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Our Board of Directors members are committed and genuinely

interested in the mission of InPower Foundation. 

They serve to contribute their time, energy and useful expertise. 

If you are interested in joining the InPower Foundation's team, please contact us!


Chris Natzke, Treasurer


For the past 43 years, Chris Natzke has been a dedicated student and teacher of the martial arts, reaching the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt/Grand Master Instructor as well as winning the United States National Championships in 1999.  Chris opened his own martial arts studio,and has impacted the lives of thousands of students, promoting over 500 students to the rank of Black Belt and beyond through his “Qualities of Black Belt Excellence”.

Theresa Byrne, Founder & President


Theresa is nationally recognized self-defense expert, author, a motivational speaker, owner of a martial arts center in Denver, United Martial Arts & Fitness Center, and founder the nonprofit InPower Foundation.

Theresa has been featured in the media, including ABC, FOX, NBC, SPIKE. Her passion for the martial arts and how it can transform lives can be seen on the KWGN Channel 2 series, “Secrets of Success“.  She is the national health & defense expert seen on 2010 SPIKE television series, “The Best Defense”,  and was co-host and Personal Protection Safety Expert “Practical Tactial”, “What If”, “Don’t Be a Victim” and “If Lives Depend On It”.  Theresa was featured in the ABC Family TV show “Fitting In” helping kids get healthy, and appears in the book, “FAT is not a Four Letter Word” as a fitness and movement expert, and the only martial artist expert in the 9News Health Fair “In the Classroom” programs.


Theresa is published author “InPower: 3 Ways to Unleash Your Superpowers”, and contributing writer to The Good Men Project and Huffington Post.  She the creator of the DVD “Fitness Revolution for Kids”.  


Theresa is the recipient of the AMEX M3 "Count Me In" Award from the Women’s Economic Development Council for female entrepreneurs.She holds a 4th Degree Black Belt (with training in Tae Kwon-Do, Krav Maga, Hapkido, Combat Hapkido, Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ, Jun Fan, escrima, and a variety of other arts).  Theresa is a certified Anger Management Coach/Educator, FAST Defense Coach and Spokesperson.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication with concentrations in Psychology and Business. 

Linda Wickes, Secretary


Linda holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt  and has been involved with martial arts since 1994. She began training in Taekwondo with her daughter and earned her 2nd Degree Black Belt with ATA. Linda became a certified instructor in 1998 and co-founded Parker Academy of Martial Arts in 1998.  Linda loves helping kids and adults discover their passion for martial arts.

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