Bill Castor grew up in Michigan and is a U.S. Army veteran. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in chemistry from Central Michigan University and a master of business administration (MBA) from DePaul University in Chicago with a concentration in finance. He also is a graduate of the executive MBA program at INSEAD, an international business school in Fontainebleau, France. He has spent the past 20-plus years in the energy business, leading teams that develop and finance conventional and renewable energy projects in the United States, as well as Europe. He lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife, Mette, and their three sons. Bill’s current Board term ends in May 2018.
Kent Barwind grew up in Syracuse, New York, and obtained his bachelor of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in information systems. Kent started his career in IT with Procter & Gamble and attended business school at the University of Chicago. After earning his master of business administration, Kent changed his focus to finance. He spent the next 10 years working in corporate finance at major consumer package goods companies. Prior to joining the Board, Kent served on the BFA School Accountability Committee (SAC) and Finance Committee. Kent and his wife, Monica, live in Littleton with their four children (two daughters and two sons). Kent’s current Board term ends in May 2018.
Bryan Molen is an at-large director on the Board of Directors and the Board liaison for the SAC Committee. He grew up in the film industry in Southern California, and he also lived in northwest Montana before moving to Colorado in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maine, Orono. He has been in the commercial risk management and insurance brokerage industry for 13 years, and currently works for Aon Risk Solutions, the largest risk and insurance brokerage in the world. Bryan, and his wife Stephanie, have 3 children and have lived in Highlands Ranch since 2010. Bryan’s current Board term ends in May 2019.
Ann Citrin is a Colorado native – born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ann received her bachelors of arts in political science and her law degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For several years, Ann practiced law at an international law firm where she counseled clients on numerous complex commercial litigation issues related to intellectual property. Ann also served on the Board of Directors for The Colorado Children’s Hospital Foundation. Now, Ann lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband Michael, and she is a stay-at-home mom to her two wonderful children and puppy. Prior to joining the Board, Ann served the BFA community through its Policy and Grant Writing committees and chaired the School Accountability Committee (SAC). Ann’s current Board term ends in May 2019.
Steve was appointed as an at-large director on the Board of Directors. He grew up in the Chicago-land area and attended Valparaiso University in Indiana. He and his family relocated to Highlands Ranch in 2006. Steve has worked for Johnson & Johnson for more than 25 years and currently serves as Contract Director for Orthopaedics. In 2014, Steve completed his executive MBA from the University of Colorado. Steve and his wife Kristine have two children, both attending BFA, one in middle school and the other in elementary school. With their daughter attending BFA since its opening, Steve is passionate to see the school continue to grow, provide the best foundation possible for high school, and be the charter school of choice in Douglas County. Steve’s term ends in May 2020.
Burgandy Hodge grew up in Chicago and is a U.S. Army veteran. Burgandy has a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University and a master of business administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix with a concentration in technology management. Her background includes 20 plus years of professional HR/recruiting and operations management experience. She is a trained facilitator in Six Sigma and Lean Business Process Improvement. Burgandy has experience leading in diverse industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, a charter school and military settings. Prior to joining the Board, she served as BFA’s operations director and on the BFA Recruitment Committee prior to the school opening. Burgandy and her husband, Steve, live in Highlands Ranch and have two children.
Matt Keillor was born and raised in Illinois and graduated with an education degree from Greenville College, IL. He began his career as a teacher in a variety of settings, including English in Japan, High School in Illinois, and Middle School in California. Matt transitioned from a full-time teacher to technology sales in 2004. Currently, Matt is an Account Executive with ViaWest, a Denver-based Hybrid IT Solutions company. Matt, his wife Rachel, and their two children moved to Highlands Ranch from Southern California in 2010. Prior to joining the Board, Matt served on the BFA STEAM Committee. Matt’s current Board term ends in May 2020.