Board of Directors


Tom Kimball, Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Kimball is a native of Denver. Tom co-founded Youth Opportunity Foundation in 2004 as a way of giving back to the community he loves. He feels very strongly that “to whom much is given, much is required”. His goal is for Youth Opportunity Foundation to provide an avenue for hundreds of Denver’s young business leaders to enrich the lives of hundreds of Denver’s at-risk youth. Tom lives in the heart of Denver with his wife Nancy and son David. He manages the Lender Strategic Accounts division for Land Title Guarantee Company.


Bradley Nathan, Co-Founder
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Bradley is a Colorado native who grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Regis University. Thanks to a number of great mentors – including his parents – Mr. Nathan has a strong passion for non-profit involvement. Though YOF remains Bradley's pride and joy, he also spends significant time volunteering with several other non-profit organizations. Mr. Nathan has worked in the financial industry since 1993, and currently owns a financial service practice.


Matthew Nyberg
Chief Analytics Officer

Matthew is a Colorado transplant, migrating to Colorado from Minnesota in 2003. Matthew holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, as well as a Master of Science in Finance and a Masters of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. Matthew currently is an attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP in Denver, and when not working or volunteering with Youth Opportunity Foundation, he enjoys skiing, cycling and spending time with his family.


Trent Peaker
Chief Development Officer

Trent is a Colorado Native born out on the eastern plains. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated from the business school with a degree in Finance. Trent is a Home Mortgage Consultant with MegaStar Financial in Cherry Creek and has been originating loans for over 10 years. He is excited to take part in a growing charity that is impacting and improving the lives of Denver’s youth. Trent is married to his incredible wife, Paige, and they reside in Denver.


Lisa Morse
Chief Operating Officer

Lisa is a Colorado native; she grew up in Longmont and graduated from Colorado State University. She has worked in the mortgage business since college and currently works for American National Bank as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Lisa enjoys being a mentor for the Byrne Urban Scholars and volunteers for several other charities in the Denver area. She feels it is important to give her time and heart to people who are in need of help.


Jim Licko
Chief Marketing Officer



Phillip Svoboda
Chief Information Officer

Phillip Svoboda possesses 20 years of progressive real estate experience. Phillip holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland at College park, and Master of Science in Real estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado. Phillip maintains memberships and active committee involvement with Urban Land Institute, National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP), and is active in the community with the Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Phillip is the founder of BlueShiftRes.com.


Kate Kusner
Program Director



Patrick Byrne, MSW, MNM; Executive Director, Byrne Foundation.
Beneficiary Adviser to YOF

Patrick is an advocate for at-risk youth, with a focus on improving secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities for disadvantaged students to optimize their career potential. He founded Byrne Urban Scholars in 1995, developing the mentoring, volunteer and the tutoring programs, as well as directing staff, and recruiting volunteers. Under his leadership, funding for the Organization has grown from $80,000 to over $500,000. Patrick obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Gonzaga University, and received a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.








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