Michael Buckley is the Associate Publisher of 50 Plus Marketplace News a network of senior newspapers serving Weld, Larimer, Boulder counties and
the Denver-Metro area. The four editions provide local news,
profiles, events and resources for 50 Plus Adults. 50 Plus Marketplace News is entering its Twenty-fifth year of serving their readers.
As Associate Publisher, Michael is responsible for sales & marketing, public relations, covering a wide-variety of news-worthy events and writes human interest stories for publication in the various editions.
Michael's background and professional experience encompasses owning a real estate brokerage firm, vice-president of an investment firm, radio and television endeavors. He likes being involved in advertising and marketing projects. He enjoys traveling, photography and the work he is doing.
Michael is looking forward to assuming an active role as a Greeley/Weld Senior Foundation Board Member. He hopes to assist in giving senior adults the attention and recognition they deserve.
Alex Cox is a Colorado native and has lived in Greeley since 2007. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors degree in Human Services. She works at the Greeley Senior Activity Center as the Administrative Specialist. She also sits on the WeldCo's (Weld County Senior Coordinators) Board. She enjoys playing volleyball, camping, and going on walks with her dog and fiance.
Mary Margaret Cox
As a native of Weld County, Mary Margaret Cox has always been aware of her surroundings and the needs of the community. In 1970 she saw a need for a Meals on Wheels program to serve the residents in her area. By establishing the agency thousands of individuals have been able to remain in their homes and benefit from hot nutritious daily meals. At the inception of the program, meals were offered to only Greeley residents, however her passion and dedication to serve the needs of individuals has allowed for the program to serve all the Weld County; by including locations in Carr, Tri-town and Fort Lupton. She has served as the Executive Director of the agency.
I have been working with the elderly in one capacity or another for almost 30 years. I worked at Bonell Good Samaritan, North Colorado Medical Center, the Greeley Senior Activity Center, Life Care Center and have been at Garden Square at Westlake for 15 years. I have served on the Colorado Therapeutic Recreation Society Board, the Colorado Assisted Living Activity Board, written articles the Greeley Tribune's Senior Life Page with the Area Agency on Aging and the 50+ Marketplace News.
I got my undergraduate degree University of Northern Colorado in Human Services at graduate degree at UNC in Recreation Administration emphasizing in Therapeutics and have been a Certified Recreation Therapist for 27 years. My passion has always been assisting people in their leisure pursuits whether its working within the limitations of a disability or with the fears associated with aging.
I am active in many different leisure activities from reading and knitting to Jazzercise, water-skiing, camping, fishing and motorcycling. It is my pleasure to be asked to serve on the Foundation board.
MikeFreeman is a lifetime resident of Weld County. After graduating from Colorado State University In 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in AgBusiness, he returned to the family farm west of Ault where he continued farming and ranching. In 2001, he and his wife started their company J9 Crop Insurance Agency. Freeman was elected as Weld County Commissioner in 2012 and represents District 1.
Nancy Gray, Ph.D. has lived in Greeley and Weld County since 1981. She previously worked in social services, including employment at two long-term care facilities. Dr. Gray has a master's degree in Sociology and certificate in Gerontology from UNC and a doctorate from CSU in Education and Human Resource Studies. She is currently the Director of Financial Aid at Aims Community College. She serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors.
Christy Landry is a Colorado native; she was born in Denver but moved to Greeley when she was 1 year old. She is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Gerontology. Christy has been working with seniors for over 20 years in the medical profession as a Certified Nursing Assistant and has recently joined the Town of Platteville as their Senior Coordinator. Her outside interests include spending time with her family, (which consists of her husband and two children as well as numerous furry 4 legged children) traveling, and scrapbooking.
Flo Mikkelson currently works at Guaranty Bank and Trust as Manager of the Guaranty 50 Club. She has been in banking for almost 35 years in Greeley, having worked at several banks in the city. She is a graduate of the University of Denver and is married to Dale. She has two children and three grandchildren. Mikkelson is a member of the Lions Club and is also active on many other advisory boards in Greeley and Weld County.
Edna Rady was born & raised in Greeley Colorado, Edna graduated from Greeley High. She was employed as a bookkeeper, until she married and dedicated herself to raising her family, she then returned to bookkeeping. After retirement she has remained active in the community as a member of the Guaranty Bank Sr. Board and the Greeley / Weld Foundation. She is also an active accordion player entertaining seniors across Weld County in nursing homes & senior living facilities.
Sandy Schlager and her son moved to Colorado in 2004, following in the footsteps of her oldest son who was attending college in the Denver area. Sandy lived and worked in Larimer County with the RSVP and Meals on Wheels programs for Larimer County. . Sandy has always enjoyed helping seniors in the area, moving her elderly mother here in 2009. She appreciates the outdoor lifestyle that Colorado offers. She has lived in Weld County since 2007. Her hobbies involve working with and riding her Gyspy Vanner horses that she currently owns, going to the gym and traveling with her family and friends.
Meredith Skoglund has lived in Greeley since 1997. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Masters degree in Gerontology. She is working for the Area Agency on Aging of Weld County as the Senior Nutrition Supervisor. Prior to this career, Meredith worked at the Greeley Senior Activity Center where she gained experience working with the senior community of Weld County for ten years. She also sits on the WeldCo's (Weld County Senior Coordinators) Board, RSVP Advisory Board, and the Greeley Senior Activity Center's Advisory Board. Meredith is married with one child and enjoys spending time with her family.
Joni Wagner is the Residence Director of MeadowView of Greeley Assisted Living and Memory Care. She is a member of the Assistance League of Greeley and Northern Colorado Women in Business.
She has lived in Colorado since 1969 and loves the Greeley area. In 1990 Joni started her career in senior care as an Office Manager and immediately fell in love with the senior population.
In her spare time, Joni and her husband enjoy kayaking and hiking.
Kelly Walker is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico who grew up in a multi-generational home. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver and a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She has always been called to serve people and currently is the Regional Director for Northeast Colorado for the Alzheimer's Association. In this role, she oversees the programs and services for those touched by Alzheimer's and related dementia in the 9 counties that make up the Northeast corner of the state and serves as an advocate to funding research to find a cure and bring awareness of brain health. She also sits on the board of directors for Envision and the Housing Authority of Greeley and Weld County. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, spending time with her dogs and fiance, and completing do-it-yourself creative projects.