Juan Pena was born in Bogota, Colombia, and immigrated to the United States as a Spanish-speaking 14-year-old. Juan assisted in starting a poverty abolition program that helps families exit poverty and become self-sufficient. Juan is deeply engaged in serving the northeast Denver community. He is the founding board member of University Preparatory School and is the Co-Founder of CrossPurpose. Juan and his wife Courtney have four boys and live in the Clayton neighborhood.