Governing Board

    Christi Julian


    Christi Julian is a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator for The Mortgage Network in Colorado. She owned her own Company, C.J. Mortgage, for several years before starting her family. She has three daughters that are and will attend HPA. She is committed to our school as she served on the PTO Board for three years and held the Presidency position for two of those years.


        Belle Faust

        Vice President

        Belle Fause is the Executive Director of PEBC’s Boettcher Teacher Residency, charged with leading the vision, strategic planning, and organizational development of the program.  She holds the Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Denver, summa cum laude, M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Denver, and Ph. D., Quantitative Research Methods, Morgridge College of Education. While working on her master’s degree, Bella developed an interest in Pueblo pottery and economic transitions for indigenous populations.  She enjoys exploring local cultures in rural regions.



            Lauren Broussard


            Lauren is co-founder of  The Memo, LLC, which is a career development startup for women, dedicated to providing community and curriculum for women to reach their career goals, as well as a Business Consultant.  She holds a B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University and the M.B.A. with a finance emphasis from the Graziadio School of Business and Management from Pepperdine University.  In her free time, Lauren enjoys playing basketball, bowling, reading, and spending time with her three year old nephew.


                Elise Topliss


                Elise Topliss is a Policy and Performance Manager with the State of Colorado, Office of Economic Security. Elise earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services – High Risk Youth from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Elise is passionate about education and ensuring all children have access to safe and quality schooling, which includes minimizing the nutritional disparities among varying populations. Additionally, Elise is committed to ensuring professionals in the education field have resources and supports to be effective in their chosen field as well as have job satisfaction. Elise and her husband Jesse are the proud parents of two High Point Academy students.


                    Danielle Felder


                    Danielle Felder is an Employment & Labor attorney at the law firm of Messner Reeves LLP, a Denver-based all practice law firm. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Denver in International Business, and her JD degree from the University of Colorado Law School. Danielle is passionate about making education available to everyone and closing the equality gap in our education system. Danielle has been active in mock trial since high school and currently coaches the CU Law ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Team, and loves playing volleyball.


                        Paul Schweger


                        Paul owns an insurance agency, Denver Insurance LLC. Living and working in Downtown Denver, he is proud to be a Colorado Native. Bleeding orange and blue every football Sunday, Paul swears there is no better place to live than the great state of Colorado. 

                        He’s quite involved in the local LODO community and is a volunteer football coach. Paul is a proud Uncle to two nephews and two nieces.



                            Jane Shirley


                            Jane Shirley has twenty-five years of experience in business, education and the arts, holding a master’s degree in education with extensive post-graduate work in systems thinking and structural consulting. Currently, she is a partner with Team Tipton, a consulting firm that works with teams and organizations to design and implement future-focused strategy.

                            Jane and her husband Dave are co-founders of Rattlebrain, the creative team that envisioned and opened a cabaret theater in the historic D & F Clocktower. They have one son who is currently in film school and who sometimes gets roped into running tech for one of their shows.


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