Staff Bios

© Werner R Slocum

© Werner R Slocum

Sue Perkins, Director of Finance and Administration

Sue (Brophy) Perkins became Director of Finance and Administration of the Colorado Chautauqua Association in April 2005. Sue is responsible for accounting, finance, human resources, risk management, information technology and administration of the Association. She is a licensed CPA and has worked in finance and accounting in both the private and public sectors for 20 years. Sue brings valuable expertise from previous experience working with seasonal, entertainment and other nonprofit businesses.


Jeff Medanich, Facilities and Preservation Manager

Jeff Medanich has been building, remodeling, restoring and preserving residential buildings for 35 years. For the 14 years before joining CCA in May 2008, Jeff was involved in the construction of new homes, working with Harvard Communities, a leading high-performance home builder, and with McStain Neighborhoods, a pioneer in the Green Building industry. Jeff has been a featured speaker at numerous national conferences including the U.S. Green Building Expo, the International Builders Conference, and the Urban Land Institute’s national conference. He is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional, by Colorado State University as a Green Building Professional, and by Naropa University as a Permaculture Designer. He is a contributing editor for the Green Building Advisor. Jeff was inducted into the Colorado Built Green Hall of Fame in 2005. He is currently a member of the Berthoud Historic Preservation Commission and formerly was a member of the Lafayette Historic Preservation Board. He lives in a 110 year-old farmhouse.