Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees holds open meetings the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, located at 2291 South 2000 East. Parents and interested public are welcome to attend.
Robin has spent her professional career as a top-level executive and business owner. Her daughter attended SPA and Robin has served on the board since, both as vice chair and board chair. Robin is a visionary decision maker with a flexible, positive, team spirit management style, geared to high productivity, leadership and results. Robin enjoys a regular yoga practice, fly fishing, and spending time at her cabin with family and friends.
Rob has lived in Salt Lake City since 2010 with his family. Through his son’s passion for the Performing Arts, Rob has gained active interest in the future success of Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. His experiences include 25+ years of Business Ownership, Corporate and Sales Management.
Treasurer/Chair Finance Committee
Doug enters the SPA community as a recent addition to the Board of Trustees. Doug and his family moved to Utah in 2005 from Boston, MA, including his daughter Casey who is attending SPA as a freshman this year. Doug has a diverse business background, most recently as CEO of a local financial services company. Doug also has experience with schools and programs through a variety of consulting and volunteer work. Doug will utilize his significant business experience to assist the Board's mission and activities, while further evolving his more recent interest and commitment to the Performing Arts.
Kerrie K. Toner
Kerrie's greatest passion in life is to build and preserve beauty in this world by inspiring and assisting others in their quest to find their calling and achieve their dreams. Through her 20+ years of experience in Business Management, Human Resources, Accounting, and Chaos Management as a mother of two grown boys, her youngest being a SPA alumni, she has learned goal setting and organizational skills to creatively outline and implement plans of success and problem solving. She believes that constant life learning and vulnerable sharing of one's experiences fosters bonding, continual growth, and happiness; building a better future not only for our next generation, but for each individual and community as a whole. Her "pay it forward" and "give back" attitude promotes a positive breeding ground of self-worth, support, and hope that is so vital to our youth today. Her valiant love for others assists her in her mission of supporting and empowering our next generation of leaders.
Salt Lake School District Representative
Kristi Swett has been serving on the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education for since 2003, she is the current Past President and served as President from 2008 to 2014. Kristi is also, currently the immediate past president of the Utah School Board Association, having served on its Board of Directors for 12 years. Student success, safe schools, collaborative decision-making, and protecting the autonomy and resources of local districts continue to motivate her activism.
Kit has been working professionally in theater for over 30 years. As a professional actor, designer and administrator, he has worked throughout Utah, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is in the middle of his tenure as a SPA parent, one daughter graduated from SPA, one daughter is a current senior and one daughter joins SPA next year as a freshman.
Sue Ann Bodily
Member/Chair Membership Committee
Sue Ann Bodily is in her seventh year of involvement with Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts and has served on the board for over three years. She serves on the membership and the executive search committees of the board. Sue Ann is passionate about continuing the mission and culture that Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts has developed over the past ten years. She also is excited about the opportunities well run Charter Schools have to expand the school experiences and meet the diverse needs of students. Currently Sue Ann works in the insurance industry as a Licensed Sales Producer/Account Manager. In her spare time she enjoys being an audience for all the performing arts, cooking, costume design/sewing, reading, spending time with family and volunteering in her church and community.
John has spent most of his professional career in education as a classroom teacher in fine arts and commercial photography and finally as an administrator in the Salt Lake City School District’s Career and Technical Center. He also works as a freelance commercial photographer and graphic designer. Since high school in Chicago, John has played bass guitar in a wide range of musical groups including jazz, rock, musical theater and country gospel. He has worked as a studio musician and currently plays in two local bands. John has a granddaughter in her second year at SPA and is an advocate for choice and variety in education.
Member/Marketing and Outreach Committee
Devi is a former journalist and dancer. Passionate about the performing arts, education and human rights, Devi sat on the Board of Coeur dʼAlene Summer Theatre, in Idaho, and was a member of the Anti-Bullying Task Force for the Coeur dʼAlene School District. She is also an author and the owner/designer of Love & Peace Notes, an accessory collection.
Member/Chair Marketing Committee
Ana is a senior level marketing communications executive with expertise in launching creative, unique and successful marketing solutions that encompass word of mouth, public relations, social media, viral marketing, branding and targeted communication strategies. A California native, Ana has been a performer and patron of the Arts for most of her life.
Mindy C. Relyea
Mindy has spent the past two decades in the nonprofit world fulfilling roles in Marketing, Communications and Development. She is dedicated to working with groups that have a strong value for social responsibility. She worked for eight years with a group that raised money globally for programs run in Brazil, specifically for children living in the slums. This org had a strong value for integrating the arts as a means of personal development. By teaching these children about their own unique gifts they learned how to improve their world. This desire carries over into the mission of the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, in that teaching young adults to embrace their uniqueness makes the world a better place for all.Mindy is actively involved in programs that benefit refugee and immigrant families in SLC and abroad. She is the Founder and CEO of One Wish World, a nonprofit group that specializes in women’s empowerment programs.