Board Members

The Board of Education for the Gilpin County School District is a five-member, elected group of volunteer parents and community members.

Steve Boulter


Steve Boulter

Board Vice President

Board of Education Vice President Steve Boulter has been a member since 2013.  He also represents Gilpin County School District RE-1 on the Mt. Evans BOCES Board in conjunction with Clear Creek and Latte Canyon School Districts.  Mr. Boulter is a twenty-seven year member of the Central City Elks Lodge 557.  He and his wife Lisa, celebrated twenty-three years of marriage.  The have three children.  Their eldest son Chase graduated from Gilpin County School District RE-1 in 2016 and currently attends the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.  Their other two sons, Austin and Blake, attend Gilpin County School District RE-1.  For the past twenty-five years Mr. and Mrs. Boulter have operated the family-owned Dostal Alley Brewpub and Casino.  Mr. Boulter holds the oldest active gaming license in the State of Colorado.  He has sat on many local Gilpin Boards over the years including:

  • Mountain Youth Football for ten years
  • Gilpin County Senior Living for three years
  • Central City Business District for six years
  • President Central City Fire Department for two years
  • Gilpin Little League for eight years



Sarah Swanson


Sarah Swanson

Board Secretary and Treasurer

Sarah Swanson, Board Secretary/Treasurer, was elected to the Board November 2017 (2017-2021).  Since moving to Gilpin County in 2011, she has dedicated much of her free time to supporting various community non-profits.  She has served as the President of the Board of Directors for Eagles Nest Early Learning Center from 2012-2015.  She is also a volunteer with Girl Scouts of Colorado and a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement.  In addition, she is a volunteer coach for youth soccer and basketball through the Gilpin County Recreation Center.  Sarah and her husband have two children in the Gilpin County Elementary School.  Sarah is a professional fundraiser with over 15 years of experience.  As an independent consultant she supports nonprofits with all areas of fundraising including: annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation grant writing, volunteer management, capital campaigns, and event planning.  Sarah has a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon and a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.




Cherokee Blake

Board Member at Large

Cherokee Blake was elected to the Board in November 2019 (2019-2023).


Tracy Krug

Board Member at Large

Tracy Krug was elected to the Board in November 2019 (2019-2023).


Joe Marr

Board Member at Large

Joe Marr was elected to the Board in November 2019 (2019-2023).    

Secretary to the Board of Education

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