BRRC 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thomas Ahlborg – Chairman and Director
Tom serves as BRRC’s Chairman of the Board and Director. He is responsible for fundraising, working closely with the Board of the Directors, and directing the organization’s overall impact and long-term vision. In addition to this role, Tom is also Managing Director of Ahlborg Acquisitions, a Denver-based venture capital firm that specializes in supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs and helping them to build companies. Tom is hugely passionate about improving and creating safer schools for students. His focus is on ADVOCACY, educating parents, teachers and administrators and obtaining restorative justice for bullying victims.
Dru Ahlborg – Executive Director
Dru is BRRC’s Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and programming. Dru’s professional background is in management, education and human resources. Her passion lies with children and aiding other children in healing and growing together. Through her personal experience and education with bullying, Dru is dedicated to helping bullied children and their families STOP the bullying and RECOVER from the harmful effects.
Barbara Coloroso – Director and Bullying Expert Advisor
Barbara is an international bestselling author and for the past 44 years has been revered as an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, non-violent conflict resolution and restorative justice. Her uniquely effective parenting and teaching strategies were developed through her years of training in sociology, special education, and philosophy, as well as field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, laboratory school instructor, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda, and a mother of three grown children.
Andrew Laing – Director and Public Relations Professional
Andrew has been a PR professional for over a decade and is a Principal at Agency 33 Public Relations Firm in Denver, CO. Andrew specializes in representing professional service organizations and has secured media exposure in diverse publications nationwide. He is also a board member and Committee Chair with the Colorado Judicial Institute and assists non- profits like the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund.
Reverend Phil Tapp – Director and Youth Facilitator
Phil brings his experience as a youth minister and father of 8 children to the board of BRRC. He is committed to recovery and growth for all individuals through the teaching and practice of secularized spiritual principles such as kindness, gratitude, and the power of one’s own thinking. His passion for this is infectious and uplifting and is the fulfillment of his personal mission of moving toward “a world that works for everyone.”
William Ahlborg – Director Fundraising Chair
Bill’s background lies in investment management, finance and philanthropy. He currently is a Director at Ahlborg Acquisitions and manages several investment portfolios. Being a fourth-generation Denver native, Bill is a strong supporter of several Denver-based charities.
Curtis Kowalski – Director and Parent Group Representative
Curtis and his family have been part of the Peer Group since February 2018. He continues to seek restorative justice for his family as a result of bullying. Curtis brings a strong drive and passion to STOP bullying and ideas and experience to back it up.
Stacie Russell – Director and Parent Group Representative
Stacie brings an unsurpassed passion to the board as a Parent Group Representative. Stacie’s family was the very first family BRRC came into contact with and she has been instrumental in helping to define our mission and goals as a charity.