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Ryan Ripperton

Ryan Ripperton

Ryan T. Ripperton Chief Inspiration Officer “AKA” Executive Director Ryan has been executive director of SPARC since March 2010, and in that time participation in SPARC’s enrollment-based classes has risen by over 100%. A trained educator, Ryan matches knowledge of...
Erin Thomas-Foley

Erin Thomas-Foley

Erin Thomas-Foley Chief Joy & Innovation Officer “AKA” Senior Director of Education Erin Thomas-Foley, originally from Roanoke, Virginia, holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Longwood University, a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia...
Candace Mraz

Candace Mraz

Candace Mraz Chief Storyteller “AKA” Senior Director of Development Candace joined the SPARC team in August 2011 and is primarily responsible for managing SPARC’s community relationships and engaging donors to ensure ongoing support of SPARC’s programs–including LIVE...

Kim Boys

Kim Boys Chair of the Math Department “AKA” Chief Finance...