Barbara Mathews Ellena

Award-winning Interior Designer with Mathews Design Associates. Barbara is also an accomplished fundraiser, having chaired events for Wings for LIFE International, Make-A-Wish and other charitable organizations. She is Event Chair for ChannelMom’s annual fundraiser, Accelebrate!, held yearly at the iconic Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, CO. Barbara (pictured on right in photo) is married to Greg Ellena and they have one daughter, Catherine (pictured at left in photo). Barbara joined ChannelMom’s Board in 2021.

Trish Fuhlendorf

Trish is a wife and mother of 2 adult children.  Since 1987, she has been married to Rev. Stu Fuhlendorf, Senior Pastor of Redemption Hills Church, where she also serves as the Director of Marketing and Events. Trish has been a tireless advocate for the covenant of marriage and has a love and compassion for those in the bondage of addiction. She is a Major Gifts Donor Advisor for the ministry of EMF: K-LOVE and Air1 Radio, AccessMore, and WTA Christian Media. Trish loves her home state of Colorado, her 2 big dogs, cooking, and exercise (to offset the cooking).  Trish has been on the ChannelMom Board since 2014.

Tonya Milligan

Tonya is a mother of two adult children and author of the book, No Perfect Parent, Just a Perfect Purpose: Keys To Unlocking Every Child’s Greatness. Tonya also owns her own successful business, Rent-A-Theme Entertainment, and she brings a wealth of business experience and parenting knowledge to the Board.

Wayne Rector

Wayne is a dad and husband. He graduated from college in 1991 with a business administration degree and moved to Denver two years later. In 1995, he launched his own business in the construction industry and has developed it into a thriving company that affords his wife, Misty, to stay at home to focus on raising their two sons. Wayne enjoys volunteering. He taught AWANA for many years, coaches his sons’ soccer and basketball teams, and currently leads an organized Bible study group. Family time is hard to come by, but is very important to Wayne. Bedtime stories, movie nights at home, and road trips are among his favorites. He loves to travel with his family and is always willing to try a new destination, especially a sugary beach in the Caribbean!

Mike Schmidt

Mike is a husband and father of two children. He and his wife, Jenny, have been married since 1989 (they met in nursery school).  Mike is Superintendent of Platte Canyon School District, where he also serves as High School Principal. Over the years, Mike has also served as a high school math teacher and head varsity football coach. Before he turned his career to education, Mike was a Defensive Coordinator for a Division III college football team. Mike was formerly a director on the Board for CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) and he joined the ChannelMom Board of Directors in 2014.

Diana Wellman

Diana is a dedicated volunteer and brand ambassador. From the time she was a youngster, Diana has had a heart for volunteerism, whether it be helping out with Boys and Girls club or teaching dental health to children.  Later in life, when she served as a member of the Jr League of Colorado Springs,  Diana chaired committees that provided mentorship and outings to young adult girls recently released from detention and living in transitional housing.  Over the years with her longtime employer, she arranged annual holiday stays for women and children staying at Room in the Inn, Chattanooga, TN. Each family came to stay at our hotel the day prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Their quarterly Pay it Forward activities included projects such as restoring playgrounds, painting projects, beautification and serving meals at the shelter.

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