2018 Young Alumni Who's Who

Dom Lewis, '13

Upon wrapping up a successful college football career and earning a degree in Mass Communications, Dom set out to work in the active sports arena. Just two years after graduating Dom was offered his dream job of becoming the social media manager for the Seattle Seahawks. On the national level, Lewis' is just one of 32 social media managers in the NFL. In 2015, he was an instrumental part of the Seahawks digital media team that won the award for the NFL's content of the year. As an alumnus he enjoys serving as a peer mentor to students in the Mass Communications department and regularly holds video conferences to share insights into his profession. 

Geoffrey Mattson, '15

Geoffrey is our most recent graduate. Since his days as a student he has been a volunteer for the Mesa County Search and Rescue, the Swiftwater Rescue Team and the Clifton Fire Department. He is even on the Standards Board which organizes and conducts trainings for the department. For his hard work, he was awarded the New Member of the Year Award in 2015 from the Mesa County Search and Rescue department. In addition to his public safety work, he is an executive level employee for Doyle Trading Consultants. There he works closely with clients to provide cutting-edge insight and analysis on U.S. and global energy markets to more than 800 decision-makers from energy companies and financial institutions worldwide. Earlier this year he authored a white paper on China titled, "China: Policies, Growth; The Path Toward Economic Viability." 


Nick Lopez, '11

Nick earned a degree in Political Science and served as the Student Body President. While earning his law degree from the University of Denver, he was awarded the Student Attorney of the Year and Community Organizer of the Year. He began practicing law as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado. In four years he obtained judgments totaling $14 million on behalf of the people of Colorado and he successfully prosecuted the first known fish kill litigation in State history. Nick has litigated and argued cases in various jurisdictions including arguing a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Nick has been a contributor to the Denver Alumni Chapter since 2015, serving as Chairman for the last two years. In his time as Chairman membership doubled, fundraising tripled, and alumni events have grown to a participation of over 500 annually. 

Cassidee Shull, '11

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Management and HR, and a minor in Dance, Cassidee was hired in 2012 as the Executive Directive of Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE), the only non-profit dedicated to the winemakers and grape growers in the state. Since then she has revamped and reorganized the organization into one of the premier wine related associations in the USA. As the Director of CAVE, Shull is responsible for organizing a regional trade conference, VinCO, as well as Colorado Mountain Winefest, the largest fundraiser for the organization. Mountain Winefest has received national acclaim, being named the Best Wine Festival in the Nation by USA Today as well as receiving the Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative Award from the Colorado Governor's Tourism Office. Each year, Colorado Mountain Winefest brings in attendees from all over the world as well as over a million dollars of economic revenue to the Grand Valley annually. Cassidee is active on boards and committees including the Palisade Tourism Advisory Board, the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, the Western Colorado Horticultural Society Board and the Fruit & Wine Byway Committee. Here on campus she was honored to be the keynote speaker at CMU's 2nd annual Hospitality Management Networking Reception this spring and is a regular guest speaker in CMU classes.