Thank you to everyone who is volunteering their time to organize Mile High Agile 2019! This is a 100% volunteer-based conference which together with our generous sponsors, helps us to keep the registration cost low. Be sure to say hello!


Jen Krieger

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Keynote speaker and doer of many things, Jen Krieger is Chief Agile Architect at Red Hat. Most of her 20+ year career has been in
software development holding many roles throughout the waterfall and agile lifecycles. At Red Hat, she led a department-wide adoption of DevOps methodologies focusing on CI/CD best practices. Most recently, she worked with the Project Atomic & OpenShift teams, the company’s two leading products, to help establish strong working relationships while the organization scaled rapidly. Now, Jen is guiding teams across the entire company into agility in a way that respects and supports Red Hat’s
commitment to open source.

Candy Durfee

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Candy Durfee has been a Mile High Agile conference organizer since 2012. She is a previous board member for Agile Denver, and continues to be an active member of the Agile community. She was a co-chair of MHA 2015 when the conference moved to its current venue at the Hyatt. She loves volunteering alongside her favorite human, Chuck. Whether at home or work, Candy is passionate about helping people and organizations learn, improve, and achieve excellence.

Organizing Team

Teddy Carroll


Teddy Carroll, CSP-SM, CSP-PO is an Agile Coach and Facilitator who, despite being a highly opinionated fellow, has been called “Mr. Switzerland” by co-workers and colleagues for his ability to remain neutral in both conflict and conversation. He is passionate about software user experiences and designing human-friendly work environments using Agile and Lean principles. He is also passionate about drumming; aikido; photography; quality, distilled, brown liquids; and BBQ, not always in that order. He lives by the motto: Sincerity is everything. Once
you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

Stacey Elswick


Stacey Elswick is a recovering project manager! She has held many roles within both waterfall and agile methodologies. Stacey is currently a Senior Scrum Master and Agile Coach at IHS Markit where she leads three high performing dispersed Scrum teams and coaches and trains enterprise wide. Stacey has been involved in Agile Denver since 2015 with 2019 marking her second year volunteering for the Mile High Agile conference. When she steps away from agile, she is most likely on her motorcycle cruising around Colorado’s twisty mountain roads or taking long weekends rides to visit nearby States. When the weather is below 30 degrees, she might be crocheting an afghan or scarf and spending time with her husband, three children and grandson.

Jeff Schlaver

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Jeff has been working on or with Agile teams since 2005. He is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering technology solutions from the user interface to backend services. He has worked in a variety of fields as a software engineer and worked his way to team lead and Scrum Master of multiple teams. He Currently serves as a Sr. Scrum Master at IHS Markit, where he lead multiple Agile teams as their servant leader, coach and teacher and assists them in delivering value to the customer. He is an active member of the Agile Denver community as a participant, facilitator, and presenter at its SIG meetings.  In 2018 he was a Mile High conference speaker.

Marie Struckman

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