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June: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday
July: Closed August: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

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8:00 am-Noon Friday

Main Phone: 801-901-8520
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Board of Directors

Meet the Team

Meetings Agendas & Minutes

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.

Marianne Ludlow

Board Chair

Marianne Ludlow

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.

Travis Lish

Board Vice-Chair

Travis Lish

Mr Lish received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from BYU-Idaho and received his Master's in Public Administration from BYU. After completing his MPA, he founded The Startup Academy, a local organization that helps teens create their futures through entrepreneurship. Since 2019, Mr. Lish has worked closely with Slope School as a guide to help young people learn values of self-governance, accountability, and leadership. He believes that each person is born with the capacity to create a service, experience, or product that can change the world. Mr. Lish spends his time mentoring young people and engaging in the creative process.

Matt Smith

Secretary

Matt Smith

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.

Ryan Marshall

Treasurer

Ryan Marshall

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.

Tagen McIntire

Board Member

Tagen McIntire

Tagen McEntire 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. Tagen has been on several humanitarian trips to El Salvador, Nicaragua, South Africa, and she lived in China where she taught English.

Natalie Ensign

Board Member

Natalie Ensign

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.

Michelle Charles

Board Member

Michelle Charles

Mrs. Charles contributed in the development of Ignite during the early stages where she was an integral part of recruiting families and running the model with students from our community. She was a key player in learning, applying, and documenting the methodology for Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy. Michelle is passionate about student-led and experiential learning. She is open-minded, creative, and committed to the success of the Ignite community. Having co-started and sold several small businesses, Mrs. Charles brings entrepreneurial passion and experience. Michelle is the mother of 5 daughters ranging from 5 to 19 years old. As a Montana native, she grew up with a love of the outdoors and spends whatever time she can in the mountains with her family.

Kelly Tate

Board Member

Kelly Tate

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.

Richard Carey

Board Member

Richard Carey

Mr. Carey earned an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago and has 12 years of experience in the technology industry. He recently built and sold a company that focused on helping managers use data to improve the effectiveness of meetings. Currently, he works as the Head of Value realization at Domo. His oldest daughter is in lower elementary at Ignite and he has two younger boys who are excited to attend Ignite when they are old enough to go to Kindergarten.

Chase Harrington

Board Member

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.

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