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Board of Trustees

The Channing Hall Governing Board is made up of a group of caring individuals from diverse backgrounds who are building a school that offers an educational choice for the community. You may email Board members at board@channinghall.org.


Colby Whitney - President
Colby Whitney grew up in Utah and graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.  He's worked at several successful tech startups in the Salt Lake Valley, one of which issued an IPO and two that were acquired.  In his free time Colby coaches football, cooks, and enjoys camping and traveling with family.

Amy Reams - Treasurer, Finance Committee member

Amy Reams is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California and Utah.  Her professional experience includes litigation consulting with Navigant Consulting, Inc., Assurance services with Ernst & Young (EY) in San Francisco and Salt Lake City, finance with Utah-based Control4 Corporation and currently offers consulting services, specializing in technical accounting research, analysis and documentation.  In her free time, Amy enjoys golf, pilates, culinary arts and traveling with her family. 

Paige Farnsworth - Secretary non-voting member

Paige Farnsworth has been a parent volunteer for over fifteen years while her children have been in school. Over ten of those years have been spent volunteering at Channing Hall. During that time she has served on multiple school and Board committees. In 2016 she became the board secretary and has been serving in that position since. Paige has a degree in Sociology. In her free time Paige enjoys reading, paddle boarding, traveling with her family and hiking with her dog. 

Marcy Allen - Finance Committee member

Marcy Allen is the Director of Sales for a fintech company based out of Salt Lake City.  She holds a BS in Psychology from University of Utah and relocated to the East Coast shortly after graduating to pursue her career.  She currently resides in Draper UT, returning in 2015 with a family and a focus on creating similar opportunities that she has had for our youth.  Marcy enjoys mountain biking, hiking and spending time in the mountains with family and friends. 

Lacy Sylvia - PR Committee member

Lacy Sylvia has spent most of her life in Utah and works in logistics for a healthcare non profit that does organ procurement for Utah and Idaho. Lacy has served as CHAPS President for two years and held other CHAPS board positions during her family's ten years at Channing Hall. In her free time Lacy coaches softball, cycles and loves to travel with her family.

Lisa Bruns - Policy Committee Member

Lisa Bruns grew up in California and got her Secondary Education Teaching Credential in Physical Education and Dance there before she moved to Utah in 2011.  She is a Whole30 Certified Coach, owner of BodyBack, LLC, and she is currently the president of the MOMS Club of Draper.  All 3 of her children have attended school at Channing Hall.  Lisa enjoys yoga, thrifting and going to concerts.

David Hunt - Finance Committee member

David S. Hunt is a business attorney with over 23 years of litigation and transactional experience. He has experience with business cases in Federal Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and/or State Courts located in California, Colorado, Delaware (Court of Chancery), Illinois, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. He has also served as legal counsel to clients subject to SEC and PCAOB enforcement matters. In a transactional capacity, Mr. Hunt has been closely involved in business financing transactions for dozens of private and public companies, and advised on securities law, corporate and litigation issues. He has also drafted numerous registration statements, information/proxy statements, annual, quarterly and current reports with the SEC for a variety of public corporations. He is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and obtained fellow status in that Association. He is an avid skier, plays competitive lacrosse, is a former university lacrosse head coach and enjoys travel.

Board Meetings

Channing Hall Board Meetings are generally held at the school at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday or Tuesday of every month during the school year. Please see the school calendar on this website for upcoming meeting dates. School holidays may cause a change to the meeting schedule. Meetings are open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend.

Meetings follow the Utah Public and Open Meetings Act and Robert’s Rules of Order. As such, the  board allows time on every agenda for public comment. One individual is allowed a total of two minutes to speak, or up to five minutes if speaking on behalf of a group. Please refer to the Family Handbook on our Resources page for guidance on formally addressing the board. Outside of the designated Public Comment time, non board members are allowed to participate in the meeting only if acknowledged by the board president.

View the Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes for our next meeting.

Minutes from past meetings can be viewed at the front desk of the school.

School Budget & Budget Report

The Board reviews and approves the school budget annually and reviews the school budget report monthly.

View the 2021-22 Budget here. 

View the current monthly Board Budget Report here.

Audit Committee members:

Marcy Allen, David Hunt, Amy Reams (chair)

School Charter

View the School Charter  here.

Governance Policies

View the Board Governance Policies here