SOAR - Rocky Mountains Chapter

P.O Box 350032
Westminster, CO 80035-0032


The Rocky Mountains chapter joined the SOAR family in October 2012, and is committed to upholding SOAR’s vision to provide orphaned Armenians with resources fundamental to their physical, emotional, and intellectual development.


Natela Manuntseva

Natela Manuntseva is a professional with exceptional leadership and relationship-building abilities. She has diverse skills and experience in business development, community outreach, and project management. Natela has a proven track record of success in various roles. Natela currently participates in non-profit organizations to increase awareness, and beyond her professional endeavors, Natela is deeply committed to volunteer work and community engagement. She has served on the executive boards of CARA, GlobalMindED, CABPES, and the Central City Opera Guild. Natela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Communications from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Michael Hansard

Michael brings over two decades of expertise in sales, marketing, and logistics across diverse industries. A proud alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Marketing, he is seeking his Master of Science in Business Analytics.

Nurtured by parents who embodied generosity and empathy, Michael imbibed the spirit of volunteerism from a young age. This foundation has led him to commit his time passionately to causes close to his heart. Besides contributing to SOAR, Michael also dedicates his time to tutoring math to elementary and middle school students through CABPES (Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists). Whether it’s helping students, family, friends, or neighbors, Michael never misses a chance to extend a helping hand.

On a personal note, Michael cherishes every moment spent with his family, including his wife and daughter. Through his wife’s Armenian heritage, Michael has discovered a deep-rooted passion for supporting the Armenian community. Thanks to his wife and her family’s enthusiastic introductions, he frequently delves into the rich tapestry of Armenian culture and cuisine.

Tigran Muradyan

Tigran Muradyan was born in the vibrant city of Yerevan, Armenia. In 2000, he moved to the United States and settled in Colorado, where he pursued his education and career.

Tigran graduated with honors from the University of Colorado Denver, where he majored in International Studies and minored in Law. Tigran Muradyan is a highly experienced wealth manager with 15 years of expertise in the financial industry. He specializes in serving ultra-high net-worth clients and helping them mitigate income and estate tax consequences through advanced tax and estate planning strategies.

In addition to his professional background, Tigran is a devoted family man who cherishes spending time with his loved ones. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Emily, and together they are proud parents to a beautiful daughter named Olivia Anahit who is 1 year old. They also share their home with their adorable furry family member Oliver the Pomchi.

Tigran enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring new cuisines. He is deeply committed to his community and is always looking for ways to give back. Tigran is fluent in Armenian, Russian, and English, and is passionate about sharing his cultural heritage with those around him.

In addition to serving on the Board of SOAR, Tigran is also a board member of Armenians of Colorado (AOC) and Meduni. AOC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a cohesive, Armenian community and furthering the understanding of Armenian history, culture, language, and customs within the community and to the general public. Meduni is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical aid and education to underserved communities. Additionally, he is a proud member of Mantashov, the largest Armenian entrepreneurs club, which connects and supports Armenian business owners around the world.