Board of Education President Craig Holmes has been a member for ten years and President for the last eight years. He is in his third term. He also serves as an eleven-year member of the Gilpin Education Foundation Board, serving as president. Mr. Holmes has served on the Gilpin County Little League Board. He is Treasurer of Gilpin Senior Living. He is President of the Board of Directors for the Central City Elks 557 and a member of the Daylight Masonic Lodge in Wolforth, Texas. He and his wife of thirty-four years have two children in school, Courtney and Chad. Mr. Holmes has worked in the retail convenience store industry for thirty-nine years. He is Zone Manager, Colorado West at CST Brands, overseeing the operation of 84 stores in Colorado and New Mexico.
Brook Ramsey was elected to the Board of Education in 2009 and has lived in Gilpin County for thirty-two years. She is Vice President of the Board of Education. She has five children ranging in age from nine to twenty-two, including two children currently enrolled in the District and three graduates of the District. Mrs. Ramsey is also a graduate of Gilpin County High School. She is a certified massage therapist practicing in Gilpin County and also coaches Middle and High School Girls’ Basketball at Gilpin County High School.
Board Secretary and Treasurer
Charlotte Taylor serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Gilpin County RE-1 Board of Education. A long-time resident, she has lived in Gilpin County for the greater part of the last 40 years. All three of her daughters, twins Mary Keehfuss and Barbara Keehfuss, and younger sister Sara Keehfuss, attended Gilpin County School. Ms. Taylor has been active on the District Accountability Committee since her older daughters were in first grade, and has served on the School Board twice. She was first on the Board 1997-2000 when the bond to build the high school addition was passed. More recently Ms. Taylor completed a four-year term on the Board of Education in November 2013, and was re-elected to serve a second four-year term. She was editor of the Weekly Register Call for eight years. Following that she went back to school at the University of Missouri to finish her journalism degree and obtain a second degree in women’s and gender studies. After returning to Gilpin County full time, she worked in the Gilpin County Clerk and Recorder’s office. Now retired, she is active in the Elks Lodge in Central City, where she is a past Exalted Ruler, Trustee, secretary of the Board of Directors and also secretary of the House Committee. Her ongoing community project with the Elks is to coordinate community volunteers and provide local oversight for the monthly Food Pantry Truck from FoodBank of the Rockies on the third Tuesday each month at 11 a.m. at Gold Mountain Village. She lives in Russell Gulch in south end of Gilpin County. She enjoys her time with her daughters’ families — especially her grandsons — who live in Kalispell, MT, Manhattan, NV, and Kodiak Island, AK (western women all).
Board Member at Large
Kersten Armstrong was initially appointed to the Gilpin County School Board of Education in February 2011 as a Member at Large. She was then elected to the Board of Education in 2011. She is currently serving her second four year term on the Board of Education. She was active on the District Accountability Committee as Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson from 2007 until her appointment to the Board of Education. She and her husband, Kevin, moved to Gilpin County in 2004 from Jefferson County. Their youngest daughter, Katelyn, began her school career with Gilpin County School District in 2005. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. Kersten has over 30 years of municipal court experience in the field of judicial administration.
Board Member at Large
- 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.