Board of Directors
Natives to Texas, Stephanie and her family most recently lived in California, and made their home in Whitefish in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Shortly upon arriving in Whitefish, Stephanie and her husband, Derek, enrolled their two sons, Lane and Davis, at the Academy, where they both presently attend. Stephanie joined the WCA Board in 2022, and brings with her a wealth of business experience, most predominantly in the luxury wine space. Since graduating with her B.A. from Stephen F. Austin and her M.B.A. from the Wine Institute of Sonoma State University, Stephanie has held executive and consulting roles with industry-leading firms such as Kosta Browne and Concha y Toro, and outside the wine industry, with international firms such as LexisNexis. Her varied experience in those positions, along with her ongoing role with our Capital Campaign, have prepared her well for here present tenure as Chair of the Board.
Nate Hall is husband to Annie and Father to Ava, Zach, and Drew who attend the Academy. He is passionate about his children and the young people in the community achieving academic excellence. Nate grew up in North Dakota and attended college at Concordia College in MN where he double majored in chemistry and biology. He attended medical school at the University of North Dakota and completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Utah and University of Minnesota. He currently works as a physician at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Nate looks forward to advocating for students and teachers, being a champion for the academic excellence of the Academy, and developing students into Christian leaders.
Nicolette was born in Detroit, MI, but grew up north of Libby, MT, in The Yaak. In Michigan, Nicolette attended a private Christian school for several years, but when her family moved to The Yaak, Nicolette was there homeschooled by her parents. Here in Whitefish, Nicolette and her husband, Michael, own and operate Mountain View Hearth Products, which sells replacement parts for the hearth industry. Her and Michael's company has been featured on the Inc. 5000 list, and regularly wins top sales awards from the manufacturers it represents. Nicolette's experience in the management of MVHP translates well to her role as Treasurer of the Board at the Academy, where her two sons, Logan and Cooper, have attended since 2015. Since enrolling at WCA, the Coveys have particularly appreciated the Academy's academic rigor, and its equal emphasis on cultivating virtuous young men and women.
Joe, who formerly served as Academy Board Chair, grew up in Great Falls. He currently works as a cardiologist at Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung. Prior to his arrival in Whitefish, training took Joe and his wife Katy, who grew up here in Whitefish, to the University of Washington and the University of Utah. Joe and Katy have two of their three children at the Academy: Liam and Claire. Amelia, the eldest Krezowski, graduated from WCA in 2022.
Dan is father to two Academy students: Archie, who is in 2nd grade, and Violet, who is in Kindergarten. And he is husband to Cara, who attended Whitefish Christian Academy, and whose mother at one time served on our Board, too. Together Dan and Cara own and operate the well-known and well-loved Mum’s Flowers in downtown Whitefish.
Dan is a long-time Montanan. Following his childhood here in the valley, Dan joined the Navy, where he served for six years.
Here at the Academy, Dan values our vision, curriculum and overall school culture, where he finds a true sense of community.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Tony is a husband, father, and long-time entrepreneur. His three children, who have all graduated high school, attended private Christian schools in the Los Angeles area. To Tony, his children's Christian education was invaluable, for through that education they cultivated their minds and hearts in alignment with sound biblical principles. It was through that education, too, that they were encouraged to freely and wholly explore personal relationships with Jesus Christ.
Presently Tony is CEO at Plusnxt, an eDiscovery company. His business background is far-reaching, with particular emphases in the realms of litigation and real estate. It is with that rich business experience, and his intimate familiarity with Christian education, that Tony aims to serve our Board and the Academy it represents.
WCA Strategic Plan
On Friday, February 10, our Board released its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.
You may find that Plan here.