Mardi Moore took the helm of Out Boulder on October 16, 2013.
Mardi is from a Colorado Pioneer family. Her Great Grandparents settled in Marshall, Niwot and Boulder between 1890 and 1904 where they made a living by farming, ranching and mining coal. Mardi’s dad graduated from CSU with a degree in veterinary medicine and started a practice in Las Animas, CO. Mardi’s formative years were spent in rural CO training race horses, working with her father in his practice, showing cattle and being involved in every school activity they offered. Mardi graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Political Science.
While attending DU Mardi realized that her “differentness” had a name, but she was not fully prepared or ready to admit it to herself or to her family. Shortly after college, Mardi left Colorado to find a career and self-acceptance.
Since then she has been active in LGBTQ politics at the local and national level for 30 years. From Seattle out West to New York City back East and back to Denver, Mardi has been involved in many ground-breaking LGBTQ events, activities and legislation.
Over the last three years in her senior-level positions with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the NYC LGBT Center, Mardi built a wealth of experience on the national and large-metro levels. She is proud to bring that depth of development experience, business management, organizing skills, and vision back to Colorado in her in her new role with OUT Boulder.
Prior to her time in NYC, Mardi spent 20 years in Seattle, WA where she owned and operated a successful fundraising business for 17 years, that served progressive non-profits in the Pacific Northwest, raising more than $2 million annually and over $20 million over the company history.
Mardi is the mother of two and grandmother to two.