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Board of Trustees

ElswickRoger Elswick, Board of Trustees President
Owner of Community Toyota*Honda*Kia
Church Affiliation: Grace Woodlands
Northland Association: Since 2009

What Northland means to me: Northland has made a significant impact for our family and we have seen what a difference it has made to other families as well. It has provided excellent academic programs by great teachers who truly love the children. The environment offered provides for exceptional development of students to prepare them to be leaders of tomorrow and to seek God in all aspects of their lives. We are truly blessed to be a part of the Northland family.

AlbistonLisa Albiston
Occupation: Vice President of PR & Communications for Cardtronics
Church Affiliation: John Wesley United Methodist Church
Northland Association: Since 2014

What Northland means to me: Northland is a school that promotes academic and spiritual excellence. There is a deep sense of community and belonging that permeates all aspects of school life. Our daughter is thriving at Northland as she explores her potential in a broad range of contexts. The staff is truly exceptional and committed to developing character while making the learning process fun and transformational. The school has been a blessing for our family. Some of our closest friends are those we’ve made through Northland.

BeattySteven Beatty
Occupation: Retired Financial Executive
Church Affiliation: Champion Forest North Klein
Northland Association: Since 2009
What Northland means to me: As grandparents, my wife and I are thankful for our 10 years of affiliation with Northland. Northland provides an environment of friends, teachers, and staff with high moral values where students can learn and grow in academics and extracurricular activities that make for a well-rounded and positive school experience. With an education based on biblical principles and a focus on compassion and respect, the leadership potential of the students is enhanced with knowledge and hope that all things are possible with God. It is an honor and privilege to serve at Northland.

butlerCindy Butler
Occupation: Director, Enterprise Products
Church Affiliation: St. John Lutheran Church
Northland Association: Since 2011
What Northland means to me:
Northland has a special place in my heart. My boys are growing spiritually, as well as academically, in everything they do thanks to Northland. I truly believe my boys will have more success in life in all that they do because of the experience they are getting at Northland. Northland is preparing them to be confident, respectful, caring young leaders due to the example and guidance of our Northland family.

GillilandRobert Gilliland
Occupation: Senior Resident Director, CRPC® Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Church Affiliation: St. Dunstan's Episcopal
Northland Association: Since 2013

What Northland means to me: Our five children attend Northland Christian School. We are beyond pleased with both campuses. Each of our children are surrounded by teachers and administrators that make them feel safe, appreciated, loved, respected, enjoyed, and listened to while preparing them for their future. The comfort that brings us as parents is beyond priceless.

HardwickTravis Hardwick
Occupation: President & CEO TCC Multi-family Interiors
Church Affiliation: Faithbridge
Northland Association: Since 2015
What Northland means to me: Northland is very special to me and my family, as we’ve personally experienced the positive impact and growth it instills in its students. The school prepares them academically, physically and spiritually for a world that needs high-caliber leaders who can share the love of Christ in all that they do. I’m honored to serve a school with such an impressive history and excited about its bright and promising future.

HolidayDawn Holiday
Occupation: Partner, Attorney at Jackson Walker, LLP
Church Affiliation: Crossover Bible Fellowship
Northland Association: Since 2013
What Northland means to me: Northland fully embraces everything that we want for our children's education - an outstanding academic program complemented by a solid Christian foundation and meaningful spiritual curriculum. Northland is unique because the teachers and staff are committed to developing the whole student through various programs, specialized groups, electives, and extra-curricular activities that elevate learning and spiritual experiences beyond the classroom. As parents of two Northland students, we can truly say that Northland is "forever prep" and we are so blessed to be a part of the Northland family.

IngramJeff Ingram
Occupation: SVP of Managed CareApria Healthcare
Church Affiliation: John Wesley United Methodist Church
Northland Association: Since 2008

What Northland means to me: We joined the Northland family to provide a strong Christian foundation for our children as well as providing for an excellent academic and athletic experience. For the past 13 years, Northland has been all that we hoped for them and the school has been a blessing for our family. With our oldest son graduating last year as a long-runner, our oldest daughter in high school, and our youngest in preschool, we look forward to many more years at Northland Christian School.

Paul KuboshPaul Kubosh
Occupation: Attorney
Church Affiliation: Champion Forest Baptist Church
Northland Association: 2001

What Northland means to me: The decision to attend Northland was a life altering decision for my family. I wanted to find a school in the City that would prepare my children for college. I wanted a school that would be small enough to allow them to participate in extra curricular activities. I wanted a wide range of electives including Debate and Orchestra. Even more so I wanted a place where the Word of God was preached and where we could celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in the school. I have four children who have gone to Northland. Two have graduated and they are excelling in College. Their success is no small way a result in the education and training they got while at Northland Christian. Northland truly is Forever Prep.

Shaun Varghese
Occupation: Pediatric Neurologist 
Church Affiliation: Faithbridge
Northland Association: Since 2017

WhelessMichael Wheless
Occupation: Founder, President and Managing Partner of Wheless Search & Consulting, a nationwide leadership consulting and executive search firm.
Church Affiliation:
Northland Association: Since 2012

What Northland means to me: We chose Northland for several reasons. It is inviting to new families and students while fostering family and Christian values, and building great friendships and community. Its teachers, staff, and administrators care deeply for their students. It also cultivates a range of engaging activities paired with excellent educational development and college prep for our girls. Northland delivers an incredible value for a private K-12 education and a college preparatory school.

WhitePatrick White
Occupation: Account Executive - LSI Industries
Church Affiliation: Faithbridge
Northland Association: Since 2004
What Northland means to me: Preparing students for college and career is only a part of the Northland mission. There is so much more to the development of young people that Northland provides. A Christian perspective in a Christian community gives our students something much more valuable than a worldly mission – it’s VICTORY FOREVER!