CIPA Board Members 2023-2024


Peter Trimarco

CIPA President,
CIPA ELF Board Member

Parker, CO

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Peter Trimarco has nearly three decades in the publishing industry, from content creation, production, and distribution through to magazine and book publishing. Throughout his tenure he has also been immersed in the film industry, the music industry, and most recently in publishing books for children.

As co-founder and publisher of both Beyond Cinema Magazine and Notable Kids Publishing, he has expertise in all aspects of traditional magazine and book production and distribution. As an author and illustrator, he has created original content for augmented-reality mobile apps for children, and of course, the printed page. Currently, Peter’s primary focus is in publishing picture books and content for mid-grade readers, while working with new and established authors and illustrators. Prior to establishing Notable Kids Publishing, he was a veteran of the media industry as executive producer and creative director on dozens of music productions, co-founder of three record labels, publisher for two international film magazines, and as a news art director. While in the music industry, he was the creative director and executive producer on over forty titles with two receiving Grammy nominations. As an active member of the entertainment and publishing communities, Peter has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and interviewed by the London Financial Times on intellectual property rights, in addition to being a voting member of NARAS. He currently serves on the Board of the IBPA and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation.


Mike Daniels

CIPA Vice President
& CIPA ELF Executive Director
Broomfield, CO

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Mike Daniels has been in the book publishing business for the last two decades working with authors & publishers of all sizes and genres while representing book manufacturers.  As a publisher’s coach he provides strategic and creative direction, connections and insight to best reach the client’s targeted goals. Mike’s a Past President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (2005-06) where he received the CIPA Leadership Award and the Ric Simmons Memorial Life Vest Award for excellence in publishing, integrity in business and service to authors and he’s the current President of the 501 c 3 CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation.In addition, Lt. Col. Mike Daniels is the Director of Public Affairs for the Colorado Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (selected as the U.S Civil Air Patrol’s 2014 National Public Affairs Officer of the Year) and Editor-in-Chief of Peaks & Planes magazine (received CAP’s 1st Place Balsem Award for Magazines.) [email protected]

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Veronica Yager

Program Chair
&CIPA Immediate Past President,
CIPA ELF Board Member

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Veronica Yager has been working with self-publishing authors since 2008. Her mission is to help make publishing a book as painless and easy as possible for authors. Veronica specializes in book interior design and ebook conversions, which most self-publishing authors neglect and forget about! YellowStudios offers a free consultation jam packed with advice and will give you a solid direction to help ease the frustration many new authors face. In 2016 – Veronica won a CIPA EVVY Award for Interior Book Design and Layout, and received a Gold Medal – 1st Place Award for eBook design and conversions! In both 2017, and 2018, Veronica and her team again won 1st Place Awards for eBook design.


Pam Feely

Pam Feely, CPA, MBA, AF,
CIPA Treasurer

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Consultant for political campaigns for organizing a campaign’s business operations. Assist first time treasurers and candidates on the what’s expected in a campaign. Work with existing committees to organize the clutter.

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Catherine March


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Catherine March, artist, author, chef, traveler, began her plant-based journey after witnessing her parents physically and mentally decline as they aged. It was difficult to handle as well as to watch. A single mother of three, she was determined to do better for her children. After years of taking nutrition classes and reading everything she could find about healthy diets, Catherine changed her life by switching her diet to one consisting of whole plant foods. She wants you to discover its benefits too. She wrote a beginner vegan and plant-based cookbook with delicious whole food plant-based and vegan recipes so her readers could benefit as well.  Living a long life is great, but living a long, healthy life is awesome. Catherine wants all her readers to enjoy a lengthy, fulfilling life and hopes her book, blogs and heart shared information will help. She lives her healthy, active lifestyle in sunny Denver, CO.


Bob Schram

CIPA Past President
CIPA ELF Director
Boulder, CO

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Bob has served as a Publishing Resource since 1984. He has worked as the production manager of Pruett Publishing, art director of In Joy Birth & Parenting Education, and board member & vice president of the Rocky Mountain Publishing Professionals Guild. Currently the founder and owner of Bookends Design, Bob works extensively with publishers, small businesses, schools, authors, and individuals requiring book design & production, art direction, project management, print coordination, or publishing consulting. He especially enjoys helping new authors navigate the self-publishing process.

Sara Frances

Sara Frances

Denver, CO

Cheryl Callighan

CIPA Executive Administrator
Centennial, CO

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Cheryl Callighan is a Master Virtual Assistant and Professional Author’s Assistant with over 31 years of executive administrative and managerial experience, executive level secretarial skills and extensive technology and online marketing experience. Cheryl has run her successful Virtual Assistant business, the original multi-VA Team, for 27 years.

Cheryl works best with creative self-motivated professionals who need someone to hand off the details. She is proactive and detail-oriented. As a graduate of the Author Smart program, she has all the necessary skills to help writers and authors become organized, oversee the details, and coordinate the publishing and promotion processes.