Our Officers

Order Sons of Italy Pikes Peak Lodge #2870

Rich Ward

Rich Ward is a Colorado Springs native. He went to Mitchell HS and Western ...

Jim Ambuehl

Vice President
I was born in Denver, CO, and graduated from the University of Denver with a ...

Jennifer Strand

Financial Secretary
Jennifer Strand was born June 2nd, 1962 in Waco,TX to a military father (Jim ...

Lila Mori

Lila Joined the Sons of Italy Lodge 2870 in August 2014. She is a third ...

Carlo Montera

Lodge Founder
Carlo Montera was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1924, first generation Italian, ...

Tony Rodasta

A native of Colorado, born in Pueblo, BA in Business from University of ...

Mike Patti

Master of Ceremonies
I have been a pharmacist for 37 years now and my avocation for the last 20 ...

Fred Darpino

Founder and State Trustee

Scott D'Amour


Scott Turner

In 1906 Scott’s family watched the San Francisco fire from the hills surrou...

John Nicocia


Vic Blasi

Recording Secretary

Marilyn Munkres

Mistress of Ceremonies
Marilyn was born in New York City and is a first generation American. Her ...

Mark Fini

Immediate Past President
Mark is a Colorado native born in Pueblo and raised in Walsenburg. All of ...

Diane Varlesi

Diane Marie Varlesi was born April 5, 1944 in the Italian neighborhood of ...

Jim Mesite

Jim and his wife, Bobbie, came here with the Army in 1979 for 3 years, and ...

Valerie Salamon