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David Schoenberger | Chairman​

 

David is a Colorado native and was raised in Denver along with his eight siblings. He married his wife Stephanie in 1970 and presently has two children, eight grandchildren, and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first great-grandchild. David was an active volunteer at the church they attended for over twenty years, leading marriage and personal growth studies, and directing the youth group activities for fifteen years. He operated a successful small business for eight and a half years until a large competitor bought it, giving them the opportunity to purchase property in Teller County, take a short “retirement” and build their own home in the mountains. Which their children also pulled up stakes and followed them to their new surroundings. David is currently involved in the construction industry providing crane service to local framers and contractors. Hobbies include hiking, gardening, fishing, and any time they can spend with their grandkids. David also enjoyed volunteering at the Cripple Creek Rehab and Wellness Center.

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Jeff Rucker | Board Member

I lived most of my life in Colorado, moved to area in 1975.  I served in the US Navy and was medically discharged after serving 11 years as an Operations Specialist E-6.   My wife Sally and I have owned Stage Stop Llamas since 1985.  I served as Cripple Creek Fire Chief from 1989 to 1994 got 21 Casinos opened'. I was also an Intermediate Paramedic with SWTCHD during this time. 

Patty Martin| Board Member​

 

I was born and raised in Wisconsin.  My husband Bill and I married in 1969 and I spent the next 26 years as an Air Force wife and mother.  We are blessed with 3 children and 9 grandchildren.  We have lived throughout the United States and spent 7 years overseas in Italy and Germany. 

 

After retirement from the Air Force, we lived in Wisconsin where I had a floral design business.  Our desire was to live in Colorado and 10 years ago it became a reality.  We built our home in the area and love the peace and quiet of the mountains. 

 

I worked for the City of Cripple Creek as Marketing and Events Coordinator for 7 years, and currently serve as a client advocate at Choices.  We are active in the Cripple Creek Baptist Church where our heart is to serve there and our community.  I enjoy bible study, crafting, hiking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with my family. 

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Lawrence Cowan | Board Member

 

Lawrence holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Newman University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from New England College and is a Licensed Practical Nurse, he has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1993. Lawrence began his career in the healthcare field in August 1987 and recently celebrated his thirty-fifth year in service to the elderly and disabled population. Lawrence is proud to say he is a fourth-generation healthcare provider in his family.

 

Lawrence is married to Tiffany and collectively they have three children, five grandchildren, and two fur babies Precious and Sadie. They enjoy “glamping” in their travel traveler, thrift store/marketplace shopping and he enjoys decorating the yard for seasons and holidays. He is very family oriented and thoroughly enjoys spending time with the grandchildren, family, and friends. He invites you to stop in and say hi and take a tour of our beautiful community Forest Ridge Senior Living where “Compassionate Care with Heart” is the philosophy we strive to live by.

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