Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Ascend Performing Arts, Inc. provides general management for, financial assistance to and promotional aid to all Ascend programs. The Board of Directors encourages the accomplishment of its mission:

“To further the education and growth of young people through participation in high-caliber performing arts programs that promote teamwork and discipline, develop leadership skills, and enhance self-esteem.”

2018 Corporate Board

Chair Darrell Griffin Retired, Business Owner Cardiodiagnostics
Vice Chair Alex Factor Digital Product Development Specialist- Penton
Secretary Doug Kelley Director, City and County of Denver
Treasurer Scott Weidner Auditor & Partner, Weidner & Associates PC
Members-at-Large Ken Adams Executive Director, Kansas Alliance for Arts Education
Jane Akdoruk Self-Employed, Real Estate Investments, co-owner, Brown’s Greenhouse
Janet Archibeque Retired, Colorado Department of Revenue, Director of Office of Research and Analysis
Brian Cocos Operations Associate, Personal Capital
Scott Factor Sales Rep, Hill-Rom
 Dallas Martin Senior Vice President and General Counsel, iRunway, Inc.
 Chuck Murphy President, CEO, Colorado Grayline Tours
Ex-Officio Members Mark Arnold Executive Director, Ascend Performing Arts
Thelma Fung Development Director, Ascend Performing Arts
Advisory Board (Non-Voting) Aaron Greco Local Government Liaison, Colorado Department of Transportation
Gregory Andersen Retired, Probation Officer
George Lindstrom Retired, Human Resources & Event Coordinator