Famous people from Thornton, Colorado by Ambassador Painting
Tesho Akindele (1992- ) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Orlando City in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Josh Bredl (1991- ), an American former professional wrestler best known for his time in WWE under the name Bronson Matthews.
Edward Casso (1974- ), is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 2006, Casso represented House District 32, which encompasses suburbs of Denver, Colorado in northwestern Adams County, from 2006 to 2012.
John Denney (1978- ), is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Brigham Young University (BYU) and was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2005.
Beth Martinez Humenik is a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Colorado. She served one term in the Colorado State Senate from 2015 until 2019, representing District 24, which includes parts of Adams County.
Mike Manning (1987- ), is an American actor, producer, reality television personality, and activist. Manning first gained fame as a cast member on the MTV series The Real World: D.C. Since then he has starred in a number of films and television programs, such as the 2014 Disney Channel original movie Cloud 9, in which he played
Nick Swift, Hawaii Five-0 and Love Is All You Need?, and produced the documentary Kidnapped for Christ.
Nikki Marshall (1988- ), is an American retired soccer player. She most recently played for Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League from 2013 to 2014. Previously, she was a forward for the University of Colorado women’s soccer team and a defender for the Boston Breakers of Women’s Professional Soccer and the United States U-23 women’s national soccer team.
Mike McCoy (1953-2016), was an American football cornerback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.
Adrian Mora (1978- ), is an American professional boxer and the former IBA Light Welterweight Champion.
Joseph Salazar is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives, serving from 2013 to early 2019. Salazar is also an attorney with Smith, Shelton, Ragona, and Salazar LLC. He focuses on employment law, civil rights, and constitutional law.
Kyle Sleeth (1981- ), is a former starting pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. Once touted as one of Major League Baseball’s top prospects, his career in the Tigers’ minor league organization was marred by injuries and he progressed no higher than Double-A; nonetheless, he showed enough promise to be placed on the Tigers’ 40-man roster.
Neal Ulevich (1946- ), is an American photographer. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for “photographs of disorder and brutality in the streets of Bangkok”.