Jared TaylorChairman / CEO
Karen HuntAccounting Manager
Wade MelchinDevelopment Director
Lindsey Lundeen CroslandMarketing Manager
Bryon DeselmsContracts & Facilities Manager
Jennifer WhitmireHuman Resources Manager
Anna WeilerCollege Resources Director
Maureen DauwalderSpecial Education Director
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.
Lindsey Lundeen Crosland
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.
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.
Maureen Dauwalder, Special Education Director of Heritage Academy, has been a proud staff and team member for five years. Maureen received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix in Human Services and received her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She is also Highly Qualified in English.
Maureen has been helping/teaching adults and students with disabilities for over 30 years. Before she joined Heritage she was a teacher with Gilbert Public Schools and before that, she was a Physical Therapist Assistant. In this capacity she worked in hospitals, clinics and schools helping those with physical disabilities. These interactions with patients, students, and staff as well as classroom experiences, enabled Maureen to enhance her true passion and calling as an educator for special needs.
Maureen’s favorite quote is
“With Freedom, Books, Flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” Oscar Wilde