Board of Directors
Board President and Treasurer, Mary Peery
Mary has a blended family of six children and 18 grandchildren. She started college while her children were young and went part-time to balance education and family. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. She worked for Hewlett-Packard for 23 years and retired in 2006. Mary worked in Research and Development, Manufacturing, Human Resources and for the last several years of her career she was a Senior Vice President in HP leading a large global business unit focused on digital imaging and printing. Since her retirement she has been enjoying her family, traveling with her husband Dennis, providing leadership consulting for senior leaders, being a member of the Pathway's Hospice Board of Directors, volunteering her time at the Colleges of Engineering at CSU and BYU as well as other local community organizations and service work with her church.
Board Vice President, Mike Bryant
Mike is the father of three children and holds a masters degree in business administration from Mercer University and an undergraduate degree in communications and management information systems from St. Cloud State University. Mike's career path has enabled him to leverage 15 years of risk management and marketing analytics expertise to help customers around the globe improve how they communicate and manage their valued customers.
Originally from Minnesota, Mike moved to Atlanta, Georgia, after acquiring his undergraduate degree. There he met his wife, Katherine. After living in Atlanta for ten years, Mike and Katherine decided to move Colorado in 2009. His passion for improving our education system has led him to volunteer his time and expertise towards helping the Loveland Classical Schools Foundation Board. In his free time Mike enjoys hiking, running, weight lifting, hunting and accomplishing home improvement projects.
Board Secretary, Jennifer Thayer
Jennifer and her husband Nicholas have two children, both of whom currently attend LCS. Her family moved to Loveland in 2008 and became involved in helping to create LCS in 2010 through support letter writing, flyer campaigns, informational booths, and application review. Since then, she has been involved through classroom volunteering, grant reviews, and chairing the LCS Foundation Benefit Auction.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering. She worked at HP for 10 years in electrical/firmware development before "retiring" to raise her children. Jennifer enjoys spending time and travelling with her family, supporting her children & their activities, making crafts with/for family, and spending time outdoors.
Board Chair, Daniel Filler
Daniel and his wife Amanda are the parents of five very active children from the ages of 5 to 11. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree out of St. Cloud State University, he joined Hewlett Packard and once the company split moved to Agilent Technologies. Seventeen years and multiple leadership roles later, he is currently a Global Client Computing Manager responsible for the global helpdesk organization and a staff of employees located in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Daniel lives for the times he can spend with his family and also enjoys remodeling their house, reading, fishing and playing tennis. He is also a singer/song writer and frequently plays with the band at his local church where they are very active. When Daniel is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys volunteering at The House of Neighborly Service, the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and Resurrection Fellowship. Mr. Filler is a member of the Helpdesk Institute and resides on the Boyd Lake Shores HOA board.
Director, Michael Meyer, PhD
Michael is married and the father of three children, one of whom attends LCS. Initially pursuing an elementary education degree, he changed his focus to IT and earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Mr. Meyer continued his education, recently receiving his PHD in Integrative Medicine. Michael has been working in the healthcare industry for the last 14 years and manages development of analytic databases and physician facing front end applications to facilitate electronic medical records. He holds numerous professional designations including Professional Project Manager, Six Sigma Black belt, and Certified Professional Health Information Technology. He is an avid beekeeper, skier, gardener and wood turner. Additionally, he is actively involved in service work with his church, Timberline in Fort Collins.
Director, Tracy Trussell, PhD