Nancy Richardson


Co-Founder and Board Member, Blue Ocean Enterprises, Inc.

Nancy Richardson is the co-founder and a board member of Blue Ocean Enterprises, Inc. and Blue Ocean Holdings LLC, along with her husband Curt Richardson.

With a background in interior design, Nancy serves as a design adviser on Blue Ocean’s commercial real estate and redevelopment projects, directing the vision for the company’s interior spaces. She was a member of the team that developed the award-winning design for the OtterBox headquarters and Canyon Place in Fort Collins, renowned as state-of-the-art corporate offices.

In addition to these roles, Nancy focuses her time and efforts on giving back to the community through the initiatives of the Richardson Foundation, the private philanthropic organization of the Richardson family. In 2010, she founded the OtterCares Foundation, the charitable arm of OtterBox, a Fort Collins company founded by her husband. Nancy also serves as a board member for CURE International and Rescue:Freedom International and serves on the Northern Regional Council for the El Pomar Foundation.

Nancy has been widely recognized for her service to the Northern Colorado community. She was recognized by The Coloradoan in 2015 as a Northern Colorado “Super Woman” and received the Women of Distinction Award in 2012 from BizWest (formerly Northern Colorado Business Report). Nancy and her husband have been honored with the 2014 Hope Award by the MS Society/Colorado/Wyoming Chapter, the 2012 Lamplighter Award from Team Fort Collins, the Collins Award from the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, and the Values-Aligned Leadership Summit Award from Colorado Christian University.

Nancy received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Colorado State University, where she is an occasional guest speaker in the interior design program on the topic of the design process from a business owner’s perspective.