The Mile High 49ers Booster Club is an official booster club for the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. We are based in Denver, Colorado, but strive to grow the 49ers community throughout Colorado and welcome fellow fans from anywhere. All of our events and marketing efforts are organized and funded purely by the leadership team below, as well as the generous support of our loyal fans.
Juan Onofre, President
Juan is the club’s President and one of the original founding members of our organization, and what many people consider to be its heart and soul (and is sure to be found at all our big events). This club started with a couple of knocks at his front door and 9 people in his backyard in 2012, but has now become a 49ers family numbering over 100 members. Juan says it’s all because of what a good friend who once told him: “If you ever find yourself in unfamiliar territory, show your colors and raise your flag, and new friends will be there.” Email Juan at JuanOnofre49@hotmail.com.
Natalia Klishina, Marketing Director
Natalia is originally from Ukraine, but has spent most of her life in the SF Bay Area. She got into football when she started cheerleading in high school, and even though she now lives in Denver, the 49ers will always be her team. When she’s not hard at work managing marketing for the Mile High 49ers Booster Club, she works full-time for a marketing and advertising agency, writes on her food blog, and travels all over the world. Email her at Natalia@milehigh49ers.com.
Denise Kilmer, Event Coordinator
Denise was born in Milwaukee and moved to Northern California when she was a teenager. She has lived in Colorado for 23 years, but she will always be faithful to the Niners. She has 8 brothers and 4 sisters, many of who still live in California, so she goes back at least once a year (and definitely tries to squeeze in a Niners game every time). She loves the local 49ers community here in Colorado, and even though she now lives in the mountains outside Black Hawk, is still a big part of all of our Denver events and activities.
Melanie “Mel” Rutledge, PR & Community Relations
Mel is originally from Central California, where her love of the Niners comes from. She moved to Colorado in September of 2015, and the first thing she did was search for local 49ers fans — and she found the amazing Mile High 49ers Booster Club! Since the beginning, they have been her family away from home. If her voice (and VERY distinct laugh) sound familiar… she is part of the Morning Show on KOOL 105 right here in Denver, and she LOVES helping the community! She is a lifelong Niners fan and mom of 3 kids. Mel definitely has a lot of passion for the Niners and will talk football all day if you let her!
Juan Lopez Jr.
Bio coming soon.