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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

David Walker

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Board Member

David A. Walker joined the Visionbox Studio Board of Directors in 2021, after serving as its Managing Director for the last four years.
As a fiduciary and CEO of Walker Wealth Strategies, LLC, David helps clients to create plans designed for long-term financial security, through his affiliations with Lebenthal Financial Services and Raymond James, Inc.
Previously, over nearly 10 years, he led multi-million-dollar projects for human capital firm DBM as a Managing Director, teaming with leaders at INTEL, JPMORGAN CHASE, MICROSOFT and other major corporations. He has 15 years of executive search experience with McAleer Gray, PRIME Consultants, and at Coors Brewing Company. A former President of Denver-Cherry Creek Rotary, he was the club’s first Foundation President. He also re-built a Farmers Insurance Agency, renamed Walker Family Protection, which he sold profitably in 2016.
David’s theatrical experience includes several roles with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and intensive performance work with Frank Georgianna at Boulder’s Stage Door. He trained in New York with John Costopoulos of the Actor’s Studio, and with acting coach Barbara Spiegel. He earned a BA in Communication cum laude at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Length of Service: 2021-Present

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Board Member

Advisory Board

Thomas Burke - Head of Advisory Board

Brooke Gordon - Board Member
Betsy Leighton - Board Member
Bob Leighton - Board Member

Anyone who would like information about joining our Board or Advisory Board, please email us at info@visionbox.org This group of men and women is responsible for many aspects of our program including, but not limited to, fundraising, event planning, artistic and creative content, and the ongoing development of the company.