Board Bios

Jessie Gregg, Board Chair Email Jessie
Jessie Gregg has lived in Durango for 34 years; raising her two children here with her husband. Jessie's child absolutely loves the Juniper School, prompting her to get more involved with the school. Jessie works as a Real Estate Broker in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. In addition, Jessie helps manage her brokerage and instructs around the state. Jessie enjoys all the things Durango has to offer, including the train, local restaurants, and all the unique festivals that Durango has to offer.
Jessie joined the Juniper School board in 2022 and was elected as the Board Chair in the Fall of 2023. Jessie is excited to support the overall growth of the Juniper School.
Hallie Funke, Board Secretary Email Hallie
Hallie Funke moved to Durango in 2011 to attend Fort Lewis College where she studied Elementary Education. After teaching internationally, Hallie returned to Durango to help open the Juniper School in the Fall of 2017. Hallie taught upper elementary for two years at the Juniper School helping to create the foundation of the Juniper School. Hallie transitioned to supporting TJS as a board member in 2021. She currently serves as the Board Secretary and brings her experience as an educator, systems thinker, and passionate community member to the board. 
Outside of Juniper, Hallie is the Director of Development for a non-profit, coaches for Durango DEVO, and has a small farm in La Plata County. 
Nick Johnson, Board Treasurer Email Nick
Brandi Harr, Board Member Email Brandi
Brandi Harr has lived in Durango for seven years, but has been visiting friends and family here for over 30 years. She grew up in San Diego, California, and graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in Veterinary Assisting. She has two boys, one of whom has been attending The Juniper School since it first opened. Brandi has been actively volunteering at Juniper on a regular basis ever since. She also volunteers with her oldest son at Wolfwood Refuge, caring for and spreading awareness about wolves. 
She loves being a part of our Juniper family and is very excited to join the board! She looks forward to helping the school become even more amazing than it already is. 
Steven List, Board Member, Email Steven 

Steve List joined the Juniper School Board as a board member in 2023. As a relative newcomer to

Durango, Steve is interested in using his almost 40 years of experience as a business attorney to help the

board in any manner where those skills may be useful. Steve served on the principal’s advisory board when his children were in elementary school and previously coached and officiated youth sports, including basketball and soccer. Steve is keenly focused on the importance of education and again welcomes the opportunity to support youth in the community.


Outside of TJS, Steve is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for an international manufacturing company in the energy business. Steve and his wife moved to Durango in 2020 and have

two grown children.

Susan Ilitch, Board Member, Email Susan