Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Suite 223
Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities
Eric Bono is the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has a diverse background practicing law and working in higher education. Eric worked at the University of Colorado Law School from 2006 – 2011 where he served as the Director for the Private Sector and Judicial Clerkships in Colorado Law’s Office of Career Development. Before that, he practiced general litigation and employment law in Denver at the law firms of Holme Roberts & Owen and Baird & Kiovsky. Prior to law school, Eric was an Admissions Counselor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and an Assistant Director of Admissions at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. In his spare time, Eric enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.
J.D. Ohio State University 2001
B.A. Denison University 1995 summa cum laude
Gayle Keahey graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and practiced as a civil litigation attorney in Texas for thirteen years. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver, where she was a University Honors Program and National Merit Scholarship recipient and was named Phi Beta Kappa. As a law student, Gayle was a Legal Research and Writing Instructor, served as the Administrative Advocate for the University, and participated on the Client Counseling Team and National Trial Competition Team, competing in the National Trial Competition as a Regional Champion.
Following law school, Gayle was an Associate and Participating Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston for five years, where she practiced litigation as a member of the Health Law Section, representing hospitals, physicians, nurses, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and other health-related clients. After moving to Dallas, Gayle joined the litigation section of Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox as an Associate and then Partner, where she represented clients in medical and legal malpractice, product liability, worker’s compensation, and other insurance defense matters.
Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities in June 2007, Gayle also served as Program Director and Director of Children’s Ministries for eight years for a large congregation in Texas, where she had extensive experience managing numerous programs, events, volunteers and staff. She is excited to bring her combination of legal and administrative experiences to the students, staff, and alumni of Sturm College of Law. Gayle can be reached at 303.871.6586
Career Consultant – Public Sector Team
Trey Baker is a Career Consultant in the Office of Career Development and Opportunities at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Trey is a member of the Public Sector team specializing in career opportunities in federal and state government agencies, public interest organizations, and non-profit organizations. Trey’s background includes both private practice and public interest work. From 2009-2011 Trey worked at Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon, P.C., where he was an associate in the litigation group and specialized in medical malpractice defense. In the public sector, Trey has served as legal counsel to Denver non-profits, worked as a congressional aide in Washington, D.C., and worked as program coordinator for a Mississippi youth service organization. Trey considers himself a versatile renaissance man and, thus, has myriad interests outside of work including dj’ing, writing, and shopping for bowties.
J.D. University of Denver, Sturm College of Law 2009
B.A. Political Science, Tougaloo College 2006, magna cum laude
Angie Birky Bohnert received her B.A. from Goshen College in northern Indiana in 1999, and her J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007. Between undergraduate school and law school, Angie worked as an Admissons Counselor for Goshen College, and subsequently moved to Denver to study for the LSAT and work as a paralegal in Kutak Rock LLP’s public finance department. Angie continued to work at Kutak Rock LLP as a public finance law clerk throughout law school, while also participating in the Transportation Law Journal and serving on Goshen College’s Alumni Board. During law school, Angie was the recipient of the Henry G. Frankel Memorial Fund scholarship and the James C. Owen, Jr./Holme Roberts & Owen Endowed Scholarship.
Upon graduation Angie remained with Kutak Rock LLP as a public finance Associate, working as Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel to a variety of governmental issuers, and as Underwriter’s Counsel to numerous banking organizations. In her free time Angie enjoys sitting on the board of a couple local nonprofit organizations, spending time with family and friends, staying active, and taking advantage of Colorado’s mountain scenery.
Career / Student Development Consultant
Gretchen received her B.A. in French Linguistics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, served as a congressional aide in Washington, D.C. and has a M.A. in Communication Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, MA. After 4 years of practice in a hospital clinic and a public school, Gretchen transitioned into the field of law.
As Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs at Boston College Law School, she helped to establish an inaugural mentoring program, and later as Director of Membership Services at the Massachusetts Bar Association, Gretchen facilitated a vibrant relationship between two area law schools and the Young Lawyers Division.
In 1990, Gretchen moved to Chicago to become Manager of Legal Recruiting at Jenner & Block, a highly-respected national 300-attorney litigation firm. As a member of the hiring committee, Gretchen provided feedback on summer associates’ areas of interests and professional behavior. Additionally, she initiated an attorney interview training program and developed a summer associate orientation curriculum. Under her leadership, the summer associate program was twice ranked as “one of the best in Chicago” in the American Lawyer.
Gretchen returned to Colorado in 1997 to serve as Director of Membership Services at the Colorado & Denver Bar Associations. Although she was hired by Denver Law in 1998 as Associate Director of Career Services, she is now a part-time consultant due to health issues related to multiple sclerosis.
Gretchen serves as the staff liaison to the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, the Denver Inns of Court and the Corporate Apprenticeship Program. In addition to employer outreach with former law student advisees, Gretchen consults with students and alumni on how to design engaging resumes and cover letters as well as techniques for launching a job search “in-or-out” of the law (having re-created herself professionally twice in her own life). Gretchen can be reached at 303.871.6341.
Career / Student Development Consultant
Andrea Montague received her B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Between college and law school, Andrea worked as a Legislative Aide for the New York City Council.
While in law school, Andrea was a recipient of the Edward A. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship, and interned at the National Organization for Women Legal Defense Fund. Andrea also interned at the Second Judicial Department, Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court, and the Sex Crimes Unit of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Andrea successfully competed in the Moot Court Honor Society’s Wagner Labor Law Competition and was also awarded the Carole Mehlman Gould Prize for her work as a law student in the area of women’s rights.
After graduation, Andrea clerked for Judge Margaret Cammer of Brooklyn Civil Court where she worked on both criminal and civil cases, and then spent a year in New Zealand working for a barrister litigating product liability claims. Upon returning to the United States, Andrea worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Andrea worked for a small Denver law firm in the area of trusts and estates, family law, and intergovernmental affairs. Andrea can be reached at 303.871.6392.
Colin Lambert received his B.A. in Computer Information Systems from American University in 2002. After completing college, Colin stayed at American University to start his career as a Web Developer for the International Students Office. After one year, Colin started to work for the AU Career Center eventually becoming the Manager of Information Technology. During his eight years in that position, Colin helped to launch the Symplicity system in the office and became the administrator. Colin then was hired to be a Systems Developer/Project Manager for American University’s I.T. department. His time there was short lived, however, as he and his wife decided to move out west to Denver a year later.
Colin’s role in the Career Development Office draws upon his expertise in Symplicity as well as other technical areas, including social media and database management.
Outside of work, Colin is an avid soccer and football fan and enjoys going home to his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago, to visit his parents.