Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

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Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by Jay521 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:27 pm

I just got around to reading the 2019 CFI Annual report (which didn't come out until just recently) and was pleased to read that our own Brad McQueen was named the 2019 Volunteer of the Year. For those who didn't get the report, I will quote the article here.

"Brad McQueen was acknowledged for his many years of tremendous contributions to the organization as Colorado Fourteener Initiative's 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Brad has been an active and engaged member of CFI's Board since 2014, during that period serving as Board Chair, Treasurer and member of several committees. He can always be counted on to swing tools and do the heavy lifting on CFI work projects with the Board and the Plante Moran audit firm where he works as Audit Partner.

With an encyclopedic knowledge of the 14ers gained through summitting the peaks more than 500 times, Brad knows the peaks in all seasons and conditions. When CFI embarked on a series of mountain safety videos, Brad was a great resource, spending time sharing wisdom gained from experiences as varied as having climbed the Kelso Ridge on Torreys Peak more than 50 times (and in every month of the year) and getting caught overnight in a freak spring blizzard on Mount Evans."


I would add to this that many of you know Brad as the annual host for a Happy Hour at his home benefitting the CFI and many folks here - including me - have had the sincere privilege of climbing with Brad. Or at least trying to keep up with him :)! There are a lot of quality people on this site and Brad is one of those at the top of the list.
Thanks, Brad!!!!!
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by cottonmountaineering » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:31 pm

nice!
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by Stratosfearsome » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:36 pm

Way to go, Brad! Well earned.
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by TomPierce » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:07 pm

Yea! Well done, Brad!! =D> :thumbup:

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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by Will_E » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:45 pm

That guy is my hero! Congrats!
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by Tornadoman » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:14 pm

Congrats Brad! Well deserved my friend!
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by climbingcue » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:25 pm

Well done Brad, hope we get to climb together again soon.

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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by RyGuy » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:09 pm

Congrats, Brad! Very well deserved!

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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by wineguy » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:14 pm

Congrats Brad. Mega congrats if you have had anything to do with the new route on Columbia. I've summited on both the old and the new route, and the improvement is awesome.
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by Wildernessjane » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:37 pm

Congratulations Brad!!!
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by CaptCO » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:40 pm

Is there anything in the mountains this gentleman cannot do?! Huge congrats and thanks to CFI for their work this year! I saw a few girls (stronger than me) with steel pick axes in Missouri gulch this year. That takes a lot of effort and dedication, hats off
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Re: Brad McQueen CFI Volunteer of the Year

Post by daway8 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:02 pm

Awesome, congratulations!!! =D> =D> =D>
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