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. I also have my pilot’s license. I then joined Lanier Worldwide as a field engineer and worked for over 20+ years, moving to Colorado in 1979. I worked as a program Manager for MCI in Colorado Springs for 4 years on their internal data network, then moved to EDS which was purchased by HP 2 years ago where I work as a Data Network Project Manager in Network Security. I enjoy hiking with my llamas, Fly fishing and skiing. I also help my wife with raising foster kittens for TCRAS and enjoy working with animals on the ranch. I have been the president of the Llama’s of Central Colorado for over 8 years. I joined the board of directors 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 in the last 6 years. I consider it an honor to give back to the community I’ve lived in for 13 years.
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 enjoys 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
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Colorado since I was two years old. I Have been a Teller County land owner since September 1985 and a resident since May 1997. Although I was awarded a music scholarship to Adams State College in Alamosa (I play piano and alto saxophone), I attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a focus on business. I Have two adult children, both are living and working in Colorado Springs. My parents live in Colorado Springs and my 3 brothers also live in Colorado. From 1986 to 2008 I worked in the construction industry. I worked both commercial and residential construction – first for GE Johnson Construction (1986 to 1988), then as an onsite Office Manager for MA Mortenson Construction on The Palmer Center and then Atmel jobsites (1988 to 1997). Worked for ScottHomes in WoodlandPark as Office Manager from 1997 to 2008. Retired” from my “real job” in June 2008 to work our llama ranch and my fiber business full time. I am a fiber artist: I shear our llamas and sell their fiber or process it into rovings or batts for spinning, felting or fiber art. I am a handspinner and a dyer. I sell my products on-line and occasionally at llama shows or fiber festivals/events. We volunteer for TCRAS (Teller County Regional Animal Shelter) as a foster home for kittens. I have been Treasurer for Llamas of Central Colorado since 1998. I served as Vice President of Architectural Administrators for several years in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and tending to/working with/playing with our animals: horses, llamas, dogs, cats, and rabbits. I love all things fiber: spinning, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, blending and carding fibers for spinning and felting, needle felting, wet felting and I am learning to weave on a triangle loom. Some day I hope to learn to use the tabletop loom I have in my studio!
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 quite 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.