William C. Byers III – Attorney
Luke Wheeland – Director of Community Outreach, Education and Communication for The Arc of Arapahoe, Douglas & Elbert Counties
Bill Beyers has achieved the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law. Bill is currently one of only seven Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the state of Colorado.
He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. A graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska College of Law, Bill frequently speaks to groups about elder law, special needs, and estate planning.
Bill has been practicing law in Northern Colorado for over 30 years.
During his life, he has witnessed firsthand the transition and steady progression of the quality of life options for individuals with disabilities, as his parents worked in the IDD field for over 35 years. Luke grew up around people with disabilities and individuals striving to achieve independence and a meaningful life.
Luke has nearly 18 years of professional experience in operations, leadership, project management, and customer service and support. He began his career working with individuals with IDD by occupying a variety of roles including: Managing a Program Approved Service Agency (PASA), and Senior Program Manager to Interim Case Manager with Developmental Pathways for over 10 years.