Board of Trustees
Mr. Gasperson, CTM Board of Trustees member since 2011 and current chairperson, is a 14 year CTM Alumni Parent of two students. Both Children enrolled as 11 month old toddlers and youngest completed the CTM program in June of 2013. He is the Owner/Clinician of Adaptive Limb & Brace, a private practice providing Orthotic and Prosthetic Care for the Charleston Area patients and Clinical Prosthetic and Orthotic Consultant for Reliable Medical Equipment of South Carolina, Sumter. He received a Bachelors of Specialized Studies from Ohio University, cum laude and two Graduate Certificates from Northwestern University Medical School for Orthotic clinical management & Prosthetic clinical management.
Mr. Gasperson is the Assistant Director for Anchors Away which plans and hosts water related events such as water skiing for Paraplegics, Quadriplegics, and amputees. Mr. Gasperson is a member of the Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) Charter school planning Committee and has served on the Board of Directors for PSA since its opening in August 2010. Mr. Gasperson has consulted and served as a clinical liaison with the DOD and VA in Washington DC to evaluate and recommend grant funding and participated in a queri to stimulate collaboration between researchers and clinicians to advance the prosthetic care for active duty military personnel and veterans. Enjoys helping and watching his two children perform Irish dance for the community and competing at a national level. Mr. Gasperson competed in collegiate level water skiing in Slalom, Trick and Jump events and was the Founding President of the Water Ski Team at The Ohio State University. Still an avid water skier, he has taught his wife and two children to water ski, as well, his two children can wakeboard and barefoot water ski.
Mr. Ward is managing partner at 3D Solutions, a product development firm that designs and fabricates prototypes for independent inventors. He has over 20 years of experience in the research, design and marketing of products in a broad variety of fields, including aviation, automobile, electrical, house wares, sporting goods, toys and games and juvenile products.
Mr. Ward is also a seasoned inventor with several products currently licensed to major manufacturers worldwide. After opening several restaurants in Quito, Ecuador in the early 90’s, and setting up solid management, he was able to pursue the career of of his dreams-invention and product development.
Mr. Ward has two children that have been in attendance Charles Towne Montessori since a young age.
Mrs. Hoffman is a native Texan and seven year Charleston transplant. She earned her Bachelors in Business from the University of North Texas with a major in Marketing. Mrs. Hoffman and her husband, John enrolled their 3 year old at CTM in Fall 2015, when she took the position as Director of Charleston headquarters for NYC- based event planning company, Ever Swoon.
Mrs. Hoffman finds great delight in serving her community and advocating for positive change in all facets of her life. She serves on the social committee for her neighborhood’s HOA planning family-friendly events, organizing mixers, and working as liason between her neighbors and the HOA. She is an advocate and volunteer who has served as Chairman for the CFF’s biggest annual fundraiser, Great Strides and has helped to raise $100’s of thousands of dollars annually. Mrs. Hoffman is also very interested and involved in advocating for West Ashley to improve the quality of life for her community and neighbors
Charleston native and CTM Alumni parent, Mr. Futch has been a member of the transportation industry for over 35 years. His experience includes operations in the Southeast and Eastern seaboard. He has successfully managed transportation and intermodal companies and operated his own agency. Mr. Futch has an extensive background in operations, safety, personnel management, and finance. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he attended the Citadel and the University of Maryland. Mr. Futch has served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Motor Carriers Association which donates thousands of dollars annually to students interested in pursuing careers in transportation.
Morgan and wife Cindi live in Hanahan, SC with daughter Mary-Margaret ( a CTM alumnus) and foreign exchange student, Maria, from Spain. Both girls currently attend Palmetto Scholars Academy. His desire to serve on the board of CTM is founded in his commitment to Montessori education as an investment in our children and in continuing to build the excellent reputation enjoyed by CTM.
Born and raised in West Ashley, Charleston, SC. Mrs. Maynard is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a BS in Physical Education and Sports Medicine. Owner and practician at Prime Chiropractic, she focuses on family wellness, and has developed a group for parents called Pathways Connect. Mrs. Maynard has been involved with a number of charitable organizations and non-profit businesses through her Chiropractic practice.
Ms Klein is a native Iowan who relocated to Charleston nine years ago after a short stint in New York City. She currently serves as Director of Marketing at The Citadel, a college best-known for its classic military education and leadership development model. The Citadel also offers graduate and online programs for working professionals, active duty military and veterans. As Director of Marketing, Kara is deeply rooted in enrollment management, while overseeing advertising, market research, brand identity, and website management college-wide.
Kara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Graphic Design from Coe College, and a Graduate Certificate in Technical Project Management from The Citadel School of Engineering. She earned her PMP® certification in 2014, and was named one of Charleston’s “Forty Under 40” in 2017.
During her time in Charleston, Kara has been involved with several local startups and charitable organizations. She enjoys playing in several West Ashley tennis leagues, running charitable 5Ks, supporting local art and business, and traveling as often as possible.