff Directory

CRA staff is comprised of association and industry professionals dedicated to supporting Colorado's restaurant industry through advocacy, member resources, and eating in restaurants. Often. Reach out, we're ready to help. You can send a general email to or click on a picture below.

Executive Staff

Sonia Riggs

President and CEO

(303) 830-2972 ext. 113

Lobbying and government affairs activities, board relations, staff administration, and overall association management. For a faster response, please call.

First Job: Target

First Restaurant Job: Chart House, Golden, CO

Finance and Operations

Michael Reed


(303) 830-2972 ext. 122

Accounting, budgeting, financial services and HR oversight.

First Restaurant Job: Elitch Gardens Theme Park Food-service

Emily Ewing

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

(303) 830-2972 ext. 110

General office management, facilities management and accounting/executive assistance.

First Restaurant Job: A&W Restaurant


Devany McNeill

VP Strategic Partnerships

(303) 830-2972 ext. 133

(303) 717-0939 mobile

Responsible for member satisfaction and strategic partnerships benefiting all of our members.

First Restaurant Job: Jack in the Box, Denver, CO

Molly Mulderrig

Sr. Membership Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 118

(203) 940-1515 mobile

Serves members in the Denver Metro Area and beyond.

First Restaurant Job: Pasta Jay's, Boulder, CO

Emily Rickert

Membership Services Representative

(303) 830-2972 ext. 123

Member inquiries and support.

First Restaurant Job: Bridgeman's Ice Cream Shoppe, MN

Communication & Public Relations

Laura Shunk

Communication Director

(303) 830-2972 ext. 117

Public relations, marketing and communication activities for the Association and its Foundation.

First Restaurant Job: Chipotle

Government Affairs

Nick Hoover

Manager of Government Affairs

(303) 830-2972 ext. 119

State and local government affairs activities. Provides help with regulatory, code, and enforcement questions.

First Restaurant Job: Anton's Steakhouse, MN

Mollie Steinemann

Manager of Local Government Affairs

(303) 830-2972 ext. 115

Local and state government affairs activities.

First Restaurant Job: Hickory House Ribs, Parker, CO.

Programs and Sponsorship

SallyAnn Prier

Events and Sponsorship Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 147

Build and enhance Annual Conference and the sponsorship program, and support event strategy.

First Restaurant Job: Walt's Roast Beef, N. Kingstown, RI

Colorado Restaurant Foundation

Mary Mino


(303) 830-2972 ext. 127

State Director of Colorado ProStart, Scholarship program, fundraising, mentoring and special events.

First Restaurant Job: McDonald's, Pueblo, CO

Courtney Baylie

Grant & Scholarship Coordinator

(303) 830-2972 ext. 151

Administering grant requirements for CRF and ProStart, and administers ServSafe.

First Restaurant Job: Trail Dust Steak House, CO

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