Dr. Alan Villavicencio
Dr. Villavicencio is the visionary for the Boulder Multisport Training and Sports Science Center. He has purchased the land, and began the challenging political process to make the project a reality in 2009.
Dr. Villavicencio graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA in 1995 and went on to complete a neurosurgical residency at the renowned Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC in 2001. He then went on to do a specialty orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA in 2002 and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the country with dual neurosurgery and orthopedic spine training.
Dr. Villavicencio is the senior practicing partner and Director of Research and Development at Boulder Neurosurgical Associates, as well as Director of Neurosurgery at Boulder Community and Longmont United Hospitals and Director of Surgery at The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute in Colorado, which he founded.
Dr. Villavicencio is a devoted husband and father of two children; and, in his free time, he operates a small organic farm that includes about 30 head of cattle, 75 chickens and five pigs. He is an avid athlete and runs a sub three hour marathon. He has competed in 32 marathons, 28 triathlons and 14 full Ironman events, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on several occasions. He is committed professionally and personally to providing people opportunities to lead the most healthy and active lifestyle possible.
Dennis is Alan’s brother. His role with the BMT includes legal and business advice, and consulting at all levels of the project.
Dennis graduated from San Diego State University in 1990 and the University of San Diego School of Law in 1993. While in law school, he also completed coursework at the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 1993, and practiced law full-time from 1993 through 2005, with a concentration in Securities Fraud. During that time, he handled hundreds of cases and tried to a verdict or award in 6 different states over 40 civil cases, winning 90% of the cases. Since 2005, Dennis has practiced law part time, while owning and managing hotel properties and vacation rental homes in Three Rivers, California at the entrance to Sequoia National Park. He is also a part-time firefighter and EMT.
Dennis participated and competed in sports since an early age. He was Captain of his High School Physical Fitness Team, and skied collegiately for the San Diego State Water Ski Team. He rode his bicycle to elementary school, junior high school, high school, college, law school and to work as a lawyer. He still runs errands on his bike for work, and rides to work and board meetings. Dennis believes strongly in and promotes the concept of human powered transport for both environmental and health reasons. In the last 15 years, he has competed in numerous bike races, triathlons and trail runs around the world.
Dan Cohen is the Development Manager for the Boulder Multisport project. He is the Founder and Principal of Urban Investment Group, LLC (UIG), a Boulder-based real estate development and investment firm focused on mixed-use, sustainable, infill, and sports-related development. His project experience includes work on development of a $250 million waterfront sports and retail complex, one of the largest rock-climbing facilities in the nation, and a new San Francisco Forty-Niners stadium and mall.
Prior to founding UIG, Dan was with Catellus Development, the mixed-use, retail, and land development division of Prologis, a Fortune 500 REIT. At Catellus Dan was the Director of Planning for the $2.5 billion Mission Bay project and then Vice President of Planning and Development, where he had national responsibility for land acquisition, project design, entitlements, and marketing of commercial properties. Earlier in his career, Dan worked for national consulting firms where he managed entitlements and planning for large residential, commercial, civic, and retail developments.
Dan is active in local politics and land use issues, including leadership roles with the Urban Land Institute and U.S. Green Building Council. In 2011, Dan was appointed to the Boulder County Planning Commission. He is a frequent instructor and lecturer at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University on mixed-use and sustainable development. Dan holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dan lives with his wife and two young sons in Boulder. He has competed in triathlons and open water swimming competitions and currently enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, and Muay Thai kickboxing.
Barry Siff serves as a consultant to the Boulder Multisport project, capitalizing upon his knowledge of sport and building upon his successful business career. Barry’s “big business” career saw him rise to Senior VP for a $7B food conglomerate when, in 1998, he departed and pursued his passion of sport. First starting with MountainQuest Adventures and, subsequently, 5430 Sports, Barry built one of the most successful multisport companies in the United States. He ultimately sold the business to World Triathlon Corporation (Ironman) in 2009, and has since served in a consulting capacity to several start-up sports businesses and related events. He has also taught Leadership in the University of Colorado’s “Business of Sports” program for the past two years.
As an athlete, author, and successful business person, Barry’s understanding of how to build relationships, teams, and get things done is a common denominator in all he does. Barry also trademarked “Tri Sustainability,” one of the world’s first and leading environmental sustainability programs in the multisport arena. He is a frequent guest speaker on the subject.
Barry continues his athletic endeavors as a member of both the Timex Multisport and PowerBar Elite Teams, and was elected to the USA Triathlon National Board of Directors, starting in January, 2012. Barry lives in Boulder with his wife, Jodee, and dog, Jackpot.