As a non-profit organization, Watershed School is stewarded by a Board of Trustees composed of Watershed parents as well as outside community members interested in innovative education. Together, they work to ensure the school's long-term health, develop policy, and think generatively about the future.
The Head of School, who is selected and supported by the Board, holds full responsibility for the daily operations of the school.
2016-2017 Board of Trustees
Peter Begley (Finance Committee Chair)
Peter is President of PVO Ventures, Inc., a fractional strategy, finance, and operations consulting firm. Peter also serves as Chief Financial Officer at Impact Hub Boulder, a center for entrepreneurship and social activism. Peter holds an MBA and his non-profit experience includes serving as Director of Finance & Operations for the prestigious Pioneer Institute in Boston, MA, and also for Mountain Shadows Montessori School in Boulder, CO.
Jason Berv (Founder and Emeritus Board Member)
Jason is the founder and former Head of Watershed School. He now leads his own coaching and consulting practice, insightLAB, with a focus on helping people find greater success and happiness. Both independently and in association with a number of outstanding partners, Jason also consults with businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations, most often related to strategic change, innovation, and leadership development.
Tiffany Carlson (Governance Committee Co-Chair)
Tiffany is the mother of 6th grader Walker. She served on the Watershed board for four years prior to becoming a parent trustee this past year. She brings to Watershed experience in development and governance, having recently completed her second masters degree, in nonprofit management, where she wrote her thesis on a governance plan for Watershed. Prior to her service at Watershed, she served for 10 years at Mountain Shadows Montessori School in parent association capacities ranging from president to volunteer coordinator to co-chairing 4 auctions.
Sebastian Corradino (Board Chair)
Sebastian is the father of three Watershed students. Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from St. Joseph’s University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason School of Law. Sebastian is currently the President of Riverside Capital, providing financing for affordable housing and other community-oriented projects. Prior to becoming Board Chair at Watershed Sebastian served at Spring Garden Waldorf School in Copely, OH and MissionFirst Housing Development Corporation in Washington, DC.
Tracy Halgren (Vice Chair, Governance Committee Co-Chair)
Tracy is the mother of 9th grader Aiden Houck, as well as incoming 6th grader Josh. She’s been active as a Co-President of Watershed’s Parent Association and a volunteer on campus. Outside of Watershed, Tracy was awarded the “Impact on Education Award” and has been active as the Board Chair at Reach Out CrestView at Crestview Elementary.
Kim Hullett (Development Committee Chair)
Kim Hullett is the mother of a former Watershed student, Jillian, who is now a sophomore. As a mother of three teenagers who have attended many schools in the Boulder area, she holds a special place for the impact of a Watershed education. Kim holds a law degree and an industrial engineering degree, and until it was sold in 2009, she owned and operated Essential Control Systems, a medical device distribution company specializing in women's health products. Prior to becoming a Watershed trustee Kim also served on the board of International Midwife Assistance, a global organization dedicated to safe childbirth around the world. Kim is serving her second year as the Development Committee chair and has had fun raising money and co-chairing Watershed's auctions for the last three years!
Marc is Executive Director of MISBO, a non-profit that works with independent schools across the country. Prior to accepting this position, Marc spent four years as a Senior Director with the National Business Officers Association (NBOA).
Prior to joining NBOA, Marc spent six years as the Business Manager at Alexander Dawson School (ADS) in Lafayette, Colorado. Before entering the independent school world, Marc spent three years as Director of Operations and Finance at Sounds True, a Spoken Word Audio Publishing company and three years in a similar position at Community Food Share, Boulder County’s Food Bank. Much of his early career had been in the food service industry, owning and operating a number of very successful restaurants in Boulder and Denver, as well as providing executive direction for a natural foods grocery store.
Lindon is the father of two Watershed students, senior Eva and junior Andy. After receiving his BA at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, Lindon studied at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he completed his Ph.D. in physics. Following a short post-doctoral appointment at the UW, he joined the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder as a research scientist working with atomic frequency standards. Lindon worked at Ball Aerospace for many years, retiring after serving as Chief Technologist and the Director of Research and Development. Lindon was also a founding board member of Actors Ensemble theater company in Boulder.
Fran is the parent of recent Watershed graduate Parker Meer. Fran received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Dance from Texas Christian Univeristy. Fran is a teacher at Two Hands Paperie and artist at At Hand Studio. Prior to her service at Watershed, Fran was the Marketing Coordinator for Coors International Bicycle Classic, General Manager at Inside Cycling Magazine and Advertising Director at Buzzworm’s Earth Journal Magazine.
Eaton earned a Masters in Chemistry from San Diego State. He worked for a number of years in R&D before moving to Boulder. Eaton is the father of high schooler Tyler. When Eaton is not attending to board business he enjoys outdoor photography, wood working and riding his motorcycle, just not all at the same time.
Mel is the mother of 7th grader Jackson, as well as incoming 6th grader Harper. She has extensive experience supporting schools, both as a Parent Ambassador and member of our Development Committee, as well as a leader of the PTO at Flatirons Elementary.
Rachel comes from a family of educators and worked in special education for a decade. She’s been active with adult learners and earned her Executive Coaching certification from Columbia. Her work experience is with nonprofits and other organizations to develop leadership and help manage change.