Finance Committee

The NSA Finance Committee works directly with the Treasurer of the Board of Directors to oversee the financial affairs of the school, assist with budgets and review and make recommendations to the Board about the financial affairs and policies of NSA.

Board Liaison: Angela Swanson

Members: Brett LaPierre, Dave Roach, Casey Denby, Heidi Thompson

Committee Chair: Brett LaPierre; Committee Secretary: Dave Roach

Application Process: There are currently no open seats on this committee.

For additional information about the NSA Finance Committee, email [email protected]



Jim Wilson

Jim has lived in Colorado for 14 years and has 3 boys at North Star Academy ranging from second to eighth grade, with a fourth heading to Kindergarten next year. Jim is a certified public accountant and partner with Ernst & Young, LLP, a large public accounting firm, where he has worked for the past 18 years. Jim provides audit services to corporate clients across the front range and serves on two non-profit boards. Jim has a Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Brett LaPierre

Brett currently serves as Director of Research for Peak Capital Management, LLC, a fee-only SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm that focuses primarily on providing investment management and retirement planning services. Brett has a Master of Science in Finance degree from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 18 years of financial industry experience. Brett and his wife, Rhondalea, live in Parker, CO, with their two sons. He enjoys golfing, time with family and sporting events in his spare time.

Dave Roach

Dave has lived in Colorado for 5 years and has four children attending North Star Academy with one more that will start in 2016. Dave has worked for the last ten years in various finance and operations roles. He currently is Risk Manger for ProBuild Holdings, a multi-billion dollar lumber and building materials distributor. Dave has a B.S. in entrepreneurship and MBA from Brigham Young University.

Heidi Thompson

Heidi is originally from South Dakota. She moved to Colorado as a young child and grew up in the Parker area. She has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an active CPA license. Heidi has worked in the public and private sector, including holding positions as both an Auditor and a Controller. Since the birth of her first son, she has been a stay-at-home Mom and actively involved with the schools her children attend. As an active NSA parent volunteer, Heidi has served in many areas, including: Board Member, Classroom Volunteer, Room Parent, Finance Committee Member, Fun Run Coordinator, Battle of the Books Coach and AVC for Special Events.