EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Aimee Fleming has been an educator for the last 16 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 7 years ago with her husband and 15 year old son when she took the job as Principal of Lake Valley Elementary School. She is now the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She and her family enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing. This is Aimee's 7th year serving on the board.
Johnathan has lived in Yavapai County for 20 years, He is married with three boys who attend HUSD schools. Currently, he is the branch manager of Desert Financial Credit Union and serves his community in numerous ways. In addition to being on the board of HEF Jonathan serves on the board for Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kiwanis Club of Prescott Valley, and Prescott Area Young Professionals. He loves this area and always wants to do his part to help it grow.
Robert was born and raised in Arizona. He grew up in Phoenix, moved to Flagstaff for 6 years and for the last 17 years in Prescott Valley. Robert has been married to his Beautiful wife Tricia for 26 years, and they have raised 3 boys who have all graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School.
Robert has worked at PetSmart for the last 12 years, where he has been the Store Manager for the last 10 years. He has been heavily involved in PTO’s, PTA’s, and has served on many committees for HUSD. He loves his family, his 3 dogs, and spending time with them. He is an avid sports fan and loves watching sports with his family.
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.
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 served as a Town Council Member from 2013-2020 and also serves on the Prescott Valley Police Foundation Board.
Lori Hunt is the Vice Mayor of the Town of Prescott Valley. She has over 32 years of combined experience in City Management, Community and Economic Development, Fair Management and acting as Assistant General Manager of a 55 plus Community in Orange County, CA. Lori is married to Dene Hunt and they have three adult children and three grandchildren. Lori is a substitute teacher in the Humboldt Unified School District. She has a passion for youth and education because it is imperative that they are given the tools to make great choices that will assist them in growing up to be productive citizens. Dene and Lori enjoy attending QuadCity Christian Church, cooking, walking with their dog, and glamping.
Dene is a retired production manager of 35 years. When moving to Arizona he worked at Prescott Valley Superior Industries prior to joining the Humboldt Unified School District as a Lead Maintenance Worker. He had the privilege of being Mr. Dene at Liberty Traditional School and Coyote Springs Elementary. Dene volunteers at Village of Hope, Agape House, and A Safe Place. As an avid guitar player, his most exciting volunteer gigs is working the soundboard at QuadCity Christian Church – Prescott Valley. Dene and Lori enjoy time with their kids and grands as well as their two four-leggers.
Alyssa Sprague was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She recently received her Bachelors degree in Management from Arizona State University. After graduation she relocated to Prescott Valley to manage The Human Bean in Prescott Valley and Cottonwood. Alyssa is very committed to community support, particularly for educators and students, inspired by her mother’s tireless efforts as an educator to nurture the growth of children.
Tricia Walker is the Benefits Coordinator for the Humboldt Unified School District. She has lived in the Prescott Valley/Dewey area for 17 years. Tricia has 3 handsome sons, two have already graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School (Go Bears!), and one is a Senior and will graduate in May 2022. Tricia joined the HEF board to represent the classified employees who help our children every day alongside our teachers to make their students' experience the best it can be.
Tricia and her husband Roberto have volunteered their time throughout their children's years within HUSD. They were part of the PTA for Lake Valley Elementary and Bradshaw Mountain Middle School while their children attended and have served on many boards and committees. They are a dedicated family.
Rev. Amanda Corella is the Pastor of Prescott Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC). She has been living in Prescott Valley and serving PVUMC since 2019. Prior to her move, she was serving Tewksbury UMC in Massachusetts while completing her Masters in Divinity at Boston University’s School of Theology. While Amanda was born in Okinawa, Japan and has moved around quite a bit, she was raised primarily in Arizona and considers this state her home. Coming from a family with a deep love for education, she was excited to join and learn with the Humboldt Education Foundation.
Gail Mathews grew up in a military family and saw a lot of the United States as a child. Gail and her husband, Peter, spent most of their working careers in the suburbs of Kansas City. Their recent retirements enabled them to realize their dream of moving to the Prescott area in 2022.
In her 42 years of teaching, Gail taught in a two room school, a small town district and in suburban districts. Degrees & certifications in elementary education, gifted & talented, theatre and English Language Learning gave Gail the opportunity to teach K - Junior College classes in a variety of settings.
Being involved in community events and improvements has been important to Gail over the years. Being able to continue to support our schools by being a part of the Humboldt Educational Foundation is a welcomed opportunity.
Christine Griffin is the Superintendent of Educational Services and Innovation for Humboldt Unified School District. She is a native of Arizona, grew up in Gilbert, and has lived in Yavapai County for the past 23 years where she has served as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, Instructional Coach, Intervention Specialist, Principal, and at her current position in HUSD. She recently earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership K-12 Administration from Northern Arizona University. Her passion lies in helping students achieve their full potential and she knows the most important factor in accomplishing this is a highly effective teacher in every classroom. Christine is excited to join the Humboldt Education Foundation in order to support our community, our teachers, and our students.
Shea Johnson is the Communications Specialist for Humboldt Unified School District. She is from Avondale Arizona and has lived in the Prescott area for over 22 years. Shea is a critical part of the Humboldt Education Foundation as HEF's direct link to the Humboldt Unified School District.