Committee Article

The EPP All-Stars

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The EPP All-Stars:

Anthony Avery – Co-Chair

Anthony Avery is a transportation planner with the City of Aurora. He specializes in multi-modal transportation planning with an emphasis on bike and pedestrian mobility. After serving in the US Navy he earned an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development at Arizona State University. 

Jonathan Capelli – Co-Chair

Jonathan is an independent urban planning and affordable housing policy consultant currently working with Denver's Neighborhood Development Collaborative (NDC) and PLACE. Previously, he worked in real estate acquisition and community development for the Urban Land Conservancy. Jonathan grew up in Rifle, CO, received his BA in political science & environmental science from St. Olaf College, his MA in urban planning from the University of CO, and currently lives in Denver.

Brad Boland – Communications Chair

Brad Boland is a Planner 1 for the Town of Castle Rock and has been with the Town since October 2016.  Prior to the Town of Castle Rock, Brad worked as Planner with Clear Creek County from 2014 to 2016.  Brad earned a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning with UC Denver along with a BA in Geography with an emphasis in Urban Studies.  Brad is interested in planning issues such as affordable housing, economic development, and Transit Oriented Development.  During his career as a planner Brad has been actively involved with APA and is also a member of ULI.  Brad is a native of Colorado and enjoys all the outdoor recreational opportunities the state has to offer.


Lynn Coppedge – Event Chair

Lynn is a sustainability planner whose work focuses on enabling communities to become more resource-efficient and resilient. Lynn received a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from Arizona State University and currently works for the City of Lakewood. After work, you can find her on her bicycle, exploring local markets and parks and taking pictures of creative zero waste stations.

Nate Shull – Event Chair

Nathaniel is a staunch advocate for people-driven planning and design. In 2012, he enrolled in the University of Colorado Denver's Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program and later the Masters of Urban Design Program. He focused in place-based planning and design, but he also gained critical knowledge in transportation, land-use, development regulations, public policy, and community health. 

Nathaniel's professional experience includes working for the Downtown Denver Partnership as a Research/Volunteer Coordinator on the 16th Street Mall, leading a major data collection effort on public life and public space. He also worked at Walker Parking Consultants as a Parking Analyst Intern, performing critical research on parking demand management strategies, best practices, and supply/demand capacities for various clients.  He enjoys attending professional networking events and conferences, researching the latest trends and practices, as well as being actively involved in multiple organizations. 

Matthew Jones – Event Chair

Matthew first visited to Colorado four years ago and really enjoyed the Denver Metro Region as it was a welcome change of pace from his hometown Washington, DC.  After finishing up his graduate degree in planning at the University of Maryland, Matthew was hired as a transportation planner with the City of Boulder. Some of the planning issues that are most important to Matthew are: figuring out the first and final mile, transit oriented development, cracking the nut of getting more people of color on bikes, and housing issues.  He joined EPP as an Event Chair because of his past experience planning events and to get more involved in APA and meet more planners in the Denver area.

Daniel Hughes – Event Chair

Daniel Hughes recently moved to Denver from Chicago where he received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Daniel is most involved in public and active transportation and affordable housing. Daniel joined the EPP committee because he believes EPP is a great resource for those who are in the early stages of their careers and wants to help develop, maintain, and expand that resource.


Publish Date: 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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