Blue Ribbon Committee

Honoring Those Who Served US

Committee Members

George Brauchler

George H. Brauchler was elected District Attorney in 2012 for the 18th Judicial District (JD), which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. Each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts elects a district attorney who serves as the chief law enforcement officer for that district. The 18th JD is the most populous in Colorado, with a population of nearly 1 million people. George’s past experience includes working as a Deputy District Attorney, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, military prosecutor, and just prior to his election, the Chief of Military Justice — the chief prosecutor for Fort Carson, the 4th Infantry Division, and the U.S. Division North in Iraq. In 2015, George transferred from the U.S. Army Reserve to the Colorado Army National Guard, where he serves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, University of Denver, and the U.S. Army JAG School, and has trained state and military prosecutors across the United States and worldwide. George is married with four children.

Sean Hakes

Sean Hakes is the Founder & CEO for Altitude Business Development Partners which owns Altitude SEO, CRCO, rmarketing and several other digital community focused entities. Shortly after highschool, Sean Hakes joined the United States Air Force where he enlisted as a Security Forces member. Sean and his wife Adriana live in Castle Rock where they are raising their two beautiful children, Levi and Amara.

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham is the Director and Lead Instructor for the Active Shooter Response Training Center in Centennial, CO. Graham and his team of experts provide hands-on training in both armed and unarmed solutions to terrorist attacks, active shooter threats and potential life-threatening situations. Jimmy has traveled across the nation training citizens and corporate personnel on how to respond to violent encounters. Jimmy spent more than 15 years on the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E7). During that time, he held a Top Secret/Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) Security Clearance and earned Certifications as a Sniper, Joint Tactical Air Controller, Range Safety Officer and Master Training Specialist. He also served for 7 years as a Protective Officer and Lead Instructor for the Federal Government’s elite GRS Protective Security Detail in designated “High-Risk” and “Critical” areas overseas to include: Kabul, Afghanistan, Kirkuk, Iraq, Beirut, Lebanon, and Benghazi, Libya. Jimmy is married with three children and lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Todd DeVoe

Todd DeVoe was raised in Naperville, IL and entered the Navy in 1981. He began his career in the shipboard nuclear weapons program and eventually retired from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Special Operations community as a Master EOD Technician and Chief Warrant Officer after 26 years of service. Currently, Todd is the President and owner of Twisted Aspen Consulting, Inc., providing contingency operations and emergency preparedness planning support to the Department of Defense and Owner Operator of Twisted Aspen Woodworks, LLC. Todd serves as the Recent Past Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in Douglas County, Colorado, and serves as Worthy President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3947. He holds an Associates of Arts degree from City University in Seattle, WA; a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and University in Albany, NY; and a Master of Arts in Homeland Security from the American Military University in Charlestown, WV. Todd is married to the former Ms. Deborah Roark of Jackson, MI, has three children and four Grandchildren. He spends his spare time on the Eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Custer Co, CO with his family and four legged children: Leroy, Gunner and Stella.

Mike McNairy

Mike is currently the President and Co-Owner of the Creative Colors International Franchise in Douglas County, Colorado providing on site repair, restoration and cleaning of leather, vinyl, fabrics and plastics in vehicles, home furnishings and numerous other applications. He has been an entrepreneur since 2010 and prior that spent 21 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Lt Colonel. His last assignment was in Air Force Space Command as the Program Element Monitor for Ground based missile warning, defense and surveillance operations. He was the Senior Mission Director in Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, CO, an Operations Officer, second in command for Missile Warning and Defense Operations at Beale AFB, CA, and held numerous operational support positions at the squadron and wing levels. He was certified in 4 space and missile weapon systems with over 8,000 hours on operational alert. He was also instructor certified at Maxwell AFB, AL and commissioned over 100 new 2nd Lieutenants. Mike holds a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Very active in the community, Mike is heavily involved in the Chamber of Commerce; is the Adjutant for the American Legion Post 1187 in Castle Rock; and is a Board Member on the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation charged with maintaining the County’s monument honoring veterans past, present and future and providing philanthropic support to Veterans in need. Mike lives and works with his wife, Lynette and has two children who also live in Colorado.

John DiFelice

John DiFelice served on active duty and in the reserves within the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Major. Mr. DiFelice is currently a Special Agent with the U.S. Government.