Don Drews is the President and Founder of Courageous Marketing. He is active in Denver’s marketing analytics community, with particular interests in integrating analytics across the marketing ecosystem and in corporate analytics leadership. He also has a strong interest in supporting social enterprise and mission-driven organizations. Described as a renaissance marketer, Don has held senior marketing and sales management positions in consumer products, services, and manufacturing companies. He was an adjunct marketing professor at DePaul and Loyola universities in Chicago, and he serves as a marketing advisor to several nonprofits. Don received his MBA from the University of Southern California, and his BA from UCLA.
He was a former Vice Chairman of the Dept. of Pediatrics at Rose Medical Center as well as a clinical faculty member of The Univ. of Colorado Health Science Center, and is a Senior Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Michael is married to Dr. Molly Frank, Family Practice, with whom he has three grown children. His outside interests include music performance and he has just completed another undergraduate degree in music composition at Regis University, Denver. He sings in two choral groups and performs in a local band called FreeStyle. He is on the Board of Directors of The Playground Ensemble, and Denver Sister Cities International, and he volunteers with several other community organizations. Additional interest include: fly fishing, cycling, photography, soccer, and international travel.
In 2009, she turned her attention toward the brain and studied neuroscience at CU Denver. Her work with Dr. Jim Grigsby researching executive functioning led her to become more interested in clinical applications to improve brain function. In 2015, she joined Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), a neuroplastic therapy company, as Director of Research and Education. At iLs (now owned by Unyte Health), Karen has collaborated closely with the scientist Stephen Porges, Ph.D. on commercializing an auditory intervention he developed, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), making it available to occupational therapists, psychologists and trauma therapists around the world.
Karen is married to Bob Doherty and they have three daughters – Evan, Jane, and Camille. She has served as a trustee for the boards of the Denver Film Society, Challenge Denver, Stanley British Primary School, Colorado Academy, and the Aspen Brain Institute.
Rob Baumgarten is vice president of retirement plan sales at The Standard, where he helps businesses optimize retirement plans for their employees. He has over 30 years of experience as an organizational leader in sales, marketing, and client consulting. He holds a BS in business administration from the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder, and has completed licensure in Colorado for various FINRA, life insurance, and securities certifications. Rob lives in Denver with his wife and three children. Outside of the office, Rob is an active advisor to community organizations and has served on several boards and committees including DFX, the Kempe Fund, Jewish Family Service and Hillel of Colorado. He enjoys skiing and fly fishing.