Nick Williams was selected as a Governing Council member for Cottonwood Classical in the summer of 2015. He is the Finance Director at the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Previous to his role at the Foundation, Nick was an audit manager with KPMG LLP focusing on state and local government clients and higher education. Nick received his B.A. in the Social Sciences from Portland State University in 2006 and a certificate in accounting from Portland State University in 2010. In addition, Nick received his CPA license in 2012. Nick grew up in Raton and moved to Albuquerque in 2010 to begin his accounting career. Before his current career, Nick was involved in organic farming and remains passionate about sustainable agriculture and environmental issues. Nick and his wife, Kate, have two young children and are passionate about supporting education in Albuquerque. Nick is excited for the opportunity to serve on the Governing Council.
Kyle Jones is a research staff scientist at Sandia National Laboratories working in the field of infrasound geophysics for treaty verification and nuclear explosion monitoring. He received his B.S. (2007) and M.S. (2009) in Geophysics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM. Kyle is a native to New Mexico, growing up in Alamogordo, attending college in Socorro and eventually moving to Albuquerque to work for Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to joining Sandia Kyle did contract work for Los Alamos National Laboratory while substitute teaching high school at Socorro High. Although Kyle and his wife have no children of their own, he believes passionately in education and giving back to the community. Kyle brings a strong technical background in math and science to the board and looks forward to serving the staff, faculty and students of Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School.
Louis is one of the parent members of Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School’s Governing Council. He and his wife Brenda have three sons and have been part of the Cottonwood family since 2011. Louis works at Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of Business and Organizational Development and has more than a decade of experience in higher education. Louis currently holds an adjunct faculty position with Lewis University where he teaches undergraduate, graduate, and online courses in Human Resources, Business and Organizational Leadership and Development. Louis has also served as board president and been an active member of several private school organizations.