EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Jim Clemens has worked in the financial industry for over 35 years, earning an MBA from the University of West Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. During that time, he developed his financial knowledge in order to address client’s needs and help them develop sound strategies to determine their appropriate insurance and financial goals. Jim has a commitment to our community and has been an active member in local organizations for the past 25 years. He is a past Board Member for Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Yavapai Hills Homeowners Association. He is a graduate of the Prescott Area Leadership Program and active in Rotary.
Rick Chase lives in Prescott Valley and has lived in the Prescott / PV area for 24 years. He has worked for Central Arizona Fire (formally known as CYFD) for 23 years and is currently the Fire Marshal. Rick has a 21 year old daughter who graduated from the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) and 3 sons, ages 14 and 11 year old twins who are currently enrolled in HUSD. Additionally, Rick taught fire and life safety lessons through the "Fire Pal" program in several of the HUSD elementary schools for 18 years.
John Agan went to school at Cal Poly University in Pomona and San Luis Obispo, California, and the National School of Real Estate Finance, Ohio State University. He worked as the Regional Vice President of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and the Regional Vice President of CrossLand Mortgage Company. John is currently the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Prescott Pops Symphony, Prescott Chamber Orchestra, Prescott Chorale, Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions Club, and Foundation and board member of the Prescott Center for the Arts.
Aimee Fleming has been an educator for the last 14 years. She went to ASU for her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and has two Masters degrees from the University of Phoenix. She is an Arizona native and grew up in the Phoenix area. She moved to Prescott Valley 3 years ago with her husband and 10 year old son when she took the job as Principal of Lake Valley Elementary School. She and her family enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing. Aimee joined the HEF board this year and is serving as the secretary.
Lydia Cademartori is a 3rd grade teacher at Liberty Traditional School. She has been teaching for 16 years. Lydia along with her husband and 3 children have lived in Prescott Valley for almost nine years. She grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University. Lydia is very excited to help grow the Humboldt Education Foundation.
Dale Fitzner is a life-long learner and educator. He began is teaching career in the early 1960's as a high school art teacher and continued teaching in community colleges and universities. Dale also has 22 years of education administration experience for pre-K through high school. He was an Arizona school superintendent for 9 years and provided educational leadership to various AZ school districts. Dale and his wife moved to Prescott in 2001 and he joined the Humboldt Education Foundation board in June of 2017.
Marty Grossman was born and raised in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from Adelphi University in Management and Communications. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1969 – 1975 and has always served his community by volunteering with different Charities and Organizations including the March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Knights of Pythias and the East Flushing Civic Association. Marty is currently serving as a Town Council Member (since 2013) and also serves on the Prescott Valley Police Foundation Board.
Lori Hunt has over 32 years of experience as a City Manager, Community Development Director, Economic Development Director and Fair Manager (in addition to Assistant General Manager of a 55 plus Community in Orange County, CA). Lori is married with three adult children and three grandchildren and has retired with a passion for youth and education. She enjoys attending Heights Church, cooking, walking with her husband and dog, camping and kayaking.
Jenna Jackson is a teacher and parent in the Humboldt community. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Jenna has also served as a Munitions Systems Specialist in the United States Air Force and has deployed to the Middle East in support of several operations. As an advocator of education, Jenna commits her time to the Humboldt School district in various capacities, such as serving on the Liberty Traditional School PTO board, and volunteering and supporting fundraisers throughout the district.
Ron Madler has been the Dean of Engineering at the Prescott Arizona campus of Embry-Riddle University since 2010. With over 1100 students and 50 full-time faculty and staff, the College of Engineering is the largest college on the Arizona campus of Embry-Riddle. Madler joined the Embry-Riddle faculty in 1994. He resides in Prescott Valley with his family. His wife, Tracy, teaches chemistry at Bradshaw Mountain High School and their four children have all gone through the HUSD school district and their youngest son, Mark, is a junior at BMHS.
Vince Moser grew up in Missouri where he attended Northwest Missouri State University on a football scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Vince, his wife Lisa, and their three children moved to Prescott Valley in 2011 from a small town in southwest Iowa. He currently owns a Farmers Insurance Agency in Prescott Valley, but prior to purchasing the agency in 2016, Vince had a successful and very rewarding 21-year career in the behavioral health field working with at-risk and adjudicated youth ages 12-18.
As Executive Editor of SignalsAZ.com, Guy Roginson has spent his entire career in publishing, sales and marketing. Roginson brings a wealth of knowledge and demonstrated experience in all facets of digital publishing, journalism, online marketing, advertising, public relations, brand management and event marketing. He currently serves on the Humboldt Education Foundation Board (2019) and Prescott Valley Police Department's Citizens Advisory Board (2019), and The 100 Men Who Care organization.
John Pothast is currently serving as the Superintendent. Originally from Minnesota, John Pothast began his educational career in Yuma. After teaching ten years, he and his wife, Sheilah-Margaret, moved to Alaska, where he was a building principal and then a district-level director. After 21 years in Alaska, they relocated back to Arizona, where John is the new Superintendent for the Humboldt Unified School District. They have two children: Hannah graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in May and still lives in Alaska, and John-Mark is a junior at Northern Arizona University.
Kelly Lee is the Community Engagement Coordinator with the Humboldt Unified School District. She was raised in Phoenix, Arizona graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Justice Studies. Kelly worked within the criminal justice field for the next five years in various capacities and left her justice career to stay at home with her two daughters. Kelly and her family relocated to Prescott Valley in 2011 where she began working for a substance abuse coalition and spent the next four years bringing drug prevention education into schools across Yavapai County.