BACKLIT: DIA exec toots his own horn

Patrick Heck is the chief commercial officer at Denver International Airport. He is in charge of commercial properties, concessions, airline affairs and economic development — those are just a few of his responsibilities. A Colorado native, Heck grew up on a farm outside of Lamar. He has been playing the trumpet since he was 11, but really only plays during church services these days. The bouquet of wheat he is holding came from his family farm in Lamar, which his father built in 1968. Portrait by Philip B. Poston/Sentinel