Board of Directors

Aspen Ridge Preparatory School is governed by its own Board of Directors made up of a dedicated group of five volunteers.  The Board of Directors are responsible for making strategic decisions giving the school's Administrative Directors the necessary resources and support to be successful. 
The Aspen Ridge Preparatory School Board of Directors are charged with the following:
  • Approving the Annual Budget
  • Reviewing and approving school Curriculum
  • Establishing Policies and Procedures consistent with the schools Mission and Vision
  • Long-Term Strategic Planning
  • Hiring and oversight of the school's Head of School
  • School Facilities Development
  • Oversight and participation in school Committees
  • Many other decisions involving direction, finance, academics, and operations of Aspen Ridge Preparatory School
If you would like to reach out to the board of directors please send them an email at
Meeting Minutes 2019-2020
Meeting Minutes 2020-2021
Aspen Ridge Board of Directors
The ARPS Board of Directors and ARPS Administration have been working hard to create a Strategic Plan for the school. The 21-22 Strategic Plan can be found here
Randy Drennen
Randy D.

Randy joined the ARPS Board in 2018 and began serving as President in 2019.  Growing up in Lafayette and later Fort Collins, Randy is a product of Colorado State University and has called the Colorado Front Range home for over 40 years.  Randy is currently the Director of Contractor Services for the Colorado Contractors Association and has spent 20 years working in the infrastructure contracting industry.  Additionally, Randy was elected to serve on the Thornton City Council from 2009-2013 and as Chairman for the E-470 Public Highway Authority Board of Directors.  Outside of work, Randy enjoys travelling, playing guitar, and spending time at the lake. He and his wife spend time camping, boating, and enthusiastically supporting their five kids who play basketball, volleyball, golf, and football. 

Eric Rinard

Eric Rinard

Eric was raised in Colorado, attending Denver Public Schools from K through 12 before earning a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After a year working in Fort Worth, Texas he returned to Colorado where his heart always was. Eric is currently a Senior Engineer for KM Labs in Boulder, working on lasers. Eric and his wife Jodi own a horse farm east of Erie where they raise their four children, three of whom still attend Aspen Ridge.


Liz Locricchio

Liz L

Liz Locricchio has lived in the Erie community with her family for over 20 years. She works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Erie community. Both of her children attend Aspen Ridge. Being a member of the Board Of Directors at Aspen Ridge has been a truly fulfilling experience. Liz loves to give back to the community that has done so much for my family. 


Krista Burnell

Krista B.

Krista Burnell has served on the ARPS Board of Directors since 2011 in various roles including Board Secretary, as well as Treasurer. She currently serves as Senior Vice President at Horizons North Credit Union, and has since 2005. She and her husband, Mike, have four children, all of whom have attended Aspen Ridge Preparatory School since it opened its doors for the 2011-2012 school year. 

Miguel Zuniga

Miguel Zuniga

Miguel grew up in a military family and spent most of his formative years moving from one city to another. His family transferred to Fitzsimons Army Medical Center during eighth grade and he fell in love with Colorado. Miguel returned to Colorado in 1999 and fell in love again - this time with a person. They married, adopted a baby girl, and moved to Australia for a new perspective. After nearly five years in Australia, Miguel and his family returned to Colorado and moved to Erie to live with his ever expanding family. Miguel is a Network Architect and spends his days designing and building networks for Internet service providers, electric companies, universities, and large pharmaceutical companies. He also gives back to the community serving where he can including on the Aspen Ridge School Board.