About
SoBo Rising

SoBo Rising, Inc.

SoBo Rising seeks to help South Boulder, CO regain a sense of control and identity after the King Soopers tragedy that shocked our community in March 2021. We are accomplishing this by organizing and supporting community events that promote healing and reconnection in our neighborhoods. We believe these events can catalyze recurring celebrations of the indomitable spirit of South Boulder.

SoBo Rising is non-profit corporation registered with the state of Colorado, EIN #87-1603201. Our board members are listed below.

Chris DiGiano, Ph.D.

President & Chairman of the Board

Chris founded SoBo Rising in April, 2021 with the encouragement and support of neighbors. He's lived in North Boulder, Central Boulder, and for the last twenty years in SoBo where he and his wife have raised two teenage daughters. They love how the kids have been able to walk to K-12 schooling and how the trails are just a hop-skip away. In the winter you'll find Chris telemark skiing every weekend at the resorts and in the backcountry. Weekdays, Chris is an Engineering Manager for the self-driving car company, Aurora. You can follow his musings on technology and society on Twitter at @justdigi.

Jessica Benjamin

Treasurer & Board Member

Jessica lives in South Boulder with her husband Matt and two small children, Mason and Avalynn. For nearly two decades, Jessica has committed her time and energy to building community through meaningful events, festivals and fundraisers. Jessica is the owner and producer of First Bite, the Boulder County Restaurant Week, and author of A Bite of Boulder a cookbook First Bite published during the pandemic to support local restaurants. She has collaborated and worked with nonprofits, small businesses, restaurants, the University of Colorado, and is a board member for Garden to Table. Jessica and her family can often be found biking over to Sweet Cow for ice cream, hiking Skunk Canyon and gardening in their backyard veggie garden.

Anne Fedor

Treasurer & Board Member

Anne has lived in Boulder for most of the last 35 years, including 15 years in Table Mesa. She's married 25 years to Adam who has lived in Table Mesa since 1965! They loved raising our two children in the South boulder “village”, always knowing that neighbors and the community were there to help us every step of the way. Anne works as a research nurse at Clinimark laboratory at Avista Hospital in Louisville for the past 12 years, developing and testing medical equipment. Anne spends any spare time outside in her vegetable garden, hiking or skiing.