Aspen Strong

Executive Board

Aspen Strong’s executive team are strong advocates for mental health and are the backbone of our organization.  They intricately and voluntarily support the operations and progress of goals to support Aspen Strong’s mission to break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Lindsey Lupow
President

Lindsey grew up in Aspen making her a true local. Currently, she works for Alpine Bank and has been in the banking industry since 2001. Lindsey spends the majority of her time outside of work with her family and in the great outdoors. Lindsey takes pride in our community and truly believes that there is no better place to live in the world than here.  She comes to Aspen Strong with excitement to see what a little mental floss can do for our community.

Jeff Hembury
Vice President

Jeff moved to the valley from the U.K in 2000. Jeff has a background in the restaurant business & currently works in human resources. When he isn’t teaching spin, you can find him running trails, skiing up or down a hill or road biking. Spending time outdoors helps keep a healthy mental balance so he can strive to be a better husband & dad.

Georgina Melbye
Secretary

Georgina Melbye is an attorney at the law firm Kalamaya | Goscha. Her practice focuses on family law and other types of personal disputes. Originally from Boulder, she graduated from Cornell University and pursued a law degree at the University of Colorado.

Shortly after graduating in 2014, she moved to Aspen to begin her legal career. In her practice, she often works with professionals in the mental health field to assist on disputes relating to child custody. Recognizing the great need for mental health support in the valley, she is excited to serve Aspen Strong and support the greater community. When not on the slopes or in the office, Georgina can be found mountain/dirt biking, hiking and camping.

 

Andrew Godfrey
Treasurer

Andy is a husband, father, wealth advisor, and coach who has lived in the Aspen area for the past 45 years. Having arrived in the Roaring Fork Valley under very unusual circumstances, surviving a plane crash in 1974, he strives to make every day count by helping others in any capacity that he can. The quote from James Taylor’s song the Secret of Life “is enjoying the passage of time” resonates with him as a constant reminder that we all need to live within the moment and give back.

He has recently produced a documentary called “3 Days 2 Nights” that  chronicles his experience and serves as a guidepost for people trying to move on from traumatic events.

Gaby Romo

Gaby moved to the Rocky Mountains from Mexico in 2017, with her Nursing, Business, Entrepreneurship, Women's Empowerment and Human Rights, she strives for serving her community. When not at the park playing beach volleyball, Gaby can be found in her sewing studio. 

Keir Galik

Keir was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana where he learned to ski, bike, hike, play sports and do all number of things outdoors. After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley more than 5 years ago, Keir found a comfortingly similar environment to the one he was used to back home.

As a proud person in long term recovery from drug and alcohol Keir offers practical experience in addressing mental health and substance abuse issues in our community and beyond. 

For his day job, Keir works at as a banker at Timberline Bank in Aspen

 

Noga Vardy

As an Aspen native, Noga values the outdoors and fostering creativity. She returned to Aspen in 2016 to teach at Aspen Country Day School, be close to family, and easily access the tranquility of nature. To stay balanced, Noga hikes, practices yoga, and spends as much time outside as possible. Before teaching, Noga worked in marketing and events. Noga is an advocate of self-awareness and mental hygiene and strives to normalize it across all ages.

Ali Marshall

Australian (and proud of it), Ali Marshall has called Aspen home for the past twenty-five years. A mom to two teenagers, Ali brings to Aspen Strong personal experience of youth and older age mental health and is a long time advocate to support Aspen Strong’s mission to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Ali is a Roaring Fork Leadership graduate and the City of Aspen Citizen’s Academy, her professional portfolio covering management, property, accounting and Human Resources within the Valley. A lover of Aspen’s outdoors, Ali can be found hiking Aspen’s trails or running Aspen and Basalt in preparation for her first marathon.