Jody Harper Alderman is an attorney at Alderman Bernstein, in Denver. She focuses her practice on real estate transactions and real estate related litigation, including eminent domain and condemnation work. Jody grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in 1991, and from the University of Colorado School of Law with a JD in 1994. She was a partner at Grimshaw & Harring and worked there for 15 years, before leaving in 2009 to start her own firm with her law partner, Carrie Bernstein. Jody is currently on the Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Section Council. She was on the Board of Directors of Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home for eight years before rotating off in 2014, and she served as Chair of the Board for two years. She still volunteers a significant amount of her time at Tennyson Center and at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and School.
Jody and her husband, John, have three children, Ali (class of ’16), Jake (class of ’19) and Avery. They have been active parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima in Lakewood, Colorado, for 20 years.
~~Mr. Alex Ariniello (Ted ‘03, Jacqueline ‘06)
Alex and Nancy, parents of Teddy ’03 and Jackie ’06, live in Boulder and have two other children, Tony (now Fr. Anthony of the Community of the Beatitudes) and Libby, a former FOCUS missionary. They have been blessed with nine grandchildren. Alex has served on the Board of Trustees since 2007. He is a long time member of Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Boulder and served on the Parish Council, the Finance Council and the Building Committee. Alex also served on the Lafayette City Council during the decade of the 1980’s. He is currently the Director of Public Works for the Town of Superior and has been practicing civil engineering in Colorado for over 40 years. A roundabout advocate, Alex has been involved in the planning and design of almost a third of Colorado’s roundabouts. His latest project is the new Diverging Diamond Interchange at US 36/McCaslin Blvd. Alex chairs the HFHS Long Range Planning Committee which oversaw the development of the Campus Master Plan.
~~Mr. Kevin Kijewski, J.D., Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Kevin Kijewski, J.D., currently serves as Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Denver. Previously, Kijewski served as Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was responsible for providing leadership in the areas of curriculum, labor relations, and student services for seventeen archdiocesan high schools with an aggregate enrollment of 14,000 students. Before coming to Philadelphia, Kijewski resided in Grosse Pointe, Mich., where he served as a dean of a business school and practiced law as as an alternative dispute resolution attorney. Kijewski also served as an Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Kijewski holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Detroit, a Master of Arts in Economics from Walsh College, a Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Michigan State University. He was also recently admitted as a doctoral student to the Johns Hopkins University School of Education in Baltimore, Md. Prior to positions in educational administration and law, Kijewski taught high school social science at Bishop Machebeuf High School as a University of Notre Dame ACE Teaching Fellow. His redesigned social science instructional approach made Bishop Machebeuf a top twenty national school in social science education for two consecutive years on the Catholic High School Honor Roll.
~~Mrs. Joanne Farver (James ‘07, Maddisen ‘15)
Joanne Farver began her professional career working as a certified public accountant for Touche Ross & Company. After moving to Colorado in 1983, Joanne left public accounting and was involved in the start up of Corporate Express, a distributor of office products and services, where she served as Vice President/Controller.
Joanne and her husband, Jim, have two children and live in Broomfield, Colorado. Joanne joined the Holy Family Board of Trustees in 2010 and is a member of the Catholicity and Business and Finance Committees.
~~Mr. Michael Frie ‘95 (Caitlin '19)
Michael has more than 16 years experience in the financial industry. He loves working with clients to simplify the areas of their life they find challenging, and coming up with creative, unique solutions to help them create a solid foundation to achieve their dreams. He specializes in risk mitigation/risk-adjusted growth, identifying value opportunities, and performing long-term trend analysis.
Michael previously worked as Director of Client Services and Trade Operations for a boutique wealth management company and was a Client and Investment Specialist for Janus Capital Group.
A Colorado native, Michael has a strong philanthropic spirit and is passionate about the community. He chairs the Arvada Young Professionals, is active in the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, sits on the board of trustees for Holy Family High School since 2012, and donates time to the Spirit of Christ Catholic Church and Shrine of St. Anne School. In his free time he loves to spend time with his wife and two children attending their sporting activities, traveling, and skiing.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Regis University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended Metropolitan State University for his Certified Financial Planner designation. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and Financial Services Institute.
~~Mr. Matthew Hauptly, Principal, Holy Family High School
Matt Hauptly was born in Washington D.C. and later moved to North Andover, Massachusetts. Both of his parents attended Catholic Schools from Kindergarten through Graduate School and Matt spent his first two years living at Notre Dame University where his Dad was finishing up law school.
Matt attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he majored in Literature and History and played football and wrestled. After graduating from college Matt worked at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. and the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH. After taking a skiing trip to Colorado, Matt moved to Aspen where he spent several winters enjoying the mountains and managing local restaurants. Matt then spent seven years as a teacher and coach at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, CO before heading to Law School at CU—Boulder. Matt graduated from law school and worked for a Fortune 50 company but quickly realized that education was his true calling. A fourth–generation Catholic educator, Matt is in his seventh year at Holy Family High School.
~~Mrs. Jody Giacomini (Matt Gilmer ‘07)
Jody Giacomini is a Colorado native who grew up on a ranch north of Sterling. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2005 and has been the chair of the Board since 2010. She retired from Kaiser-Hill, LLC and was a key personnel in the environmental cleanup of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. She continues to support other Department of Energy projects as a Program Manager for PMTech, Inc. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from Colorado State University and a Master of Science degree from Kansas State University.
Jody and her husband, Jim Gilmer, have one son Matthew ’07 and both were active volunteers at Holy Family High School during Matthew’s attendance. In addition to being a Trustee for Holy Family High School, Jody serves on the parish council at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Westminster.
~~Mr. Terry LaVelle
Terry and Suzy LaVelle are members of Sacred Heart of Mary Church where they were married over 40 years ago. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who all live in the area. Terry is a roofing contractor and was a founder and past president of the Colorado Roofing Association, which presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He has also served as president of the Denver Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and as vice president of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association. He brings a lifetime of small business knowledge to the board.
Terry was also a founding board member of ENDOW and served as an ENDOW board member for 9 years. He also is a long standing member of his parish finance council, has headed a Men’s Bible Study for 15 years, and trains the readers for his parish.
~~Mr. John Napierkowski (Luke `15, Eva `16, Krista `18, Elizabeth `20)
John Napierkowski, his wife Joann, and their five children have lived in Broomfield since 2008 when they relocated from Hawaii after John served 12 years in the Army’s Medical Corps. The four oldest children, Luke (2015), Eva (2016), Kika (2018) and Elizabeth (2020) are currently students at Holy Family while the youngest one is home schooled (Matthew, 3rd grade). They have been parishioners at Nativity for the past 6 years.
John was raised in Colorado, went to college at the University of Notre Dame, and then proceeded to Northwestern University Medical School under the auspices of the Army. John was the Chief of Gastroenterology at his last military hospital in Hawaii. Currently, he primarily practices clinical medicine with a multi-specialty group, but he also serves in an administrative role as the chief of his department.
~~ Fr. Jason Wallace
Rev. Jason Wallace is a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver. He is presently serving as the Vice-Rector, Formator, House Father, Professor, and Director of Pastoral Formation of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. He received his STL in Theology, Specializations in Fundamental Moral Theology and Bioethics in Rome, Italy. Since his ordination in November of 2004, Father Jason has served as Chaplain, Retreat Director and Speaker. He has had extensive experience working with youth groups throughout the United States and Europe. In Rome, he worked with the Catholic Youth World Network (CYWN). Father Jason hails from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. He is a fluent in Spanish and Italian. He loves country music and fishing.
~~Mr. Steven Ward (Nathan '16, Amanda '19 and Ashley '19)
Steve Ward owns and operates a landscape company which has serviced the entire front range of Colorado for the past 21 years. Steve and his six siblings grew up in Longmont, Colorado and attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Steve and his wife, Kendra, still reside in Longmont, Steve's two daughters, Amanda and Ashley attend Holy Family and their two sons attend St. John's. Their son Nathan graduated from Holy Family in 2016.
Steve graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in 1989 and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Regis University in 1993. Steve's youngest brother was part of the first freshman class at Holy Family's new location in Broomfield. Catholic schools have always been a part of Steve's life and he knows and appreciates the value of a Catholic education. He brings with him the desire to help provide a quality and faith filled experience for future generations.