Chris Helvey serves as the Director of Finance for Freedom Preparatory Academies. Chris has served as the Director of Finance, Freedom Preparatory Academy, since the charter school opened in 2003. He previously owned a wireless internet company which he sold before coming to work at Freedom Preparatory Academy. Mr. Helvey has had all his children attend Freedom Preparatory Academy. He has a strong background in government finance, working for the City of Woodland Hills, Director of Finance, for many years before joining Freedom Preparatory Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and, after joining Freedom Preparatory Academy, earned a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership. Mr. Helvey received the Utah Charter Business Manager of the Year award in 2013. He continues to serve on many committees and boards in the state and has assisted other charter schools through their initial startup process.