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Meet our Governing Board

Our school is led by a group of volunteers who are passionate about learning and experienced in the strategies that we promote.

Laura Kohler


Laura Kohler grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in a family of scientists and history buffs. Her education throughout elementary and secondary schools was a blend of mainstream public school, homeschooling, and gifted and honors programs.

When Laura came to Cache Valley to study at Utah State University, she fell in love with the area and never left. Laura is currently pursuing a degree in Behavioral Science at Utah State University. She provides support to the Department of Psychology where she is working as a Research Assistant on a project related to mental health in schools. She is also employed as an optical technician. 

Laura is a CCID parent and has volunteered at the school since its opening. She has served as the PTO President and currently serves as Board Chair and Board Building Officer. In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, kayaking, reading, and researching.

Position: Board Chair

Email: [email protected] 


Mi'kel Price

CCID Phoenix

Mi'kel graduated with her M.S. from the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Deaf Education program at Utah State University in 2014. She has more than six years of experience working with children with hearing loss and their parents in the classroom, their home, and tele-health settings. During this time she learned how to be an advocate for social-emotional learning, and how to support parent engagement of their child's learning, in daily life. She is passionate about education and finding personal solutions to unique problems. 

Mi'kel comes from a long line of runners, and enjoys running, quilting, and listening to others' stories. She enjoys spending time with her family and instilling tools for connection, regulation, and resilience to both of her young children. 

Position: Vice Chair

Email: [email protected] 


Kyle Glass


Kyle Glass is the owner of Leg Up Agency. A PR/Marketing Agency that he founded after 15 years of working in the consumer tech industry. His marketing experience focuses primarily in B2B custom installation consumer electronics, where he has worked with companies such as Sony, Bose and Samsung and many more over his career. However, he also has experience working with businesses including, law, not-for-profits, forensic accounting and even shoes.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations in 2005, as well as graduate studies in the same field, until 2008 at Ball State University in Indiana. Kyle is also a wartime Army veteran, having served in Bosnia and Herzegovina during ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’, and supported deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000’s. After six years of service, he departed the military as a sergeant (E-5) in pursuit of education and professional opportunities.


He transplanted in the Logan area in 2020 and believes that the opportunities provided in STEM-focused education, and particularly CCID, will be leg up for his son, a student at CCID, and our community.


Position: Treasurer


Email: [email protected]


Niki Despain

CCID Phoenix

Niki Despain is a Cache Valley native and single mother. She has worn many colorful hats in her life, dabbling in sports and music as a child including dance, soccer, piano, violin, and drums. As an adult, Niki has discovered an interest in psychology and behavior, non-profit work, and animal rescue. She enjoys capturing nature's beauty through photography, unearthing treasures on rock hunts, and hitting the trails for invigorating hikes when not lost in a good book or tending to her flourishing plant family. 
Niki has worked in the English Department at USU since 2019, serving as a Building Representative, ensuring smooth registration for internship and composition courses, managing donor information, and supervising student staff. In 2020, Niki's youngest child joined CCID, where they're now thriving in middle school. 
Position: Board Member

Don Linford

PictureDon was born and raised on a small ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming, learning early the value of hard work and the joy of reading. Having held leadership roles throughout his international banking career, he and his family have been blessed to live and work in several of the world's largest financial centers - Boston, New York, São Paulo and London. He is one the co-founders of Clear Learning Partners a non-profit focused on K-12 schools supporting them in improving learning proficiency. Don brings a passion for developing talents, mentoring, creating high-impact teams, as well as a commitment to supporting effective leadership and governance models with an untiring eye on constant improvement that maximizes the positive impact that STEM education has on students.

Don works for the ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center at Utah State University as its Innovation Director, and though an Aggie at heart, he has an MBA from Northeastern University (Boston), and a BA in Political Science from the University of Utah. 

Position: Board Member

Email: [email protected] 



Barbara Lundberg

CCID PhoenixBarbara Lundberg has a long career in interior design, graphic design, and advertising. She earned her BA in Interior Design at Utah State University, with a minor in graphic design. Barbara has a great interest in education and considers herself a life-long learner, which is a skill she strives to instill in her children. She pursues all things creative including art, photography, design, music, and even fitness.

Barbara has donated her professional expertise in design and marketing to the school through her service as Chair of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee. Barbara has been passionate about CCID's mission and vision from the school's beginning, and her children have attended from its opening. From the start Barbara has been a regular volunteer in many capacities at the school, chairing and founding committees on the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Barbara has served as the PTO President. She continues to assist the PTO when possible, though her focus has shifted more to her responsibilities on the governing board. 

Position: Board Member