Biographies

2014-2015 MPCS Governing Council Members
All MPCS Governing Council Members are parents of children attending the school.

Acting President: 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.

Secretary: 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.

Treasurer: Open

Member at Large: 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.

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.

Member at Large: Jeff Wilhite (bio coming soon).

Member at Large:  Nathan Ballenger is a Father of three boys with his wife Rachel Cooper.  Nathan brings experience as President, Secretary and member of multiple Boards and Councils.  He was a key member of building and teaching at a small Waldorf school in Mancos, CO, where he learned about Waldorf education from a teacher, Mariam Barton, with over 30 years of Waldorf teaching experience.  He and Rachel have raised all three boys with a strong commitment to principals aligned with Waldorf Philosophy.  Nathan has a BS in Biology, and has traveled extensively all around the world with extended periods in India and South America.  He has significant speaking experience in Spanish, and has studied French and German as well.  Nathan is a tradesman, and previously owned a contracting company specializing in natural building, but transitioned out of natural building almost five years ago into internet marketing and business.  He currently works as a Search Engine Marketing Senior Consultant, and spends his “free” time practicing Vipassana mediation, gardening, hiking and playing basketball and soccer.  He also enjoys reading, playing in the river, and can say the alphabet backwards while on six-foot stilts..

Contact the Board:  board@mountainphoenix.org

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