to empower marginalized individuals to overcome poverty by supporting them in establishing and running their own businesses in the Denver Metro area.
Jose studied architecture and urban planning and found his passion in working with community organizers to make authentic and equitable communities. Leading BuCu West’s growth for over a decade, Jose has built an organization that develops talented people from within the communities the organization serves. He’s committed to disrupting economic structures that increase inequity and is a leader in the creation of affordable commercial real estate as a strategy to improve economic prosperity.
Chief Operations Officer
Julie, a landscape architect by training, joined BuCu West in 2016 and quickly made a lasting impact. Her ability to manage projects and use graphics to convey complex concepts has made her projects successful as she works with a wide variety of stakeholders to meet the needs of the local community. Julie’s diverse skill set has helped BuCu West grow in many ways. In support of BuCu West’s mission she has been an advocate in City Council meetings and the head of a social enterprise.
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