Board Members



Phyllis has a passion for education, serving as a math teacher, middle school and high school principal, and retiring as school superintendent. Failing retirement, she worked as a teacher evaluator for Visiting International Faculty, as a southwest regional representative for the Colorado Department of Education, and as an educational coordinator for GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs).

Phyllis has an undergraduate degree in chemistry, with a minor in English; her Master’s degree is in math/secondary educational administration. As a recent graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, Phyllis is committed to informing young people about the greatness of the United States and the free market economy which has been proven to provide the best avenue to success and the pursuit of happiness.



photoEileen earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and holds a license as a CPA. Her career began in Wisconsin working in insurance as a Surety Bond Underwriter. After moving to Grand Junction in 1983, and working as a CPA in a regional firm, Eileen successfully owned and managed a local Independent Insurance Agency, specializing in Surety Bonds and Insurance for Construction related businesses. She sold her business to an International Insurance Broker in 2005 and continued in a management position until 2010. Eileen is active in the community having served on both operational and foundation Boards, as well as in volunteer positions. As a successful entrepreneur, Eileen values the opportunity to promote free enterprise with our educators and youth.



RonAfter a short career in retail management, Ron began his education career in 1989 as a secondary business and social studies teacher and athletic coach.  Following his years in the classroom he provided teacher training and special project support for national education organizations like the Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity Program and JASON Learning.   Ron holds a Masters in Online Teaching and Learning as well as a Colorado Secondary Administration license.  Most recently he has begun providing educational outreach in the areas of money management and personal finance.