Staff Directory

CRA staff is comprised of association professionals dedicated to supporting the Colorado restaurant industry. With expertise in everything from political advocacy to membership benefits, CRA staff stands ready to assist you.

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.

First Job: Target

First Restaurant Job: Chart House, Genesee

Finance and Operations

Michael Reed


(303) 830-2972 ext. 122

Accounting, budgeting, financial services and HR oversight.

First Job: Elitch Gardens Foodservice

Emily Ewing

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

(303) 830-2972 ext. 110

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

First Job: A&W Restaurant

Nina Whyte

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

(303) 830-2972 ext. 124

Administrative support and special projects.

First Job: Bressler's Ice Cream


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 Job: Jack in the Box

Allie Geppert

Territory Manager

3038302972 ext.

7209857151 mobile

Serves members in the Northern Colorado region.

First Job: Marble Slab Ice Creamery, and Black Eyed Pea

Kris Higgins

Territory Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext.

(303) 704-3677 mobile

Serves members in Centennial, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock and Colorado Springs.

First Job: Peter Piper Pizza

Molly Mulderrig

Sr. Membership Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 118

(203) 940-1515 mobile

Serves members in the Denver Metro Area.

First Job: Pasta Jay's

Patty Reimann

Territory Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext.

(303) 903-6265 mobile

Serves members from Sunnyside to Ft. Collins.

First Job: Ace Hardware

Emily Rickert

Membership Services Representative

(303) 830-2972 ext. 123

Member inquiries and support.

First Job: Bridgeman's Ice Cream

Communication & Public Relations

Laura Shunk

Interim Communication Director

(303) 830-2972 ext. 117

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

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 Job: Anton's Steakhouse, MN

David Sedbrook

Government Affairs Coordinator

(303) 830-2972 ext. 115

Local and state government affairs activities.

First Restaurant Job: Rock Yard Brewery, Castle Rock

Programs and Sponsorship

SallyAnn Prier

Events and Sponsorship Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 147

(303) 483-3586 mobile

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

First Job: Walt's Roast Beef, North 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 Job: McDonald's, Pueblo, CO

Shelby Bowen

Program Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 149

Coordinates activities associated with ProStart, and administers ServSafe.

First Job: Danelly's Subs, Hudson, NH

Courtney Baylie

Grant & Scholarship Coordinator

(303) 830-2972 ext. 151

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

First Job: Trail Dust Steakhouse

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