GOVERNING & ADVISORY BOARDS

Board of Directors

Tom Creighton

Chairman of the Board

Tom is the Chairman of the Board of Visionbox, is an economist, with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University. He is a non-executive Chairman of High Plains Bank, a family-owned community bank headquartered in eastern Colorado. His other Volunteer positions include Treasurer of Park Hill Congregational Church, Director of Avalanche Schools for the Colorado Mountain Club, and member of the Finance Committee and a shop lead and mechanic at the Park Hill Bike Depot. He is a native of Denver.

 

Length of Service: 2011-Present

Joe Smith

Board Secretary

Joe Smith is a commercial trial lawyer.  He is a partner in the law firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLC.  Joe earned his B.A. from Yale College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  His professional experience includes service in the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and public service as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado.  Joe chairs the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and also sits on the governing boards of ACE Scholarships and the Independence Institute.  He co-authored (with Tara Ross) the book “Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State” (Spence Publishing, 2008), and his work has appeared in the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, and other publications.

 

Length of Service: 2014-Present

Amber Fries

Amber is an artist and photographer, exhibited at Studio 15 at the Dry Ice Factory in Denver, and has sat on several boards including Challenge Day Denver.

 

Length of Service: 2011-Present

Kathryn Campbell

Katie Campbell is the Principal and Founder at KTC Consulting, Inc., a Vail, CO-based full service marketing and development firm. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Katie has a B.A. from Marquette University and nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing and development for nonprofit organizations and small-medium businesses across the country.  She is past President of the Board of Directors at Children’s Garden of Learning Preschool, past Vice President of the Vail Valley Business Women, and is a founding member of the Colorado Music Alliance.  She was Co-Chair of the Vail Valley Medical Center’s 2014 Family Dinner Dance, and is currently involved with the Vail Mountain School, the Vail Valley Foundation, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, and the Vail Religious Foundation.

Length of Service: 2019 - present