Who we are

Mike Mazzola on a hike

Mike Mazzola

Galvanize was founded by Mike Mazzola as a response to the low 15% recycling rate in Colorado Springs. For many years, he has recognized the need for increased recycling and repurposing of local goods. 

Originally from a small town in Missouri, Mike is a 22 year resident of Colorado Springs. As a social entrepreneur, philanthropist and environmentalist, he blends business acumen with a desire to make the world a better place. Mike is continually working toward solving societal issues through his day-to-day work.


Galvanize is supported by many community leaders, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs:

Bill Morris
Blue Star Recyclers

Kristy Milligan
Westside CARES

Daniel Byrd
Executive Director
Kids on Bikes

Jolie NeSmith
Executive Director of Rocky
Mountain Field Institute

Marcus Redden
Chief Operating Officer
Energy Resource Center

Sara Vaas
Executive Director

Jennifer Peterson
Nonprofit Executive

Ryan Gentges
General Manager

Jake Eyermann
Business Support Specialist
21st Support Squadron, Peterson AFB

Natalie Johnson
Executive Director
Manitou Art Center

Kyla Umemoto
phi design