Meet the families and trustees who are shaping the direction of Park City Day School—and the future of education in our community.
Kristi Cumming, Board Chair
University of Utah, BA
Quote: “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”
Kristi Cumming’s life has not followed a typical progression. From 1985 – 1994, she competed all over the world for the United States Ski Team. Highlights of her career were three National Championship titles and two World Championship teams. Upon retiring, she organized Women Specific Ski Camps for Park City Mountain Resort and owned and operated Primo’s coffee.
After marrying and with three children, Kristi decided to return to school to finish her college education. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Business Administration. Still passionate about skiing, Kristi feels lucky to hit the slopes with her entire family and enjoy the amazing outdoors in the Park City community.
Charles Sachs, Head of School
Colgate University, BA
Middlebury College, MA
Quote: "The child is the Father of Man”
— William Wordsworth
After college graduation, Charlie Sachs began teaching English language as a Peace Corps volunteer. He returned to the United States to teach dyslexics and thereafter worked in several outstanding boarding and day schools around the country.
In his 37 years in education, Charlie has taught French, English, and history at the Middle and Upper School levels and coached lacrosse, alpine skiing, squash, rowing, and tennis. Over 17 years, he has served as head of three different independent schools.
Charlie’s family includes his wife Kim and four very active and fun young men aged 14 to 26. Whenever possible, Charlie takes full advantage of the recreational, social, and cultural opportunities of Park City.
Brigham Young University, BA
Harvard University, MBA
Quote: “We can’t ensure success, but we can deserve it.”
—paraphrased from Cato
David Anderson was raised in Minneapolis. After college he headed to Wall Street and spent almost 24 years as an investment banker, living 14 years in New York, as well as London, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He continues to do strategic consulting with various clients around the world.
He and his wife Liz and daughter Paige, a student at Park City Day School, moved to Park City from Hong Kong in 2004. They enjoy skiing and mountain biking together. David also takes advantage of the opportunities in the area to fly fish and occasionally golf.
University of California at Los Angeles, BA
Quote: “Calm must prevail.”
Mike Herring and his wife Lisa have been Park City residents since 2002 and are active members of the community as outdoor enthusiasts, business owners and philanthropists. They have two sons, T.J.and Theo, who are students at Park City Day School.
Professionally, Mike is a CPA who has served in senior financial positions at several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Utah, most recently as a Vice President of Finance at Adobe Systems, Inc. following its acquisition of the Utah company Omniture, Inc., where he served as CFO for five years.
Sheri Ellison Page
University of Colorado, BS
Sheri’s professional background is in accounting, both in the private and public sector. She currently works independently on various accounting projects and analysis for a select number of clients. Previous positions throughout her career include Manager of Finance for a medical supply company, an inventory management consultant and an associate with CPA firms in Florida and Colorado.
Following many years of moving around the country, Sheri and her husband Mike have been delighted over the last nine years to make Park City their home. Their son, Nick, currently is enjoying 5th grade at PCDS. Their family appreciates the wonderful activities Park City has to offer – skiing, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, and Sundance are a few of their favorites.
Utah State University, BS
Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Teri, and her husband Dick, are both Utah natives. Together they have three children, the youngest of which, Jake, attends Park City Day School. Teri spent nineteen years working in the Marketing and Contract Operations Division of a Fortune 500 company in the oil and gas industry where she negotiated multimillion dollar contracts with various producers.
Teri is an active member of the Park City Day School community and has participated in many aspects of school governance. Teri loves Park City and enjoys golfing, water and snow skiing, skate skiing, hiking and spending time with her family. She always maintains a positive outlook and is enthusiastic about the future of Park City Day School and its continued success.
University of Virginia, BA
London Business School, MBA
Quote: "Better to keep your mouth closed and have people think you're a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt."
Melissa and her husband, Chaon, moved to Park City in 2007 from the New York City area. Their son Taylor currently attends Park City Day School. Melissa has over 15 year's experience in marketing and brand strategy for technology and consumer goods companies, including Samsung, L'Oreal and Citibank. Her background also includes significant international brand and product management in Europe and Asia. Currently, she is the VP of Marketing for ContentWatch in Salt Lake City.
Melissa and Chaon are active members of the Park City community. In addition to serving on the Board of Park City Day School, Melissa is a member of the Park City Rotary Club and a member of the 2010-2011 Leadership Park City class. Chaon, Melissa and the boys are avid skiers and bikers and truly love living in Park City.
University of Wisconsin, BA
Quote: “The mind determines what’s possible. The heart surpasses it.” - Pilar Coolinta
Katherine Quinlan moved to Park City with her husband Paul and daughter Molly in 2004. They were seeking a small sized community that was progressive and outdoorsy to raise and educate their daughter. Katherine has been actively involved with the formation of Park City Day School from its inception. Providing their daughter with an intimate learning experience that would challenge and instill a strong sense of community, curiosity and love of learning was their goal and PCDS surpasses it.
In 2011-2012 she chaired the Development Committee and continues as an active committee member. Recently, Katherine rekindled her retailing experience and opened a contemporary ladies boutique in Salt Lake City.
The Quinlans enjoy taking advantage of all that Park City offers from skiing to biking as well as the cultural amenities including the Sundance Film Festival, Park City Performing Arts performances and all of the Main Street festivals.
University of Texas, Austin, BBA
Wharton School of UPENN, MBA
Heather joined the PCDS Board of Trustees in 2012 as her second of three sons started Preschool at PCDS. Heather and husband Jay moved to Park City in 2008 from San Francisco for a more family-friendly community in which to raise their children. Professionally, Heather has focused her 20-year career on bringing value to business through technology. She has held executive marketing and product management positions at some of the world's largest enterprise technology companies, spending the last six years at SAP, where she most recently served as global vice president of marketing. Prior to SAP, she spent five years at Oracle as senior director of product strategy, setting the strategic direction for more than 30 high-revenue products.
Heather thrives in high-energy environments, which also plays out at home where she is constantly in gear wrangling and redirecting the boundless enthusiasm of her three young sons. She is a food and wine enthusiast and tries to make time for yoga in her busy schedule.
University of Michigan, BA
Harvard Business School, MBA
A relative newcomer to Park City, in 2010 Joan and her husband Bill moved to Park City from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. They have two sons who attend Park City Day School, Matthew and Andrew. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987 with an B.A. in Organizational Behavior, Joan moved to NYC to pursue a career in advertising. She worked for some of the largest agencies - Ogilvy & Mather and Grey -- in media and account management. In 1995 she received an MBA from Harvard Business School and worked for the National Basketball Association as Marketing Director of NBA Properties.
Joan left the "safe" world of packaged goods marketing to work for a number of Internet startups (Alloy.com and ThreadExchange.com) but after the bubble burst, went back to advertising as a Managing Director at J. Walter Thompson. Since moving to Park City, she has been very active at PCDS, specifically as Co-Chairman of the Social Committee of the Parent's Association.
After living in major cities for most of her life, Joan has quickly taken to life in Park City, loving the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, skiing, biking and watching her sons participate in numerous sporting activities.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Born and raised in New York, Rick aspired to be, and has become, a nationally recognized trial attorney. Focusing on representing the injured in asbestos and drug-company related lawsuits, Rick tries cases around the country - taking advantage of Park City's close proximity to the SLC airport.
When not in trial, Rick, his wife Lisa (a forensic CPA), son Miles and daughter Alex (both students at PCDS), call Park City home, where they ski, bike, hike, play hockey and otherwise enjoy all that the PC mountain lifestyle has to offer.
In addition to serving on the PCDS Board, Rick serves as a Trustee on Intermountain Health Care's Park City Medical Center Foundation Board and on the HOA Board of Willow Creek Estates.
University of Texas, BS
Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Theodore Geisel (Dr. Suess)
Originally from Fort Worth, TX, Carrie and her husband Ric moved to Utah nearly twenty years ago for the skiing, but fell in love with the lifestyle of the West and of Park City in particular. Since the birth of their son Zach, a Lower School student at Park City Day School, the Brummettes have discovered that Park City is also an amazing place to raise children because of the myriad of choices of outdoor activities, organized sports, community programs and the ability to surround one's children with people who have a commitment to the vibrancy of the community and stewardship of our environment.
Before joining the PCDS Board, Carrie served as the school's Parent Association president for two years and was an active volunteer in all areas of the school community, serving on the Development and Marketing Committees as well. Outside of school, Carrie is part of a group called Mountains of Love, a local non-profit that supports a group home for orphans of the Aids epidemic in South Africa, and served on the board of PC Moms group for two years, while her son was young. Carrie and her family have a passion for travel and the opportunity for learning it provides.