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.”

Ascend Performing Arts
Board of Directors

Doug Kelley

Director, City and County of Denver

Janet Archibeque

Retired, Colorado Department of Revenue, Director, Office of Research and Analysis

John Matthews

Band Director, Copper Hills High School, UT

Ken Adams

Executive Director, Kansas Alliance for Arts Education

Neil Corvino

Retired, United States Postal Service

Bryant Rankin

Sr. Director of Strategic Accounts Yokohama Tire Corporation

Mark Arnold

Ex-Officio Member
CEO, Ascend Performing Arts

Thelma Fung

Ex-Officio Member
Development Director, Ascend Performing Arts

Scott Factor

Advisory Board (Non-Voting)
Senior Account Executive, Hill-Rom

Rob Batchelder

Managing Director for Visa Services, U.S. Department of State

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