Master's in Geology, Wesleyan University. Geologist, entrepreneur and brewpub pioneer. 1981, joined Buckhorn Petroleum. 1988, opened The Wynkoop Brewing Co., Colorado's first brewpub. 2003, Mayor of Denver, Colorado, responsible for overhauling the city's financial system, creating the city's first chief financial officer position, and streamlining many city services; also introduced GreenPrint Denver, a plan to improve Denver's urban environment by increasing efficiency and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting "green" urban design, and implementing an aggressive waste reduction campaign; also introduced Road Home, a programme to reduce homelessness in Denver through employment assistance and housing for the homeless. Since 2011, Governor of Colorado. Recipient of awards and honours, including: named among top five big-city mayors in the US, Time magazine (2005).