United States Air Force Academy



Meet the Board
Each month we are highlighting an Executive Board or Committee Chair member/s so you can get to know our behind the scenes team that is committed to lending their time and talents to supporting the Colorado Parents’ Club and our Colorado Cadets.

This month we are introducing our Goodie Bag Co-Chairs, Stacy Prater and Nico Mason.
Stacy Prater lives with her husband, Gary Prater (Retired Army Space Operations Officer – now a Principal Systems Engineer for Centauri Corp.) in Monument Colorado. Stacy is also retired Army, serving as an Intelligence/Counterintelligence Officer and Russian linguist for 21 years in the Army Reserves. Stacy now works as the Finance Director for The Word for the World Bible Translation company. Co-Chairing the Goodie Bag committee is Stacy’s first position with the CPC.
Their son, C3C Michael Prater, is majoring in Astronautical Engineering and plans on serving in the Space Force. He is a Crew Commander for the Cadet Space Operations Detachment and is on the Triathlon Team. Stacy and Gary also have a daughter that just graduated with a Public Relations degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) who will begin pursuing her graduate degree in London this year. As a family they enjoy skiing, traveling and hiking.
Nico Mason is from Italy and has lived here for the past 17 years. Nico has two boys. C2C Michele Mason is in the Class of 2022 at the AFA in Squadron 39. Her other son is a 2nd LT in the Air Force - currently in Indiana for Medical School.
This is Nico's 3rd year working for CPC. Her job is shopping for the items that go inside the Goodie Bags - which she thinks is lots of fun!

CO-PRESIDENTS | Paul and Kathy Puseman ('22)
CO-VICE-PRESIDENTS |Steve and Joy Johnson ('21 and '23)
CO-SECRETARIES| Mark and Christina Coffey ('23)
CO-TREASURERS | Derek and Lisa de Bastos ('22)
EVENT COORDINATOR | Claudia Lawrence ('21)
FUNDRAISING CHAIR | Jane Morgan ('21)
WEBMASTER Donna Bajek ('21)