Governing Board

    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.


        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.



            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.


                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.



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