BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board President and Trustee of Operations and Facilities
Gary Fullmer is a founding member of Quail Run and served as Board Treasurer for four years before being asked to serve as Board President in September 2012.
Gary is motivated by a desire to provide a high quality education and positive school experience for his two elementary-age sons and their classmates. He believes that parental and community involvement are essential to effective schools.
A seasoned professional, Gary bring over fifteen years of business management, consulting and board member experience at both the local level and with international Fortune 500 companies to the Quail Run team. His contributions and expertise are key reasons Quail Run has an amazing facility, a fully operational busing fleet and a healthy school lunch program, and he is excited to now play an active role to bring Quail Run academics to the next level.
Born and raised in Pleasant Grove, Gary resides in Cedar Hills. He attended local public schools as a child and is a proud Utah Valley University alum. His goal is to have a positive impact on eduction in our community, throughout Utah and beyond.
Board Treasurer and Trustee of Finance
Don Fultz lived in both Alaska and Illinois, before moving to Texas where he was raised. He became captivated by Utah during family visits and moved to Utah permanently in 1999. Don lives with his wife and adopted pets: two beagles and one cat. Don is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the Trustee of Finance at Quail Run. He has one niece and two nephews, who strengthen his belief in Quail Run's mission and drive his desire to support institutions that provide exceptional educational experiences in an environmentally responsibility manner.
Don has over 10 years business experience in a variety of disciplines, including program and product management. He recently earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Westminster College and holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing.
Don counts volunteering among his passions and has additional experience with No More Homeless Pets and the American Cancer Society. In his spare time, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and family, gardening, reading, and watching Dallas sports teams.
Board Secretary and Trustee of Curriculum
As one of the school's founding families, Tiffiny has volunteered countless hours before and after the school opened. She has served on the board as a Trustee of Curriculum since Sept 2012 and recently began serving as the Board Secretary.
Tiffiny graduated from Utah State University in English, with an emphasis in teaching and is currently a licensed educator with endorsements in English, English as a Second Language, Physical Education and Coaching with coursework in Elementary Education, Special Education and American Sign Language.
Tiffiny grew up in urban California and rural Oregon. After graduating from USU she stayed in Utah and taught at the middle school near her husband's job, enabling them to carpool to work for several years. For Tiffiny being environmentally aware was initially driven by finances. Her rural school-district had a four-day-extended-hours schedule to save on busing and utilities. Her love of nature continues to motivate her environmental responsibility and her mantra is "leave it better than you found it".
Attending a small rural high school afforded Tiffiny an academic experience similar to the differentiated, student empowered learning approach at Canyon Grove. Her individualized education helped her formulate an understanding of the need for learners to have a more active part in making decisions about their path through education. Teaching in Utah¹s middle schools before becoming a parent cemented her commitment to being a home-when-kids-are-home-mom. While parenting four amazing children, she has been a teacher's aide, tutor, substitute teacher and coach, as well as hosting exchange students from Brazil for 5 years.
Tiffiny's passion is for education to be accessible by all who desire to learn. To that end, she will continue to help the ideals outlined in Canyon Grove¹s charter become the reality of the educational experience for our students.
Trustee at Large
Holly Richardson lives in Pleasant Grove and has been actively involved in children's education for more than 20 years.
As the mom to a large family with a wide array of learning styles and abilities, she has years of experience "in the trenches." She knows the IEP process inside and out and has long been an advocate for individualized attention and educational choice.
She has been an adjunct professor at BYU, was president of a small college for a couple of years and served on the Education committee during her tenure as a member of the Utah House of Representatives. She is a popular blogger, a busy wife and mother of a large family. She loves politics, social media and the color pink.
Trustee at Large
Nadine Milham is a new board member. She volunteers and continues to be active in the school since 2012. Nadine has lived in American Fork with her husband and three sons for eleven years.
Nadine has worked in the social services field for over fifteen years working in the federal, state, and private industry. She continues to work with a local charity for families struggling with addiction and emotional issues. For the past eleven years Nadine has worked in the private sector managing, growing, and developing companies in the software development field.
Nadine holds a masters degree in mental health counseling and is currently furthering her studies. She believes education is lifelong and a firm foundation in early childhood is imperative. Two of her children will be attending CGA in the fall. She is excited to be a member of the board.
Trustee at Large
Erin Preston is an attorney and experienced charter administrator and charter advocate. Erin is a founder and current Superintendent of Providence Hall Charter School. Over the past 5 years she has also acted as an advisor to many other new and existing charter schools, most often advising on the areas of facilities construction and finance and other items related to their start-up or expansion. Through this consulting work Erin has developed extensive relationships throughout the Utah charter community that she uses for the benefit of Canyon Grove in learning best practices and forming beneficial relationships for the school. Erin also lobbies for charter school and charter school students and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Utah Charter Network.
Erin earned her B.A. and Law Degrees from Brigham Young University and is an attorney licensed with the Utah Bar. Erin comes to Canyon Grove with extensive relevant experience from her background in law, business, politics and construction. (See below) Erin is the proud parent of three sons.
Trustee at Large
Heather Rogers is a career educator and mother whose lifelong devotion has been to the excellence of education for young children. She is an expert in individualized education and in helping children reach their social, emotional and educational potential.
Mrs. Rogers graduated from BYU with a degree in Special Education. She has held various positions as a preschool teacher and director, reading specialist, special education teacher and director , second and third grade elementary teacher and teaching coach.
She enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her granddaughter, reading, traveling, art and participating in and watching sports. She brings her passionate focus and expertise joyfully to serve the students and faculty of Canyon Grove Academy.