Charter schools are governed by a volunteer parent board. The Soldier Hollow Charter School Board is made up of seven individuals who all share the same commitment and passion for creating a world-class learning environment for our students.
Get to know your school board members by reading their bios below. If you need to reach the board, you can email them here.
As the owner of Legend Engineering in Heber, Lonny has worked with many charter schools in Utah and Arizona to plan, develop and build new school campuses. In 2009, as the school was looking for options to expand enrollment and with limited space, his company volunteered to help with the engineering, survey and construction of the portables addition.
He, his wife Megan and their three children are amazed at the caliber of education that they are receiving at Soldier Hollow.
I am an entrepreneur with a background in public speaking, sales, marketing, leadership and business. From 1999-2010 I was the CEO of a Legal Services company. I retired from that business when we moved to Utah, so that I could pursue other passions.
My desire to serve on the school board stems from my experience of being “educated” in less than competent Texas schools. Solider Hollow is a rare gem… it’s very special and I want to do whatever small part I can to make it even better.
My duties on the board primarily include marketing, advertising and imaging, including a complete re-branding of the school and designing and building a new school website from the ground up.
After two years we decided to have family and in December 2002 we welcome our first baby Matthew, that same year we found this great lot with the most amazing view in Heber and built our dream home. We moved to Heber in January 2005 and later that year welcome our second baby Maggie. Looking around the valley for schools for my son and also trying to educate myself about the American school system (very different from what I experience in the D.R. and from the school system in Germany) I went to Soldier Hollow Charter School and offered to volunteer. What a surprise it was to be asked to teach Spanish for the 8th graders and I accepted the challenge. I have to admit I am not a teacher but Spanish is my first language and I guess that helps.
After two years I had to stop teaching Spanish for the 8th graders due to schedule conflicts with training back in my field. I was asked by the board in 2008 to substitute one of the board members for the rest of the school year, After that I ran for the board and I am now in my 4th year as a board member.
In Dave’s previous roles he has worked directly with business owners and management and knows the intricacies and detail in the decision making process. He has a broad scope and understanding of how the financial side of a company integrates with the whole. Dave has successfully managed revenue recognition, company consolidations, and complicated debt structures.
Dave received his BA from Brigham Young University in Economics and his MBA from University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business.
He lives with his wife and three boys in Heber City, UT.
While he was in the Navy he attended Southern Illinois University majoring in Health Care Management. During service at his last duty station in Brunswick, Maine Shawn met his wife Jami. They both completed their service with the Navy in 1997 and moved to Utah. They married in 1998.
They have lived in the Heber Valley for 8 years and have 2 wonderful sons; Aiden, 9 and Liam, 6 who have been attending Soldier Hollow Charter School for 4 and 2 years respectively.
Shawn is currently Vice President at Alliance Benefit Group, a third party retirement firm in Salt Lake City, where he has been a Pension Consultant for 12 years.
I specialize to commercial property & casualty insurance programs and have worked in the industry for 16 years. I began my insurance career as an Underwriter with Allied Group / Denver following my degree in Mathematics-Actuarial Science from Colorado State University.
We love the outdoor recreation opportunities living in Midway, UT and I try to ride my bicycles a few times each week. We regularly ride through Midway on route to the parks & playgrounds with a typical stop for ice cream at Fill-er-Up. As a former competitive cyclist, I love watching our girls discover and enjoy their bicycles on our family rides.
My daughters, Ava and Neva, have thrived within the Soldier Hollow Charter School learning environment. I can’t wait to cross-country ski with our family this coming Winter at Soldier Hollow.