Leadership Team 2018-10-04T17:08:32+00:00

Leadership Team

Jared Taylor

Jared Taylor

Chairman / CEO
Jared's Bio

Jared Taylor is the Charter Representative and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Academy schools. He joined Heritage Academy in 2009. Prior to joining Heritage, he worked for 10 years in various corporate human resources roles with Motorola and Honeywell. He earned a BS in Management and an MBA at Arizona State University.

Email: jtaylor@heritageacademyaz.com

Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt

Accounting Manager
Karen's Bio
Karen received her Bachelors of Science from Northern Arizona University.  She has 27 years experience working in accounting/finance and office management. Numbers are her thing! Karen has been with Heritage Academy since 2011. Her and her husband have lived in Mesa for over 26 years and have raised four children.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with  family and being involved in their activities, and reading good books..
Wade Melchin

Wade Melchin

Development Director
Wade's Bio
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Lindsey Lundeen Crosland

Lindsey Lundeen Crosland

Marketing Manager
Lindsey's Bio

Lindsey Crosland earned her BA in Anthropology from ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change. Previously she earned her Associates from BYU-Idaho and was fortunate to study at BYU-Jerusalem. She continues to take classes and further her education whenever she can. She has furthered her love for people and places by travelling the world and working nationally and globally in different areas of Business.

Lindsey has worked in fields ranging from Healthcare, Logistics, Military Programs, Design and Architecture/Education and has enjoyed working in the nonprofit field for the past 4 years.

Travelling the world has given her a deep appreciation for the United States of America and our rights, freedoms, and privileges that we enjoy here and she loves the U.S. and its Constitution.

Outside of work Ms. Crosland enjoys being a mom, reading, swimming, scuba diving, travelling and volunteering in her church and community.

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Bryon Deselms

Bryon Deselms

Contracts & Facilities Manager
Bryon's Bio
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Jennifer Whitmire

Jennifer Whitmire

Human Resources Manager
Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer is the Human Resources Manager for all Heritage Academy Schools. She is responsible for benefits, maintaining Heritage Academy policies, employee handbooks, employee relations issues, and talent acquisition.
Jennifer began her career in the retail industry before moving into non-profit organizations. Jennifer brings more than 10 years of Human Resources experience including over two years of Human Resource leadership in a charter school environment.
Jennifer has Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from The University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Ottawa University. She is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Anna Weiler

Anna Weiler

College Resources Director
Anna's Bio

Mrs. Weiler is an Arizona certified math teacher.  She is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also holds two Master Degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University and the other in School Guidance Counseling from Ottawa University. Over the past 20 years, Mrs. Weiler has taught General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry.  Aside from teaching, she enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and fishing.

Mrs. Weiler is currently serving as Heritage Academy’s Director of College Relations for all three campuses, working with our dual enrollment partner and Heritage families to help scholars earn college credits.

Email: aweiler@heritageacademyaz.com

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Maureen Dauwalder

Maureen Dauwalder

Special Education Director
Maureen's Bio
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