Professional Board of Directors and Staff

Our Board Members Actively Participate



Chairman of the Board – Mr. Robert Brandmeyer

Brandmeyer Family Trust - School Benefactor, Pro

Affiliations: Brandmeyer Family Foundation Representative

President - Valeria Contreras

Public Policy Analyst at El Paso County for the Commissioners Court, Office of Commissioner Davis C. Stout

Affiliations: The Fusion Magazine, Contributing Writer and Account Coordinator; Founder and Creative Director of Valcon Comics

Suzanne Hobson

Educator and Philanthropist; Co-owner of Milagro Vineyards

Affiliations: Board of 1st Christian Church, Women's Club of El Paso,

Women's Philanthropic Education committee, Mustard Seed Ministry

Elizabeth-Rios Carl

Commercial Insurance Brokers - Broker

Affiliations: Pres. of El Paso Health Underwriters, Regional Director of Sierra Club of El Paso and Sierra


Gustavo Perez

Owner, Painting at a Lope

Aaron Beldner

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at FirstLight Federal Credit Union

Affiliations: Credit Union Executive Society, Project Management Institute, Credit Union National Association Technology Council, International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Knights of Columbus, Army Aviation Association of America, and the Boy Scouts of America

Staff Members (Non-Voting)

Irma Keys

Executive Director, El Paso Bridges Academy

Affiliations: Member of Learning Disabilities Association

& Southwest Branch of International Dyslexia Assoc.

Jesus Arreola

Assistant Director, El Paso Bridges Academy

"The Little Big School on the Mountainside"

"The Little Big School on the Mountainside"