About the Board
Benjamin Hyink – Board Chair
Benjamin Hyink serves as the board chair of the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Hyink has served on the board since August of 2018.
Hyink has experience in a variety of professional fields which has allowed him to adapt well to each role he takes on. He is strongly committed to working hard and doing his best in each situation. He is detail oriented and excels working in a team environment. Hyink desires to lead by example and inspire those around him to work to their potential and beyond.
Hyink is currently the senior implementation project manager at Navitaire. He earned his Bachelor of Science, secondary education: history and speech from Northland International University.
His skills include promoting teamwork, supporting leadership, working hard, learning new skills, efficiently carrying out tasks, quality work, leading others, casting vision, articulating big picture ideas, problem-solving, and training others.
Will Fountain – Vice Chair
Will Fountain serves as the vice chair of the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Fountain has served on the board since August of 2019.
Fountain is a creative and forward-thinking in-house technology counsel with a proven track record of reducing contract negotiation, creating foundations for future growth, M&A/PMI activity, and team leadership. He is especially skilled in the areas of law, M&A/PMI and leadership/training.
Fountain is currently assistant general counsel of Quick Base, a market leader offering cloud-based low-code/no-code software solutions.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon, his MBA from Weber State University, and his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Jon Cazier – Treasurer
Jon Cazier serves as the treasurer of the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Cazier has served on the board since August of 2019.
Cazier’s professional skills and qualities include project management, creative direction, teamwork, and implementing processes to drive data-based organizational culture.
Currently, Cazier works as the director of digital products at 4Life Research. His past positions include front end website development and design.
Cazier earned his bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis on organizational innovation from the University of Phoenix.
Magdiel Tapia – Board Member
Magdiel (Mac) Tapia serves as a board member on the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Tapia has served on the board since August of 2020.
As a naturally driven individual, Tapia strives to complete tasks with a purpose to reach his potential.
Tapia is currently the marketing director of Platinum Payments, as well as the co-founder of M4 Marketing. He earned his associate degree in business from BYI-I.
Amber Wade – Board Member
Amber Wade serves as a board member on the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Wade has served on the board since November of 2020.
Wade is active in the Athlos school community and was president and founding member of the Athlos Academy of Utah PTO in 2015.
Wade is passionate about teaching. She spent several years as an adjunct faculty member at Utah Valley University teaching courses including composition, writing, dance, and production and lighting design. She also taught history at the high school level for seven years. In addition to her academic teaching, she also is very involved in teaching and directing dance and theatre.