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ACE Board of Directors



Tony Skinner (ACE Board President and School Founder 2010-2020) aged 66

Tony Skinner was a lifelong resident of Ventura County. He served as the Business Representative for the Tri-County Building and Construction Trades Council, a position held since 2005. He was the President of the IBEW Local 952 and was a trustee on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee since 2002. In addition, Mr. Skinner also sat on the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County. He was the ACE Board President for 10 years and he made ACE Charter High School possible, an achievement of his above all others since the time he began working on it in 2005. We all owe him our thanks.


Current ACE Charter High School Board


David Carlson - ACE Board President - Director of Planning, Design & Construction at CSUCI

David Carlson is an Architect and Certified Access Specialist. Like Mr. Skinner, he brings an industry perspective to the Board of Directors. He currently works for California State University Channel Islands. In addition to the ACE Board, he also serves on the Board of the Camarillo Ranch Foundation as President as well as the Community Relations Committee Chair.


Marisol Guillen - Member - Hueneme School District



Velma Lomax - Member - First Robotics



Richard Niday - Member - Industry Rep, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Richard Niday was originally born in Santa Barbara and has been a Ventura County resident for the last 11 years.  Rich currently serves as the Assistant Business Manager for Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 District-3 and is a trustee for the Tri-Counties Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.  He is the Co-chair for Local 104’s Labor Management Cooperative Committee and 401(A) Plan. He has been an ACE Board Member since 2016.


Dr. Eliseo Gonzalez - Member - Oxnard College



Monica Phillippe - Member - Director of Career Education at the Oxnard Union High School District



Omar Almagur - Member - IBEW