About Our Board of Directors




Jordan Bishko
E-mail: jordan.bishko@ridgeline.org 
Served since: June 2015
Occupation: Director of operations (JD, MBA)
Board duties: Policy and legal review
Community involvement: Ridgeline TAG instructor




Ann Carney Nelson
E-mail: ann.carneynelson@ridgeline.org 
Served since: June 2020
Occupation: Chief Operating Officer, Inpria Corporation, since 2009
Board duties: Fundraising committee chair, budget committee
Community involvement: Ridgeline volunteering, Our Community Birth Center Advisory Board



Andrew Gillespie

E-mail: andrew.gillespie@ridgeline.org 
Served since: June 2018
Occupation: Accountant
Board duties: Budget and fundraising committees, executive evaluation
Community involvement: Ridgeline community volunteer, fundraising


Jennifer Hornsby

E-mail: jen.hornsby@ridgeline.org 
Served since: January 2010 
Occupation: Editor, writer
Board duties: Equity steering committee co-chair, budget committee, site council rep
Community involvement: Past Ridgeline board committees, electives instructor, class volunteer, and board president; South Eugene H.S. college & career center volunteer


Brad Knopp, Board Vice President
E-mail: brad.knopp@ridgeline.org 
Served since: May 2017
Occupation: Student, parent
Board duties: Planning, facilities, budget, and hiring committees





Jenny Noyce, Board Secretary
E-mail: jenny.noyce@ridgeline.org 
Served since: June 2020
Occupation: Parent, English PhD
Community involvement: Ridgeline room parent, Ridgeline transportation committee; Lane County Friends of the Birth Center board; Our Community Birth Center board



Amy Sage, Board President 
E-mail: amy.sage@ridgeline.org
Served since: May 2015
Occupation: Scientific consulting (PhD)
Board duties: Compliance officer, policy, fundraising, hiring committees
Community involvement: Food for Lane County volunteer; Ridgeline TAG instructor, capital campaign chair, classroom volunteer, budget committee, jogathon co-organizer



Nancy Willcox-Trent, Board Treasurer
Served since: June 2019
Occupation: Business manager
Board duties: Planning and facilities committees
Community involvement: Longtime Ridgeline volunteer; Friendly Area Neighborhood Transportation Committee




April-Kay Williams

E-mail: april-kay.williams@ridgeline.org 
Served since: December 2018
Occupation: Co-owner and lead teacher, Zora Montessori
Board duties: Equity steering committee co-chair, hiring committee







Many thanks to all who have served as directors on our board. The wisdom, hard work, and generosity of our board have guided and shaped Ridgeline Montessori. Our staff and students, past and present, thank you!

Board Presidents Emeriti
Mary Bauer
Adrienne Black
Kathleen Hennessy
Joe Reiter
Ellen Wojahn

Recent Board Alumni
Nathan Bell
Stephanie Edwards
Andy McConnell
Cheryle Myers
Matthew Trent
David Vázquez 
Jennifer Wilson