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MAINSPRING Developers creates special places in urban communities in Denver, focusing on the intersection between existing and architecture and new uses that foster, enhance, support and revitalize communities. Micro-local communities will become incredibly important to the vitality of a city like Denver, as more and more people yearn for housing, employment, services and products in their inner city neighborhoods – and responsible development must have at its core the components that allow residents to find their own sense of community and connection in that tight urban environment. By first understanding the community and its direction, MAINSPRING renovates and rehabilitates properties in unique ways to serve the existing community, foster improved work/live opportunities and create lasting anchors.

Our People

Fiona Arnold, President

Fiona Arnold is a long time corporate attorney and real estate investor. After seven years as an executive vice president at Vail Resorts, Inc., she launched MAINSPRING Developers focused on residential and commercial urban real estate redevelopment in Denver with the guiding principle that development must have at its core the obligation to create unique, enduring and community centered spaces.

Fiona is a native Australian but adopted Colorado and Denver as her home in 2001, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Keri Farmelo, Communities

Keri Farmelo is a Colorado native. She joins MAINSPRING from a career focused on community support, mobilization and collaboration. She provides the communities created by MAINSPRING with constant support, care and attention, and is solely focused on ensuring the long term success of all those who join our commercial developments.

Keri is an avid participant in all things Colorado, music, mountains and outdoors and lives in Denver with her three children.

Doug Kopel, Development

Doug Kopel is a lifelong practitioner of all things real estate development and redevelopment. He is a licensed and talented architect, engineer and general contractor and has spent his career focused on the intersection between architecture, construction and responsible community focused development.

Chase Arnold, Marketing

Chase Arnold is a recent arrival in Colorado hailing from Oklahoma with a background in marketing. He leads our marketing, social media and events, and approaches his work from the perspective of making lasting relationships with the surrounding community.  He believes in living life with a Positive Mental Attitude and continuously striving to spread his synergy to everyone he encounters.

Chase enjoys making music, listening to Incubus, and spending time with his golden doodle Teddy.

Contact Us

Have a question about Backyard on Blake, our tenants, our events, the Workroom, or just curious or need to let us know about something? We'd love to hear from you. Call or email us or fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you right away!

Telephone: 303-949-8797
Address: 3070 Blake Street, UNIT 200 Denver, CO 80205
Email: info@backyardonblake.com