Meet the Estes Park edc staff


Jon Nicholas

Jon Nicholas is the President/CEO of the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation, formed in August of 2013.  Prior to that time, he served as the Business Resources Coordinator for the Estes Valley Library District, forming regional connections to resources for local business.  Jon has lived in Estes Park for over 8 years.  Prior to that, he worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan, and also worked as a campaign manager on political campaigns in Kansas and Michigan.  He holds a B.B.A. from Washburn University of Topeka, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago.  Jon also serves on the Boards of Visit Estes Park and Estes Valley Partners for Commerce.  


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Adam Shake

Estes Park EDC Vice President Adam Shake served nearly 15 years in the U.S. Army before working in Washington DC for 11 years before moving to Colorado. Since his arrival in Estes Park, Shake has served on the boards of Visit Estes Park, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce and Flinch Forward as well as volunteering for many other community initiatives.