- Ginny Cutright"Hula Girl"
Ginny Cutright is a native of Hawaii where she was born and raised. After attending college in Denver she traded the beaches, oceans and palm trees of the islands for the mountains, snow and pine trees of the Rockies. She settled in Colorado to raise her family. She was a teacher in Jefferson County for many years until adventure called. She spent eight years in NW Montana where she taught school on the Flathead Indian Reservation and owned a pet store with her family. When Montana winters became too long she moved to Northern Arizona where she worked with special needs children and eventually became the director of a school on the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation. She loves the Native American culture and its similarities to that of her Hawaiian family. Ginny has been an avid volunteer throughout her life focusing on animal rescue and children’s charities. She was part of the first crew to man the Adopt-a-Pet program at a Petsmart in Littleton.
In 2011, Ginny retired and returned to Denver to care for her ailing mother. It was “just by chance” that in 2012 she met the Ferro family. An afternoon of volunteering in a small ticket booth with Michael and Mark Ferro turned into something much greater. Ginny contributes to Epic Experience in memory of loved ones who lost their fight against Cancer but also in support of the many courageous fighters who work so hard to move BEYOND Cancer.
- Nancy Ferro"Mama Lou"
Nancy has over 30 year’s experience as an event planner, marketing director, volunteer coordinator, and small business owner. Her story with cancer began in August 2007, when her oldest son, Michael was diagnosed with Stage I Testicular Cancer. As a mother, she spent her life wanting the best for her children and dreaming that they would be whatever they wanted to be when they grew up. Of course there are the expected bumps and bruises along the way, but never did she imagine what it would be like to fight for her son’s life. In August 2007, Michael felt a lump and at first ignored it. Eventually he agreed to an ultrasound and as he walked out into the waiting room following the procedure it was as if time stood still. Michael’s words “I have cancer and we are not going to cry about it” were words she would never forget. The following two months included two major surgeries and a good prognosis for his future.
During the process there was little thought about the after effects of cancer; in the moment it was simply a matter of survival. As life moved beyond the treatments it became very clear to Nancy that there were very few resources available for support and encouragement of cancer survivors. So, the dream began to provide a resource for individuals like her son who desperately needed an opportunity to embrace life once again. Nancy lives in Arvada, Colorado with her husband Mark. Nancy enjoys the mountains, traveling, horseback riding and her 3 dogs. Michael and his brother and sister live in Colorado as well.
- Amy Wilhelm"Tex"
Amy talked her husband Mark into purchasing the 7W Guest Ranch and lodge back in 2002. This purchase allowed her to continue her service work by donating this property to many charities helping them achieve their mission. Epic has been the main beneficiary as being the home from the start to the cancer camps. Her continuous drive to make the world a better place takes most of her time along with her dedication to her family. Amy is mother to her three step children, wife to her husband Mark and has a love for animals. Along with her philanthropic activities, she stays very busy donating her time and money. While spending the winters in South Florida, you will find her most days volunteering at Hospice by the Sea.
Amy’s love to travel keeps her busy and never long in one place. She spends her summers in the Vail Valley. Her winters in South Florida along with visiting family and friends across the country. Amy and Mark can be found most days either hiking, biking, running or doing something active outdoors.Amy Wilhelm was born and raised in Texas. Amy’s ambition was to become a nurse and she worked many different jobs in the Hospital following her desire. Her career as a nurse was derailed when she met Mark her husband and they started working together creating and growing their Logistics business. Amy held many and all jobs at Amware along with starting and running a Trucking company in Dallas servicing a national retailer as their dedicated private fleet.
- Tim Feickert"Casper"
Tim Feickert has been involved with Epic Experience since our first year. His philanthropic desires had him on a quest to find a suitable organization that shares his values and allows him a place to be a servant-leader while devoting his resources and energy to a great cause. Epic Experience has been a great fit.
He has volunteered at several camps and other activities. He’s dedicated to our vision and mission and is passionate about being a part changing lives through Epic Experience. While at camp, Tim enjoys cooking, serving the campers, and teaching kayaking and all of the other adventure activities. He’s excited about the opportunity to expand the impacts of Epic by playing a more integral role in reaching survivors and thrivers with the healing experiences of outdoor adventure therapy. Tim has involved his family and loved ones in Epic and continues to seek new creative ways to support the cancer community. Serving alongside his son at one of the camps is among his Epic highlights. He’s always looking forward to the next camp and the next service opportunities.
- Karl White"Moose"
Karl initially found Epic as a Lymphoma survivor when he was looking for ways to give back to the cancer community. After attending a camp in Summer 2016, Karl believed so strongly in the support he received there and Epic’s mission that he jumped at the opportunity to join the board. Karl is very excited about Epic’s future.
Karl has 10 years of Analytic experience and a BA in Math and a MBA in Finance, both from the University of Colorado. Currently he is a Senior Data Analyst at Kaiser Permanente. Karl also has 15 years of board member and Treasure experience at a Denver based Credit Union that specializes in serving the financially under served. In addition, Karl has 15 years of Sales and Management experience.
Karl is a Colorado native, but is well traveled. He has been to all 50 states and all 7 continents. He enjoys golf, dinning out, live music and gardening. He and his wife Jolene also love hanging out with and walking their dog Turk.
- Colin Ferro"Wingman"Colin arrived in Denver, CO in 2004 to attend Regis University for college. During his time at Regis Colin was very involved with a retreat called Kairos. Kairos was very impactful in his life and he wanted to continue to share that with his peers throughout his collegiate experience. During college Colin’s brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After being the emotional support and caregiver for Michael during the last two years at Regis University Colin gained more and more affection for the cancer community and wanting to support all survivors however he could.Working at the corporate office for the Red Robin Restaurant Group Colin was in search to find a career full of passion and purpose much like his time in college with Kairos. In 2013 Colin came to work for Epic Experience part time, 6 months later he was full time. Since that time his passion for the organization and the entire cancer community has grown year after year. Colin is passionate about the outdoors and the cancer community, Epic Experience has helped him embrace both of them. He is always excited to share his enthusiasm of Epic Experience with whoever will take the time to listen.
- Eric Sachs""After 13 years of chasing bad guys with Fort Collins Police Department in Colorado, Eric decided to go after his hobby of selling real estate full time. Eric and his best friend built a successful real estate company which eventually gave way to acquisition in 2010.The next chapter for Eric was to build a real estate industry resource that would help real estate professionals grow their business. The new company is one of the fastest growing in the real estate industry. Eric loves to travel with his wife and two teenage children, as well as an avid fan of all Denver sports.Looking to devote time and expertise to a greater cause, Eric was introduced to Epic Experience through a charitable event in 2015. Unbelievably impresses with the organization and the cause it represents Eric is excited to be part of Epic Experience and to meet extraordinary people along the way.
- Paul Maroni"Doogie"
Board Member Emeritus
Dr Paul Maroni was unanimously elected to the Board of Director Emeritus for his founding support of Epic Experience. He has been an urologic and surgical oncologist at the University of Colorado Hospital since 2007. He tries to spend as much time as possible with his wife Nikki and children Samantha and AJ. He is an avid runner, occasional biker, and poor fisherman that believes family and relationships make life worthwhile. He is interested in helping survivors/caregivers overcome the frightening experience of “having cancer” and emerge as stronger, healthier individuals – a core goal of the EPIC experience. He brings organizational, educational, and medical experience to the board of directors.