Our Officers

Order Sons of Italy Pikes Peak Lodge #2870

Mark Fini

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

Rich Ward

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

Jennifer Strand

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

Lila Mori

Treasurer/Financial Secretary
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...

Vicki Darpino


John Nicocia


Vic Blasi


Marilyn Munkres

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

Gina Franciamore-Knaack

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

Jim Ambuehl

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

Jim Mesite

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