Jonathan Nye is Board President. He is a seasoned business professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Jonathan has worked in technology and business management capacities spanning a broad range of industries and relocated to Colorado in 2001. Jonathan is passionate about developing Aspen View Academy into an educational landmark in Castle Rock to serve the needs of the community and south Douglas County. Jonathan and his wife Rachelle live in Castle Rock with their three children.
Julie Casten is Board Vice President. She is a Design Consultant with a top home developer in the Denver Metro Area. Julie received her Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Julie is very cognizant of monetary flow through companies and how to allocate monies appropriately and wisely. Julie has a passion for all children and doing what is best for them as well as the community. Julie and her husband Nate have two children and have lived in Castle Rock since 1982.
Troy Schroeder is Board Treasurer. He was born in Denver, Colorado, the oldest of four, andis a third generation Colorado Native. Troy, his wife Holly, and their two boys have called Douglas County home since 2000. He received his Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1995. After graduating, Troy began his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Denver. Troy currently serves the Chief Financial Officer at Haselden Construction. Troy maintains an active CPA license in Colorado and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPA's, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Managers Association.
Stephanie Rogers is an at-large member of the board. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Since graduating she has worked in the biotech industry, currently serving as Director of Global Planning. Stephanie and her husband Joe decided to relocate to Douglas County in 2007 because of its strong reputation in public education and were excited about the opportunity to join the AVA community. They currently live in Castle Rock with their two children.
Tom Ruekert is an at-large member of the board. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is currently a Regional Sales Manager for a local flooring distribution company. Tom has always had a strong involvement in the community through supervising a city pool program, officiating basketball for almost 10 years as well as coaching grade school and high school soccer and basketball. Tom looks forward to the opportunity of bringing another charter school to Castle Rock. Tom and his wife Katie have been living in Castle Rock with their two boys since 2010.
Ryan Hybarger is Secretary of the Board. He is a graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a minor in Accounting. He is currently Vice President for a commercial insurance brokerage firm and maintains the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. His previous experience includes managing the Construction and Real Estate Practice Group out of Denver for a national insurance broker. Ryan and his wife decided to relocate to Colorado in 2011 to take advantage of the state’s outdoor and healthy lifestyle. They currently live in Castle Rock and have a daughter that attends Aspen View Academy.
Eric Patton is an at-large member of the Board and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of WealthSource Partners, a multi-state wealth management company with operational headquarters in Centennial, CO. Prior to merging into WealthSource Partners, Mr. Patton was the Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Avant-Garde Advisors. Eric received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, from the University of Wyoming where he met and married his wife, Jennifer. Eric and his wife are also owners of Cars Helping Charities, a national car processing company for charitable vehicle donations. They have resided in the Meadows of Castle Rock since 2006 with their two boys, one of which currently attends Aspen View Academy. They are currently expecting their third son and are avid supporters of the Denver Broncos, the University of Wyoming, their community and Aspen View Academy.