Board of Directors
Bentley Smith, President
Bentley earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and completed his Masters of Business Administration from Regis University. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Since 2013, Bentley has been the Chief Executive Officer of Support, Inc., a provider of community based solutions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the front range. Support, Inc. was recognized in 2015 by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as a Colorado Company to Watch for its contribution to economic development and growth in Colorado. Prior to this, Bentley served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer as part of the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health system, a national provider of behavioral health care for all ages of individuals. Bentley’s passion is to advocate and provide solutions for individuals to achieve their greatest potential. In his spare time, Bentley enjoys everything Colorado has to offer with his wife and two dogs.
Joyce Benson-Fox, Vice President
Joyce has enjoyed a fulfilling career leading human service initiatives, workforce development, and adult education programs in the Metro Denver Community. Working with a variety of government funded and special grant programs, Joyce has successfully led teams that have provided outstanding service and education for both individuals and the business community. The undeveloped potential of every client or student has been the motivational force inspiring Joyce to work hard to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to achieve their goals and dreams.
Robert P. Nadorff, Treasurer
Bob earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Regis University, Denver, Colorado. He began his career in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Young and Company. He had seven years experience with AY and was promoted to Audit Manager. During this period Bob specialized in non-profit organizations. In 1978 he accepted the position as Treasurer for one of the largest publicly owned real estate firms in Colorado. He progressed in the organization to Chief Financial Officer in 1986. After 10 years with this firm Bob decided his real love still was for public accounting. He started his own practice in 1988 and later joined Pflieger, Alderman & Nadorff, P.C., a firm made up of former Arthur Young personnel. In 2000 the firm merged with Marrs, Sevier and Company which was also largely made up of former Arthur Young and Ernst & Young professionals. Bob retired from public practice June 1, 2018. He is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
William Lamping, Secretary
Jack has worked in the water resources field since 1977. Jack has had the opportunity to be involved with a range of projects in all 50 states and work with multiple federal, state and local governmental entities and many national professional organizations. Jack’s experience includes advising executive-level and senior management across state government, federal partners on critical water resource issues, specifically in the areas of risk assessment, risk management, water resource management and administration, dam safety and construction, stream flow measurement and hydrography, geotechnical engineering, water right administration and long-term water supply. Jack is also active in national water and water infrastructure protection and security issues with the Department of Homeland Security. Jack has extensive experience in national emergency and crisis management activities and served on the National Dam Safety Review Board, the Department of Homeland Security Dams Sector Infrastructure Protection Coordinating Council and currently is the Manager of the National State Dam Security Panel. Jack has also served in leadership positions for local community educational and service organizations. Jack, a Colorado native, has a BS and MS from Kansas State University and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Montana.
Lisa is a Colorado native and a meteorologist at Denver7. She graduated from Green Mountain High School and then the University of Colorado with a BS in Broadcast Journalism. Lisa’s career has taken her all over Colorado. She started at KREX in Grand Junction and then worked at KRDO in Colorado Springs. She then took a 2-year hiatus from the state to work in Las Vegas at KVBC. Lisa lives in Cherry Hills with her husband and two sweet little girls. She loves reading, knitting, and running.
Tyler is the current Director of Marketing and Communications for Cummins Inc., where he is responsible for the distributor marketing business for North America, Europe and portions of Asia and the Pacific. A gearhead at heart, Tyler began his career in motorsports marketing and sales at Bandimere Speedway and the National Hot Rod Association. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and is active in local and regional marketing associations and his local church. He joined The Learning Source board in 2016. Tyler is a native and resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife and three children. Their free time is spent enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado with hiking, biking, camping, and skiing.
Originally born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Anna graduated from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance & Economics in 2011. In October 2014, Anna relocated to Colorado to pursue greater career opportunities, and is currently a Banking Officer at FirstBank. Anna has an extensive view on education as she also teaches classes on the basics of banking to the residents of Catholic Charities Samaritan House with her colleagues. Anna resides in Denver and enjoys spending time with friends and family, and engaging in many outdoor activities that the great state of Colorado has to offer such as golf
Nita Bratt has a Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Studies and Education from Emporia State University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. Her early work experience included teaching in the public schools, real estate office management and volunteering as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence. She began working for The Learning Source in 1990 as an instructor and coordinator in the homeless education programs. Nita was promoted to Program Director in 1996. As Program Director she was responsible for staff hiring, training and supervision as well as volunteer recruitment and training. She had oversight for data collection, management and reporting to a wide variety of funders and served as the primary liaison between The Learning Source and public and private funding agencies and partners. She was a Trainer for the Colorado Department of Education from 2000 until her retirement from The Learning Source in 2014. Nita’s current hobbies include spending time with her grandchildren, pottery and gardening.