Our Sponsors

Board Leadership

Chair: Joshua Dowling, Meritage Homes, 303-669-1029
Secretary: Stephanie Graham, TRI Pointe Homes, 303-906-1466
Treasurer: Katie Karpovage, Starwood Land Ventures, 303-858-9997
2017 Board of Directors

"We see a healthy dichotomy of members in this group: one part made up of professionals who are new to the industry; and the other being made up of young leaders looking to move to the next level of their career. Ultimately, all members will come together to advance their careers in the homebuilding industry." - Lauren Karsh, Denver YLC Founding Member and 2017 YLC Chair 

Young Leaders Council Info
Annual Member Dues
For 2017, we are offering reduced annual dues of  $39.99.
Upcoming year dues to be determined.
Membership Requirements
Membership in the council is open to all HBA members under the age of 40.
Application / Brochure
Download Application / Brochure, fill out the application and send it with the fee to the HBA. 


About the Young Leaders Council

Our Mission 

The HBA of Metro Denver Young Leaders Council (YLC) is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and supporting young leaders within the home building industry.  We will do this by:
  • Providing professional development resources.
  • Encouraging career development and recognition within the industry.
  • Promoting and supporting community involvement.
  • Providing networking opportunities with leaders in every facet of the industry.

Who We Are

The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is the newest council of the HBA of Metro Denver.  We are in our founding year and are striving to create a vibrant and fun group where we can connect with other young leaders, enhance our careers, and get involved in the community.  Any HBA member under the age of 40 is welcome to join. 

Why Join

If you are new to the building industry or would simply enjoy connecting with other young professionals in building, you should join!  We will feature the following events for our council members:
  • Monthly casual and fun networking event 
  • Quarterly educational event
  • Quarterly “Young Leaders & Libations” Event
  • Annual recognition with the “Young Leader Award” at the MAME Awards

Upcoming and Recent Events

The Young Leaders Council hosted its first quarterly Young Leaders and Libations event at Top Golf in Centennial on National Golf Day (April 26th).  The sold-out event was attended by young leaders from across the home building industry. Attendees practiced their golf swing while mingling and having fun conversations!   The event was a huge success and is expected to become an annual outing on National Golf Day for the newly formed council.  Thank you to Citywide Home Loans, Century Communities, Heritage Title Company and C2 Renovations for sponsoring the event!

The quarterly Young Leaders and Libations event is open to all members and prospective members of the HBA’s Young Leaders Council.   Membership in the council is open to all HBA members under the age of 40.   We invite and encourage all other HBA members wanting to meet and mingle with Young Leaders Council members to attend our monthly BYOB events!
Upcoming YLC Events:
BYOB: Dive Inn  June 14th 4 – 6 PM
Young Leaders and Libations: Mile High Spirits July 13th 4 – 6 PM
BYOB Breakfast Edition: Maddie's August 16th 8 – 9:30 AM
BYOB: Finn’s Manor September 20th 4 – 6 PM
Young Leaders and Libations: Punch Bowl Social October 11th 4 – 6 PM
BYOB Breakfast Edition: Maddie's November 15th 8 – 9:30 AM
view more pictures of the event