2018-19 PTO Board Members

We are always looking for great volunteers! Do you have ideas you’d like to see implemented at Red Hawk? Do you have some time you could give back to the school?  If you want to volunteer, but aren’t comfortable working directly with kids, consider getting more involved with the PTO! If you’re thinking about getting back into the working world after staying at home with young children, the PTO provides great skill building for your resume and is a terrific stepping stone towards whatever comes next. There are so many ways you can plug in: yearbook, VP, fundraising to name a few.

Please reach out to board@nullrhepto.org

President

Randi Koch
president@nullrhepto.com

Though she was born in New Jersey, Randi was raised in the beautiful Boulder area since her own elementary school days. With Bachelor’s Degrees in both Sociology and Nursing, she stays very busy as full-time emergency room charge nurse at night and an active mom by day.

Having lived in the Lafayette area since 2005, Randi and her wife Monica moved to downtown Erie in 2016. Randi has one daughter, Abby, who will be in the 5th grade at Red Hawk Elementary this year. As a classroom volunteer throughout the years in her daughter’s classroom and at various events, Randi is excited to be on the board as President this year. 

Vice President

Cindy Rueckert
president@nullrhepto.com

Cindy grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from the University of Washington.  She moved to Colorado to pursue a career in Aerospace Engineering. After taking time off to spend time with her two sons, currently in third grade and first grade, she resumed her career as a Mission Assurance Manager at Ball Aerospace.

Cindy is passionate about early STEM education having worked and volunteered in various science museums here and in Washington. She loves bringing science and engineering experiments into classrooms and has helped with Science Night the last two years. She is very excited to join the board and continue the support to the teachers and staff of RHE.

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Recording Secretary

Kelly Nishi
recording-secretary@nullrhepto.com

Kelly is a Colorado native who graduated from Centaurus High School in Lafayette before heading to college at Colorado State University, where she graduated with BA in English and minor in Information Studies. Since then, Kelly has been working in the marketing industry and, most recently, has served as a consultant for various clients in the software and construction industries since having her first child seven years ago.

Mom to Olivia (first grade), Sophia (kindergarten), and Addison (2), Kelly enjoys concerts, traveling, or just relaxing with good friends and a glass of wine. Kelly’s past volunteer opportunities have included several board-level positions with her church and various roles working with kids in her community. As recording secretary, Kelly puts her organizational skills to work by taking notes during meetings and also communicates with local businesses to coordinate restaurant nights.

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Treasurer

Ali Manza
treasurer@nullrhepto.com

Ali is a third generation Colorado Native who grew up in Westminster. Her and her husband, JP, have two boys: a Kindergartner named James, and a 2 year old named Nyle.

She has a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Agricultural Business from Colorado State University and works in Denver as a SCADA Automation Technician.

Ali loves animals, spending time outdoors, crafting, reading, doing cool science experiments with James, and Saturday morning dance parties with the boys. As a new PTO board member this year, she is excited to have an active role helping to support the parents, teachers, and students of Red Hawk Elementary.

Corresponding Secretary

Dana Wotruba
corresponding-secretary@nullrhepto.com

Dana is originally from the Northwest but moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2012 with her husband, Luke. They have two children daughter Sami who will be going into fourth grade and son Moses that will be in first grade.

She has bachelor’s of fine arts in visual communications from Southern Illinois University. Currently she is working as a freelance Designer and Art Director.

She enjoys all the Colorado mountains have to offer including skiing, camping and biking. She also stays creative with illustrating and hand letting in her free time. Last year, she loved volunteering regularly in her children’s classes and for Red Hawk events and looks forward to continuing to serve our wonderful school community next year as corresponding secretary.

 

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Events Coordinator

Brittany Maracine
corresponding-secretary@nullrhepto.com

As a new PTO Board member, Brittany Maracine is our Events Coordinator for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Brittany lives in the Erie Commons neighborhood, is actively involved in the local community and is a Financial Advisor, based out of the Erie Village offices. She has two children: Madeline, who is in first grade this year and Maverick, who will be joining Red Hawk in fall 2019 as a Kindergartener. Brittany believes in the importance of bringing the school community together and hopes to bring excitement and increased parent participation to the school events this year!

 

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Volunteer Coordinator

Whitney Gregg
volunteer-coordinator@nullrhepto.com

Whitney was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Arizona, she moved to Boulder to begin what is now a 15 year career in Aerospace. While in Colorado Whitney earned a Masters in Business Administration from CU-Denver before moving to the United Kingdom where her first child was born and prompted the decision to move back to Colorado.

Whitney and her family have lived in Denver, Thornton and Westminster before proudly calling Erie home since 2014.  She has a daughter in 1st grade at Red Hawk and a son who will start Kindergarten at Red Hawk in 2019. Whitney is excited to join the PTO as volunteer coordinator and help build a network of caregivers eager to support their kids’ learning adventure.”