Board of Directors
Callie Hatch - Board Chair
Callie was born and raised in southeastern Idaho. She received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and, while raising her family, lived in Washington and California before returning to Idaho. She and her husband, Dan, have five children who have all graduated from Idaho Falls high schools. Callie has been involved in education for the last 18 years as a volunteer literacy tutor at Sunnyside and Dora Erickson Elementary Schools and, most recently, at Alturas. In addition to working with children, she enjoys reading, camping, hiking, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Candise Gilbert - Board Vice-Chair
Candise loves children and values exceptional education. She attended Snow College and Utah State University, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education. Her university studies were interspersed with volunteer educational opportunities which took her to Russia, China, and Australia. Candise spent some time in the classroom before making home and children the focus of her energies. She has been involved in the process of Alturas since its inception and is thrilled with the educational opportunities it provides her children and others in the community. Candise splits her time between motherhood, church service, school involvement, adoption education, and teaching piano lessons. She loves to make cookies, make dinner, and make things happen.
Jaime Mayo - Board Secretary
Jaime Mayo was born and raised in Idaho Falls and is happy to be back. She received her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Idaho State University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University. She spent two years teaching in a college classroom while her husband Tyler was in medical school but, in order to be home with their children, has since switched to teaching online for Brigham Young University-Idaho. She currently teaches Genetics and Molecular Biology. Jaime believes that all children have the right to be challenged and to become passionate about learning. Jaime, Tyler and their four children enjoy living on a hobby farm, and she jokes that she is a collector of hobbies and enjoys everything from cooking, canning, and kayaking to tennis, taekwondo and taking cello lessons.
Collin Hunter - Treasurer
Collin is one of the founders of Alturas Academy and is currently a mortgage sales manager for Idaho Central Credit Union. He has been in the mortgage industry since 2006. He has worked at Idaho Central Credit Union for over eleven of those years. He worked with ICCU to help secure the financing for the O. E. Bell building that Alturas currently occupies. He owns three real estate holding companies that hold both long term and vacation rentals that he has operated for over a decade. He also owns a capital company that he runs in his spare time that funds other real estate investments. He graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Collin met his wife, Kristel, while working at Jacob Lake near the Grand Canyon in between college semesters. They now have been happily married since 2002 and have four wonderful daughters and two energetic sons. Their youngest son was born the day Alturas Academy got approved by the State to become a charter.
Jared Allen - Member
Jared Allen, a lifetime resident of Idaho Falls, has been a member of the board since the origination of Alturas. Jared is a graduate of Skyline High School (1988), Brigham Young University (BA, 1995), and The University of Idaho College of Law (JD, 1998). He has practiced law in Idaho Falls since 1998 both in private practice and as in-house counsel for an international packaging manufacturer/distributor. He and his wife, Amy, have five children. Jared and Amy have been actively involved in the community volunteering at local schools, coaching youth soccer, working with the Boy Scouts of America, and through various other community service organizations.
Jeff Carr - Member
Jeff Carr was born and raised in Idaho Falls. After receiving a bachelor's in English from Utah State University and a master's in Russian Studies from Stanford University, he worked in journalism, academia, and foreign affairs, and spent time on both coasts and abroad before returning home to settle down closer to family. He now reads, writes, explores, and works as the Sr. Director for External Affairs at the Museum of Idaho, just across the street from Alturas. He is married with three kids who are all current or future Alturas students.
Lee Stimpson - Member
Lee Stimpson is passionate about education. He was born and raised in Rexburg, Idaho by educators. Both of his parents taught elementary for Madison School District. Lee graduated from BYU-Idaho in Recreation Leadership and then went on to earn two master's degrees from Utah State University in Human Resources and Managing Information Systems. Lee and his wife, Danielle, have two children who will be starting at Alturas soon. Lee is in the Institutional Research department and the Accreditation Liaison Officer at the College of Eastern Idaho. He is currently working on his Doctor of Education Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Idaho State University.
Kevan Weaver - Member
Kevan recently returned to Idaho Falls after spending the last decade working for a startup company in Seattle, WA. Previous to his stint in Seattle, he worked for the Idaho National Laboratory from 1998 to 2007. He graduated from American Falls High School (Idaho), received a BS in Physics from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Utah. He and his wife Shari are the proud parents of six children, with one grandchild on the way. Kevan is an affiliate faculty member at Idaho State University and the Univerity of Idaho, and an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. His passion for science, technology, engineering and math stems (pun intended) from the hot summer days he spent as a youth shoveling out his father's grain bind here in southeast Idaho.