Board of Directors
Michael Maisonpierre, Board President
Michael Maisonpierre has been a writer, an attorney, and, happily, a music teacher. He plays jazz and classical music and loves to teach!
As a Director for a Golden-based nonprofit, Maria enjoys bringing big growth to small organizations. After obtaining her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from American University, Maria moved to Colorado in 2014. She loves mountain biking and all kinds of music.
Maria Giordano, Vice President
Lauren Jost, Secretary and Community Liaison
Lauren Jost is a first grade teacher at University Hill Elementary in Boulder. She began her teaching career in Gallup, NM, where she received her Master’s in Elementary Education. She has also taught in New York City. She received an endorsement in Culturally, Linguistically and Diverse education from the University of Colorado.
Lauren has two sons, both who attend or have attended Uni Hill. She and her husband love spending time with their sons in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. In her free time, when she is not outside hiking or walking her two dogs, she enjoys reading, playing music and dancing in her kitchen.
Vinnie moved from New Delhi, India, 22 years ago, and has called Boulder home since. With a BS in nutritional science, and data and business analysis from Cornell University, she is a seasoned accounting professional with 20+ years of cross functional experience in bookkeeping, financial analysis, business development and project management. She came on board with Boulder Muse five years ago, and helps keep accounting and budgeting in place for Boulder Muse. When not working, you can find her hiking, biking and skiing in the Rocky Mountains with her family, reading and planning the next vacation.
Vinnie Bushan, Treasurer
Eileen Krenzel Rojas has two children who attended University Hill Elementary, where she was first introduced to the value of music education as provided by MUSE to the socioeconomically diverse and linguistically diverse student population at Uni Hill. She strongly believes in the need for equal opportunities for all students regardless of their unique backgrounds, and is proud to be able to support MUSE in their mission for providing music education to all. Eileen played the viola as a child, and earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Boston University. She has previous experience working as a Grant Writer and Outreach Coordinator for an agency supporting victims and survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual violence throughout the mountains of Colorado and the Front Range.
Bio coming soon!
Carl "Skip" Rapp
Skip is a highly recognized leader and entrepreneur in the ski and outdoor sports apparel industries. He currently is Managing Director of Point6, an emerging athletic sock company. Previously, he was the founder of Hard Corps Sports and a senior executive at both Sport Obermeyer and Skyr. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Point6 and Leave No Trace, a not for profit environmental organization. Skip holds a BA from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford. He also served as pilot in the Marine Corps with the rank of Captain.