Terri Hardeman – President
Terri graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of South Florida. After 10 years teaching deaf children, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico for pure adventure. For the next 25 years Terri lived in New Mexico and worked as a speech pathologist for the public schools as well as developmental specialist for the Step-Hi program that serves the families of children with hearing impairments in their homes and as a parent educator for the Lincoln County Parents as Teachers Program. Her last 16 years of work was at Nob Hill Early Childhood Center (an NAEYC accredited school) which served children and families in kindergarten, Head Start and preschool children with developmental disabilities.
Dee McPeek – Vice President
Dee McPeek is a fourth generation Coloradoan with a BS in English Literature. She has worked in management for everything from Scandinavian Furnishings to Orthopedic Surgery. She owned an event planning business in California and produced major fundraising events for non-profit organizations such as Crippled Children’s Society and Five Acres Girls & Boys Home. She has helped plan events for Seeds of Learning and recently retired from Old West Press after 15 years as their Graphic Designer.
Connie Knief- Secretary/Treasurer
Connie was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in 1973. Connie has worked at various positions, from Executive Assistant to the President of First National Bank of Muskogee, Oklahoma to a Purchase Part Buyer for Waterloo Industries, and the last 14 years, prior to retirement, she worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Katy, Texas, as an Assistant Buyer, Replenishment Analyst and Merchandise Planner. She and her husband Larry have two daughters, Courtney and Sarah. Connie and her husband retired in 2015 and moved to Pagosa Springs. Connie believes childhood education is of great importance and looks forward to serving Seeds of Learning.
Lisa Peters – Member
Lisa received her BBA in Business Management at Texas A&M University in 1978. She worked in Supply Chain Management for Shell Oil Company for 17 years and left Shell in 1995 to start her own consulting company where she worked primarily in the energy industry teaching process redesign, value engineering and marketing best practices. After retiring, she led various major fundraising events for her community and spent the last two years leading a redesign effort as President of the Booster Club for Stephen F Austin High School in Houston, Texas. She and her husband, Dwight, spend half their year in Pagosa Springs and the other half in Sugar Land, Texas and have one daughter, Lilli, who attends Colorado School of Mines.
Terry Guyll- Member
Terry Guyll has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She specialized in Nursing Administration and Case Management
at a level one trauma center in Tucson, Arizona. After 25 plus years in nursing she left to become more actively involved in
her husband’s business and quickly became known as the ‘office manager extraordinaire! ‘
Terry has always been passionate about early childhood development and believes that every child could benefit from a well
structured, preschool environment. She believes preschool gives all children, the opportunity to grow emotionally and academically.
She has lived seasonally in Pagosa Springs for 14 years, has three sons, and has been married for 33 years.
Terry treasures her family time and loves the great outdoors!
Lynne Bridges – Ex-Officio – Executive Director