Roberta Thimmig grew up on a farm that was located on 18th Avenue and Bridge Street in Brighton where her father, Dr. John Thimmig, located his veterinary clinic. It was outside the city limits of Brighton during most of her childhood. She attended North Elementary, Southeast Elementary, North Junior High and graduated from Brighton High School in 1973. Roberta graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Microbiology and continued at Kansas State University to obtain a Masters of Science in Virology. She obtained a teaching certificate from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and taught three years at Yuma High School and Lakewood Junior High School. Caught in a hiring freeze in the Jefferson County School District, Roberta decided to go back into research and the newly developing biotechnology field. She worked at University of Colorado Health Science Center doing research on the AIDS virus and then went on to work for biotechnology companies, Avidity, LLC and Beacon Biotechnology.
Roberta is now retired and enjoys golf, quilting, yoga, gardening, traveling, and volunteering at Park Hill United Methodist Church and Eagle View Adult center. She lives with retired School District 27J teacher, Dot Lindsey, and their dog, Maggie.Board Vice President
District 7 [Map]
Current Term: 2015-2019Greg is a 14-year music educator in Jefferson County. He believes in accountability for all parties involved in the education process, quality schools, and preparing students to be life long learners. As a parent and educator, Greg has a vested interest in our schools' success.
Greg and his wife, Sharleen, live in the Belle Creek neighborhood. He was raised in Northglenn, in a family dedicated to helping others. He has a Master's Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University.Board Director
District 2 [Map]
Current Term: 2017-2021Kevin Kerber was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2017. He represents District 2, which includes Brantner and West Ridge elementary schools. Kevin and his wife of 14 years, Monica, live in Thornton and their children attend West Ridge.
Kevin began his wealth management and financial planning practice with Northwestern Mutual in 2010. He also serves as a board member for Brent's place, which provides clean and safe housing for immune-compromised children and their families while they undergo bone marrow transplants and cancer treatments. He also volunteers as a board member for the local HOA, Den leader for the local Cub Scout Pack 606, and as a coach for his children's flag football team.
District 3 [Map]
Current Term: 2015-2019
Lloyd Worth was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2015. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Beverly. Their children, Cole and Jean, both attended all grades in 27J and ultimately graduated from Brighton HS. Lloyd is the CEO and President of Worth Wealth Management in Brighton.
In November 2015, Lloyd was honored as the “Citizen of the Year” by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in the community above and beyond his own business. He is committed to giving back to the local community, especially in support of youth. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Brighton Legacy Foundation. He has also served as an Adult Commissioner on the Brighton Youth Commission (2011-2016), the Board of Directors of Almost Home (2013-2016), and Harmony Angels Foundation (2013-2015). He’s also a co-founder of the Brighton Youth Safety AWARE Fair.
Lloyd firmly believes that a strong public-school district is essential for the overall success of any community. He loves to engage with community members to better understand and realize the benefits of a strong, fiscally responsible education system. He believes this is critical to provide a top-quality, 21st century education for every student in the 27J family.
District 4 [Map]
Current Term: 2017-2021
Blaine Nickeson was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2017, after having been appointed to fill a vacancy in September 2016. He represents District 4, covering areas of southeast Brighton, northeast Commerce City, and unincorporated Adams County surrounding Barr Lake.
At his day job, Blaine serves as the Chief of Safety & Communications on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, the largest and most diverse college campus in Colorado. In his role, he oversees campus police, emergency preparedness, marketing/communications, and acts as the campus spokesperson/PIO. Blaine hopes to use his broad administrative experience in education to help the students and staff of the District realize their full potential, while maximizing limited resources. Blaine is also passionate about safe learning environments, working nationally to educate on best practices in campus safety and compliance. Blaine holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University.
Blaine and his wife Sarah, who is also a higher education administrator, have lived in Brighton since 2004. While they both work in downtown Denver, Brighton is their escape. They love the experience of living “up north”, especially picking up their weekly produce share from one of the area’s many small farms. Their son and daughter both attend Pennock Elementary (Go Panthers!).
Mandy Thomas was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2017. Mandy resides in Commerce City with her husband Jason and two children, both of whom attend Prairie View High School.
Mandy currently co-owns a mobile paint party business, Gallery On The Go. Previously, she served as Secretary, Treasurer, and then President for 5 years of Second Creek Elementary's PTO and used her degree in Construction Management from Kansas State University working for a large nationwide general contractor.
District 6 [Map]
Current Term: 2017-2019
Jenn Venerable was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2017, after being appointed in October 2016. She represents District 6, which includes unincorporated Adams County east of Yosemite from 124th to just north of WCR 2, and includes North and Northeast Elementary Schools as well as Overland Trail Middle School.
Jenn is the Director of Affiliate Relations for Dental Lifeline Network, a national humanitarian organization founded in Denver. She works with fifteen state boards and leadership councils, increasing the number of dentists that donate their time to see patients who need dental care and cannot afford it. Prior to DLN, Jenn spent ten years with Junior Achievement and partnered closely with teachers, administrators, parents and students. During her time at JA, she served on the 27J CTE district advisory committee, and was a judge and workshop presenter at numerous FBLA, FCCLA and DECA district and state conferences. Jenn was also chosen to serve on the JA USA Field Program Advisory Committee, enabling Colorado schools to provide programmatic input to national programs on personal finance, entrepreneurship and career readiness. She served as President and Vice President of the Colorado Jump$tart Coalition, raising awareness and support for financial literacy programs for children.
Jenn is a 'rare' native of Colorado. She attended Rangeview High School in Aurora, and graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Denver. She currently resides in the Todd Creek area with her husband and two boys, who both attend Brantner. Elementary.