The SkyView Academy Board of Directors governs the school in accordance with the school’s bylaws and provides high level oversight. The Board sets policy in order to support and maintain the school’s mission, vision, strategic plan and educational philosophy and leaves the day-to-day management of the school to the Head of Schools, Head of Operations and administrative team. It designates standing committees consisting of finance, governance and the school academic advisory committee (SAAC) to help ensure the school stays viable and committed to its mission and vision.
To contact the Board with inquiries about board meetings, public comments and/or agenda items, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris was born and raised in Southern California. After spending two years in Venezuela on a church mission, he earned a degree in Spanish at the University of Utah. An entrepreneur at heart, he was involved in various start-ups early on. He has been with People Element for the last 15 years helping companies meet their employee engagement and retention goals.
Prior to joining the SkyView Academy Board, Chris served on the Mountain Vista High School SAC committee for the last two years. Working with youth is one of his passions. He has been involved with youth programs through church and The Boy Scouts of America his entire life. He and his wife Jenni lived in Utah and Arizona before settling 15 years ago in the best place they’ve lived, Colorado. They have a daughter who is a Junior at Brigham Young University, a Freshman daughter at Colorado Christian University and a Sophomore son at SkyView.
Theresa Linne earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and has been the Director of Business Operations for Reliant Global Solutions, a Government contracting company, since 2012. With more than 20 years of experience in progressively responsible management positions, Theresa specializes in identifying areas of improvement and introducing measures to cut costs and improve operational efficiency. Theresa enjoys working in a collaborative environment, believing that the best solutions are most often achieved when numerous perspectives and opinions are given thoughtful consideration.
Theresa is originally from Detroit, MI but relocated to Colorado in 2006 after visiting Denver and falling in love with the sunshine and mountains. Theresa is married and has one daughter who attends 4th grade at SVA. In her free time, Theresa enjoys yoga, traveling and supporting various local dog rescues through fostering pups (having recently “foster-failed” with a senior, disabled Chihuahua named ‘Edith”). Theresa enjoys volunteering at SkyView Academy and has been an active member of the School Academic Accountability Committee (SAAC) for the past three years. Prior to COVID, Theresa’s favorite SVA volunteer opportunity was the role of “Room Mom” to plan/host classroom parties and provide classroom support to the homeroom teacher.
Steve was born in Grand Junction, CO and moved to the Denver area before he was one year old. He and his family currently reside in Highlands Ranch. Since 2005 he has worked at the same business. The global company where he works is based out of Melbourne, Australia, and he is the Head of I.T. Business Services. He is actively involved in serving on his church’s Tech Arts team as a Video Director. Previously, he volunteered as a Scholar Director for the scholarship organization Education First. He is the father of 4 kids, all of whom attend SkyView Academy. His 3 daughters are currently in the 6th, 4th and 2nd grades and his son is also in the 2nd grade. He holds the distinct honor of being SVA’s first Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer. In his spare time, Steve is actively involved in the organ transplant community (being a kidney recipient himself in 2016). In his spare time, he enjoys photography, hiking, golf, basketball, ping pong (and won a gold medal in ping pong at the 2018 Transplant Games of America along with a silver medal in golf).
My wife and I are both Colorado natives, and our five daughters have exclusively attended SkyView, and as such, we have at least one student in each of the three schools. Needless to say, we have been a part of the SkyView family for over ten years and have a lot invested! We love to be involved at SkyView, and I also enjoy occasionally teaching Sunday School at our church and coaching my girls whenever possible.
I attended Metro State University and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. Currently, I am the Director of Global Data and Digital Technology for Optiv, and am also a member of the off-ice officiating crew for the National Hockey League at Colorado Avalanche home games.
I strive to bring to this board position the same values SkyView is instilling into our students: character, service, and integrity, as well as a balanced view of what is best for our students, parents, and staff. My vision and goal for SkyView is to accept the baton from the current board, accelerate SkyView to the next level over the course of the next three years and continue to develop honorable leaders in this next generation.
John is Chief Sales Officer for UST HealthProof, a global software, and services firm supporting health insurance plan operations. John has been involved in the Colorado charter school community for over 14 years, He is a founding board member of NorthStar Academy Charter School (Parker). He is also a SkyView Academy founder, past board member, and current president of the SVA building corporation. John currently serves as a board member of Academy 360 Charter School which serves early childhood education through fifth-grade students living in the North East Denver community of Montbello. Additionally, he served under appoint by three governors as a board member for the Colorado Department of Education’s Charter School Institute. John received his BS and MBA from San Jose State University and lived in San Francisco before moving to Denver in 2003. He is a single father to two wonderful children who attended SVA, John jr. who attends CU Boulder, and Emma who attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In his spare time, John enjoys playing golf, woodworking projects, and finding the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants.