Denise Leafgren grew up on a farm south east of Kersey where she attended Platte Valley Schools. She is a University of Northern Colorado graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting. In addition to keeping the family farm books, she was employed by Fuller & Fuller, CPA’s before marrying Brad Leafgren. They have two children, Lindsey and Jackson, and live in the Eaton area. Denise was a ten year 4-H member and is currently serving as a volunteer leader and treasurer for the Eaton/Galeton CWF 4-H group. If not being heavily involved with her kid’s activities, Denise enjoys volunteering, skiing, traveling, and being with her family. Denise maintains that the 4-H program is one of the best youth development programs that empowers young people to lead for a lifetime. 4-H has played a significant role in the family for three generations, and continuing to serve on the Weld County 4-H Foundation keeps Denise heavily involved in an organization she dearly cares about.