With no full-time staff, we have an incredible team of volunteers that bring unique skills, experiences, and community-based networks to the Foundation. Our volunteers donate hundreds of hours annually to put on successful events and give back to their local community.
Brandon Hatch | President
Brandon fell in love with philanthropy work when he was a teenager. Inspired by his church youth-group work with Habitat for Humanity and local soup kitchens, he quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stayed with him through college where he volunteered his time with AIDS patients and continued to work with Habitat for Humanity. Brandon moved to Colorado in 2000 and has been a volunteer and board member with several organizations since that time.
In 2010, Brandon created The Hatch Foundation when he recognized an opportunity to make a difference in the local and international communities he is fortunate enough to live and work in. He has created a unique Foundation that works across multiple projects and interests while keeping family and children in need as a main focus. When Brandon is not volunteering his time, you can find him hiking, scuba diving and reading.
Ian Ricketson | Vice President
Ian is a father, husband, and entrepreneur in the Denver community. As vice president of the foundation, Ian brings a diverse set of skills, including business development and marketing, internet technology, and project coordination. In 2006, Ian co-founded Trackops, a leading provider of web-based case management software. He has worked with countless business leaders and organizations to streamline workflows and increase productivity of day-to-day operations.
Ian was first introduced to the Hatch foundation in 2012, as a volunteer at the 7th Annual Meanest Chili Cook Off in Denver. Since that time, he has worked to coordinate foundation events, and has regularly volunteered on projects throughout the years.
Julie Swanson, MBA CPA | Treasurer
Originally from Boston, Julie moved to NYC after college to start a career in public accounting. She found relief from the stresses of corporate life by volunteering her time with nonprofits in NYC – sometimes utilizing her accounting and project management skills and other times trying to keep up with shelter kids at the Bronx Zoo. After 30 years of cold and snow, Julie now calls Phoenix home. Julie is excited to volunteer with The Hatch Foundation because of their focused goals and awesome group of volunteers. When it’s time to relax you can find Julie curled up with her Kindle, watching an action movie or walking her three crazy dogs.