Michelle M. Rahm, Founder/President
After seven years in corporate management, Michelle decided she needed a change. She founded her first Internet business in 1997, becoming a pioneer in online business and a recognized expert in credit card fraud prevention. The Company established JewelryImpressions.com as a division of QMB in 1999, EngravingShop.com in 2003, which she sold in 2007, and OurCustomWeddingRings.com in 2009.
Michelle holds a Graduate Gemologist degree through the Gemological Institute of America. She is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with emphases in marketing and management and a minor in Spanish. She was honored by UWP as an outstanding business alumnus of its College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture in 2003. Michelle was active in helping her alma mater establish an e-commerce curriculum at the school.
Michelle and her husband have an adult son, Joshua, and in her spare time she enjoys playing golf, hiking, watching movies, skiing, gardening, watching football, entertaining, traveling and health and fitness.
Dick Shiffer, Treasurer
Dick Shiffer has spent his entire 40 year career in the field of architecture after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Penn State University in 1971. Since 1981 he has been an integral member of RNL Design, an international architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture firm with offices in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Abu Dhabi. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Principal, and in 2010 to Senior Principal. Over the last 34 years he has also held a variety of leadership positions within the firm including directing several studio groups, and helped to lead and build RNL’s regional offices in LA, Phoenix and Washington, DC. Throughout his RNL career he was responsible for the planning, design and/or management of a variety of facility types including over 30 evangelical churches, over 75 transit or public works operations and maintenance facilities and transit centers, and several dozen governmental and civic facilities throughout the United States.
In July, 2015 Dick plans to retire from RNL Design to devote more time to several of his passions which include volunteering with his church, LifeBridge Christian Church, participating in both local and global missions work, spending more times with his two young grandchildren, working around his home, and participating in his hobbies including photography, hiking, biking and golfing.
Dick has been an active member of LifeBridge Christian Church since 1981 and has held various leadership positions within the Men’s Ministry over a 20 year period.
Mindy Sprague, Secretary
Dick Neujahr, Member at Large
Don Vermeer, Member at Large
Don was born and raised in Iowa. After graduating from Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, he taught high school math and coached for two years in California. He then changed careers and entered the computer industry, focusing on computer storage products and international sales. After living in Minneapolis for 8 years, he accepted a job with StorageTek in 1978, and he, his wife Donna, and 4 children moved to Boulder. For two years, they lived in London while Don worked at StorageTek’s European Headquarters. Later he was General Manager of StorageTek Middle East. After leaving StorageTek, Don worked for Exabyte, Cornice, InPhase Technologies, and other computer storage companies and retired in 2010.
Don is a mentor of elementary students with Kid’s Hope. He also coached 5th grade basketball for several years in the Upward Basketball program at Lifebridge Church.
Don and Donna have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren, all living in Longmont and Loveland. He enjoys traveling, racquet ball, golf, and being grandpa.