Gretchen Perryman grew up in East Texas Piney Woods and moved to Colorado in 1979. Gretchen has worked in the nonprofit sector for most of her career. She worked for the Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a unique, diverse, and vibrant downtown Denver community (1988-1996). She continued working for the betterment of Colorado at Great Outdoors Colorado, a state trust funded by lottery dollars that awards grants to preserve and enhance Colorado parks, wildlife, trails and open space (1996-2002).
Her career continued with her work at Rose Community Foundation, an organization that support efforts to improve the quality of life throughout the Great Denver community through grantmaking programs (2002-2013). She joined Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance in January 2014 as Executive Assistant. Her passion for genealogy easily fills her spare time with research and volunteer projects, and service on the Colorado Genealogical Society Board.