I am so happy to be a part of the Mason Schools Foundation. I am a Deerfield Township resident with 10-year-old twins in Mason Schools who are entering the 5th grade next year. I am also an attorney with my practice located right off Duke Drive in Deerfield Township and a proud member of the Mason Deerfield (MADE) Chamber of Commerce.
Alicia has lived in Mason since 2008. She moved here with her husband, Julian and two sons. Alicia worked in the library at MECC for three years while her sons attended school there. Alicia LOVES all things Mason. She has served as PTO President (as well as various other positions) at Western Row, Mason Intermediate, and Mason Middle School. She began volunteering for the Mason Schools Foundation many years ago and joined the MSF Board 6 years ago. She also serves on the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation Board. When Alicia is not volunteering for the schools, she serves on the Board and as a costume designer for Acting Up young performers community theatre and loves to read, sew and travel with her family.
Anne Marie and her husband John moved to Mason in 2002. Together they have three children and have both become very active in the district over the years.
Anne Marie has a background in business and marketing and serves as Marketing Co-Chair for the Foundation. She has also volunteered in many other capacities in the district.
Our kids are the future, they must be prepared.
Jamie and her husband, Craig, have been long-time residents of Mason. She is a Mason Alumni to the Class of 1992 (Craig 1989) and graduate of the Unversity of Cincinnati. Jamie enjoys the opportunities Mason Schools Foundation offers her to interact and serve within her hometown community and schools where her sons attend. She is actively involved with the women’s and youth ministry teams at their church, Northstar Cummunity Church, in Loveland, and has worked for Craig’s fourth-generation family nursery/landscape business, Natorp’s, for over nineteen years as a landscape consultant and designer. Jamie always looks forward to traveling, coffee with friends, cheering on her boys and dates with Craig.
Lina works for Accenture as a Senior Program Manager driving business transformations for clients to drive value and game changing innovations. She enjoys working out, taking volunteer vacations, and spending time with her two girls in the Mason School District.
Marsha is the mom of 3. She is currently actively involved with the Mason Schools Foundation, Mason Student Achievement Committee, After Prom and is Cheer Team Mom.
The Mason Schools Foundation was founded 10 years ago by district leaders and committed community members who believed a successful public school system should be the cornerstone of our community. The concept of our founders and initial board set in motion MSF’s vision to help take students and staff above and beyond what the district can provide with tax payer funds. Mindy is honored to have served alongside men and women on the MSF board since its inception and proud of the collective efforts that allows MSF to give back to our schools.
Before moving to Mason 10 years ago, Nathalie and her husband moved every few years, they are thrilled to have now settled down in Mason! As Nathalie’s three kids got older and she had more time to volunteer in the community she wanted to find a way to give back and support the wonderful schools her kids are attending. Most years, Nathalie’s kids were in three different buildings and she wanted to support Mason City Schools as a whole. Once she heard about the Mason Schools Foundation and about all of the wonderful ways MSF supports our schools, Nathalie knew it would be a great fit for her family. Nathalie loves to travel and is always looking for her families next adventure. Her family also travels to Switzerland frequently to visit Nathalie’s parents.
Matt is the Mason Board of Education’s liaison on the Mason Schools Foundation Board. He has been a School Board member since 2011 and currently serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Business Advisory Councils. He previously served as Board President and Vice President, as well as a member of the district’s Finance and Student Achievement Committees. He is married to Carrie (a teacher in another district) and they are the proud parents of Ainsley (a fifth grader at MI) and twin sons Benjamin and Griffin (3rd graders at ME). Matt is a senior risk manager in commercial lending and credit at Fifth Third Bank.
Danita and her husband Jim have called Mason home since they relocated here in 1997, outside of a two- year international assignment. As a mom to three boys with different interests, Danita understands the importance of creating an environment where each can thrive and appreciates the district’s approach to holistic learning. Mason is known for its academic excellence, award winning fine arts, title claiming athletic programs and is consistently a leader in public education. Danita enjoys serving on the board where she can see firsthand the positive impact of innovative grants. A successful public school system, coupled with invested parents and local business owners offering diversity of thought creates a vibrant community. Danita believes this combination makes Mason a great place to live and to raise a family. One that elevates our children “Above and Beyond”
Kirsten and her husband, moved with their kids to Mason in 2012, and couldn’t be happier to find such a wonderful community. She has 3 kids in the school district (twin boys in 8th grade and a daughter in 6th grade). Kirsten has been actively involved in Mason City Schools since moving to the area; volunteering in the classroom, serving on Mason After Prom, and serving on Mason for Kids. She works for Walden University as a faculty member in Public Health/Health Studies. Kirsten loves supporting all things Mason, especially cheering for her kids.