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April, 18 2013 - Laugh Yourself Blue to Raise Funds for Firefly Autism

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Lisa and Michael Lujan (l to r): Wayne Taylor, Allison Coulter-Redman and Liz Weisiger (l to r): Sierra Romero, Executive Director Jason Romero, Dale DeWitt and board member Rus DeWitt Staff members at the wine wall
Adam Chavez and Cindy Epstein Executive Director Jason Romero (left), with board chair Gary Moore Carrie Scott, director of training and clinical programs (left) and board member Amy Bittner The silent auction offered a number of artistic and fun-focused delights.
Flutist or flautist? Jentry McCombs entertains at the reception. Dori and Dan Hugo, business development director for Western Colorado Que Bueno ladies (l to r): Cindy Archuleta, Fran Garcia and Bernice Archulta The tables are readied for the dinner program.
Patti Pinsoneault (left) and Cathy O'Brien At the reception (l to r): emcee and board member Eric Goodman with wife Rachel, Erich and Lisa Zimmerman, and JC Cunningham Michelle Myers (left) and Alexis Kearns, table sponsor and VP of Human Resources for GHX David and Lynda Sanders
Mile High Station's staffer Jered Reichard (left) and Darrell Hammond Kimberly Roy and Doug McCreary Bradley, John and Leah Craig at the reception Reid Peryam and Jenny Blankenship
People place last-minute bids at the silent auction. Lana Daily (left), with Lyn Schaffer Pam Ward (left) and Angela West Karen Nakandakare (left) and Krystal Than
(l to r): Yolanda Ortega, Dee Burleson and Naomi Montoya Music Mike and friends Jesse Ogas, VP of Development and Social Responsibility, and Will LaBahn (l to r): Angie Kennedy Lee, Katy Evans, Deirdre McGuire, and Brad and Abby Engle
(l to r): Dane Gallivan, Todd Rinehart and honorary co-chair and former Denver Bronco Brandon Stokley (l to r): Mark and Amy Bittner, David MacLeod and Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod (l to r): Kay Tierney, Steve and Anna Conrad, and Jim Hackstaff Hanni Reuhrdanz (left) and Darla Stuart
(l to r): James Buckles, CEO Autism Society of Colorado; Emmy Conroy, president of Autism Society of Boulder; Kim Tenure, policy and outreach director of Autism Society of Colorado; and friend Laura Orloff (left) and Jessica Gutknecht Bids are collected at the silent auction tables. Emcee Eric Goodman, of Mile High Sports Radio, is also on the board of directors for Firefly Autism
This year, tables were added to Mile High Station's mezzanine level. Staff members Erin Flanagan and Kelsi Harris Young comedian Michael McCreary, 17, combined his homeland Canadian humor along with anecdotes about being affected with Asberger's syndrome. Michael McCreary's comedy act is called "Does This Make My Asberger's Look Big?"
Under the Firefly Autism logo, VP Jesse Ogas and Executive Director Jason Romero Executive Director Jason Romero (right) listens to VP Jesse Ogas address the crowd. Honorary co-chair Lana Stokley talks about the progress of son Carson, as the result of educational and family programs at Firefly Autism Dynamic auctioneer Adam Kevil invites higher bids at the live auction.
VP of development Jesse Ogas displays an Peyton Manning-autographed Bronco helmet up for bid at the live auction. Local comedian Phil Palisoul makes a humorous point. The audience laughs along with comedian Phil Palisoul. Patti and Pres Askew
David Sanders (left), with former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and former U.S. Senator from Colorado, Ken Salazar      
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