Our Staff Members

One Colorado’s statewide staff works on the Front Range, the Western Slope, and in Southwestern Colorado to effectively advocate for the needs and priorities of LGBT Coloradans all across the state. Meet the staff:

Dave Montez

Dave Montez

Dave Montez is the Executive Director of One Colorado and One Colorado Education Fund, overseeing the development and strategic advancement of both organizations’ vision and overall mission. Prior to joining the One Colorado team, Dave served as the acting president of GLAAD. During his tenure there – where he also served as Chief of Staff –Read more >>

Amanda Platson

Amanda Platson

Amanda Platson is the Administrative and Accounting Associate at One Colorado, working with the Executive Director to ensure smooth functioning of the office, oversee the day-to-day accounts receivable and payable, and assist staff with their work towards One Colorado’s mission. Amanda moved to Colorado from St. Paul in fall of 2014 and joined the OneRead more >>

Becca Moser

Becca Moser

Becca Moser is the Development Coordinator for One Colorado. Becca joined the One Colorado team in April of 2015, and brought with her a background in local politics and community organizing . She organized and managed campaigns with New Era Colorado, and for State Representative John Buckner. Born and raised in California, Becca moved toRead more >>

Daniel Ramos

Daniel Ramos

Daniel Ramos is the Deputy Director at One Colorado. Before taking on this role, Daniel served as Director of Safe & Inclusive Schools as well as the Political and Organizing Director — managing our safe schools program and leading One Colorado’s work to mobilize, educate, and engage the LGBT community around important issues. Prior toRead more >>

Garrett Royer

Garrett Royer

Garrett Royer is the Denver Metro Field Organizer, working to achieve One Colorado’s goals for Jefferson, Adams and Arapahoe Counties. He works to build diverse coalitions between the LGBTQ community and allied groups in the region, coordinates grassroots efforts and works with local leaders and organizations throughout the diverse and growing Denver Metro area. Garrett wasRead more >>

Austin Montoya

Austin Montoya

Austin Montoya is the Communications Manager for One Colorado and joined One Colorado in January 2016. As the Communications Manager he is responsible for implementing strategic communications to advance equality for LGBT Coloradans and their families, highlighting One Colorado’s work, and spearheading One’s online presence and digital media outreach. Prior to his work at One Colorado, Austin was theRead more >>

Heidi Jeanne Hess

Heidi Jeanne Hess

Heidi Jeanne Hess is the Western Slope Field Organizer for One Colorado, coordinating the organization’s grassroots efforts, developing diverse coalitions, and bridging gaps within LGBT communities in Grand Junction and along the Western Slope. Heidi is relatively new to Colorado, having moved to the Western Slope in 2009 from North Dallas, Texas. Born and raisedRead more >>

Laura “Pinky” Reinsch

Laura “Pinky” Reinsch

Laura ‘Pinky’ Reinsch is the Political Director for One Colorado. Before taking on this role, Pinky served as the Communications and Online Organizing Manager as well as the Communications Director. Prior to joining the One Colorado team in September 2014, Pinky was the Political and Organizing Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, working on reproductive health, rights,Read more >>

Lauren Cikara

Lauren Cikara

Lauren Cikara is the Safe Schools Manager at One Colorado, working to ensure LGBTQ and allied students are safe and respected at school. Lauren has been working with and for students for over 14 years. Most recently, Lauren was an Education Program Specialist for the Responsible Sex Education Institute at Planned Parenthood of the RockyRead more >>

Luke Matney

Luke Matney

Luke Matney is the Southwestern Colorado Field Organizer, working to achieve One Colorado’s goals for Durango,  Telluride, Gunnison, Alamosa, Cortez, Pagosa Springs and all the smaller surrounding communities. He builds diverse coalitions between the LGBTQ community and allied groups in the region, coordinates grassroots efforts and works with local leaders and organizations in what, in manyRead more >>