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Randy Underwood


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Randy was born and raised in Omaha, NE where he participated in Jr ROTC at Central High School before attending Tulane University on a ROTC scholarship. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in Digital Satellite Communications, he received a regular commission as an Officer in the United States Army. After serving eight years active duty, he left the Army and began working as System Security Engineer with the Department of Defense.  He moved to Colorado in April of 2012 to work at Peterson Air Force Base helping to sustain military communications satellite systems.

Randy spends a lot of time volunteering in the community. He was an assistant scoutmaster and training officer for the Boy Scout Troop in which his son achieved Eagle Scout. He also volunteered countless hours with Special Olympics in Maryland as a golf and bowling coach.  Additionally, Randy has assisted in several middle and high school musical productions by creating props, scenery and acting as stage manager.

Randy has been married to his wife, Lori, since 1999. His son is in the United States Army and his daughter is in high school.

Danielle Combs

Vice President

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I was born in Oceanside, California and moved to beautiful Colorado when I was 3 years old. I have lived in this District since I was 4 years old. I was a student in this amazing district from Kindergarten until I graduated in 2005. I met my husband a couple of years later and married him in 2009 after welcoming our daughter into our world in 2008. Our first few years together we lived in Colorado Springs and then Fountain before we decided that the country, small town life was for us and we bought our home in Midway. My parents still live in this district in the same house I grew up in. Our daughter is 9 years old and in the 4th grade at Prairie Heights, shean ROTC scholarship has attended Prairie Heights since Pre-School and she absolutely loves it. My husband and I own an interior/exterior remodeling company with this being our 6th year in business. I am honored to be serving on the school board as this district holds a very special place in my heart.

Paul Ricks


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I was born and raised in Westminster, CO. Westminster High school is where I graduated from in 1997 and it is also where I met my amazing wife Shawna. We got married in 2003. I work in the Oil & Gas industry which has required us to live in Pennsylvania and Texas. I now work for Ely & Associates Corp, a hydraulic fracturing and well completions consulting firm based out of Houston, TX. I have been with this firm for six years and am now in a position where we can live where we want, so we chose to come back home to Colorado. In the short time that we have been a part of the Hanover Family, we have enjoyed the small-town feeling and atmosphere that being here has provided. We have four awesome children who all attend the Hanover School District. We have a lot of animals that we enjoy on our little farm. I am humbled and excited to be part of the Board.

TJ Lippert


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I was born on Fort Carson and spent the majority of my school years bouncing between duty stations as an Army brat, but always returning to the family ranch in Hanover whenever the Army would allow.  I’ve always called Hanover home.  Although I attended many different schools in my travels, my time in Hanover School District was my most memorable.  After graduation from high school, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where I served for 25 years.  After my retirement from the Corps, I returned home to Hanover and have no plans of ever leaving again.  

I now own and operate the family small cow/calf operation where I spend most of my time.  When I’m not tending to the ranch, I enjoy giving back to the community.  I’m a member of the Kirk Hanna Park Board, The Marine Corps League Pikes Peak Division, The Military Order of the Devil Dogs, The Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers Association, board president of the Quarter Moon Ranch Scholarship Committee and now of course I’m honored to be on the Board of Education for this incredible district!  

I’m blessed to be married to my amazing bride, Angel who is an RN/BSN at Memorial Main Hospital.  Together we have 3 brilliant daughters.  Our oldest daughter Brittney is a 5th grade teacher at Pikes Peak Elementary School, District 2.  Our middle daughter Amanda is finishing her degree to be a game warden in NC and our youngest daughter Kylie is finishing her degree in criminology/psychology and doing great things as an animal control officer with the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department Denver.

Ed Sweazy


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I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in Nunn, Colorado. I Joined the Air Force and served for twenty years traveling around the world and meeting all kinds of interesting people and seeing some wonderful places. I met my wife of forty-one plus years in the Air Force, we have two children. When I retired from the service I worked at Ft. Carson maintaining the houses for the soldiers and supervising a 48-man crew. We moved out here to Hanover to escape the city and retire in 1994, hoping to travel the states and see all we could. We now raise our five grandchildren along with numerous animals and their great grandmother.

Currently, Mr. Sweazy is the District’s Representative to the PPBOCES Board.