Biographies

2013-14 MPCS Governing Council Members
All MPCS Governing Council Members are Parents of children attending the school.

President: Victoria Hannu is an internationally known executive coach and culture alignment expert. She takes a highly innovative and integrated approach to business and organizational development by approaching brand and culture alignment from the inside-out. Having over 18 years’ experience in the corporate world prior to becoming an entrepreneur and CEO, she has a unique understanding and perspective of what it takes to create a culture in an organization, regardless of size, that enables it to function optimally and profitably by having a culture that is infused throughout the organization’s systems and processes. Victoria heads the Alignment and Communications Committee.

Vice President: Mark Bonfiglio has worked for the past 12 years as a Project Manager implementing Corporate Accounting Reconciliation Tools with American Express and Concur Technologies. Prior to an accounting career, Mark managed the Silverthorne Recreation Center and coordinated Adult and Youth Sports programs. He has a BA in Human Services at Eckerd College and an MA in Guidance and Counseling Education at USF in St. Petersburg. Mark has been instrumental as a member of the Master Planning Team and has provided leadership regarding school expansion and facilities in the past. He remains a member of the Finance Committee.

Treasurer: Tammy Rieke earned a B.S. in Accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and is a CPA. She practiced in public accounting for three years, specializing in audits, mainly for SEC clients. She spent a year as a Senior Accountant, in charge of the accounting for several companies and three years as an Internal Auditor for a large moving company. Tammy is Chair of the Finance Committee.

Secretary: Kyle Schurter is a structural engineer. He has been an active member of the Master Planning Team and is currently facilities representative from the Governing Council for the building of the new Middle School.

Member at Large: Robin Adams is a partner / owner of a small architectural practice in northwest Denver. With 20 plus years in the architectural profession, Robin’s diverse experience offers creative thinking, problem solving, organizational abilities and project management skills to support the mission of the board. Robin works with the Facilities and Master Planning committees to assist in implementing the “built environment” goals of the strategic plan.

Member at Large: Don Toups works as a Learning Professional at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Formerly Don taught English as a Second Language in Central America, the Middle East, and the U.S., and was a founder of Aviation English Consulting, LLC, which designed and delivered English language training to pilots and air traffic controllers worldwide. Don holds a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in English from Louisiana State University. He is actively involved as Chair of the School Accountability Committee.

Member at Large: Gina Schley works in Marketing & Communications in her professional life, but has found her true passion as an involved parent and working on community focused agricultural projects. Through serious investigation and researching she developed a deep respect for Rudolf Steiner’s philosophies, and is very passionate about bringing Waldorf Education to the public school realm. She believes that the Waldorf Charter School movement isn’t just a trend; it is a concept that will impact the future. When she is not with her family, or at meetings to help design a sustainable schoolyard for MPCS, she is tending her honeybees or working in her biodynamic garden. Gina heads the Master Planning Team with regards to landscaping. She assists on the Grant and Marketing Committees, as well as the Gardening Committee.

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