April 8, 2022


chfa appoints board of directors officers

LeadershipBODPhoto-RickGarcia-150x150.jpgLeadershipBODPhoto-NathanPeterson-150x150.jpgLeadershipBODPhoto-AmberHills-150x150.jpg(DENVER) – Colorado Housing and Finance Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of officers to its Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. CHFA’s 11-member board serves as the governing body of the organization and establishes policies to further its mission of affordable housing and community development.    
CHFA has appointed Amber Hills as its board chair for a second term. CHFA also welcomes Nathan Peterson as its board chair pro tem, and Rick Garcia as its board secretary and treasurer. 

As an industry veteran with over 22 years of experience, Hills oversees FirstBank’s Southwest Market, which includes eight branch locations, more than 160 employees, and $2.2 billion in deposits. She also oversees FirstBank’s Multicultural Banking Center, which was formed to better serve the entire community by providing banking services in customers’ preferred language and with an understanding of their culture. Hills joined CHFA’s board in 2017 and was named board chair in 2021.

Peterson is president of Rocky Mountain Home Builders and has been a fixture in the modular home industry in Colorado since 2005. Over that time, Rocky Mountain Home Builders has designed and installed over a quarter billion dollars in modular homes and multifamily projects all over Colorado. In addition, Peterson owns Western Development LLC, which develops and builds modular affordable housing projects. He has been a member of the Colorado Division of Housing’s Technical Advisory Committee for modular oversight for over 10 years and is currently the chairman of Credit Union of the Rockies. Peterson joined CHFA’s board in 2021.

Director Garcia was appointed executive director of DOLA by Gov. Jared Polis and confirmed by the Colorado Senate in January 2019. Garcia has over 27 years of community and economic development, housing, and private-sector experiences. His public-sector background spans federal, state, and local governments. Garcia joined CHFA’s board in 2019.

Pictured above: Amber Hills, Nathan Peterson, and Rick Garcia