JBFF Leadership

Dana Mack | Board Chair

Dana Mack is a professional project manager and engineering executive who currently leads multiple Colorado Front Range offices for a mid-size engineering firm. Dana was Jamie Beck’s closest friend from the time of their meeting in Boulder, CO in 1995 until Jamie’s passing in 2015. A Colorado native and graduate of the University of Colorado, Dana lives in Broomfield with her husband Stephen and her two sons, Devin and Rowan.

Jay Lane | Board Member, Treasurer

Jay Lane is a veteran of the executive search industry where he is deeply involved in recruiting key executives for fast-growing private equity backed companies across the United States. He is also a Co-Founder & CEO of Jawbox Jerky, a company he started with Devin Beck–the late Jamie Beck had a profound impact on the creation of Jawbox Jerky! He has an undergraduate degree from Western New England University and resides in Denver, CO with his wife Katelun and two boys, Jacoby and Brody.

Shannon Brooks | Board Member, Secretary & Marketing Director

Shannon Brooks is VP of Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility at Lightshade. A Florida native, Shannon moved to Colorado in 1997 and began dating Steve Brooks soon thereafter. Shannon and Jamie grew close together during their concurrent pregnancies, giving birth just two months apart in 2007. Their families have always been, and still are, very close. Shannon graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She lives with her husband Steve, daughter Peyton, and son Carson in Centennial, CO.

Judy Messenbrink | Board Member, General Counsel

Judy Messenbrink is a regulatory attorney who serves the financial services industry. Judy suffered a brain aneurysm in 2000 and finds it personally rewarding as a survivor to help others who are going through similar circumstances. A native of Minnesota, she has resided in Colorado since 1992 and is fascinated by the Rocky Mountains! Ms. Messenbrink has a JD from the University of Minnesota School of Law. She resides in Pine, CO with her husband Scott.

Steve Brooks | Board Member

Steve Brooks is founder and owner of Lightshade, which company currently retains 175 employees.  Growing up in Florida together, Steve and Jamie were siblings who fell in love with Colorado when they moved here in 1995.  Steve and Jamie spent the next twenty years together in Colorado until Jamie’s passing in 2015. Steve graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Microbiology and currently lives in Centennial with his wife Shannon, daughter Peyton, and son Carson.

Michele Morris | Board Member

Michele Morris is a cooking teacher, award-winning cookbook author, and freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Denver Post, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Edible Front Range, and Nourish. Michele lost her husband Greg in 2017 after a grueling six-month battle to recover from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Poco a Poco, her memoir about her journey of grief, loss and recovery, was released in 2018. Proceeds from the book support the Jamie Beck Family Foundation.

Joshua Seinfeld, MD | Physician Liaison

Dr. Joshua Seinfeld comes from Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Colorado. Following neurosurgical training, Dr. Seinfeld did an interventional neuroradiology endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School before returning to join the faculty at the University of Colorado. Currently, Dr. Seinfeld is the director of endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Colorado and specializes in the treatment of a wide range of neurovascular conditions including brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, intra- and extra- cranial therosclerotic disease and cavernous hemangiomas. Dr. Seinfeld is published in numerous medical journals and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and as a Physician Liaison for The Jamie Beck Family Foundation.

Devin Beck | JBFF Ambassador

Devin Beck is the General Manager of a retail chain currently overseeing operations at six locations, as well as the Co-Founder of Jawbox Jerky, a company he started with Jay Lane. Devin started dating Jamie in 2000 and they married in 2005. Devin and Jamie were married for ten years before her passing and have two beautiful children together, Chloe and Wyatt. Devin volunteers with the organization by serving as an ambassador to educate others about our mission and by serving as a liaison with UC Health in providing financial assistance to families impacted by brain aneurysms.