One Spark Foundation Board of Directors

The One Spark Foundation Board of Directors meets once a month. The goals for our Directors are as follows:

  • Provide fiduciary oversight for One Spark Foundation, a non-profit corporation
  • Discuss, create, approve and support legal documents as required by the state and IRS
  • Brainstorm ideas regarding fundraising, long term goals and sustainability
  • Support the philosophy and vision, as written by Founder and Executive Director Lori S. Peters
  • Support public relations efforts in the community

The Board of Directors is not involved in the day to day operations of One Spark Academy.

Todd Geist

OSF Board President and Co-Founder of One Spark Academy

Todd makes software for small businesses, organizations, and individuals through his company, Geist Interactive, and is well known in the FileMaker community. With clients all over the world, he cares deeply about the success of small businesses that incorporate innovation, creativity, social responsibility, and good will to others.

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Jon Baker

Vice President

Picasso once said: “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. Lori Peters and I have talked a lot about these type of children, and how best to prepare them for the world into which they will “grow up”.  We realized that for our children to be successful in life, they will need to be the most flexible, collaborative, resilient, creative and confident generation ever.

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Tom Stough


I am a proud supporter of whole-child education in general and OSA in particular. My son Aidan attended classes at One Spark Academy and is now in high school, and my wife Robin Lindsey is a One Spark teacher.  As a librarian at Oxnard College, I am an educator in my workaday life.  I also like to teach kids about the mysteries of ham radio.  Thank you for looking into a wonderful educational alternative: One Spark Academy.

Jennifer and James Kerr

Members at Large

Jennifer was raised abroad, in England, Lebanon, and India, as well as the US, and learned that you make your home where you are. So in Thousand Oaks, as in Sheffield, England or Taylor, Texas, Jennifer has used her 20 years of experience, skill, and determination as an HR professional to advocate and make change in her community. As the a wife and mother of three children, including Emerson Kerr who attended One Spark, it is perhaps inevitable that she finds herself on the One Spark Board of Directors, among those who are as dedicated to education as they are to the larger community. Jennifer and her husband James are so committed to OSA that they attend most of our Board meetings remotely, while living now in Louisville, Kentucky!

Jenni Buchanan


I’ve always believed that the greatest gift we can give our children (and our society) is a love of learning and a feeling of investment in their own education. In order for this to happen we must respect and educate whole child: body, mind, and spirit. When I read the first sentence of the One Spark Academy philosophy I knew our family had found a home. “The philosophy of One Spark Academy is

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