The Board of Trustees holds open meetings the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, located at 2291 South 2000 East.  Parents and interested public are welcome to attend.


Board Chair

Doug has served on the Board since 2016 as Treasurer, and since 2018 as President.  His daughter Casey is a recent SPA graduate and currently attends NYU/Tisch in the Musical Theatre program.  Doug has a diverse business background, including senior management roles at a variety of financial services companies.  He also has significant experience with schools and programs through a variety of consulting and voluntary activities.  Doug will continue to apply his business experience to assist the Board's mission and activities, while further evolving his interest and commitment to the performing arts.

Board Member - First Vice President

John has spent most of his professional career in education as a classroom teacher in fine arts and commercial photography and finally as an administrator in the Salt Lake City School District’s Career and Technical Center.  He also works as a freelance commercial photographer and graphic designer. Since high school in Chicago, John has played bass guitar in a wide range of musical groups including jazz, rock, musical theater and country gospel.  He has worked as a studio musician and currently plays in two local bands. John has a granddaughter in her second year at SPA and is an advocate for choice and variety in education.

Salt Lake School District Representative

Kristi Swett has been serving on the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education for since 2003, she is the current Past President and served as President from 2008 to 2014. Kristi is also, currently the immediate past president of the Utah School Board Association, having served on its Board of Directors for 12 years.  Student success, safe schools, collaborative decision-making, and protecting the autonomy and resources of local districts continue to motivate her activism.

Board Member, Development Committee

Kit has been working professionally in theater for over 30 years.  As a professional actor, designer and administrator, he has worked throughout Utah, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  He is in the middle of his tenure as a SPA parent, one daughter graduated from SPA, one daughter is a current senior and one daughter joins SPA next year as a freshman.  

Board Member, PTO President

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Highland High School Representative

Board Member - Secretary

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SPA Board Meetings

Agendas for upcoming meetings and meeting minutes/recordings for previous Board meetings are available on the Public Notice Site.


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