Colbi Technologies came together for one purpose: to make the tools to manage school constructions finances. Lettie Boggs and Larry Goshorn, both working hard at building schools, found that there weren’t any district tools for managing the finances of multi-year construction projects. Lettie’s background in accounting lead to processes tracked in a series of linked spreadsheets. Larry attended one of Lettie’s classes and combined these linked sheets into an automated workbook — and Larry writes a pretty good spreadsheet. Chuck Olsen (with over 23 years of experience in the programming field) and Lettie formed Colbi Technologies and used that automated spreadsheet as a model for developing Account-Ability, an industry-strength, comprehensive solution for planning and controlling capital-building programs. Account-Ability is now used by over sixty California school districts to manage over $16 billion in school construction.
Lettie Boggs — Chief Executive Officer
Lettie started working in school district fiscal and facilities departments in 1985. She was Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations at Anaheim City Schools from 1998 to 2002. She’s served on boards and committees throughout California, including the Facilities R & D Committee for the California Association of Business Officials (chair), the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (board), and the Urban Disticts Committee (founding co-chair). Lettie is an industry leader who recognizes the needs and expectations of a school district building program.
Larry Goshorn — President
Larry started in school facilities planning in 1986 after a career in the Navy Civil Engineering Corps. He opened the Facilities Department for Pomona Unified and has since worked for multiple districts to develop and implement hundreds of school-building projects. He was the project manager for the nationally recognized Accelerated School (TAS) in the Los Angeles Unified School District and works as consultant to San Diego Unified School District and Grossmont Union High School District providing technical assistance to their citizen oversight committees.