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CIPA Board Members

CIPA Board Members 2014-2015

patricia-ross.jpgPatricia Ross, President & CIPA EVVYs Coordinator

Dr. Patricia Ross is an English professor by training (Ph.D. NYU, 2004) and has owned her own company since 2001. She has done hundreds of writing workshops with business professionals throughout the front range. She has been editing professionally since 2006. In 2008, she was asked to start a publishing company and has never looked back. She has rewritten or ghostwritten over a hundred books since she started on her publishing path and has edited or coached many many more. She has published forty titles under her Hugo House label. Her mission: to use the books she publishes to uplift the culture. For more information about Hugo House Publishers and Dr. Ross, visit Hugo House Publishers.

Mike Daniels, Immediate Past President & CIPA Brigade Chair; CIPA ELF Presidentmike-daniels-head-shot-06oct12.jpg

Mike Daniels is the Great Plains Territory Manager for Four Colour Print Group, a well-respected resource for quality book manufacturing where he consults authors and publishers on the production of their books. He’s a published author, director of public affairs for the Colorado Civil Air Patrol, editor of Peaks & Planes magazine, is a Past President of CIPA, current President of the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation and serves on CIPA’s Board of Directors. mdaniels@fourcolour.com

picture1.pngKaren Douglass, Secretary & Focus Forums Chair

Karen Douglass is a Colorado writer. She has published several short fiction pieces, many poems, a collection of short fiction, Bones in the Chimney, and five books of poetry. The most recent is Two-Gun Lil. She has an MA in English Lit and an MFA in Creative Writing (Vermont College). She is a member of Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop and Colorado Independent Publishers Association. She teaches creative writing at Front Range Community College. You can visit her blog and publication list here.


ann2.jpgAnn Nye West, Treasurer

Ann is president and CEO of Bristlecone Publishing which she launched in 2013 to publish a book written and illustrated by her granddaughter when she was 12. Ann is also president and CEO of Professional Practice Development, a healthcare marketing firm she started in 1982. She has been a member of CIPA since 2011.

Mary Walewski
Program Chair & Marketing Committee
Buy the Book Marketing

Grady T. Birdsong
Membership, Mentoring, &
Community Liaison Chair


Kathy Mason
Marketing Chair
Mason Works, LLC

Ingrid Pyka
Beyond Strategy
Veronica Yager
Director of Internal Affairs
YellowStudios Book & Web Design