Board Members

ellery veldhuizenEllery Veldhuizen
Ellery grew up in West Texas before moving to Colorado almost 20 years ago.  She earned her BA in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and spent 10 years with Andersen Consulting/Accenture in organizational consulting and human resources.  For the past 13 years Ellery has been a full-time mom, active community member, and interior decorator.  She as also been actively involved at SkyView Academy, chairing numerous fundraising activities, serving on the SkyView Foundation, and volunteering in and out of the classroom.  She currently has three girls at SkyView; twin daughters in the 7th grade and a daughter in the 3rd grade.  Ellery and her family live in Castle Pines and love spending time together skiing, golfing, and traveling.  Ellery and her family joined SVA on their opening day and look forward to many successful years to come.

Jodi JacobsJodi Jacobs
Vice President
Jodi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. She has spent her career focused on improving the lives of the individuals she has worked with and making a positive impact on the organizations she has worked for. She is currently employed at WellPoint in Denver as a Behavioral Health Manager assisting in implementing an inbound behavioral health call center for the soon-to-be implemented healthcare legislation related Exchanges. Previous to WellPoint, she spent eight years at Mines and Associates, a national psychology firm with concentration on managed mental health and employee assistance programs. She has also held various roles working with children, adolescents and families dealing with emotional, psychiatric, behavioral problems and mental illnesses. She is a passionate advocate of the charter school concept within the public education system and helped to create SkyView’s preschool program. Jodi and her family live in Highlands Ranch.

Manjari Bhat
Manjari was born in India and moved to Denver, Colorado when she was one. She earned her BS in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has been working for the Colorado Department of Transportation as a Roadway & Traffic Engineer since 2003, and strives to be a role model for young female students and their role in STEM focused careers. Manjari has been blessed to be a part of the SkyView family for the past seven years and has been actively involved with the Hospitality Committee, serving as a room parent, volunteering in and out of the classroom, as well as providing volunteer support with whatever the school needs. Manjari and her family are in the process of moving to Lonetree and love spending time watching movies, cooking, and being outside. Manjari has three girls, all attending SkyView, and is excited about everything that the school will offer in the future.

Kacy Hansen

Kacy is married and has two elementary aged boys at SkyView. Kacy and her husband, AJ, moved to Colorado in 2006. In college, she earned a BA in Journalism with minors in history, art, and English. She also earned an Associates Degree in Interior Design. Before she stopped working to stay home with her kids, she worked as the Design Manager for Oriental Trading Company. She still freelances as a Graphic Designer and frequently does pro-bono work. Since her first son started school in 2012, Kacy has been steadily involved in SkyView Academy as a room parent, book fair volunteer, in class room volunteer, committee chair for The Big Event and The Sock Hop, and the SkyView Board. Kacy and her family live in Highlands Ranch and enjoy spending their free time camping, hiking, skiing, traveling, golfing, and hanging out with their horse.

Chris Coberly
Board Member 
Chris was born and raised in Southern California.  After spending two years in Venezuela on a church mission, he earned a degree in Spanish at the University of Utah.  An entrepreneur at heart, he was involved in various start-ups early on.  He has been with People Element for the last 13 years helping companies meet their employee engagement and retention goals. Prior to joining the SkyView Academy Board, Chris served on the Mountain Vista High School SAC committee for last two years.  Working with youth is one if his passions.  He has been involved with youth programs through church and The Boy Scouts of America his entire life.  He and his wife Jenni lived in Utah and Arizona before settling 13 years ago in the best place they’ve lived, Colorado.  They have a daughter who is a Freshman at Brigham Young University, a Junior daughter at SkyView and an 8th grade son at SkyView.