At Heritage, we are very proud of the faculty and staff that influence your students on a daily basis. With enthusiasm for the curriculum and a heart for the kids, every person employed by HCA adds to the unique environment we offer. Our combined faculty and staff have an impressive 515 years of experience and have collectively earned 51 degrees. We are blessed to work with every person in the Heritage family!


-PresidentDavid Lacey

David Lacey has been a board member since 2011 and is currently serving as Board President. He and his wife, Deborah, have been active in the life of HCA, volunteering in a variety of areas, including technology, basketball, and just about any small need that arises. David likes to spend as much time as possible being involved in the activities of their two children, Elizabeth and Catherine.

-Vice PresidentJay Erikson

Jay has served on the Heritage Christian Academy school board since 2008. He currently serves in the role as the Vice President. Jay is also a President of the Heritage Christian Foundation Board (FOCEF). He is passionate about Christian education and is committed to helping the school fulfill its vision and mission.

Jay graduated with a double major in History and Political Science from UCLA in 1995. After graduation, Jay worked for United States Senator Hank Brown in Washington, DC. He has spent the last twenty years working in learning and development/corporate training. He currently works for Hitachi Data Systems as a manager in corporate training.

Jay and his wife Ria have two children who attend(ed) Heritage Christian Academy, Alex (HCA 2017) and Grace (current student). Both started at Heritage as kindergartners.

-TreasurerTed Simmons

Ted and his wife, Jamie, have been actively involved with Heritage since 2000. They have three sons, Caleb (HCA 2012), Stephen (HCA 2015), and Daniel (current student). Along with being on the HCA board since 2007, he has served on the Heritage Christian Foundation board from the beginning. He believes strongly that the distinctive Christian worldview of HCA is the critical foundation upon which all true education rests. He loves this school and is committed to striving to help make the experience here one that will last a lifetime and impact our world for Christ.

-SecretaryJason Siemers

Jason Siemers has been serving on the HCA Board since 2011. He has been married to his wife Jacky for over 15 years, and he has two children at HCA, Kahlina and Harper. Jason graduated from Heritage Christian School in 1998, before earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 2003. Jason and his family attend Faith Evangelical Free Church, where they all volunteer together in numerous ways. He has also enjoyed the opportunity to vol- unteer in various ways at HCA. He has previously served as an Assistant Coach and as a Head Coach for the Junior High Boys soccer team. Currently, Jason is the Head Coach for the High School Boys Soccer team, and an Assistant Coach for the Junior High Track team.

-MemberRobert Weant

Robert Weant graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Business Administration. He has 25 years experience as a business owner/manager, Systems Engineer and QA Test Engineer. He enjoys spending time as an amateur extra radio operator and hobby electronics builder. Robert married Gaylyn Riley in 1984 and they have three children, Katie, Michael, and Emily.

-MemberJill Black

Jill was born and raised in Estes Park, then earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Colorado. She and her husband Jeff have three girls at Heritage, Kelsey (kindergarten), Kylar (2nd) and Keira (4th). She keeps busy with her girls, is active in her church and works part time for a local architecture firm. Jill is looking forward to her second year on the school board.

-MemberArlene Samuelson

Arlene and her husband Dr. Scott Samuelson have four children; Jay and Josh (both now alumni) Jeremy, and Natalie, all whom have attended Heritage since kindergarten. Her days are kept full with her interior design consulting business, volunteer work, and of course managing a home of 6… all in The Lord’s strength. Heritage is more than a school to Arlene; it is family. She enjoys serving the school in a board capacity and is grateful to The Lord for bringing her family to this amazing school and community over a decade ago.

-MemberJason Kraft

Jason and his wife, Cheri, along with their four children, have been involved with Heritage since their oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2008. Additionally, Jason has previously served on the Heritage Christian Foundation board. 
He is a fourth generation native of Fort Collins, CO. He attended Colorado State University where he acquired a BA in Animal Science with an emphasis in Agriculture Economics.  Jason owns and operates Compass Ag Solutions,  an Agricultural Risk Management Consulting firm, in old town Fort Collins where they provide commercial futures and options brokerage and software for agriculture producers in North America. Jason and his wife, Cheri and their four kids, Kyli, Tyler, Mataya and Clay, live on a farm north of Fort Collins, Colorado where they raise hay and cattle.