Our Officers

Order Sons of Italy Pikes Peak Lodge #2870

Gina Franciamore-Knaack

Gina was born in Pueblo, Colorado and moved to Colorado Spring when she was ...

Jennifer Strand

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

Alberto Leopizzi

Immediate Past President
I was born in Rome Italy. My family moved to Providence RI where my father was ...

Carlo Montera

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

Rich Ward

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

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 ...

Jim Rozzi

Jim is originally from McKeesport, PA.  He is the grandson of Paolo and ...

Gabrielle Brown

Recording Secretary

Fred Darpino

Founder and State Trustee

Scott Turner

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



Marilyn Munkres

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

Mark Fini

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

Jim Mesite

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

Jim Ambuehl

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

Lila Mori

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