Board of Directors //
Jim Vance | Chairman
I was born in Illinois and was raised on a dairy farm. I attended Aeronautical school after High school and worked on General Aviation aircraft. My area of expertise for my career is as an IT Project Manager. I enjoy hiking with my llamas, Fly fishing and skiing. I also enjoy working with the animals on our ranch. I was the president of the Llamas of Central Colorado for over 10 years. I joined the board of directors for the STCHSD in 2004 and have been the Chairman since 2005. It has been both challenging and rewarding to serve on the board. We have come a long way since 2004. I consider it an honor to give back to the community I’ve lived in since 1997.
David Schoenberger | Vice Chairman
David is a Colorado native and was raised in Denver along with his eight siblings. He married his wife Stephanie in 1970 and presently has two children, eight grand children, and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first great grandchild. David was an active volunteer at the church they attended for over twenty years, leading marriage and personal growth studies, and directing the youth group activities for fifteen years. He operated a successful small business for eight and a half years until a large competitor bought it, giving them the opportunity to purchase property in Teller County, take a short “retirement” and build their own home in the mountains. To which their children also pulled up stakes and followed them to their new surroundings. David is currently involved in the construction industry providing crane service to the local framers and contractors. Hobbies include hiking, gardening, fishing, and any time they can spend with their grandkids. David also enjoyed volunteering at the Cripple Creek Rehab and Wellness Center.
JoAnn Kincaid | Secretary
Jo Ann was born and raised on a small farm in Pennsylvania near Lake Erie, one of eight children. She attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Business Education. Jo Ann married husband, Ken, and soon moved to Colorado. They have lived in Cripple Creek since 1981.
Jo Ann was a volunteer EMT and Manager of the Cripple Creek Volunteer Ambulance Service for several years while also employed as Office Manager for Teller County Public Health. She was employed by Cripple Creek Care Center for over 20 years as Business Office Manager before retiring in 2019.
As an accomplished artist (oil, watercolor and polymer clay) Jo Ann has exhibited and sold in the Colorado Springs/Cripple Creek area since the 1980’s. She enjoys spending time with family (two step-children, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren) as well as friends and a very large extended family.
Brenda Vance | Finance Officer
Brenda has been a Teller County land owner since September 1985 and a resident since May 1997. She attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a focus on business. She has two adult children, both are living and working in Colorado Springs. She served as Treasurer for several organizations over the years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and tending to/working with/playing with her animals: horses, llamas, dogs and cats. She is also a fiber artist and has a fiber business.
Patty Martin| Board Member
I was born and raised in Wisconsin. My husband Bill and I married in 1969 and I spent the next 26 years as an Air Force wife and mother. We are blessed with 3 children and 9 grandchildren. We have lived throughout the United States, and spent 7 years overseas in Italy and Germany.
After retirement from the Air Force we lived in Wisconsin where I had a floral design business. Our desire was to live in Colorado and 10 years ago it became a reality. We built our home in the area and love the peace and quiet of the mountains.
I worked for the City of Cripple Creek as Marketing and Events Coordinator for 7 years, and currently serve as a client advocate at Choices. We are active in the Cripple Creek Baptist Church where our heart is to serve there and our community. I enjoy bible study, crafting, hiking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with my family.