27J Board Directors

  • Board President Greg Piotraschke

    Board President
    District 7 [Map]
    Current Term: 2020-2023
    Greg Piotraschke represents District 7, which includes Turnberry and Thimmig elementaries, and Belle Creek Charter School. He serves on the linkage and education committees for the board as well as the CASB legislative committee.
    Greg 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 Vice President Blaine Nickeson

    Board Vice President
    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 Associate Vice President for Administration at the University of Northern Colorado. In his role, he oversees risk management, emergency preparedness, contracts and procurement, and student-facing programs and services such as the University Center and Campus Commons. 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. They love the experience of living in the Brighton community, 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!).

    board director tom green

    Board Director
    District 1 [Map]
    Current Term: 2020-2023

    Tom works as a Community Affairs Representative for United Power, a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by the 80,000+ commercial, industrial and residential members who purchase electricity in its service territory which includes every school but one in the 27J school district. Tom has spent more than 25 years working in the cooperative utility business with a focus on multi-platform communications strategies to keep members engaged. He has received numerous publication and community awards and has certifications in creating cooperative communications and administering key accounts programs. A key tenant of his duties with United Power is actively participating in organizations that seek to improve and assist local communities.

    Tom serves on the Board of Education to advance the District’s commitment to success and improvement and promoting the goals of 27J to ensure students continue to meet or exceed exemplary education standards and that the District can sustain its efforts to attract the best and brightest instructors to further that cause.

    Board Director Kevin Kerber
    Board Director
    District 2 [Map]
    Current Term: 2017-2021
    Kevin 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.




    Board Director Lloyd Worth

    Lloyd Worth
    Board Director
    District 3 [Map]
    Current Term: 2020-2023

    Lloyd Worth was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2019. 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.


    Board Director Mandy Thomas

    Mandy Thomas
    Board Director
    District 5 [Map]
    Current Term: 2017-2021

    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.


    board director mary vigil
    Board Director
    District 6 [Map]
    Current Term: 2020-2023
    Mary Vigil was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2019. Mary is a mother of two children that attend school within the 27J School District. Mrs. Vigil is a long time resident of Brighton Colorado, along with her husband and their two children, and strongly supports the public education system. Mrs. Vigil is the current CEO and Founder of Justice61, a non-profit organization that works to aid in the rescue and restoration of children caught up in sex trafficking within the United States. A portion of the services that Justice61 provides is related to the educational deficiencies that these children suffer from as a result of their circumstance. As such, Mrs. Vigil has made strides to ensure that the children once caught up sex trafficking in her programs receive their high school diploma. As CEO of an organization strongly governed by policy and procedures, Mary Vigil values the strategic governance those boundaries can bring and is well equipped and motivated to offer guidance in that arena.
    As a Director of the 27J School Board, Mrs. Vigil looks forward to providing assistance, resources and support to the children within the district as well as to those who are employed. 27J is a fantastic school district and Mary and her family are thrilled to be members of the school community.