Board of Directors

Meet the Team

board bylaws

Click here to access governing board bylaws

Board Meetings

Meeting notes and recordings of board meetings from the last 6 months can be found on the Utah Public Notice Website by clicking on Schools/Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy/IEA Board of Directors. 

 

To find notes and recordings from earlier meetings, go to Advanced Search, enter Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy for Entity, the date you want to search by, and hit submit.

 

Board Meetings

Meetings are typically held monthly at Ignite Academy, Innovation Room #115. Check the Ignite Calendar for the next Board of Directors Meeting.

Kelly Tate
Kelly Tate

Board Member

#

Kelly is an educator, mentor, and and founding board member of Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy. She has started and owned a private tutoring business for 15 + years specializing in teaching children to read. Kelly also co-founded and directed a private school in 2016, then she moved onto starting IEA in 2017. She is forward thinking in education and believes in hands on learning, experiential learning, and project based learning. She has a demonstrated history of working in the educational management industry. She is skilled in K-12 education start-ups, entrepreneurship, dyslexia therapy, and Language Arts. She has strong communication skills and business development experience. She holds a Master’s Degree focused in Educational Leadership and Administration and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist.

Emily Scanlon
Emily Scanlon

Board Vice-Chair

#

Mrs. Scanlon graduated from the University of Utah with bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science and Health. She is passionate about learning and empowering our children for a better future.

Tagen McIntire
Tagen McIntire

Board Member

#

Tagen McEntire currently lives in Draper and spends her summers in Wyoming. She writes articles for the SVI newspaper on hikes in the Star Valley area and women in the outdoors. She is currently a travel agent for The Travel Concierge. When she is not traveling the world she is playing with her two beautiful girls and handsome husband. She really loves to hike, ski, mountain bike, travel, garden, cook and she has a hobby chicken farm. Tagen’s passion for education is evident not only in her education, employment, and leisure activities, but it personifies the core of who she is, what she values, respects and strives to protect. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in experiential education. She received her teaching certificate at Utah State University in Special Education and reading. She taught special education for 7 years. She was a naturalist along the San Francisco Bay in California, where she taught people of all ages about birds and the environment. She did an internship with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Lander, Wyoming. In the Summer of 2004 she was invited to go on a 40 day NOLS trip in the Wind Rivers in Wyoming, this course was recorded by a production crew and the program was on the Travel/ Discovery channel. Tagen has been on several humanitarian trips to El Salvador, Nicaragua, South Africa, and she lived in China where she taught English. When you meet Tagen you will be catching her on one of next adventures!

Chase Harrington
Chase Harrington

#

Chase Harrington is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Entrata. Since joining the company in 2009, Harrington has been focused on building the company's world-class sales, product, and UX teams. His dedication to his work and his clients has earned him recognition both within the company and among industry peers. He is active in community and philanthropic efforts, partnering with Entrata and organizations like Shelters to Shutters and Feeding Children Everywhere to help address the needs of those experiencing hunger and homelessness. He sits on the boards if Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy and Lasting Impact for Women, a charity committed to enhancing women's health. Mr. Harrington holds a BS degree and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

David Andrus
David Andrus

Board Member

#

Mr. Andrus has bachelors degree in business from Brigham Young University and is an entrepreneur focused on bringing innovative solutions to retailers and vendors. He built the sales team for EcoScraps from the ground up and consistently grew the business by more than 400% year after year. He assisted RipeConcepts to grow 300% in 18 months.

Natalie Ensign
Natalie Ensign

Board Member

#

Natalie Ensign spent thirteen years as a merchandiser developing and procuring product, implementing drop-ship businesses, executing budgets, improving process inefficiencies, identifying market-share opportunities and leading team and company growth. She has a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida. Natalie has been and continues to be an active member in the community as a scout leader, reading tutor, foreign exchange host, member of Utah Association for Gifted Children, Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy Founding Family member and LAND Trust Council Chair. She values educational experiences that empower children to think, explore, create, do and act. She lives an active life in Lehi, Utah with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Marianne Ludlow
Marianne Ludlow

Board Chair

#

Mrs. Ludlow received her JD from George Mason University and has 20 years experience as an attorney advising businesses, negotiating agreements, and preparing estate plans. She has also been an active member of the educational community: coaching middle school and high school mock trial teams, serving as a PTA Board member, and on the School Community Council for Traverse Mountain Elementary School.

Ryan Marshall
Ryan Marshall

Treasurer

#

Mr. Marshall has a JD from Brigham Young University and 15 years experience as an Intellectual Property Attorney. He served three years as the Commissioner and Vice-Chairman of the Lehi City Planning Commission. He also served 6 years as Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader.

Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Secretary

#

Mr. Smith loves technology and creating real value through innovation and entrepreneurship. He has a BS, MS, and PhD in Computer Science. He developed a computational framework for measuring and reasoning about social capital in online communities. He is engaged in the Utah entrepreneurial eco-system and loves helping and mentoring others. He is currently the CTO of Lingotek.

Address:

Ignite Academy
1650 W Traverse Terrace Dr
Lehi, UT 84043-5994

Email: info@igniteutah.org

Phone: (801) 901-8520

Fax: (801) 901-8515

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle