A graduate of Colorado State University and a banker by profession, Jeff Smith began his career in banking, eventually earning the title of Executive Vice President at Western National Bank in Colorado Springs.
In 1989 Jeff left the banking industry to purchase interests in a small local homebuilding company. Over the past three decades, that small homebuilding company grew into a vertically integrated real estate company to include: land development, golf course and country club development, engineering and surveying, in addition to homebuilding. Some of Classic’s flagship community development projects include Flying Horse, The Club at Flying Horse, Sanctuary Pointe, Forest Lakes, University Park, and Indigo Ranch, just to name a few. Today, Classic Homes is El Paso County’s largest privately owned homebuilding company. Credit for Classic’s consistent growth goes largely to Jeff’s spirited leadership. He constantly challenges and motivates members of the Classic team to define, plan and reach their goals. In addition to his leadership role at Classic Companies, Jeff is an active supporter of community-minded projects through various professional and personal philanthropic endeavors.
From 1981 when we moved to Denver from Connecticut, I have been involved with Community Bible Study (CBS) in some way. In the beginning as a student with this in depth non-denominational bible study which began to transform my life from a world view of living to a Plan of life of God. In the years following , He allowed me to serve as Area Director, Regional Director, and as Assistant Day Director of the Western States. What a privilege! In that time, we moved to Colorado Springs, my hometown, in 1994 and God opened my heart to the needs of foster adoption care through an agency here in town where I served on the Board and Chaired for many years.
It was a blessing to be asked to be a part of Flying Horse Foundation as it launched this program for Equine Assisted Learning for the wounded kids in our area, gifts and tools of love for the hurting and wounded! May God bless and grow this endeavor!
Greg Gandy, CPA, is a Director at BiggsKofford, Colorado Springs, specializing in the needs of high net worth individuals.
His professional affiliations and certifications include: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Pikes Peak Community Foundation; El Paso County Home Builders Association; El Paso County Home Builders Association; Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation; and, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Youth Foundation. His hobbies include spending time with family and friends, golf, reading and wine collecting.
Brad Duncan is a graduate of Western Washington University, with an Accounting major and concentration in Business Administration. After starting in public accounting, Brad has worked in several industries performing essential accounting and finance functions. He started working for Jeff Smith in 2018 and is excited to be a steward of the finances for the Flying Horse Foundation and honored to be a member of the Board of Directors.
Jim Hinkle has worked in the field of trouble youth and family ministry for 35 years. He earned a BA in Business from Colorado College, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. He is licensed in the State of Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and formerly an ordained minister in PC(USA), and earned a certificate from Denver University’s Graduate School of Social Work in their Human Animal Connection program.
Jim is currently a vestry member (Board of Director) of Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, member of the Outreach Committee and chair of the Security team. He is a Master Trainer for the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study through the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, is the Chairperson of the Community Oversight Board for the Colorado Division of Youth Services appointed by Governor Hickenlooper, and Chair of the El Paso County Board of County Commissioner appointed Placement Alternative Commission, and a member of the 4th Judicial District Juvenile Courts Best Practices.
Jim is the founder and Executive Director of TwoCor, a youth treatment and training agency for disconnected and traumatized youth in the Pikes Peak Region. A community member since 1964, he is honored to help steward the Flying Horse Foundation as a significant opportunity to bless the children, youth and families in need.
DR. DAVID WISMER
David Wismer and his wife Mary Anne live in the Black Forest, near Colorado Springs, CO. A former engineer and UCLA professor, David’s career spans 40 years as a teacher, entrepreneur and business executive. Following a sabbatical as a tenured professor of engineering at UCLA, he founded Wismer Associates, Inc. (WAI) in 1975, which became a leading investment systems software company. In 1986, Wismer sold WAI to Sungard Data Systems Inc. (SDS) and David was hired as CEO of Sungard Financial Systems, Inc., a division of SDS specializing in investment accounting and trading systems software. In 1996, he and Mary Anne and their three grown children and their families moved from Southern California to Colorado Springs where the Wismers purchased a working cattle ranch. In 2009, Wismer published Shamrock Ranch- Celebrating Life in Colorado’s Pikes Peak Country- a history of their historic ranch. He has also written several systems engineering texts and numerous papers and monographs. David served briefly as the Vice President of Advancement at The Master's College and his current interests include ranching, philanthropy, and Christian ministries. The Wismers have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Cindy Smith has been part of the Colorado Spring Community for 30 years. Married to Jeff Smith, they have four children and have been active in community service. Cindy was a volunteer for Newborn Hope for 20 years and a member of the National Charity League for eight years. She recently started a new business with partner Shelly Burch called Mixed Greens Nursey where they grow and sell flowers for businesses throughout the community.