Board of Directors
For biographies and information about Board Members, please click the names below.

President, Mrs. Menon

Kristina Menon

Kristina Menon, President

Kristina Menon has been a part of Ridgeview since 2001. She has a son who graduated from RCS three years ago, and a daughter who will be a junior this year. Always passionate about education, Kristina has been committed to RCS from the start. She wholeheartedly supports and is committed to the Core Principles of Classical Education. Born in Detroit, her family moved to the Dallas, Texas area when she was twelve. She and her husband moved to Fort Collins in 1991, and have been active members of Colorado State University and the larger Fort Collins community. Her professional work experience has been diverse and enriching: she has worked with retirees, with institutionalized developmentally disabled children, as an area sales manager at Dillard's Department Store, and in the telecommunication industry as a pricing analyst and project manager/engineer. Once in Fort Collins, she accepted a position as Marketing Manager at National Technological University (NTU), and also began a free-lance consulting company. After NTU, she worked with Hewlett Packard, designing and administering focus group research studies, and analyzing the resulting data with respect to new product technologies. Later, she was co-founder of a data conversion and storage company in south Denver. She has been actively volunteering for Ridgeview for over 13 years.

Vice President, Dr. Schuemann

Teresa Schuemann

Teresa Schuemann, Vice President

Teresa Schuemann, wife of Karl Schuemann and mother of two upper school students, Alena and Sophia moved to Fort Collins in 2006 so that her daughters could attend Ridgeview Classical Schools. She is committed to serving RCS as a volunteer in a capacity that best assists with the mission of the school. She has served as a Classroom Volunteer Coordinator, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator , Volunteer Coordinator, Election Committee member, the School Accountability Committee, head coach of the middle school track team and Secretary of the Board. She is a board certified sports physical therapy specialist and owner of TPT, Inc. and program director of a sports physical therapy residency program. She attained her physical therapy degree from University of Missouri: Columbia and clinical doctorate through A.T. Still University. Previous board experience includes her two 3-year terms as Secretary of the Sports Physical Therapy Section, a professional organization which serves over 7,000 sports physical therapists.

Secretary, Mr. Trosper

Trosper

Mr. Trosper, Secretary

Mr. Trosper has been a part of the RCS community for over ten years. Growing up as a son of an engineer for defense contractors, he had an opportunity to live in nearly every corner of the United States (he counted 13 moves by the time he was in 9th grade). Mr. Trosper chose to start his independent life in Fort Collins where he ultimately pursued a career in Information Technology, specializing in designing and maintaining high-availability solutions for critical data.

Mr. Trosper is married and has three sons. His eldest graduated from RCS in 2010, though there was a time when that outcome was very much in question. After four very tough, influential years at RCS and 6 years post-graduation, he will tell you that the RCS environment, curriculum, and focus on character made all the difference in his life. Mr. Trosper’s two younger sons currently attend Ridgeview and have known nothing but the RCS environment. Both have been well prepared by their elementary teachers for the rigors of the upper school workload and advanced curriculum.

In his spare time, Mr. Trosper enjoys woodworking and metalworking as his creative outlet. He also enjoys motorized paragliding (a much safer way to fly than the skydiving and hang-gliding that he enjoyed in his pre-family years), running, karate and yoga. To feed his soul, Mr. Trosper enjoys reading the classics and philosophical works. He also has an interest in reading about health and nutrition, specifically as it relates to metabolism and molecular biology.

Mr. Trosper has served on Ridgeview’s School Accountability Committee (SAC) for three years. He is thankful for all those who have come before him that have made RCS possible. He is deeply honored to serve on the Board and will work to defend and conserve what has been built here so that other families might benefit from its existence for years to come. He looks forward to furthering the mission of RCS and will work to assist and enable the administration, staff and teachers as they continue their work.

Treasurer, Mrs. Nauman

Nauman

Mrs. Nauman, Treasurer

Mrs. Nauman grew up in California. She came to Colorado State University on a full swimming scholarship, and earned her undergraduate and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also met her husband Spencer there, and together they were blessed with two children, Jack and Abby.

Following graduation, the Naumans lived in New York and Tennessee. Mrs. Nauman worked at a number of dietetic positions, including helping families understand healthy eating at a Women, Infants and Children Clinic. She also worked as a renal dietitian at National Nephrology Associates in Nashville.

Currently, Mrs. Nauman is extremely thankful to be at home with her two children, as this has allowed her to volunteer in many different capacities at Ridgeview. She has thoroughly enjoyed coming in to assist with reading groups, work as a CVC, serve on the Board Election Committee, and hold the position of CVC Coordinator at Ridgeview. These opportunities have given her insight into Ridgeview, a unique and great place. She is grateful for the caring and hard-working faculty and administration that strive daily to make sure Ridgeview continues to be a tremendous place to send her children for school. She appreciates the emphasis on character education, along with a curriculum that challenges her children. Mrs. Nauman is excited to serve on the Board at Ridgeview. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going on walks, and being active in her church community.

Member-at-Large, Mrs. Strauser

Strauser

Lynnette Strauser, Member-at-Large

Mrs. Strauser grew up in Fort Collins where she graduated from Poudre High School and attended CSU. The majority of her courses were focused in the area of Business and Marketing. She currently resides in Fort Collins with her husband, Cliff, of 20 years. They have two children, both attending Ridgeview. Mrs. Strauser has a varied work experience, beginning with retail sales where she worked in a supervisory capacity and then moved on to work as a Case Management Coordinator at the Orthopedic Center of the Rockies. Her responsibilities were administrative; working with doctors, attorneys, and insurance companies on cases related to Workman’s Compensation. She stayed with this company for seven years prior to leaving the workforce to stay home for her family. Lynnette’s experience continued to expand as she worked in many volunteer capacities related to the preservation of freedom and educational choice. During these endeavors, she became a student of the beginnings of our Nation, reading books and articles written mostly during, and not limited to, the 17th and 18th centuries. Especially compelling to her is the Progressive Movement in America and its effects on education. Mrs. Strauser is a loyal and passionate person committed to God, her family, and service. The Strauser family came to Ridgeview in 2011 because they wanted a school that would provide an excellent education of substantive content and character. Mrs. Strauser views Ridgeview Classical Schools as a place of commitment, passion, and excellence.

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