Mark Starosciak | Founder
Mark founded WineLeague® in 2006 with the help of his compatriot, local Denver attorney David Ball. The idea was simple in theory, yet they learned many lessons along the way, much of which happened through good old trial and error!
Given the overwhelming success of WineLeague® in Denver, Mark is dedicated to helping other cities across the US start their own leagues. The goal is ambitious: A WineLeague® in each of the nation’s top 20 cities by 2022. Nothing like a stretch goal to get everyone focused!
Mark is a Certified Financial Planner™ and founded Infinium Investment Advisors, LLC in 2009 after a decade as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring Colorado’s beautiful rivers and lakes in search of trout. He is also an avid skier and plays competitive 8-ball pool.
Chelsea Augelli | President
Chelsea joined WineLeague® as a Board Member in 2015 and subsequently transitioned into Co-President in 2017. After attending her first WineLeague® event, Chelsea immediately knew that the group was the tool she was looking for to foster her passions: wine, event planning and philanthropy. Chelsea enjoys working with each individual beneficiary to further the mission and goals of their organization, to engage young professionals in the community, and to execute successful WineLeague® events.
Chelsea is currently a third-year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. When Chelsea isn’t busy reading law textbooks and planning WineLeague® events, she enjoys learning about (and drinking) wine, cooking, doing yoga, snowboarding, and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.
Max Mayeda | Advisor
Max has helped WineLeague® in several capacities since 2015. He graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in finance and an undergraduate degree in biology. He is actively involved with the nonprofit community as a mentor for Minds Matter.
When he’s not volunteering his time to make the Denver a better place, Max is a financial advisor for Infinium Investment Advisors, LLC He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® having passed all three levels of the CFA® program on his first attempt (isn’t that smart!)
Max is also a certified sports fanatic and is active in fishing, skiing, and adventure travels.
Callie Borgmann | Social Media Czar
Callie joined WineLeague® in 2018 as a board member after attending her very first event in 2017. It might be a stretch to call it ‘love at first sight,’ but she quickly realized that our organization combines two things she loves: wine and charity. Callie brings deep experience in media and communications, and serves as our Social Media Czar.
Callie is currently a third-year law student at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She is originally from Colorado and grew up in Aurora. When she isn’t busy studying, Callie loves to go to sporting events (go Rockies!) and concerts.