Inspired as a young boy watching astronauts land on the moon, Barry has enjoyed a lifelong passion for space exploration. He has devoted his professional career to helping humankind explore this final frontier. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from CU Boulder and working for almost a decade in the aerospace sector, Barry co-founded Red Canyon in 2000. Red Canyon now has 70 employees and operates in 4 states. Red Canyon has contracts with federal agencies such as NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in addition to prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace and Raytheon. Red Canyon is currently busy supporting Lockheed on the Orion mission, which will launch the next human spacecraft into the solar system. Red Canyon is also credited with helping Lockheed and NASA send six satellites to explore Mars.
Even before founding Red Canyon, Barry created his first entrepreneurial endeavor: Bare Rose Real Estate. What began as a small side-project has grown into a major initiative. Barry now owns, manages and operates over 200,000 square feet of multifamily, residential, office and mixed-use buildings throughout Denver including in downtown LoDo. Barry lives and breathes entrepreneurialism. Hard work, sweat equity, and passion characterize his life. He combined all of these values to grow Red Canyon and Bare Rose organically (not to mention the four other companies that he either founded, co-founded, or managed).
Because of his first-hand experience in creating so many business ventures, Barry is whole-heartedly passionate about Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). EO helps foster the growth of new entrepreneurs, who in turn create the jobs and leadership for our community, society, and culture.
In his spare time, Barry enjoys playing poker (he’s semi-pro), mountain biking (hard-core!), and doing yoga (ommmm). Most of all, he likes spending quality time with his family – wife Laura, daughter Loren (8), son Colfax (2), and newborn daughter Nova (1 month).