The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation announced the hiring of Adam Shake as the Director of Communications and Business Development on March 21. Shake is responsible for overall communications as well as engagement with local and prospective businesses. Estes Park EDC President/CEO Jon Nicholas said "we are pleased to have Adam join the Estes Park EDC team. He brings national communications and media expertise to our organization." "I'm excited about the possibilities of developing and cultivating deeper working relationships within our community and Colorado to continue the path forward that this organization started in 2013," commented Shake, who moved to Estes Park from Washington D.C. in 2012. "I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful community and this important organization."
Shake served nearly 15 years in the U.S. Army serving in Desert Storm, Desert Shield, CONUS, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia and Europe. He then served as the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Agency Program Director after 9/11 before starting an Environmental News Agency. After arriving in Estes Park, Shake founded Neanderthal Productions, an Internet marketing company. Since his arrival in Estes Park, Shake has served on the boards of Visit Estes Park and the Estes Valley Partners for Commerce as well as volunteering for many other community initiatives.