Avery Turman, Public Affairs Associate


Avery grew up in the small rural town of Lindstrom in eastern Minnesota. Upon graduation from high school Avery made his way to Colorado to attend the University of Denver for college and to enjoy all the outdoor amenities the state has to offer. Politics became his passion during his freshman year “Hard Choices in Public Policy” class taught by former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm. While at DU pursuing a double major, Avery was a community organizer for Food and Water Watch which engages local communities on water issues. He also worked at the prestigious Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Avery graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy and English from the University of Denver and joined the Capstone team in November 2016. He immediately was drawn to the fast paced environment at the capitol and is passionate about environmental issues and public land access. Avery is an instrumental part of monitoring legislation and committee actions for Capstone clients. He writes detailed memos for clients on issues ranging from health care in Colorado to the impact of the Gallagher amendment. In his free time, Avery enjoys rock climbing and hiking through out Colorado and surrounding states.