Board

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
Kristi CummingUniversity of Utah, BA

Quote: “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”
—Brian Tracy

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.


Roy Parker, Head of School
Columbia University, BA
University of Colorado, JD

Roy Parker has spent close to three decades teaching in and leading independent schools.  He has taught Kindergarten through 12th grade, inclusive; designed three middle school buildings and programs; and, has led both boys and girls high school basketball teams to state tournaments (while honored as coach of the year). 

Roy was appointed Commissioner to the Nevada Commission for Educational Excellence (2007). As elementary, middle and high principal of a charter school for at-risk students, Parker’s students and teachers received Exemplary and High Achieving acclaim for their academic accomplishments

When Roy is not with his family or at school, he runs (many marathons), bikes or herds cats (four in the family currently).


David Anderson

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.


Teri West
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.


Katherine Quinlan
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.


Heather Zynczak
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. 


Joan Baron
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.



Rick Nemeroff  
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.


Carrie Brummette
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. 


Gretchen Kline King
University of Michigan, BS

Gretchen King has more than twenty years experience in political communications and public relations at federal, state and local levels, and in the private sector. Her professional responsibilities have included: serving as director of media relations for The George Washington University; working as leadership press secretary for Congressman David E. Bonior in the U.S. House of Representatives; and serving as Communications Director for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (U.S.) – a non-profit grant-making organization which focused on at-risk youth. As a senior level member of the Communications Division at GW, Ms. King promoted the opinions, views and vision of the University and its president. While at GW, she was involved in the production of CNN’s “Crossfire at GW” television program, and produced videos and public service announcements showcasing the “best of GW” for development, recruitment and public relations purposes.

Ms. King has served on the following Boards: The Circles Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2004-12); the National Child Research Center (2006-10), a model preschool in northwest Washington, D.C. While on the Board, she served as co-chair of the “Building Blocks for Learning” capital campaign – raising $2 million for the renovation and expansion of the school; Horton’s Kids (2008-11), a mentoring and tutoring program for low-income children in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8; Blue Igloo Playgroup (2004-06) in Georgetown.


Marc O'Brien
Eckerd College, BS
University of Florida, MBA, JD

Marc is an attorney in Park City, specializing in the areas of business and real estate law. Marc received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He then received both J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  After eight years of practicing corporate law in the U.S. and Europe, Marc and his wife Melissa moved to Park City from Atlanta, Georgia in 2006.

Marc and Melissa, and their two boys, Ted (6) and Cash (4), love skiing, hiking, travelling, swimming and golf.  They feel blessed with all of the wonderful opportunities Park City has to offer their family, and they are thrilled to be part of such an inclusive and supportive community.  Ted is currently a student in Ms. Chloe’s class and Cash is currently a student in Ms. Donna’s class.  Marc previously served on the Board of Directors of the Park City Education Foundation.