Colorado SKIES Academy Gala
Honoring Jeffrey J. Tempas, Ray Foundation
Jeffery J. Tempas (‘Jeff’) has been a Ray Foundation, Inc. director for the past 25 years, having served as James Ray’s tax accountant, adviser and confidant for 30 years. Having witnessed James’ philanthropy blossom and expand over the years, Jeff is excited about the opportunities ahead to further the Foundation’s philanthropic mission.
Jeff has been a longtime resident of Columbine Valley, CO, where he and his wife, Jenny, are avid golfers. Jeff was a practicing CPA in Colorado from 1971 through 2019. He also served as Treasurer for the Town of Columbine Valley for 20 years until his retirement from that position in 2019. He and Jenny have four children and six grandchildren.
Erika Armstrong, author, A Chick in the Cockpit
From the front desk of an FBO in Minnesota, to the captain’s seat of a commercial airliner, Erika Armstrong has experienced everything aviation has to offer. On her way up to the captain’s seat at the airlines, she was a Red Cross, cargo, air ambulance, part runner, charter on demand, and international corporate pilot. Erika is also a professor of aviation at MSU Denver, VP of Business Development at Advanced Aircrew Academy, professional pilot columnist and author of A Chick in the Cockpit.