• Voting Board Members

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Mr. Brian Boonstra

2023-24 Board Treasurer (Term Expires 2026)

I’m the father of one Peak to Peak student (11th grade) and two Peak to Peak alums (Class of 2022 & 2024) and have been married to Sarah for the past 26 years. Our family has been a part of the Peak to Peak community for the past seven years. I am an attorney who advises public and private companies on a wide variety of transactions, including debt and equity finance and mergers & acquisitions.  For the past 17 years, I have been a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, which is among the oldest and largest law firms in Denver. I currently lead the firm’s finance and acquisition practice, which includes approximately 50 attorneys, and serve on the firm’s governing executive committee. For the past five years, I have served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, and I am currently the Board Secretary for the organization. I’m also a huge basketball fan and a Buffs basketball season ticket holder.

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Ms. Nicole Harrison

2023-24 Board Member (Term Expires 2026)

I am the mother of two children at Peak to Peak, an 8th grader and a 5th grader. We have been at the school for over 9 years.  My husband is a native of Colorado and I am from Minnesota. I came here in 1999 to attend CU and met my husband in Denver after college.  We spend a lot of time supporting different education organizations around Colorado. I love to exercise and spend time outdoors. My favorite activity is cross-country skiing. I feel passionate about our community at school and have spent many hours at the school getting to know the staff, teachers, and other family members. I would like to be an approachable board member for our community.

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Ms. Samantha Juedes

2023-24 Board Member (Term Expires 2026)

I am a mother of twin boys in 2nd grade and we joined the Peak to Peak community in 2021.
 
I am a Boulder native and met my husband at Fairview High School. We went to CSU for college but came back home as soon as we graduated. I love the outdoors, and have a fondness for the Hawaiian islands. 
 
I started my career as a CPA in a large public accounting firm in Denver where I focused on the tax compliance needs of wealthy families.  I spent nearly 12 years there but when the twins were young, I decided to move to a smaller family office firm serving similar families with their various financial needs. 
 
I have never served on a board but I’m a passionate mom excited to be involved in the school and this community of Pumas!

 

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Ms. Marlene Martin

2023-24 Board Secretary (Term Expires 2025)

Marlene Martin joined the Peak to Peak community in 2022 when her daughter was accepted to attend Peak to Peak as a sixth grader. She is originally from Germany where she grew up and attended school and university. She and her family relocated to Colorado in 2013. They enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, skiing and gardening. Marlene is an active member of the Lafayette community as a board member of the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority. She volunteered in various positions at Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School and frequents the Bob Burger recreation center. In her professional life, she is an attorney advising public companies on a wide range of securities and corporate transactions. In order to pursue this dream, she obtained three law degrees from Germany, New Zealand, and the United States.

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Mr. Mark Seeber

24-25 Board Member (Term Expires 2027)

I am the proud father of a 2nd grader and 4th grader at Peak to Peak, starting our Peak to Peak journey when our eldest entered kindergarten. My wife and I met during undergrad at Valparaiso University, and lived in Minneapolis until moving to Colorado via Switzerland in 2009. 

After more than twenty years of a corporate career in engineering, strategy, business development and leadership, I became a full time stay-at-home parent in 2023. I enjoy traveling and experiencing culture through food (I love cooking). We are a sports family so you will most likely find me after school cheering for our kids in their many athletics endeavors.
 
I am honored to serve our community, utilizing my previous board and leadership experiences to ensure Peak to Peak continues to be held in high regard both locally and nationally. I look forward to representing all of our community to the best of my ability and welcome connecting with teachers, staff, and parents as appropriate with ideas and opportunities to support the Peak to Peak mission and vision. 

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Ms. Courtney Six

24-25 Board Member (Term Expires 2027)

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Mr. Marcus Watkins

2023-24 Board Vice President (Term Expires 2027)

Marcus has been a software engineer, startup founder, and stay-at-home-dad at various points. His daughter started at Peak to Peak in Kindergarten and will be 6th grade for the 2022-23 school year. Marcus serves with a mindset to not become easily offended or upset, and seeks evidence for decision-making.

  • Non-Voting (Ex Officio) Board Members

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Ms. Jennifer Klein

Executive Director of Education

Jennifer joined Peak to Peak in 2022. She has been supporting educational improvements for over 20 years. Her educational career began as a teacher at Maury Elementary School in Alexandria, Va., one of the first schools on the east coast to be reconstituted. In 2010, she moved to Boulder, Colorado and began working for Denver Public Schools (DPS).  

Jennifer ran an educational consulting company that supported school districts as they engaged in turnaround and succession planning efforts. Prior to this work, Jennifer was the Deputy Instructional Superintendent for DPS for the Office of School Reform and Innovation. She was also the Director of Leadership Development for Aurora Public Schools from 2017- 2022. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and has completed the DPS Ritchie Program, a collaborative partnership with DPS and The University of Denver. Jennifer had the honor of engaging in the KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship (KLDF) and the Relay Graduate Program in New York City. These programs enhanced her ability to lead professional learning opportunities through collaborative interactions with effective school reform leaders across the county. KLDF enables district leaders to develop their strategies for leading successful schools in their districts. These strategies focus on shared practice among leaders to enhance leadership pipelines and leadership development programming.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys exploring the Denver art scene and hiking with her family and dog.

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Ms. Jennifer Douglas

Executive Director of Operations

Jennifer (Jen) Douglas has an extensive background in school and nonprofit leadership, primarily in the charter school sector where she has worked since 1999. Prior to joining the Peak to Peak team as executive director of operations in the summer of 2023, she worked as an educational consultant for five years providing leadership coaching and development, operations systems development, governance training, strategic planning facilitation, grant writing, and project management.  Prior to that, Jen was the founder and executive director of New Legacy Charter School, an alternative school in Aurora primarily serving pregnant and parenting teens and their children. Jen is also a co-founder of Highline Academy in Denver where she worked as an operations-oriented administrator for several years after helping with the school's launch in 2004. In addition to her experience in direct school leadership, Jen worked for ten years (in two different periods) at the Colorado League of Charter Schools where she held several different roles, including Director of Finance and Operations and Director of New School Development. Jen volunteers as a board member at New Legacy Charter School. Equity and inclusion are driving values for Jen and, while still learning herself, she chooses to work with organizations that share these values and also commit themselves to ongoing learning and growth in these areas. Jen received her B.A. in English and secondary education from St. Olaf College (MN) and her M.A. in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Colorado Denver. When not working, Jen enjoys hiking, reading, camping, traveling, making good food, knitting, and hanging out with her husband and three teenage kids.

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Ms. Melissa Christensen

Elementary School Principal

Melissa Christensen grew up living in Texas, New Mexico, and Idaho before attending college and eventually landing in Colorado. Ms. Christensen joined Peak to Peak in 2002, teaching kindergarten, first grade, and third grade before moving into administration. Prior to serving as the elementary principal, she worked as a member of the Induction team, teacher mentor, and consultant for the Center for Professional Development. Ms. Christensen graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a double B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education; she earned her principal licensure and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with high honors from Regis University. Some of her favorite things are young children, warm weather, and homemade cookies. She is an accomplished pianist and flute player, and has served for many years as an advisor in community groups for children and youth.

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Ms. Clara Quinlan

Middle School Principal

Clara Quinlan received a B.A. from Hope College in Psychology and Environmental Ethics, an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Montana-Missoula, and earned her M.A. in Educational Leadership with principal licensure through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Within Peak to Peak’s community, she has served as an English instructor, grade-level leader, extended trips coordinator, Indigo Education Company liaison, ERT lead, high school assistant principal, and now the proud principal of the middle school community. Over her career, she has been honored to receive the Boettcher Foundation Educator Award, an Impact on Education Award, and two Most Inspirational Teacher Awards. She continues to chase after educational travel opportunities for all student age groups with her own travel pursuits - most recently, Alaska, Morocco and Tanzania. She also enjoys reading and writing poetry, exploring the Colorado wild with her dogs and eating fine cheese.

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