Cooperative Strategies believes in a future where education – for everyone – is thriving.

We envision a world where students, teachers, and administrators are excited to go to school, feel safe in their buildings, and come home inspired as a result. And we stand side by side with school districts and their communities to make this dream a reality.

The Cooperative Strategies approach is different because it's holistic. Our team guides school districts through every turn of their educational planning journey, helping them:

ASSESS where they are by examining facility conditions, educational adequacy, and building capacity

PLAN where they want to go by creating master strategies and studies that align their priorities with community needs

FUND their dreams by evaluating financial opportunities and securing cost-effective financing

BUILD their vision by managing facility and program projects through to completion

Our Services

In an industry saturated with traditionally minded competition and businesses built on reputation of a single stakeholder, Cooperative Strategies brings a new kind of model to the table. True to our name, the company is comprised of many partners collaborating together to offer a multitude of services and fresh perspectives on problem solving and innovation. This approach provides clients with a broader range of counsel and expertise, and an unmatched level of service.

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Meet Our Team

All of our executives and employees share a common bond;
we are all energetic, attentive, creative, and helpful professionals. Meet each below:


Scott Newell
Chief Executive Officer
Colorado Office
T: 720.466.8680

Scott Newell Chief Executive Officer
Larry Ferchaw
Executive Director – Western Office
California Office
T: 844.654.2421

Larry Ferchaw Executive Director – Western Office
Kevin Huber
Executive Director – Southwestern Office
T: 720.466.8680

Kevin Huber Executive Director – Southwestern Office
Ann Hoffsis
Executive Director – Eastern Office
Ohio Office
T: 614.526.3067

Ann Hoffsis Executive Director – Eastern Office
David Sturtz
Executive Director – Assessment Services
Ohio Office
T: 614.798.8828

David Sturtz Executive Director – Assessment Services
Scott Leopold
Executive Director – Planning Services
Ohio Office
T: 614.798.8828

Scott Leopold Executive Director – Planning Services
Scott Stubbins
Executive Director – Funding Services
Ohio Office
T: 513.319.8534

Scott Stubbins Executive Director – Funding Services

Anabel Ednave-Bui

Anabel Ednave-Bui, Senior Associate Director, specializes in assisting local education agencies in the utilization of Mello-Roos Community Facilities and currently manages more than 60 Community Facilities Districts and their related debt. Prior to joining the Company, Mrs. Ednave-Bui conducted compliance audits on public works projects. Mrs. Ednave-Bui is multilingual and can conduct business in Tagalog and Vietnamese. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems from Saint Columban College, Philippines. When not at work, Mrs. Ednave-Bui spends her free time improving her culinary skills and playing outdoors with her children.

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop, Associate Director, has provided financial, demographic, and cartographic services to a wide variety of LEAs since 2005. His areas of expertise include: Assessment District Administration, Enrollment Projections, Developer Fee Analyses, Geographic Information Systems, Demographic Analysis and Redistricting Services. Mr. Bishop holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles. During his free time, Mr. Bishop enjoys spending afternoons at the ballpark with his family.

Andrew Nordquist

Andrew Nordquist, Associate Director, assists in the School Finance Department with pro-forma special tax analysis, bond sizing, bond issuance, CFD formation, mitigation fee analysis, and various other school finance activities. He previously worked in private equity investment and portfolio management while obtaining his BBA and MBA with specialization in Finance from National University. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys going to Ducks games, spending time with his Staffordshire Terrier, cooking, playing sports, cruising down PCH and relaxing at the beach.

Angela Banuelos

Angela Banuelos, Senior Administrative Assistant, has over 9 years of professional administrative experience in social services and nonprofit fields. She assists the company's community facilities department with day to day operations while ensuring all deliverables continually meet company standards. Mrs. Banuelos also manages several of the company's databases including contracts administration and taxpayer communication record keeping. She also leads the administrative team by providing technical development and oversight for all administrative personnel. In her spare time, Mrs. Banuelos enjoys spending time with her family and leading her local Girl Scout Brownie Troop.

Benjamin Clark

Benjamin Clark, Senior Associate, provides assistance in the School Demographics Department including: Alternative Fee Analysis, Enrollment Projections, Developer Fee Analyses, Geographic Information Systems, Demographic Analysis and Annual Reports. Before Cooperative Strategies, he previously worked in the Management Consulting, Account Management, and Project Management industries. Mr. Clark’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Master of Science Degree in IT Management and pursing Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending quality time with his family, going to the gym, playing sports, and spending time outside.

Bryan Lloyd

Bryan Lloyd, Director, Mr. Lloyd has been with us for nine (9) years, and currently holds the title of HR Generalist within our Company. Mr. Lloyd has extensive experience in a broad range of HR duties and responsibilities which include everything from employee recruitment and retention to benefit and 401(k) administration. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Lloyd obtained a B.A. in Human Resources Management from California State University, Fullerton. In his free time Mr. Lloyd enjoys taking in any sporting event he can, while also spending as much time as possible with his wife and his two daughters.

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt, Associate Director, assists school districts across the country with facility and demographic planning. His areas of expertise include: Facility Master Plans, Facility Assessments, Capital Improvement Plans, and Capacity and Utilization Analysis. In addition to a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College, Mr. Schmidt completed the School Business Management Certificate Program, offered by the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and is Certified by the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) as a Chief Business Official. Additionally, he completed the School Facility Leadership Academy, offered by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, which provides in-depth training in school facility planning, construction, and management. When not at work, Mr. Schmidt enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, making art, and riding his skateboard around town.

Christopher Rashidian

Christopher Rashidian, Senior Associate, assists with the administration of many community facilities districts throughout California. Mr. Rashidian joined the company in May 2018 and holds a B.A. in Sociology from National University. Prior to joining Cooperative Strategies, Mr. Rashidian worked in the real estate mortgage industry. In his spare time, you can find him either cooking, riding his bicycle, or hanging out with his cats and dog.

Corey Burbach

Corey Burbach, Senior Associate Director, worked in the natural gas industry before joining the Company. Mr. Burbach performs a wide variety of financial services for the firm and assists LEAs throughout the State with their funding options. Mr. Burbach specializes in facilities funding and has been involved with financings ranging from general obligation bond issuances, lease-revenue bonds and CFD special tax bonds. Mr. Burbach holds a B.S. in Business Economics from the University of Arizona. In his free time Mr. Burbach enjoys golfing and fishing with friends and family.

David Lopez

David Lopez, Senior Director, brings over 20 years of experience in managing project teams within the client service industry. Mr. Lopez assists LEAs with their Facilities Master Planning efforts, specialized demographic needs, clean energy options, redevelopment services and utilization of CFDs as facilities funding options. His CFD experience ranges from the developer mitigation negotiation stage to formation to related debt issuances and annual administration of CFDs over a 10 year span with our firm. In addition to being actively involved with client relations and outreach endeavors nationwide, he also presents training topics at COE sponsored meetings and various regional events hosted by and for LEAs. Mr. Lopez holds a B. A. in American History from the University of California, Berkeley. When not at work, Mr. Lopez enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family.

Galina Kostiv

Galina Kostiv , Senior Associate, assists with enrollment projections and subdivision analyses. She obtained a B.S. in Geographic Information Systems with a concentration in Environmental Studies and minored in Math and Computer Applications at the State University of New York at Cortland. After developing an inventory management system for a remodeling company, she joined Cooperative Strategies in July of 2018. In her free time, Galina sings in her church choir, plays volleyball with her friends, cross-stitches, and studies world religions.

Janice Grass

Janice Grass, Administrative Assistant, provides administrative support to the School Facilities Department. Janice has over five years of administrative support experience, before coming to Cooperative Strategies. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with Emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. She is currently working on getting into the MBA program at CSULB and is a small business owner in the publishing industry. In her free time, Janice enjoys obstacle races, martial arts, traveling and spending time with friends/family.

John Beckelheimer

John Beckelheimer, Associate Director, assists with the administration of various community facilities districts throughout California. Mr. Beckelheimer joined the Company in April 2018 and holds a B.S. in Business Finance from California State University, Dominguez Hills. During his free time, he enjoys golfing, travelling, and trying new restaurants.

Karen Daniel-Hamberg

Karen Daniel-Hamberg, Associate Director, is involved in assisting LEA’s with facility planning and demographic services. Ms. Daniel-Hamberg has experience assisting with facility master plans, boundary planning, facility assessments, capacity & utilization studies, and educational specifications. Ms. Daniel-Hamberg holds a B.A. in Geography from Wittenberg University. Ms. Daniel-Hamberg enjoys camping and spending time with her family and her dog, Pablo. She is an avid cow lover and would one day like to live on a farm.

Kayla Hoang

Kayla Hoang, Associate, supports the Company's multiple project teams by interfacing with public agencies and maintaining the Company's extensive proprietary database resources. Mrs. Hoang maintains productive relationships with representatives of both county and local governments throughout California. Mrs. Hoang is bilingual and can conduct business in Vietnamese. In her free time, Mrs. Hoang enjoys cooking traditional Vietnamese food.

Kristyn Kuennen

Kristyn Kuennen, Senior Proposal Coordinator, joined Cooperative Strategies in 2019. A key member of our Business Development team, she manages our procurement and proposal processes across all service lines. She writes sales and marketing copy, responds to Requests for Proposal, and provides contracts administration support. Kristyn truly believes experience is the best teacher, and she loves learning new things. She has been a corporate content manager and trainer, a coffee shop manager, a college instructor, and a mail carrier. Kristyn holds a B.A. in Writing, Spanish, and Secondary Education from Loras College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She is an avid Chicago Cubs fan who rarely passes up the chance to visit Wrigley Field. In her free time, Kristyn enjoys traveling, yoga, hiking, and supporting independent cinema.

Lori Shepherd

Lori Shepherd, Controller, is a licensed CPA with 20+ years of experience working with privately-held businesses to optimize accounting functions by focusing on efficiency and leveraging technology. Ms. Shepherd acts as a liaison to external parties in financial matters for the company and leads the Accounting team. Ms. Shepherd has a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University with a focus in Accounting. In her spare time, Lori enjoys traveling, fitness, gardening and spending time outdoors.

Matt Sachs

Matt Sachs, Associate Director, has been assisting school districts across the country with facility and demographic planning since 2011. His areas of expertise include: Facility Master Planning, Capacity and Utilization Analysis, Redistricting Services and Demographic Analysis. Mr. Sachs holds a B.S. in Geography from Ohio University. When not at work, Mr. Sachs enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, cooking with his smoker and watching a variety of sports.

Rose Schreder

Rose Schreder, Associate, Assists with the administration of various Community Facilities Districts (“CFD”) throughout the state of California. In addition, Ms. Schreder is also the lead project manager for any Redevelopment Agency requirements. Ms. Schreder joined the company in November 2019 and holds a B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of San Diego. In her free time Ms. Schreder enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing, and listening to country music.

Sarah Baldwin

Sarah Baldwin, Associate Project Manager, joined Cooperative Strategies in 2018 and specializes in Owner’s Representation projects. Ms. Baldwin previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry where she gained experience in team administrative support and project management. She graduated with her MBA from the University of New Mexico. In her free time Ms. Baldwin enjoys cooking new recipes, exercising, and spending time with her husband and their dog.

Steven Mumblo

Steven Mumblo, Project Manager, formerly a Senior Project Coordinator in the hospitality sector, has been involved in project reporting for capital investment initiatives, and relationship building with clients and industry partners since 2015. Mr. Mumblo has focused on project management and accounting during this time, and always strives to be the champion of communication and expectation management. During his time with Cooperative Strategies, Mr. Mumblo has fully embraced his role as Project Manager, applying his tenacity for details and communication to his work for school districts, both large and small. Areas of expertise include: Project Account Management, Service Procurement Management & Facilitation, Expediting, Client Relations and Report Analysis. Mr. Mumblo holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from The University of Montana. Mr. Mumblo enjoys camping under the stars while exploring in the backcountry and dancing under the stars at his favorite concert venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, just outside Denver.

Susan Miller

Susan Miller, Associate Director, works with our local and state education agency clients. She formerly worked for Education Facility Solutions, a company focused on identifying and securing facilities for charter schools. Prior to that, Ms. Miller's experience included investment fund development, project finance, investment banking at Kidder Peabody, and serving as a credit rating officer at Standard and Poor’s Corporation. Ms. Miller is very active in K-12 at the state, district, and local school levels, serving on accountability teams at both charter and district schools. She is an active board member for a number of Colorado non-profit education organizations and advocates for legislative issues that impact K-12 funding and facilities. Ms. Miller holds a B.A. from Northwestern University. She enjoys skiing and hiking with her husband, children and their Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Tam Dinh

Tam Dinh, Systems Analyst, specializes in developing customized applications including all aspects of database designing, graphics designing, programming and maintenance. Since joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Dinh has developed many projects, including, though not limited to, the interactive web based platforms DisclosureCompliance, PayReqs, CerTracs, MySchoolLOCATION and Facility101. He is also responsible for integrating data between various Counties and Community Facilities Districts for analysis and reporting. His experience and skills allow him the ability to improve efficiencies within the existing processes and move the Company forward with the latest technologies available. Mr. Dinh holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Pomona. In this free time, Mr. Dinh enjoys sports, painting and traveling around the world.

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