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The LCAC Team brings a range of talentos in community development, education research, finance, real-estate, philanthropy, programming, marketing, events planning, business and non-profit management.


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Marco Antonio Abarca 

President of Ready Foods, Inc., Denver

Mr. Abarca is the President & CEO of Ready Foods, Inc. Marco Antonio is interested in advancing education and supports a number of reform initiatives. His hobbies include reading and traveling to historic sites.


Ryan Patterson 

Associate at Northwood Investors

Mr. Patterson has several years of experience in non-profit foundation work and social impact investing. He received his MBA, with an emphasis in real estate and finance, from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Ryan is also actively engaged in la comunidad as a volunteer and mentor for high school students.

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Bobby Lefebre

LeFebre is an award-winning writer, performer and cultural worker fusing a non-traditional multi-hyphenated professional identity to imagine new realities, empower communities, advance arts and culture, and serve as an agent of provocation, transformation, equity and social change. 

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Justin Gilmore

Justin Gilmore brings over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. As an engaging and passionate professional, he develops trust-based relationships by maximizing their strengths to create successful strategic alliances. His diverse background in complex construction projects will lend itself to prepare of breaking ground at

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Joella Rodarte-Vasquez

Joella Rodarte-Vasquez is a seasoned real estate professional and a philanthropic force, with an unwavering commitment to being there for community at all times. Her expertise will be utilized to achieve our development goals to expand our network and create revenue to fund the expansion of the Cultural Campus.


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Alfredo Reyes 

Executive Director 

Alfredo is responsible for translating the LCAC vision into action through cutting-edge partnerships and programas. He draws upon his training in leadership + pedagogy to highlight the complexity and depth behind the Latino imaginación.

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Joyce Sanchez

Operations Manager

Joyce comes with 25 years of professional experience empowering and supporting the most vulnerable people in our comunidad through youth and family services. She is a fearless advocate and is dedicated to helping people reach their full potential a través del arte y la cultura.

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Victoria Paige Gonzalez 

Marketing & Digital Infrastructure Manager

Victoria is el ojo creativo behind the LCAC’s visual identity. She draws upon her background in fine arts and arts administration to build our brand from a community level. You can find her creative touch across the cultural arts landscape in the Southwest through her support of BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ artists.

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Mandy Medrano 

Community Arts Coordinator

Mandy Medrano is a Denver native and a descendant of the Apache, Comanche, Mexican and Andean Indigenous. She has deep roots in the La Alma and Westwood neighborhoods of Denver. Mandy brings 30 years of experience cultivating intergenerational spaces in Metro Denver with a focus on Día de los Muertos, and cultural programs that integrate mental wellness. 

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