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Board 15-6

Meet the Board

2015 -16 Board of Directors



Luke Deardorff, President

2409 Yorkshire Cir.
Ames, IA 50010

Elected to the Board 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Luke Deardorff is a life-long Ames resident and a member of the Ames High School graduating class of 1998. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Iowa State University in 2002, Deardorff became Vice President and Commercial Lender at First National Bank. Deardorff and his wife Amber have three children: Elaina, Natalya and Elijah.

Committee: Real Estate Liquidation Advisory Committee.

Alisa Frandsen, Vice President

2030 Cessna St.
Ames, IA 50014

Elected to Board 2015, Alisa Frandsen is an Ames resident since 1999. Currently a stay-at-home mother, Frandsen is the former Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Greek Affairs at Iowa State University. Frandsen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Secondary Education Certificate (1997) and a Master of Higher Education degree (2001) from Iowa State University. She and her husband Matt have four children: Ali, Meredith, Joey and Grant.

Committees: Teaching and Learning Committee and Ames Education Foundation Board.



Rodney Briggs, Director

307 Franklin Ave.
Ames, IA. 50014

Elected to the Board 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Rodney Briggs is an Ames resident since 1999. He holds an Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Des Moines Area Community College and is currently working in law enforcement as a sworn officer.  Before his current position he worked for 10 ½ years as a Detention Officer. He also served 13 years in the Iowa National Guard, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class (E7). He and his wife Heather have three children attending Ames Schools since 2009.

Committees: Audit and Budget Oversight Committee, Insurance Committee, Policy Committee, and Technology Committee.

Mike Espeset, Director

2402 Yorkshire Cir.
Ames, IA 50010

Elected to Board 2011 and re-elected in 2013, Mike Espeset is an Ames resident since 1991. Espeset holds a Bachelor of.Science degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and is President of Story Construction Company. He and his wife Ann have three children: Jack, Nate, and Claire.

Committees: Facilities Committee, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Committee and Board’s Iowa Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly and Legislative Liaison.

Tim Rasmussen, Director

2808 Northridge Lane
Ames, IA 50010

Elected to the Board 2013, Tim Rasmussen (Ames High School Class of 1982) is a life-long Ames resident. Rasmussen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and has six years experience as an elementary school teacher. Rasmussen is a Sales Manager for Flooring America. He has three sons: Wyatt (AHS, 2013), Cameron (AHS, 2015), and Cael (AHS, 2020).

Committees: County Conference Board, Policy Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, and Technology Committee



Lewis Rosser, Director

3109 Sycamore Rd.
Ames, IA 50014

Elected to the Board in 2015, Lewis Rosser has been an Ames resident since 2009. Rosser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Political Science (1989), and Secondary Education Certificate (1992) from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Currently a stay-at-home father, Rosser is a former social studies teacher, career educator and advisor, and public affairs manager. He served six years in the US Army Reserve as a tank commander with an armor training battalion. He and his wife Karen have three children: Lauren (Ames High School Class of 2012), Morgan attending Ames High School, and Tony, attending Ames Middle School.

Committees: Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Committee, Diversity Advocacy Committee and City Conference Board.


Bill Talbot, Director

2410 Bristol Dr.
Ames, IA 50014

Elected to the Board 2009 and re-elected in 2013, Bill Talbot holds a J.D. from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from University of Northern Iowa. Talbot is a partner with Newbrough Law Firm. He and his wife Jill have two adult children.

Committees: Audit and Budget Oversight Committee, Facilities Committee, City Conference Board and County Conference Board.

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