Parker Performing Arts School Board of Directors
In a parent led charter school, the Board of Directors governs the school in a similar way that the Board of Education governs a district led neighborhood school. The Parker Performing Arts School Board of Directors are all unpaid volunteers who have full time jobs, families, and also take on these duties for the school.
Director Jan Payne, President
Jan Payne fell in love with the arts at a young age, and after attending Aspen Music School decided to move from Kansas to Colorado. Jan earned a Bachelor of Music Education with minors in art history and dance from Wichita State University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She became acquainted with and excited about PPA in late 2015, and has since worked to promote the school’s mission and vision.
Jan taught music in Colorado public schools and international private schools, and management, education, leadership, communications, and humanities classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a licensed private investigator, has held various roles in higher education administration, and currently provides consulting services for organizations and individuals.
Jan lives in Castle Rock with her husband and sphynx cats. She also volunteers with a local hospice, finding great reward in working with caregivers and families.
Elected June 2016 to serve until May 2019.
Director Sean Wiggin, Vice President
Sean Wiggin is a native Coloradoan who grew up in Aurora. He has an undergraduate business degree from the University of Northern Colorado and both a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Science Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Professionally Sean works in the Financial Services sector specializing in Qualified Retirement Plans.
He now lives in Parker with his wife and their two kids. Sean’s affiliation with Parker Performing Arts began in November 2014 with a community meeting about the school as he and his wife were trying to determine Kindergarten options for their son. The school’s commitment to the Four C’s (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication) resonated with Sean not only as key skills for the performing arts, but also for the job market.
Sean is an avid cyclist, having completed some of the well known Colorado Century Rides, including Elephant Rock and the Colorado-Eagle River Ride. Prior to joining the PPAS Board he served as Treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Scottish Athletes.
Re-elected May 2017 to serve until May 2020.
Director Gail Nguyen, Secretary
Gail is a licensed Realtor and Certified Negotiation Expert specializing in residential real estate in the Greater Metro Denver area. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Gail has worked in various areas of real estate as well as general accounting. Gail’s commitment to the development and continued success of Parker Performing Arts School has included serving on the Volunteer Management Committee, Grant Writing Committee, and the Enrollment & Lottery Committee.
Gail lives in Parker with her husband and children. She feels very connected to the community of Parker and enjoys her time teaching Sunday school as well as serving on the Children’s Ministry Council at her local church.
Elected to serve March 2016 until March of 2019.
Director Jason Naugle, Treasurer
Jason Naugle was SVP of First Security Bank of Nevada for eight years and then moved to Parker to become the Chief Operating Officer of Champion Bank in September 2015. Since then, he was consistently promoted and now serves as the President of Champion Bank.
Jason earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Regis University and attended the CEO program at the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Jason was also a board member of the Desert Wetlands Conservancy and an active member of the Children’s Heart Foundation, both located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Re-elected May 2017 to serve until May 2020.
Director Tom Donohoe
Tom Donohoe is Shareholder and Office Managing Partner for a 200+ attorney firm nationally known for its specialization and expertise in health law. He earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis.
Tom’s musical background starts with his mother who was a music teacher and choral director for over 30 years in the West Hartford, Connecticut public school system. Tom himself sang and toured with various school select choirs and participated in various school musical productions in his youth and in high school. His daughter has continued that tradition by attending PPA, playing the piano, and singing in a regional children’s choir, Young Voices of Colorado.
Tom is a resident of Parker, Colorado and is married to his wife Adri. Together they have three children with whom they enjoy spending time and shuttling to various activities and other events, including choir practices, hockey games, and other family outings.
Re-elected May 2017 to serve until May 2018.
Director Lauren Money
Lauren Money was elected by the Parker Performing Arts School community to join the Board in May, 2017. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance in only three years from Montana State University, Bozeman. She grew up in Wyoming and always aspired to build her career in neighboring Colorado.
Lauren has over 11 years of experience in the financial services industry focused primarily on banking and mortgage finance. From 2006 to 2013, she was Credit Analyst, Branch Manager, Regional Manager, and then Senior Analyst for a top direct mortgage lender with a loan servicing portfolio of $60 billion and nearly 300,000 customers. Lauren’s current professional position is Vice President, Enterprise Risk Administration Manager, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for a local community bank where she joined as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in 2013.
Lauren’s connection with PPA began with seeking the right school for her daughter to attend kindergarten. As the vision and mission of PPA aligned well with Lauren’s aspirations for the educational and professional success of her children and their peers, she ultimately chose PPA and sought candidacy for the Board.
Lauren is dedicated to community development, especially when it comes to the education of our youth. She actively volunteers with several non-profit organizations within the Denver Metropolitan Area by teaching financial literacy and providing financial advisory services. She is also a member of the Denver Kids Young Professionals Council, a dedicated group of emerging leaders who share an interest in helping Denver’s youth succeed.
Elected May 2017 to serve until May 2020.
Jason Sanders, Advisory Member to the Board
Jason Sanders was excited to serve on the board of Parker Performing Arts during the school’s development phase. Jason has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Utah State University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He has worked in the science and engineering fields as an engineer, scientist, and attorney.
Today, Jason is a patent attorney where he provides patent counseling for Fortune 500 companies, universities, and start-up companies. In college, he was the payload manager for a number of experiments that flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Jason founded Ben Franklin Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and has since worked with other developing charter schools.
Former Members of the Board of Directors of Parker Performing Arts School
Director Corey Wahl, Past President