The Board of Directors is made up of parents and community members. Their primary function is to set the policies under which the school will operate. Each board member is committed to Christian education and has signed a leadership statement that commits them to the principles of being a Christian role model in the school, church, and local community. The board rules by consensus and strives to find unity through the Spirit of God as they discuss and then establish school policies. The board meets on a monthly basis.
David Lyle – Board Chair
David is a “military brat” and grew up living and traveling throughout the United States and Europe. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and moved to the Vail area in 1995 where he met and married his beautiful wife Kelly. The Lyle’s live in Edwards with their two girls, Shannon and Ryan, and attend The Vail Church. David is a Principal at BG Buildingworks, a local professional engineering firm. His desire is to see the redeeming message of Jesus Christ shared with the students and their families and to transform the valley, the country, and the world through the ministry of Christian education.
Bob has been a member of the Vail Christian Academy Board of Directors for 2 years. Bob is the CEO of Picocyl, Charirman of the Board for Altaviz and is currently serving on a total of five Boards of Directors. He is a 37- year serial entrepreneur in both the technology and medical fields. Bob is married to Xin with 4 children. Blake, their youngest is and eighth grader at VCA. Bob and Xin strongly believe that VCA is a light in our beautiful Vail Valley for building Christian strength of character in our children.
David joined the VCA Board in 2015 and currently serves as Treasurer. David is a retired corporate executive and sits on several corporate and non-profit boards. David and his wife, Jennifer, live in Edwards and have two children – Alex, a senior and VCHS and Fin, a fourth grader at VCA. David has engineering and business degrees from Lehigh and Cornell and is passionate about Christian education and African humanitarian causes.
Alicia has served on the VCA Board for nine years after joining in 2009. She owns and runs three companies – Stage to Sell, LLC; Design Resources of Vail; and Property Management. Alicia has lived in the Vail Valley for 22 years. She has one daughter in the eighth grade at VCA and two adult step-children. She loves Vail Christian Academy!
Nikki joined the VCA board in 2017. She currently serves as the Family Life and Discipleship Pastor at Trinity Church in Edwards. Nikki is married to Bryan, her husband of 20 years. They have three children – Hunter (17), Reece (14), and Terri-Ann (9). Terri-Ann is currently attending VCA.
Michael began serving on the VCA board in 2015 and has three children at the school. After growing up in Poteau, Oklahoma, Michael met his beautiful wife Kelly while working as a counselor at Camp Ozark, a Christian adventure camp in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. The Holtons moved to Eagle County in 2004. As the Vice President of Marketing for Vail Health, Michael brings over 15 years of strategic communications experience through his work in the nonprofit and private sector. Prior to Vail Health, Michael worked for PBS television, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek and consulted with multiple companies. In 2014, Michael was named the “Vail Valley Young Professional of the Year” by the Vail Valley Partnership. Michael additionally volunteers in the community by serving on the Vail Valley Partnership board of governors and was previously on the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council and the Vail Valley Young Professionals board of directors. Michael earned his bachelor of science in journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at The University of Kansas. Michael has a passion for Christian education and believes that a safe, loving environment with superior academics is important for our children. The Holtons attend Calvary Chapel Vail Valley.
Jason Landa is also just wrapping up his “rookie” year with the VCA Board. He is the owner and VP of Product at Five Technology, a SaaS development and integration company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jason lives in Wolcott, Colorado with his wife, Kristina Koznick Landa and his 4 children – Charly (7), Maxwell (5), Samuel (3), and Kennedy (2). After growing up in a family of seven kids on the western side of Minneapolis, Jason attended Minnesota State University where he played baseball for 4 years and graduated with a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon graduation in 1996, Jason moved to Aspen, CO to join his current company (Five Technology) and has been living and working in Colorado ever since. Jason’s passions include enjoying the active Colorado lifestyle, building a legacy business, making new friends, Vail Christian Academy and raising four children who have a relationship with God.
Nate Morris is our newest Board member, joining us in 2018. He serves as the Senior Pastor for Calvary Chapel Vail Valley.