Our Team

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Phone numbers and department email addresses can be found on our Contact page or in the SIS Staff Directory. See below for individual team member names and roles.

Administrative Services, Student Services, & SPED

Suzanne Bartlome Admin Services Assistant Leadership Academy of Utah

Suzanne Bartlomé
Admin Services Assistant

Cynthia Hampton Admin Services Leadership Academy of Utah

Cynthia Hampton
Independent Studies Coordinator

Melanie Capener Program Coordinator Leadership Academy of Utah

Melanie Capener
Program & Assessment Coordinator

David Olsen IT Equipment Specialist

David Olsen
IT Equipment Specialist

Cindy Taylor Admissions Assistant Leadership Academy of Utah

Cindy Taylor
Admissions Assistant

Shauna Larson Academic Counselor Leadership Academy of Utah

Shauna Larson
Academic Counselor

Kate Chaney Academic Counselor Leadership Academy of Utah

Kate Chaney
Academic Counselor

Michele Elliott Student Support Team Lead Leadership Academy of Utah

Michelle Elliott
Student Support Team Lead

Angela Maloy Student Support Team Member Leadership Academy of Utah

Angela Maloy
Student Support Team Member

Sarah Wayman Student Support Team Member Leadership Academy of Utah

Sarah Wayman
Student Support Team Member

Kim Peterson Student Support Team Member Leadership Academy of Utah

Kim Peterson
Student Support Team Member

Melissa Manning Student Activities Coordinator Leadership Academy of Utah

Melissa Manning
Student Activities Coordinator

Julissa Lundquist Special Education Director Leadership Academy of Utah

Julissa Lundquist
Special Education Director (SPED)

Kim Phillips Special Education Paraprofessional Leadership Academy of Utah

Kim Phillips
Special Education Paraprofessional (SPED)

Stacie Williams Special Education Paraprofessional Leadership Academy of Utah

Stacie Williams
Special Education Paraprofessional (SPED)

DeAnna Flemming Special Educatoin Paraprofessional Leadership Academy of Utah

DeAnna Fleming
Special Education Paraprofessional (SPED)

Sarah Lee Special Education Mentor Leadership Academy of Utah

Sarah Lee
Special Education Mentor (SPED)

Tequita Odom Special Education Mentor Leadership Academy of Utah

Tequita Odom
Special Education Mentor (SPED)

Lucia Stone Special Education Mentor Leadership Academy of Utah

Lucia Stone
Special Education Mentor (SPED)

Outdoor and Leadership Adventures

 

John Jensen

Adventures Substitute

John Jensen

Adventures Substitute

A relatable mentor can be rare for students, but John has a unique ability to connect with students on a personal level. John recently started studying philosophy and communication at Utah State University after having been homeschooled for many years. As a result, he developed a diverse academic background that will help him guide your students through a year of exciting adventures. When he’s not adventuring, John enjoys reading, experiencing nature, playing games, and discussing philosophy. 

April Beal

Manti Adventures Lead

April Beal

Manti Adventures Lead

Your student deserves a caring and enthusiastic mentor who will encourage them throughout their educational journey. April enthusiasm radiates in her work as an Adventures Lead. As a mother to three children, she understands the important role nature plays in each person’s life and is excited to incorporate the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors into your student’s educational experience. In her own words, “…everything in life is connected. The world is a beautiful place, and I love learning everything she has to teach us.”

Chaundra Wilson

Davis Adventures Guide

Chaundra Wilson

Davis Adventures Guide

Your student should learn from someone who is a true professional in their field. Chaundra is such a person. With 15 years of experience in the Leadership Education model, Chaundra has applied this model’s principles to the teaching of her eight children and the children of others. Before diving into the life of a home educator, Chaundra studied Communications and Theatrical Arts at Dixie State College. She later studied Communications with an emphasis in Print Journalism at Brigham Young University. She has worked for numerous publications as a writer, editor, layout designer, and photographer.

Chaundra has a deep passion for learning, resulting in many interests and hobbies. She loves reading, sewing, knitting, quilting, spinning, painting, calligraphy, singing, playing the piano, and spending quality time with her children.

Eric Browning

N. Salt Lake Adventures Lead

Eric Browning

N. Salt Lake Adventures Lead

Transformational learning doesn’t only occur in a classroom setting, and Eric is just the mentor to help your student achieve educational breakthroughs in the great outdoors. Eric was born and raised throughout Utah and Idaho and currently lives in Salt Lake City. In his own words, “…I love the outdoors and want to help others gain the same type of life-changing experiences I’ve had through adventures in recreation.” Eric’s interests include rock climbing, camping, hiking, and any activity that allows him to enjoy nature.

Jessica Ewell

S. Salt Lake Adventures Guide

Jessica Ewell

S. Salt Lake Adventures Guide

Your student deserves to learn from a mentor with extensive experience in their line of work. Jessica is such a mentor. Her passion for the outdoors began at a young age when growing up in Alaska, where she would frequently fish, hike, boat, and climb. Jessica has worked with children and teens at numerous summer camps since 2001, serving as a counselor, program director, and administrative director. She also has experience working on LAU’s student support team. Jessica is passionate about helping students use skills garnered from the great outdoors to grow personally. In her own words, “I love watching my kids try new things, expand their interests, and grow as people. I am excited to encourage more kids to do the same.”

Jessica stays busy homeschooling her children and hobbies, including working on her home farm and taking care of the family dogs, rabbits, chickens, goats and a horse.

Annie Pollyea

Utah County Adventures Guide

Annie Pollyea

Utah County Adventures Guide

Your student should learn from mentors who are truly passionate about their work. Annie is such a mentor. She believes the human experience is at its peak in the great outdoors. Annie grew up on Northern Colorado’s Front Range and has a background in various mountain adventures, emergency medicine, and working with youth.

Annie is a student at Brigham Young University, majoring in Exercise and Wellness. She plans to pursue a career in mental health counseling upon graduation. In her free time, Annie can most likely be found rock climbing, hiking, or relaxing in her hammock with a good book.

Elizabeth Babcock

Weber Adventures Lead

Elizabeth Babcock

Weber Adventures Lead

Elizabeth loves sharing her passion for the outdoors as a mentor. As she says, “The raw learning and growth that occur in nature are difficult to recreate in other settings.” She has served as a mentor for youth and adults of all ages, and that perspective enables her to inspire those around her.

Elizabeth’s family loves spending time outdoors. Hiking, biking, kayaking, backpacking, camping, and exploring lava tubes are a few of the adventures they enjoyed together this last year!

Ellie Buckway

S. Salt Lake Adventures Lead

Ellie Buckway

S. Salt Lake Adventures Lead

Leadership is at the core of what we do, and Ellie brings the experience and drive to inspire leadership in your student. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Community Health and has used that to create leadership opportunities throughout her life. She is a business owner, area manager, tennis coach, and mother of three children. Ellie strives to create a supportive environment that will help your student gain confidence, self-worth, and a strong desire to make a difference in this world.

Sarah Lopez

Cache Adventures Guide

Sarah Lopez

Cache Adventures Guide

A mentor’s passion for their subject is crucial to a successful classroom experience, and Sarah’s passion for STEM is the perfect catalyst for transformational learning. She discovered at an early age that sharing her passion for math and engineering brought her true joy. Sarah has been involved in robotics for most of her life and has been a teacher, tutor, and mentor in various educational settings from middle school through college. She has degrees in Math Education, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University and Utah State University. She currently lives in Logan, Utah, with her husband and foster children.

Juliann Mann

Logan Adventures Lead

Juliann Mann

Logan Adventures Lead

Transformational learning can also happen outside of the classroom, and Juliann’s love for the outdoors is the perfect catalyst. She’s currently studying Recreation Administration and Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Utah State University. She regularly takes other college students on multi-day backcountry adventures as part of USU’s outdoor program. Juliann is passionate about getting students of all ages outside and promoting lifelong learning through sports and activities. She believes that adventure is a crucial part of living a meaningful life, and she hopes to help your student find their own love for outdoor adventures.

Melissa Manning

Davis Adventures Lead

Melissa Manning

Davis Adventures Lead

Physical fitness is a crucial part of a student’s education, and no one is better suited to mentor your student than an experienced professional. Melissa became a Certified Nursing Assistant after getting her degree in English from Weber State University. Since then, she’s worked in the emergency room, cardiac department, and rehabilitation unit at McKay-Dee hospital. She’s also spent time working in elementary and middle school special education. Melissa is an avid sports enthusiast who regularly plays volleyball and coaches competitive soccer. She is passionate about learning and is always ready for a new challenge.

Becky Matz

Adventures Program Leader

Becky Matz

Adventures Program Leader

Becky is passionate about working with youth. In her words, “I hope I can help spark learning and discovery in youth and also help them recognize their strengths, gifts, and who they are so they can lead in their lives.” She has worked with students in numerous settings, including camps, after-school programs, co-ops, and 4H.

Becky holds a degree in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University. She loves spending time outdoors, cooking, gardening, and traveling.

Sarah Millward

Utah County Adventure Lead

Sarah Millward

Utah County Adventure Lead

Sarah’s enthusiasm for mentoring shines through in her classroom. Her devotion to her students is apparent from the moment you meet her. She worked as an aide at the ILC last year and is looking forward to returning to the classroom! Sarah is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree at Utah Valley University. She loves sports and has coached several of her children’s baseball and soccer teams. Sarah believes that transformational learning can happen when you least expect it, and she hopes to create those opportunities for your student thi

Williamsburg Learning Mentors

We partner with Williamsburg Learning (WL) to hire and provide world-class mentors who help you provide the right education for your child. Our mentors get to know your child through live online classes, office hours, and assignments with personalized feedback.

Williamsburg Learning Leadership Team

 

Gary Arnell

Chief Administrative Officer & IT Director

Gary Arnell

Chief Administrative Officer & IT Director

Gary’s passion lies in creating reliable and efficient administrative services to simplify and improve you and your student’s Williamsburg experience. Before joining Williamsburg in 2010, Gary worked in software development, project management, and administrative positions for companies and schools in California and Utah. Today, he oversees all technology and administrative systems for Williamsburg, including the development of our personalized Student Information Services platform. Besides technology, Gary is passionate about leadership, the liberal arts, and the outdoors. He loves designing systems that support all three in his role at Williamsburg.

Gary completed his undergraduate studies in business and computer science at Utah State University and an M.A. in education from George Wythe University. He lives with his wife, Liesl, and their six children in Cedar City, Utah. Away from work, he enjoys volunteering for a local Boy Scouts troop and spending time with his family—especially if it involves canyoneering, hiking, backpacking, reading, or dancing.

Email: gary@williamsburglearning.com

Anya Yeager

Chief Operating Officer

Anya Yeager

Chief Operating Officer

Anya holds Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Social & Behavioral Sciences, a Master’s degree, and an Administrative Endorsement in K-12 School Leadership. She lives in Saint George and is the proud mom of three amazing children. Outside of education, Anya’s passions include the ocean, travel, art, humanitarian work, chocolate, and hot yoga.

Email: anya@williamsburglearning.com

Adam Hailstone

Chief Marketing Officer

Adam Hailstone

Chief Marketing Officer

Adam holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from George Wythe University. He lives with his wife, Laura, of thirteen years and their son Emmet in St. George, Utah. Adam loves wrestling with his son, hiking, reading, discussing, CrossFit, cinema, and making delicious food for family and friends.

Email: adam@williamsburglearning.com

Nels Peter Jensen

Visionary & Co-Founder

Nels Peter Jensen

Visionary & Co-Founder

Nels is CEO and Co-Founder of two transformational learning companies: Williamsburg Learning and FamilyC. He is passionate about helping others learn, grow, and transform themselves, their families, and their communities. Through his companies, Nels is working toward the goal of creating millions of transformational learning experiences in the next ten years.

A native of the Rocky Mountains, Nels grew up in Idaho and Utah and has lived and traveled abroad on five continents. He studied the liberal arts as an undergraduate and received an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas.

A father to five energetic children, Nels loves to coach and support them as they grow into young adults and prepare to lead unique lives of meaning. Personally, he is an avid reader, weight lifter, cyclist and yogi. His deepest purpose is to use his talents to help reduce suffering and elevate consciousness.

Email: npj@williamsburglearning.com