Directors

The NSA Board of Directors provides strategic leadership to the school, operating as a policy maker and delegating the day-to-day management of the school to the NSA Principal. The board is comprised of five individuals who share a common vision for the school.

  Bill Brandsma
President, Term Expires: 2021
bbrandsma@nstaracademy.org

Bill is a CPA by trade and worked most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for Vicon Motion Systems located in Centennial, CO. Prior to Vicon, Bill worked for First Data Corporation for five years and in public accounting for two years with Andersen and KPMG. Additionally, Bill served as a Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach at Chaparral High School for 13 years and was recently hired as the Head Varsity Coach at Lutheran High School in Parker, CO.

Bill and his wife Tarrah have three children; Teagan, Tatelyn and Trey. Bill is a native of Colorado who enjoys golfing, hunting, fly fishing, and most of all spending time with his family.

MG   Matt Gompert
Vice President, Term Expires: 2022
megompert@nstaracademy.org

Matt, originally from a farming community in western Nebraska, moved to Colorado in 2003 after receiving a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Nebraska.  He started his professional career with Johnson Controls, Inc. in Littleton, CO serving the building automation, HVAC, and energy management industry.  After working in the corporate world for over a decade, in 2016, Matt joined ATS Rocky Mountain, a local energy management and building automation company, where he currently acts as the General Manager for Colorado and Wyoming. 

 

Matt and his wife, Lindsey, have four children:  Mason, Madelyn, Merrick, and Micah.  Mason, Madelyn and Merrick have attended North Star Academy since Kindergarten.  Micah will be following quickly behind them.  Matt enjoys playing sports, coaching his kids’ sports teams, building and fixing things, home/yard projects, skiing, and anything else that helps him stay active and constructive.

  Jim Wilson
Treasurer, Term Expires: 2022
jwilson@nstaracademy.org

Jim is a CPA and a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, where he has worked for the last 20 years.   He provides financial statement audit services to public and private clients in Colorado.  He also serves on the boards of other non-profits organizations including the Colorado BioScience Association and Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain.  Prior to serving on the Board, Jim served on the NSA finance committee for several years.

Jim and his wife Danielle have four boys, Jonah, Hayden, Bennett and Fischer.  The youngest three currently attend NSA and the oldest, Jonah, attended NSA through the eighth grade.  Jim enjoys playing golf, camping and skiing with his family.

 NP   Nic Pasquale
Secretary, Term Expires: 2023
npasquale@nstaracademy.org

Nic is a Realtor by trade and is part of Osgood Team Real Estate in Parker, CO.  Prior to relocating to Parker, Nic spent some time in the classroom as a science teacher and coached college football at Adams State College for seven years in Alamosa, CO.   Nic has two daughters; Elica and Gabriella who are in 8th grade at NSA.  Nic is a native of Raton, NM and loves to hunt, hike, and fly fish with his daughters.

CG   Chris Gragg 
Communications Director, Term Expires: 2023
cgragg@nstaracademy.org

Chris is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Colorado in 2008 after spending the prior 8 years living in Seattle.  He began his professional career as a district manager for Ford Motor Company in the Seattle region.  Following his time at Ford, Chris pursued his interests in e-commerce and internet marketing, operating an internet ad agency for 8 years before selling the business and moving on to his current position as Internet Sales Manager for Lennar Homes, where he has worked for the past 5 years.

 

Chris and his wife Whitney have 2 children: Garrett and Giuliana who have both attended North Star since kindergarten.    Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, hunting, skiing, and spending time outdoors.  When he’s not in the mountains, you can usually find him on the sidelines coaching or cheering for his kids' soccer teams.