Meet The Board
Ted Del Duca
Ted Del Duca serves as the Board President at Goal Academy High School. Ted is the General Manger and Director of Sales for Breakthrough Interactive Inc., a national supplier of high-end commercial interior design and products. He opens the line of communication between organizations that have a common interest. With over 30 years in both public and private sectors, Ted has experience in sales, management, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration.
An entrepreneur at heart Ted is skillful and dynamic in engaging business opportunities. Ted is well known for helping his community. He enjoys representing his many business interests and regularly speaks at meetings of different community organizations. Ted has proudly served as a member on many boards including: Parkview Hospital, The McClelland School, CSU Athletics, Friends of Football, The Sister City Commission and The Chamber of Commerce.
Ted is a graduate of the University of Colorado and hold degrees is Business Management and Business Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Joel Boyd is a Colorado Native raised in the Denver/Aurora area. Currently, Joel is the General Manager of the Town Center at Aurora a million square feet shopping center with over 125 stores. He oversees operations, marketing events and new and current tenants. Before working at TCA Joel worked in the Mayor’s Office in Denver as well as at the RE/MAX World headquarters and served on the Denver Planning Board and several school development/design committees. He currently serves on the GOAL Academy High School Board of Directors; in addition, he serves on the Aurora Chamber Board and the Aurora Rotary Board. Joel enjoys GOLF, his dog Harpo! (Looks like Oprah), the new Ford Bronco, hiking, most sports and all music. He has one son Jalan (24). “I am excited to be a part of GOAL Highschool’s board and I am looking forward to the partnership and great things!”
Luis Contreras is the Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for TBK Bank, his employer for over a decade. Prior to that, Mr. Contreras spent six years with 1st State Bank. He hails from San Diego, California – a first generation college graduate and son of immigrant parents. The University of Southern Colorado (now C.S.U. – Pueblo) recruited Luis and he came to Pueblo on a baseball scholarship. Pueblo has been home ever since. His education and degree in Business Management has served him well in the banking industry and Luis, his wife, a teenage son and daughter enjoy family time, golf, and helping others. Luis also volunteers his time to United Way, S.R.D.A. Meals on Wheels, and is a local Boy Scout troop leader, where his son recently achieved the coveted Eagle Scout honor. He currently serves in the valuable role of treasurer for GOAL Academy High School and is a valuable asset in the fiscal and overall management of the school.
Carolyn “C.J.” Renaud is the Director of Business Partnerships for Career Wise Colorado. She believes that education is about connecting passion, talent and knowledge. Bringing those components together to achieve educational goals impacts families, communities and the workforce. C.J. embodies the collaborative spirit and brings her past experiences in policing to higher education in Colorado. She sees an opportunity to bridge gaps for people of color, low-income and underserved areas to tap accessible, affordable education. Her experience as an Aurora police officer and as an administrator with the Greeley/Evans School District lends to relationship building and creating opportunities that will enrich communities. She’s been championing collaborative efforts for 20+ years and has seen the value these connections create. They are powerful and impactful at home, work and the community. C.J. can speak to the power of transformational education, equity and opportunity in education, and the access of education in rural and non-college communities. Carolyn is an alum of the University of Northern Colorado, University of Phoenix, and Aims Community College. She is involved in various partnerships and boards, all of which strive for the betterment and improvement of students, staffs, and communities. C.J. has been married to Damon, a school teacher, for 28 years; they have one daughter who is also a University Northern Colorado alum, like her parents. Carolyn believes in the mission and vision of GOAL High School and considers it an honor and pleasure to serve on the board. When not serving students, C.J. enjoys golf, friends, coaching softball, entertaining, and time with family!
Mark Maryak is Chief Pilot of CAE Doss Aviation for the USAF’s Initial Flight Training (IFT) program, a position he has held since July 2009. IFT provides ground and flying training for USAF, USMC and international military student pilot candidates, combat system officer candidates and remotely piloted aircraft pilot candidates in preparation for follow-on flight training.
As Chief Pilot, Mr. Maryak is responsible for overseeing the manning of all positions within the instructor force, directing the execution of academic course training, managing scheduling activities, and supervising standardization and evaluation processes to ensure all flying-related contractual obligations are met safely and efficiently. His program covers all aspects of flight training operations, ensuring CAE Doss continuously provides outstanding service to the United States Air Force (USAF), United States Marine Corps (USMC) and coalition partners.
Mr. Maryak started with Doss Aviation as an Instructor Pilot in Pueblo, Colorado. He then progressed through increasing levels of managerial responsibility up to Chief Pilot of the USAF IFT program in 2009. His program is the first step in the Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training process.
Mr. Maryak holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the United States Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a master’s degree in Military Art and Science from the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College. He is also a graduate of the United States Air Force’s Squadron Officer School and Air War College.
Mr. Maryak is an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) with over 21 years of service. He has experience in operational flying, flight training, personnel management, program management, and operational planning. During his 21 years, he served on various staffs and in various command positions. While in the Air Force, he was a pilot, instructor pilot, and evaluator pilot with over 4,000 hours in the B-52G/H and T-34C and has flown the T-37 and T-38. He flew in combat operations during Operations DESERT STORM and ENDURING FREEDOM. He also commanded the 20th Bomb Squadron (B-52s) at home and during combat operations.