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Board Members

Summit Academy and Summit Academy High School Board of Trustees

 
 
Holly Sonntag - Summit Academy Board President
                              Interim Summit Academy High School Board President
 
Holly Sonntag is a licensed educator, teaching part-time in Utah County.  She is the mother of seven children and grandmother of ten grandchildren.  She had four children attend Summit Academy.  She is passionate about the incredible opportunity that Summit provides for families.  Mrs Sonntag has been on the Board of Trustees since 2009.
 
Ramona Baik - Board Vice-President
 
Ramona Baik graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in International Politics.  She is a mother of four children, two who are currently attending Summit Academy.  Education has always been a high priority in her family's life.  She believes in the mission and goals of Summit Academy.  Mrs Baik has been on the Board of Trustees since 2018.
 
Chelsea Welch - Board Secretary
 
Chelsea Welch is a researcher with experience in laboratory, clinical, and regulatory settings.  Her work has focused on Oncology, Pediatrics, and Neurodegenerative Diseases.  She is the mother of three children, who are currently attending Summit Academy.  She has been involved with the school for many years and strongly believe in the mission of Summit Academy.  Ms Welch has been on the Board of Trustees since 2018.
 
BJ Vander Linden - Board Treasurer
 
BJ Vander Linden has extensive experiences leading business and technology organizations in their efforts to run, grow, and transform their operations.  He is currently the CIO for Larry H Miller Sports & Entertainment.  He has had two sons graduate from Summit Academy High School.  He has been involved with the school for many years and enjoys helping Summit Academy achieve its mission and furthering educational opportunities.  Mr Vander Linden has been on the Board of Trustees since 2018.
 
 
Oliver Ries - Board Member
 
Oliver Ries is originally from Germany and works to help international companies thrive.  He is a father of three children, two who are currently attending Summit Academy.  He is passionate about communities and providing good education to younger generations to set them on a path to success for their future.  Mr Ries has been on the Board of Trustees since 2019.
 
 
Jeanie Duffin - Board Member
 
Jeanie Duffin has worked in the Residential and Commercial lending industry for over 20 years as an originator, processor, underwriter, auditor and currently is an analyst.  She is the mother of two children who are currently attending Summit Academy.  She has been involved with the school for many years and is excited to share her background and skills to make a difference.  Mrs Duffin has been on the Board of Trustees since 2019.
 
Chris Lynn - Board Member
 
Chris Lynn has a masters degree in engineering from Brigham Young University and is currently a capacity planner and performance analyst for Sling TV.  He has three children, one who currently attends Summit Academy High School.  He believes that a great education is the best path to improve the lives of students and their community.  Mr Lynn has served on the Board of Trustees since 2019.