About Our Board

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, Lane County Friends of the Birth Center 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

E-mail: nancy.willcox-trent@ridgeline.org

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