Thomas Krause, President
Tom Krause, Ph.D. (Psychology) is the former chairman and co-founder of BST. For the past 30 years he has been interested in leadership, culture, and organizational safety. In the last ten years, Dr. Krause has focused on coaching senior executive leaders. He holds a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and is serving on its Board of Governors.

Cathryn Krause, Treasurer and Secretary
Cathryn Krause was BST’s Chief Financial Officer for more than 20 years and brings her seasoned experience to this endeavor. In addition, she is actively involved in charitable activities, including great books and liberal education pursuits through The Agora Foundation, St. John’s College, and Thomas Aquinas College.

Paul O’Reilly, Vice President of Curriculum
Paul O’Reilly, Ph.D. (Philosophy) has taught at Thomas Aquinas College since 1989, and is currently the Vice President of Development. His interest in developing liberal education for a broad audience has culminated in writing, speaking, and conducting seminars for adults for many years.

Laura A. Seigle, Board Member

Mary Jane Myers, Board Member
Mary Jane Myers is a  certified public accountant with 35 years experience in tax planning and tax compliance. She also practices the art of fiction writing, and has published one short story.  She is committed to Socratic discussion as an educational ideal.

Andrew Gilman, Vice President of Operations - Andrew Gilman M.A. (Liberal Arts) brings 25 years of experience in marketing, organizational functioning, and team leadership to the Foundation. He is a founding parent and former Board President of Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education, and is currently the Director of Outreach for Oak Grove School.