FVS welcomed Jesse W. Fortney as the director of advancement in July 2017. In this role, he works closely with the Admission and Financial Aid Office, Development and Alumni Office, and Marketing and Communications Office. He has a B.Ed. in education from the University of Hawai`i and an M.A. in educational administration from Bowling Green State University. Moving back to Colorado and again being part of a living and learning community was important to Jesse and his family. He and his wife, Marsha, have two children—Bradyn '20 and Lainey '25—and they live on campus.
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Matthew was welcomed to the FVS family in December 2017, as Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications with Jeanne Olive. Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising, Matt has held an array of positions that has allowed him his marketing creativity to flourish. From Commercial Property Management to Real Estate after his move to Colorado in 2014 with his wife Hollie and dog Gilley. Hollie has been the Theatre Arts Chair of FVS since 2014 bringing them both to this community.
Jeanne oversees all aspects of FVS communications and marketing with Assistant Matt Marine. She has more than 25 years of editing/writing/marketing experience for national companies and organizations. Past projects include writing Olympic bid books for two U.S. cities. Her son Henry is a 2008 graduate.
Sheila manages the Advancement Office's donor prospect development and moves management function. She works closely with the School's fundraising staff on devising and documenting cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies; she also ensures that proper systems and data maintenance are in place to support these activities. Prior to FVS, she spent 13 years at U.S. Figure Skating as the advertising manager for the organization’s official publication, SKATING, and as the corporate sponsorship assistant servicing nine corporate partners.
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