As a father of eight children, I know personally of the value of education and the lasting impact a teacher or administrator may have upon a child. I have been involved with UAPCS for over five years, in support of Zions Bank’s sponsorship of the association and Charter School University trainings. I have come to appreciate the training and advocacy work the association does. With an MBA in Finance and nearly 15 years of commercial banking experience, I bring a unique business and finance perspective, in addition to knowledge of charter school dynamics across multiple states. I believe that continued emphasis is needed on helping to build the self esteem of each student, and preparing them with the skills needed for success in a 21st century career.