CPI Staff

Jennifer Orrigo Charles

Executive Director

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Jennifer Orrigo Charles joined Colorado Preservation, Inc in 2014 as CPI’s Endangered Places Program Director and became the organization’s Executive Director in 2016.  Mrs. Charles received a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a Historic Preservation Concentration from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Anthropology with an Archaeology concentration from James Madison University.

Prior to moving to Colorado, Mrs. Charles served as the Director of Preservation for the Historic Annapolis Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland. As Director of Preservation Services she worked closely with local governments, nonprofit preservation agencies, and Section 106 Review for the U.S. Naval Academy. In this role she managed preservation easements and provided review and written recommendations on all Historic Preservation Commission applications. Mrs. Charles devised original public programming, walking tours and school programs for the Historic Annapolis Foundation and public programming for the Aurora History Museum in Colorado. She believes strongly in the power of community and grassroots efforts to ensure the future of place preserved for all generations.

Amanda Barker

Events & Development Director

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Amanda Barker joined Colorado Preservation, Inc. as the Events & Development Director in April of 2018. Previously, Amanda worked for more than six years at the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts (CCLT), serving in various programmatic roles to include Grant Manager, Programs Director, and Executive Director.  Amanda was responsible for CCLT’s annual Conservation Excellence Conference for land conservation professionals and directed the membership and public policy programs around Colorado’s conservation easement tax credit program.

Amanda has served on the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission since 2016, representing conservation and open space interests. Amanda received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science and Modern Dance from Washington University in St. Louis. Amanda believes in the power of community and passionate individuals to drive the preservation movement that will benefit Colorado for generations to come.

Kim Grant

Endangered Places Program Director

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Kim Grant was appointed the Endangered Places Program Director in May 2017. Mr. Grant received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Wichita State University in 1989 and a B.A. in History from Fort Hays State University in 1980. He has over forty years’ experience in teaching, state and local government service, and non-profit development and management.

Mr. Grant formerly worked for the Kansas Main Street Program, Denver Public Library, Lower Downtown (Lodo) District, Inc., Historic Denver, Inc., City of Arvada and the Arvada Historical Society. He is an accomplished free lance writer and public speaker. He particularly enjoys traveling the state of Colorado and meeting and working with people on their challenging preservation projects. He believes that the key to successful preservation efforts lies in sound planning, strong community support, and the ability to communicate the benefits of project implementation to funders and stakeholders.


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If you have any questions about CPI’s preservation services at this time, be in touch with our Executive Director, Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharles@coloradopreservation.org 



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