Meet the Estes Park edc staff
Jon Nicholas is the President/CEO of the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation, formed in August of 2013. Prior to that time, he served as the Business Resources Coordinator for the Estes Valley Library District, forming regional connections to resources for local business. Jon has lived in Estes Park for over 8 years. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan, and also worked as a campaign manager on political campaigns in Kansas and Michigan. He holds a B.B.A. from Washburn University of Topeka, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago. Jon also serves on the Boards of Visit Estes Park and Estes Valley Partners for Commerce.
Adam 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, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce and the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center as well as volunteering for many other community initiatives.