Who We Are

Luis ToroLuis Toro became director of Colorado Ethics Watch in January 2010. Luis was a litigation partner at a downtown Denver law firm before joining Ethics Watch as Senior Counsel in 2008. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, an instructor at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and an intern at Natural Resources Defense Council.  Luis is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). E-mail Luis at ltoro@coloradoforethics.org.

Peg Perl is Staff Counsel for Ethics Watch. Peg has notable experience in both government ethics and campaign finance law, including at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and for the Federal Election Commission, both in Washington, D.C.  More recently, she was a fellow in the Business and Licensing Division of the Secretary of State's Office. Peg is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. E-mail Peg at pperl@coloradoforethics.org.

Doug Staggs is the research director for Colorado Ethics Watch, responsible for researching leads and gathering tips. Before joining the Ethics Watch team, Doug worked for the Gill Foundation as a grants manager. Doug holds an M.A. in English and has worked in nonprofit organizations for more than five years. E-mail Doug at dstaggs@coloradoforethics.org.

Allison McGee Johnson is communications director for Ethics Watch. With more than 15 years experience in marketing, communications and public relations for non-profits and corporations, Allison facilitates the organization’s media relations and outreach. E-mail Allison at ajohnson@coloradoforethics.org.