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Jack Hay

Pearl Kids Mentoring Program Coordinator

Dr. Jack Hay is a retired educator who spent 33 years as a teacher, coach, school administrator and district administrator. He was raised and did undergraduate work in Southern California and moved to Colorado in 1974. He completed his graduate work at the University of Colorado and worked in several Colorado school districts before retiring […]

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Baadrea Bagley

Focus Pearl Coach Coordinator

Baadrea understands the ups and downs of “solo parenting,” as she experienced 9 years of her own struggles as a single mother.  She has been married to the President of The Pearl Group’s Board of Directors for 23 years, has 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Proving it’s possible, Baadrea received her B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s in […]

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Ken Jones

Transportation Coordinator

Ken, and his wife Barbara, have been married for 33 year and moved to Longmont in 1999. They like to say they are “Grand Kid Groupies” since their move was to follow their grand kids to Colorado and New Mexico. They have six children and nine grand kids living in Longmont, Los Luna’s, N.M. and […]

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Jonathan LaCrosse

Chairman of the Board

Jonathan grew up in New Jersey and moved to Lyons, CO in 2011 where he resides with his wife, four children and mother in-law. He is the Founder of LaCrosse Investments 374, LLC, an alternative investment placement firm dedicated to raising capital for private equity, real assets and venture capital. He has more than 20 […]

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Scott Owen

Board Member

Scott Owen is a lifelong resident of Longmont and the surrounding community. Married, to Terri, for over 30 years they have two adult children, one grandchild and reside near Berthoud. A 30+ year career veteran of the media industry, Scott is SR Vice President at New Hope Natural Media in Boulder, and serves on various […]

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Valerie Whatley, Director of Programs

Valerie is the Single Moms Director at LifeBridge Christian Church and the Director of Programs for The Pearl Group. She received a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Colorado Health Science Center and worked as a research scientist in academia and biotechnology for 12 years. She also taught biology courses at Colorado Christian University. […]

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