Alex Cole and Kristen Sonsma join the MHYP leadership team

Alex Cole Bio

Alex ColeAlex is the owner of Cole Insurance Agency in Littleton, an exclusive agency of Allstate that is now in its 25th year of existence. He and his team focus on providing insurance advisory services to the young professionals of Colorado. He grew up in Frisco, Colorado and graduated from Summit High School.

After receiving his B.S. in Leadership and Organizational Studies and minor in Business Administration from Chapman University in Orange, CA, Alex spent three years working with a group of retired senior executives from the Walt Disney Company and supported the launch of their start-up venture, VisionMaker Worldwide, a design, development, and operations firm. In 2008, Alex moved back to Colorado and served as the Director of New Business Development and Feasibility for Spa Strategy, a hospitality consulting firm.

With his background in financial and strategic consulting, Alex is able to help his clients develop comprehensive insurance plans for both their tangible and financial assets.

Kristen Sonsma Bio

Kristen Sonsma

Kristen Sonsma is originally from Southern California and moved her way to Denver by way of a soccer scholarship that landed her at Metropolitan State College of Denver. In 2006, Kristen earned a National Women’s Soccer Championship title as well as a B.S. in Marketing. If there was a minor in sports, she would have had that too. In 2009, Kristen completed her Masters in Sports and Exercise Science: Sports Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.  

Kristen has been fortunate to work for the following sport franchises: Colorado Crush (AFL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), and Colorado Cougars (USL). And in 2010, she had the opportunity of her dreams to step in to teach a night course in the Department of Marketing as an Affiliate Faculty Professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Now currently with the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), she specializes in consulting with businesses/organizations in the areas of marketing and sales through the use of season tickets (full, partial, & mini plans) and group tickets to create a relationship based program that helps companies better reach their goals, non-profits raise needed funds, and organizations looking for high quality entertainment.

She is very active in the Colorado community also serving on the Young Professionals board for Boys Hope Girls Hope, a CU Boulder Advisory Committee, a member of Girls Inc., volunteer soccer coach, and consulting with other organizations on best practices. In her free time she can be found on the soccer field, volleyball court, cycling,  traveling, or trying out a new restaurant.

To check out her bio in 140 characters where she shares her own behind the scenes photos and updates on the @Avalanche and Denver Business, ‘follow’ her at or connect on LinkedIN at

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