Our Board of Directors
MIKE DANIELS—CIPA ELF Executive Director
Mike Daniels has worked in the book publishing business for more than a quarter of a century, assisting authors and publishers of all genres worldwide while representing major book manufacturers. As a publisher’s coach, he provides strategic and creative guidance, connections, and insight to help his clients publish their books and best reach their targeted goals. Mike holds an MPA degree in nonprofit organizational management earned at the University of Colorado and Harvard and is a Past President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (2005–06), where he received the CIPA Leadership Award and the Ric Simmons Memorial Life Vest Award for excellence in publishing, integrity in business, and service to authors. During his presidency, he co-founded the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation and has continued to help develop the organization's programs over the past seventeen years. He has served on or advised CIPA's Board of Directors in various roles to help lead the organization and develop partnerships since 2002. Outside of his work with CIPA he's a former Rotarian of the Year and served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Rocky Mountain Region and Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol–U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and Editor-in-Chief of COWG Peaks & Planes and RMR Altitudes magazines. He's the author of Living, Loving and Loathing: Modern Rhymes and Limericks for the Romantically Inclined and Humorously Correct and was a contributing writer for A Sheltered Life magazine, where he shared animal rescue stories that he personally experienced while serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Intermountain Humane Society. Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANN CUNNINGHAM—President and Chair of Classroom Literacy Support Program
Ann Cunningham is the co-owner of Sensational Books!, which manufactures accessible tools and materials for people who are blind or visually impaired. Cunningham has been investigating this field by teaching art at the Colorado Center for the Blind since 1999. She is now engaged with the University of Colorado, Utah State University, the National Federation of the Blind and Touch Graphics on different projects to advance our understanding of how pictures work and how people interact with them. Her tactually accessible books include a Benjamin Franklin (IBPA) award–winning book titled Sadie Can Count.
PETER TRIMARCO—Vice President, Chair of the Visiting Authors Program
Peter Trimarco has nearly three decades in the publishing industry, from content creation, production, and distribution through to magazine and book publishing. Throughout his tenure he has also been immersed in the film industry, the music industry, and most recently in publishing books for children.
As co-founder and publisher of both Beyond Cinema Magazine and Notable Kids Publishing, he has expertise in all aspects of traditional magazine and book production and distribution. As an author and illustrator, he has created original content for augmented-reality mobile apps for children, and of course, the printed page. Currently, Peter’s primary focus is in publishing picture books and content for mid-grade readers, while working with new and established authors and illustrators. Prior to establishing Notable Kids Publishing, he was a veteran of the media industry as executive producer and creative director on dozens of music productions, co-founder of three record labels, publisher for two international film magazines, and as a news art director. While in the music industry, he was the creative director and executive producer on over forty titles with two receiving Grammy nominations. As an active member of the entertainment and publishing communities, Peter has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and interviewed by the London Financial Times on intellectual property rights, in addition to being a voting member of NARAS. He currently serves on the Board of the IBPA and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation.
ANDREA ANTICO—Chair of the Young Authors League
Andrea is a retired elementary school librarian, author and publisher of Buster the Bully, and a CIPA member who has served as the YAL Chair for the past year. She has wonderfully connected CIPA ELF to various elementary schools and organizations and hopes to do even more in regards to starting a YAL program at a local school.
BOB SCHRAM—Chair, Senior Storytelling Program
Bob Schram is a Past President of CIPA and has served as a publishing resource since 1984. He has worked as the production manager of Pruett Publishing, art director of InJoy Birth & Parenting Education, and board member & vice president of the Rocky Mountain Publishing Professionals Guild. Currently the founder and owner of Bookends Design, Bob works extensively with publishers, small businesses, schools, authors, and individuals requiring book design & production, art direction, project management, print coordination, or publishing consulting. He especially enjoys helping new authors navigate the self-publishing process.
CAITLIN BERVE—Member at Large
Caitlin Berve is a fantasy author, editor, and speaker. Through Ignited Ink Writing, she edits novels, creates video tutorials, and writes. Using her MFA, she teaches creative writing at conferences, colleges, and Colorado writers’ organizations. You can get a taste of her editing and teaching style through her blog Ignite Your Ink and YouTube channel Ignited Ink Writing. She specializes editing in most genres of fiction including sci-fi/fantasy, mystery, action/adventure, and young adult. She also works with narrative non-fiction authors.
LYNN J. ELLINS—Member at Large
Lynn Ellins is a seasoned attorney, legal counsel, elected administrator, official, and leader. He served as a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents from 1985 to 1990 (and was Chair of the Board of Regents in 1990 when CU’s football team won their National Championship) and later spent a year as the Colorado Chief Deputy Secretary of State in 1995. After moving to New Mexico he became the Dona Ana County Planning and Zoning Commissioner in 2005, and was the Dona Ana County Supervisor of Elections from 2006 to 2008. He served as the Dona Ana County Clerk from 2009 to 2016, during which time he made national headlines by allowing same sex-couples to be married in Dona Ana County before the Supreme Court ruling made it the law of the land. In 2017, after his two terms as County Clerk, he became the Dona Ana County Chief Deputy County Clerk before being elected as a Dona Ana County Commissioner. Lynn holds his B.A and J.D. degrees from Columbia University and is a U.S. Navy veteran. For forty years he practiced law for firms and in private practice, including twenty-two years as a Regional Attorney for JC Penney’s Legal Department. Now retired, Lynn has returned to Colorado and remains committed to ensuring that all are treated equally, that our youth are provided the best educational opportunities available, and everyone of all ages have the resources and support necessary to be productive, healthy and happy throughout their lives.
DANIELLE LAMMON—Member at Large
Danielle Lammon is very active in the Aurora, Colorado, community and is an appointed Board Member and Chair for the City of Aurora Citizens Budget Committee and Past President of the Rotary Club of Aurora, where she is the Program Director of Imagination Library Aurora. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Imagination Library Colorado Statewide program to expand equal access to books in the home, promoting early childhood literacy and kindergarten readiness. She is also Chair of the Spina Bifida Association of Colorado and is part of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team and a graduate of Leadership Aurora. Over the last five years, Danielle created and built the only Sensory Garden in Aurora with her leadership team & staff. As part of her work with her Rotary Club, they built the first Inclusive playground in the City of Aurora that serves children with disabilities as well as adults and veterans. Danielle consistently empowers others to make a positive impact in their community. She is a children’s book author and independent publisher as well as a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
TERRIE WOLF—Member at Large
After nearly two decades of interaction with authors, musicians, and dignitaries in the arenas of publishing, international media, and large-scale events, Terrie Wolf founded AKA (Also Known As) Literary Management (AKALM) in 2009. As a full member of the Association of American Literary Agents (AALA), she received the Agent of the Year Award in 2021 from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), was named a “Top 20 of 2020 Agent” by Writer’s Digest magazine and has sold rights in over forty countries and thirty languages. Terrie is a member of Cambridge University Alumni Association, Ringling Bros. Blue Unit, International Publishers Association, and several writing organizations. She was a producer with KCNC CBS 4 in Denver and created several community support programs like the “Book Buddies” program. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), Colorado AIDS Project, Project Angel Heart, Colorado Cattlewomen, and Colorado Youth Rodeo Association.
VERONICA YAGER—Member at Large
Veronica Yager is the immediate Past President of CIPA and has been working with self-publishing authors since 2008. Her mission is to help make publishing a book as painless and easy as possible for authors. Veronica specializes in book interior design and ebook conversions, which most self-publishing authors neglect and forget about! YellowStudios offers a free consultation jam-packed with advice and will give you a solid direction to help ease the frustration many new authors face. In 2016, Veronica won a CIPA EVVY Award for Interior Book Design and Layout, and received a Gold Medal—1st Place Award for eBook design and conversions! In both 2017 and 2018, Veronica and her team again won 1st Place Awards for eBook design.
Daniel Pratt has been in the publishing business for more than twenty years, having joined the University Press of Colorado's Business Department in 1999 before moving to the Editorial and Production Department in 2000. He has been co-owner of Pratt Brothers Composition since 2011, and has been a CIPA ELF board member since January 2017. He served as chair of the Book Benefit Program from January 2017 through October 2019. He lives in Erie with his wife, a tiny pink dictator they call their daughter, and a dimwitted but affable dog, Fisher.