Our Team & Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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KIM AKELEY-CHARRON

Executive Director

Kim became Executive Director of TEF in 2012. With a background in non-profit leadership, education, and event management, Kim is passionate about supporting our students and committed to the financial & organizational growth of TEF.

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DEBBIE WRIGHT

Executive Assistant

Debbie works as the executive assistant to the TEF executive director. Her passion for education and excellence in administrative leadership has served our district since 2003.

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Lesa Biedron

Marketing & Programs

Lesa joined TEF in 2022 with a background in marketing, content management and program implementation. She is committed

to promoting the goals and initiatives of the Foundation in

service to TSD. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thompson Education Foundation's Board of Directors is composed of community members and school district representatives who believe that each student deserves the highest quality education with innovative opportunities. TEF's dedicated board members volunteer their time to help guide the strength and growth of the foundation. TEF board members can serve two 3-year terms. 

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Paul Baron
Beau & Belle Littles

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Cody Fullmer
Bank of Colorado

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Pam Howard
TSD Board of Education

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Matt Thies
Haynie & Company

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Brian Cullins
Independent Financial

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Brandy Grieves
Principal/TSD

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Diane Lapierre
Poudre Library District

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Sarah Walgast
Principal/TSD

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Blas Estrada
The Group, Inc.

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Dr. Jason Hatch
Banner Health

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Dr. Marc Schaffer
Superintendent/TSD

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Eric Weedin
Weedin Insurance Agency

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Danielle Feeney
Principal/TSD

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Lauren Haug
Sweetheart City Living by Perch

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Celeste Smith
McWhinney Enterprises