Tommy Skul is a native of Arvada. Tommy attended St. Annes, Oberon and graduated from Arvada West in 1992. Tommy played college baseball at Appalachian State in Boone, North Carolina.
Tommy was the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach at Metro State which produced two All-Americans and the team ranked as high as 5th in the nation. Tommy also coached the Gunnison Colts over the last season s (2009-2010) and had two top ten finishes at the NBC World Series.
Tommy is an active member of the community and won the 2012 Arvada Young Professional of the Year Award.
Tommy co-owns and operates a Famers Insurance Agency with his wife Aimee. They live in Arvada with two sons (Tommy Jr. and Anthony), two dogs and a cat.
Jon Luciano is a native of Arvada and graduated from Arvada West in 1994. Jon went to school at Northern Arizona University to study Computer Science. Jon returned home and graduated from CU Denver with a dual degree in Information Systems and Marketing. Jon has worked on corporate eCommerce web sites for his entire career. He has worked for Qwest, Echostar and Janus.
Jon, along with Tommy Skul, holds a world record for most miniature golf holes played in 24 hours. Jon still lives in Arvada with his wife Alisha and son Max.
Dot Wright has been the President of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce since August 2008. Under her leadership, the Arvada Chamber has created Leadership Arvada, the Business Education Alliance, and an Arvada Young Professionals group, along with several new programs and events. “The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is not just another business organization, we’re a community” says President Dot Wright. In her free time, she mentors teens over at the Colorado Homeless Families; sits on the boards for the Ralston House, the Arvada Colts and the Foothills Animal Shelter Foundation; is on Congressman Perlmutter’s Small Business Advisory Committee; is on the Leadership Council for The White House Project; and is an ex-officio board member of the Arvada Economic Development Association, Jefferson County Economic Development, Jefferson County Business Resource Center, and Historic Olde Town Arvada. In 2010, Dot was named one of “Denver’s Forty Under 40” and in 2011 was an AYP Leadership Award winner. Dot lives in Arvada with her dog Diesel.
Jerry Schemmel is one of the radio voices of the Colorado Rockies. He teams with partner Jack Corrigan on KOA Radio and the rest of the Colorado Rockies Radio Network, which spans a five state region.
Schemmel’s sportscasting career spans 28 years. He has been a play by play announcer on the college level, as the voice of the Washburn Ichabods and the Colorado State Rams and at the pro level for over 20 years. He broadcast for two years for the Minnesota Timberwolves and spent 18 years as the voice of the Denver Nuggets. He also spent one year as deputy commissioner and legal counsel for the Continental Basketball Association. On July 19, 1989, Schemmel boarded United Airlines Flight 232, originating in Denver and bound for Chicago. An in-flight engine explosion crippled the plane and forced it to crash land in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 of the 296 onboard.
During the summers of 2003 and 2004, Schemmel rode a bicycle across the United States as a fundraiser for two Denver area charities. The efforts have raised a total of $250,000.
Schemmel spent one season (2009) as the Head Baseball Coach at Metro State College of Denver, after being a volunteer assistant at the school for two years. He also served as the radio voice of the Billings Mustangs, a minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
Schemmel grew up in Madison, SD and now resides in Littleton, CO with his wife Diane, 18-year-old daughter Maggie and 11 year old son, Ryan.