Jared TaylorChairman / CEO
Karen HuntAccounting Manager
Eric VogelsbergChief Financial Officer
Jennifer WhitmireHuman Resources Manager
Dawn SchwenckertSpecial Education Director
Bryon DeselmsContracts & Facilities Manager
Lindsey LundeenMarketing Manager
David BearI.T. Director
Wade MelchinDevelopment Director
Shalisa ArnoldEducation Curriculum Specialist
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.
Eric Vogelsberg is the Chief Financial Officer of Heritage Academy. Prior to joining Heritage, he worked in various accounting and finance leadership positions for over 30 years. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters of Accountancy and is a certified public accountant. Eric is a father of seven children and has seven grandchildren. He has a passion for working with youth. He coached soccer for over 25 years and has served on the advisory board of BYU’s Marriott School of Management where he helped prepare and mentor students seeking careers in business.
Mrs. Schwenckert is currently serving as Heritage Academy’s Special Education Director for all four campuses, working with our SPED teachers and Heritage families to help scholars with their social and academic needs.
Dawn has been involved in education for the last 25 years in both the general education setting as a science teacher and the special education setting. She is a diehard ASU Sun Devil and wouldn’t choose to live anywhere other than Arizona!
Email: Dawn Schwenckert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Lundeen 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.
David is the IT Director for Heritage Academy as well as a classroom teacher. Mr. Bear has been a lifelong Arizonan except for briefly living in Japan and Utah. He earned a BS in History at BYU and also completed the core classes for a Computer Science Teaching minor degree. During that time he worked in the BYU media department repairing computers. After graduation, he opened his own computer consulting business, taught professional development courses for the ASU Computer Institute, and decided to go back to school to earn a Master’s Degree. David spent 23 years as a full-time staff member at ASU in the College of Public Programs with various titles.
Shalisa Arnold has worked as a teacher, principal, and director for over 20 years to positively impact children in Arizona’s charter school system . Shalisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She holds a current Standard Professional K-8 Arizona Teaching Certificate as well as a current Standard Professional Principal PreK-12 Arizona certificate.
As the Director of Childhood Education, Shalisa is excited to bring her classroom, leadership, and organizational experience to the new Heritage Academy Gateway K-8 campus and add to the successful traditions and reputation that Heritage Academy enjoys.