Board of Trustees


Krystin Morley

Board Member


Krystin Morley is the only founding Board Member currently serving on the Board of Trustees. The genesis of American Leadership Academy was formed in her mind in 2004. Krystin has owned and sold 3 different companies in the past 25 years. She currently is the Vice President of MorCor, a construction engineering firm. Krystin was born and raised in Utah County and has been married for 35 years to Mike Morley. Krystin loves to travel and has travelled many places across the world. She is a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother to 9 children and 12 grandchildren. Two of her children have graduated from ALA and 3 children are current students.



Dr. Eric Hogenson

Board Member


Dr. Eric Hogenson graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 1990 and went on to graduate from the University of Calgary with a Doctor of Medicine in 1993. After a 3 year residency at Riverside General Hospital from 1993-1996, he has been working as a physician at the Spanish Fork Clinic. In his spare time he enjoys working on classic cars and is married with 3 sons who have all attended ALA since the beginning. All of his children have graduated from ALA. His wife was a previous coach at ALA coaching the Basketball and Softball teams.


Michael C. Johnson

Board Member


Michael C. Johnson and his wife, Kari, have seven children (five daughters and two sons), six of which currently attend American Leadership Academy. Michael has been involved in education for some time. He taught Spanish courses during his early graduate studies and He later taught middle school Spanish for two years in Central Oregon. He spent over four years in corporate training as an instructional designer and trainer in the financial industry. Michael has completed a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology (Utah State University, 2003) and a Doctoral Degree in Instructional Psychology & Technology (BYU, 2009). Michael currently works at BYU's Center for Teaching & Learning as an Instructional Designer and Consultant, as well as occasionally teaching graduate seminars in BYU's IP&T department.


Brenda Peterson

Board Member


Brenda Peterson was born in Lakenheath, England and raised in an Air Force family. She graduated from high school in Gilbert, AZ and claims that as her hometown. She and her husband, Joy, have two daughters who have attended ALA since they began school. Brenda has served as Elementary 1st Assistant, Elementary Coordinator, and President in the Parent Council. She loves all of the teachers, parents, and students at ALA and enjoys contributing to the programs and events that make this school unique. Brenda earned her Bachelor's degree in mathematics from BYU in 1999. She loves to analyze and arrange music, sing, play the organ, and support her children in their passions.


Frank Staheli

Board Member


Frank Staheli has been a computer programmer at BYU for the past 25 years. He served in the Utah Army National Guard from 1982 through 2006, including a year of active duty in Iraq. He served for over 5 years on the Santaquin, Utah city council just prior to being called to military active duty. Frank has coached youth basketball for several years, including the last 5 as an ALA Jr High boys coach. He and Kara Dance became married in 1990. They have 5 children, one of which attends ALA, the other four having graduated from ALA. They also have 1 grandchild. Frank is a voracious reader and a fitness enthusiast. He spends time regularly sharing his insights and opinions on social media.