UPCC Executive Board

  • President, Candace Kristensson
  • Vice President,
  • Secretary, Chesney Johnson
  • Co-Treasurers, Ryan Zorn

Candace Kristensson, President

Candace grew up in Aurora (Anschutz will always be Fitz in her mind,) and has been back in Denver and University Park since 2012. Candace is an organic chemistry professor by training and taught at DU for a couple of years. Currently she is a full time unpaid worker and full time volunteer (some might say stay at home mom) who has been very active with our fabulous public elementary school, University Park. Some of her passions are environmental awareness and justice, public education, and safe, effective movement of people (not cars). It was the mobility survey that got her more involved with UPCC. If you ever are along Iliff, you have seen Candace walking her kids Carl and Elna to school- say hi.

Chesney Johnson, Secretary

Chesney was born and raised in Centennial, CO. She doubled majored in Journalism and Communications at the University of Northern Colorado where she swam for four years. After graduation she entered in the dental field and currently is the Operations Manager for a periodontal practice in Denver. She and her husband Aaron added to their family this spring with a puppy named Marlo and are expecting their first child this December 2019. When not working Chesney is a bee keeper, a member of the Junior League of Denver and trains for triathlons.

Ryan Zorn, Treasurers

Ryan was born and raised in Fort Morgan, CO. Upon graduation from Colorado School of Mines in 1996, he spent 13 years working in Houston and New York in various investment banking and fund management roles each focused on the oil and gas sector. He returned home to Colorado in 2009 and continues to be actively involved in roles within the energy industry. He and his wife, Lisa, have three young children, two boys and a girl.