Board of Directors

Our volunteer-run Board of Directors are professionals and community members. They are committed to furthering the mission of The Matthews House. 


Royce Glader, President

Founder, Merit Electric (retired)

“I joined The Matthews House board because I believe the preventative work is the most progressive of any I have heard of for helping at-risk youth.

Royce loves to fabricate things from metal. He says, “it is noisy, dirty, and hard work.” He has been running businesses for his whole career, but metal fabrication gives him immediate tangible gratification.


Ann Kennedy Schofield, Vice President

Physical Therapist, CSU Health & Medical Center 

“It is a privilege for me to serve on the board of an organization built on integrity, compassion, and true grit. The Matthews House teaches courage in the face of adversity and that pride and self respect feel better than shame. Their special mix of nurturing and empowerment is building a stronger, safer, more stable Fort Collins community.”

Ann is a native of the UK and enjoys exploring the “Wild West!” She loves the outdoors and can be found biking and hiking as often as possible!


Jesse Patton, Treasurer

Assistant Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

“I am on The Matthews House Board because I believe in utilizing my knowledge and expertise to improve my community any way I can.  As a parent, The Matthews House’s became an obvious choice for me.”

Jesse is a big foodie. He spends most of his weekends coming up with new creations for his family on his Traeger or visiting one of the many delicious restaurants in town.


Bob Steiner

Senior Director, Hewlett-Packard (retired)

Our family has grown and prospered in Northern Colorado. Serving on The Matthews House Board is my way of giving back a bit of the community goodness we’ve received over the years. I invest my time with the thought that my contribution can enable Fort Collins to be a better place for all of us.”

Bob loves eating and cooking, in that order!  So he can indulge in those hobbies, you are likely to find him either cycling the foothills or at the gym.


Bri Brown

Controller, Odell Brewing Company

“I am excited to serve on The Matthews House board because it’s an organization I admire and feel is driving real positive change. I’ve loved being a member of the Northern Colorado community the last 5 years and am grateful for the opportunity to contribute my time to a non-profit that provides a safe place for our youth and families to strengthen and grow. 


Brittany Pearce

Associate Director for Transfer Initiatives, Colorado State University

“When I moved to Fort Collins, The Matthews House was one of the first nonprofit organizations to catch my eye because of its proactive and thoughtful approach to serving a population that is often overlooked and commitment to addressing root causes of instability in the lives of young people and families. I am deeply honored to serve on this Board and support the good work that has been done.”

In Brittany’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with my family, learning, and exploring the non-mountainous parts of Colorado.


Seth Silvers

Owner/Founder, Story On Marketing

“I love working with The Matthews House because their work has proven to not just pull people out of dire situations but to help keep them progressing forward.”

In Seth’s spare time, he loves doing fun things outdoors with the people he loves.