About the Board

Benjamin Hyink – Board Chair

Benjamin Hyink serves as the board chair of the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Hyink serves on the School LAND Trust Committee.  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.

Benj Heuston – Board Vice Chair

Benjamin Hyink serves as the board vice chair of the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Heuston has served on the board since August of 2021 and also serves on the Pillars Committee and School LAND Trust Committee.

Jared Jensen– Governance Committee Chair

Jared Jensen serves as a Governance Committee Chair of the Athlos Academy of Utah governing board. Jensen has served on the board since August of 2021 and serves on the Pillars Committee and School LAND Trust Committee.

Will Fountain – Board Member

Will Fountain serves as a board member of the Athlos Academy of Utah Fountain also serves on the Governance Committee and the School LAND Trust Committee. 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. He is the Finance Chair and serves on the Governance Committee and School LAND Trust Committee.

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 Finance Committee.  Tapia serves on the School LAND Trust Committee.  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 – Secretary

Amber Wade serves as the secretary and is also the Chair of the Athlos Academy of Utah Pillars Committee. Wade serves on the School LAND Trust Committee. 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.

KC Loder – Board Member

KC Loder serves as a board member of the Athlos Academy of Utah and also serves on the Finance Committee. Loder serves on the School LAND Trust Committee.  Loder has served on the board since August of 2021.

Kelly Shafto – Board Member

Kelly Shafto serves as a board member of the Athlos Academy of Utah and also serves on the Governance board. Shafto has served on the board since August of 2021 and also serves on the Pillars Committee and the School LAND Trust Committee.