Arianne Aughey is a freelance research attorney, who has worked primarily in the areas of land use and environmental law. Arianne received her JD from Washington University School of Law in 1999. Arianne runs sacramental preparation classes for children at her church, and is on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults catechism team. Arianne homeschooled her children through middle school. She leads a Girl Scout troop and coordinates the April Showers personal care products drive for her neighborhood. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and sewing costumes for DaySpring's shows. All three of Arianne's daughters have attended multiple programs at DaySpring School of the Arts, including dance, musical theatre, drama, voice, circus, Spanish, and enrichment.
Mike James is an attorney and partner at James Hutchison & Forth, P.C., a general civil practice law firm located in St. Louis, Missouri. He represents individual, business and institutional clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts in a variety of circumstances including business and commercial disputes, family law, personal injury, employment and real estate matters. In addition, Mr. James represents public school districts as general counsel and in litigation matters. Representative clients include physicians, lawyers, business owners and businesses engaged in a wide variety of concerns, including manufacturing, financial services, real estate, construction, health care services and environmental services.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. James is actively involved in civic and charitable endeavors. He currently serves as Chair of the Economic Development Commission of the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri and as Chair of the Board of Directors of DaySpring School of the Arts. In the past he served as Mayor of the City of Ferguson, Missouri and was a representative on the City's Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. James is a past President of the St. Louis County Bar Association and is a recipient of the Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Mr. James has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce. Finally, Mr. James volunteers as a soccer, softball and basketball coach for CYC athletics.
Mark Sandford emigrated from the UK to St. Louis a decade ago with his wife, Becs, and their three children, Joseph, Bethia, and Samuel. As a home-schooling family, newly arrived in the country, DaySpring was a godsend! All three children have attended both enrichment classes and the academy at DaySpring at various points in their education. Mark is an elder at Main Street Church, St. Charles, and works as a Director for AI Capabilities at The London Stock Exchange.