Mr. Bean has experience in outdoor education, school leadership, classroom education, business ownership, non-profit education board management and is also a structure fire fighter. His wide range of experience and connections within the community helps to unite the vision of the community school.
Ms. Soutar has years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings including both educational training and experience in place-based outdoor education. Ms. Soutar is a local business owner of an outdoor retail and gear store in McCall and therefore has direct business related experience that will benefit the operation of a non-profit. Ms. Soutar also has experience working with educational boards and extensive experience with developing curriculum and school management.
Mr. Humphrey has a background in law as a previous lawyer in Colorado. Currently Mr. Humphrey owns his own business as a personal running coach, directs long-distance races, and is a sponsored distance trail runner. Mr. Humphrey brings a drive and dedication to the board from his background in law and his appreciation of the outdoor environment specific to McCall.
Ms. Giddings has been involved in multiple start up businesses and brings an entrepreneurial approach to the MCS board. Through her business efforts she has experience in collaborative team building, operational considerations, marketing, and messaging. She is also a former homeschool educator and herself a dedicated student of alternative educational methods that develop self-directed, motivated leaders for the future. It is her personal goal to help each child (and adult!) come into contact with and develop the inner gifts they have to offer the world, and is happy that MCS will offer this opportunity for children in our community.
Jean brings a diversity of experience to the board. She is an entrepreneur with an expertise in strategic communications and the wellness industry. She has served as a strategic communications and media consultant to a variety of high-profile boards. She is a former homeschool educator, and believes every child deserves an education that inspires them to reach their potential.
Mrs. Walters is a former wildland firefighter, ski patroller and outdoor educator. She majored in forest management and natural resources. A lifetime dedicated to working and playing in the outdoors as well as being a mother of two active children on the McCall alpine race team, Mrs. Walters is committed to the success of McCall Community School.