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The Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation has named Christie Mayer to its Board of Directors. The board provides leadership to carry out the mission of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver.

“Christie Mayer is a graphic designer and creative director whose talent for clean, efficient design has garnered national recognition,” according to a press release from the foundation. “With more than 20 years experience, Christie knows there are no shortcuts, but plenty of options for quick, effective design solutions. As one half of the creative team that re-positioned a Fortune 400 company’s stodgy, manufacturing-oriented, and dated marketing efforts into an award-winning, industry leading branding campaign (still being emulated throughout the water management industry), Christie brings an emotionally powerful perspective to everything she does. It is that passion and perspective that made her the perfect fit for the Blues & BBQ Board of Directors.”

“After moving to Edgewater, Colorado nearly seven years ago, I found ways to get involved in my community as much as I could from the start,” said Mayer. “I recently was approached by an Edgewater City Council member, for she thought I would be a good fit for this organization based on my previous involvement with the business owners and residents of our little, but tight community here in Edgewater. I am honored to be a part of the Blues & BBQ project here in my own backyard to help hard-working families and will give all I have to help make this event even more successful this year and the years to come.”

“We are happy to have this mover and shaker from the City of Edgewater join our Board of Directors,” said Ranger Miller, President of the Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation Board of Directors. “Christie comes armed with lots of energy, enthusiasm and great ideas. We are fortunate to have her join our Board.”

Mayer opened SloHi Coffee Co., a coffee shop, in Denver in 2014. In 2015, she partnered with the firm Think Global and built a world-class creative agency within that offered extraordinary branding and design talent to small women entrepreneurs all around the world at affordable rates.

Her latest socialpreneur project was co-founding XceptionalED, an edtech startup in Phoenix, Ariz. Its mission is to inspire and empower professionals, teachers, and parents to help more people with special needs through online learning such as conferences, online courses and podcasts.

Mayer co-founded Business on the Edge, a networking group of business owners in Edgewater. She has also volunteered on the Wheat Ridge Business Association.