BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees of Marymount has the ultimate responsibility
for the establishment of school policy, which is then implemented by
the administration. In addition, the Board oversees the financial
operations of the school and raises funds necessary for the school’s
operation and future development. The Board is made up of members chosen
from past and present parents, alumni, and persons whose expertise will
be of value to the school. The Head of School and the President(s) of
the Marymount Parent Council serve as ex-officio members of the Board.
Kirk Borchardt, President & Executive Committee Chair
Borchardt is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the
Board of Directors of Dealers Assurance Company, a property and casualty
insurance company based in Columbus, Ohio, and its affiliated
companies. A corporate attorney by trade, Kirk practiced law for 20
years with the Chicago-based firm of Lord Bissell and Brook, as both an
associate and a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. After re-locating
to Southern California, in 1998 Kirk became the managing partner of Lord
Bissell and Brook’s Los Angeles office. His practice specialties
include corporate transactions, international taxation, and government
Kirk currently chairs the Development Committee and serves on the
Strategic Planning Committee. Kirk and his wife, CeCe, were the
co-Chairs of the Marymount Annual Fund Campaign for the 2008-2009 and
the 2009-2010 school years. CeCe is also the Co-President of the
Marymount Parent Council.
Kirk received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from
Western Illinois University (1978) and his Juris Doctorate degree from
Syracuse University College of Law (1981).
Kirk was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He and CeCe moved to
Santa Barbara in 1998. Their son, Ryan is in the class of 2013 and their
daughter, Riley is in the class of 2017. Kirk has served as a coach in
local youth baseball and soccer organizations for several years.
Vijay Sharma, Vice President
Vijay Sharma has a rich background and a successful track record in
working with and building high-growth technology companies specializing
in Enterprise Content Management markets including working with the
early market leader, Open Text(r) Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX). Vijay is
currently the Director of Sales & Business Development for
Replication Technologies at Metalogix - a game-changing leader in
Microsoft SharePoint synchronization solutions. Vijay joined the
management team at Metalogix through the acquisition of Syntergy’s
SharePoint Replication technology.____________________________________________________________________________
Vijay and his wife Megan moved to Santa Barbara from San Francisco in
2008 to raise their daughter Simran (Class of 2020) in Santa Barbara's
unique community. Since becoming a member of the Marymount Community,
Vijay has served on the Marymount Development and Annual Mustang Golf
Tournament Committees. Vijay was born in Kenya, educated in the United
Kingdom, and has a background in Computer Science. Prior to re-locating
to Santa Barbara, Vijay worked in the high tech industry for 15+ years
in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Deborah Bettencourt, Vice President
Born and raised in California, Deborah Bettencourt spends
each day enjoying all that the beautiful Central Coast has to offer.
Deborah moved from Northern California in 1985 to attend the University
of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated in 1989 with a BA in
Psychology and completed a water polo career that spanned two collegiate
national championships and All-American honors.
With her soon-to-be husband, Scott, by her side, she traveled to
Japan after graduation and completed three incredible years teaching
conversational English in Kyoto. Deborah and Scott returned to Santa
Barbara in 1993, and have made Santa Barbara their home ever since.
Deborah has more than 18 years of Information Technology and
corporate operations experience in the medical device industry. She
spent much of her professional career at Inamed (acquired by Allergan).
She was as an integral part of global information technology
implementations, business acquisitions, system and process integrations,
and international manufacturing expansions. In 2007, she joined
Sientra, a small, venture funded medical device company. In her current
position as Vice President of Corporate Administration, Deborah
oversees Sientra’s corporate operations to include human resources,
facilities, information technology, customer service and distribution.
She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Deborah joined the Marymount community in 2008, when her daughter
Quinn entered kindergarten. Since that time, Deborah has enjoyed
increasing involvement in Marymount’s activities and fundraising.
Deborah as served on the Marymount Auction Committee each year since
2009. She co-chaired the End of the Year Bash in 2010 and 2011, with
her husband Scott. Deborah also teamed with her husband to serve as
Marymount Annual Fund Class Captain for 2nd Grade. In addition to these
responsibilities, Deborah is a class volunteer, Girl Scouts of America
Troop Leader and an expert at multi-tasking. Deborah, Scott and Quinn
love traveling, snow skiing, swimming and relaxing at their home on the
Michael Martz has two sons at Marymount. Colin is in the class of 2017; Mason is in the class of 2021. Michael has been actively involved at Marymount since 2008, when Colin started kindergarten. He has held positions as Annual Fund Class Captain, Annual Fund Co-Chair, Golf Committee Chair, and Member of the Development Committee.
Raised in Leawood, KS, Michael graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Swimming and Diving Team. After seven years in marketing and sales, he went on the earn an MBA in Global Business from Pepperdine University in Malibu with studies abroad completed at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
After living in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, Michael and his wife Nancy moved to Santa Barbara in late 2000 to settle down and start a family. Michael is a founding partner of Hayes Commercial Group, one of the Central Coast’s most successful commercial real estate firms, specializing in the sales and leasing of commercial properties.
Michael is passionate about health and fitness and is also a Board Member of the Santa Barbara Athletic Association (SBAA). He was responsible for the introduction of the Junior Grand Prix, which is an annual community running program that incentivizes local youth to run a series of 5K races in their own age group. As for his own fitness, Michael is an avid runner and triathlete, having completed marathons in Santa Barbara, New York and Berlin. Michael also enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and spending time with his family and friends.
Richard A. Schuette, CFP
Rich has more than 16 years of experience assisting successful C-Level professionals, service providers, corporations and business owners address multi-faceted financial challenges. Understanding the complexity of balancing professional and personal needs, Rich enjoys working with individuals who are entrepreneurial minded and as a result specializes in the needs of current business owners and recently exited officers and owners. Rich’s background within his field of concentration allows him to deliver unparalleled guidance while helping his clients maintain emotional and financial perspective.
On a personal level, community service and philanthropy are a very big part of Rich’s life. His charitable affiliations include Marymount, President of Ensemble Theatre Company and Board member of The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and the Santa Barbara University Club. He is also the former Associate Director of Old Spanish Days and former Board Chair of Child Abuse Listening & Meditation (CALM). Rich also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three daughters.
presently serves as the Assistant County Executive Officer for the
County of Santa Barbara. She has been with the County of Santa Barbara
since August 2002 beginning her service with the County as Parks
Director. Terri also serves as the County’s Legislative Director and
oversees the departments of Public Health, Alcohol Drug and Mental
Health, Social Services, Child Support Services, First Five, Probation,
and Governmental and University Relations.
Prior to relocating to Santa Barbara, Terri was with the City of
Santa Clarita for 15 years in various positions serving as department
head of various departments, and Deputy City Manager. Throughout her
career, her emphasis has been on strategic planning, community
involvement and team building. She has received numerous awards and
recognition in the area of disaster planning and emergency response,
strategic planning, community based problem solving, and was recognized
by the Municipal Management Association of California for outstanding
contributions to the local government profession.
Terri is also involved in the community via her service on the
Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara Board of Directors and campaign chair
for the United Way. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both Political
Science and Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a
Masters of Public Administration from California State University,
Northridge, as well as Public Policy Degree from Harvard’s John F.
Kennedy School of Government.
Most importantly Terri and her husband Tony, a civil engineer and all
around great guy, enjoy spending every moment possible with AJ, a
student at Dos Pueblos High School and Erick in Marymount’s class of
Kamala Parris has joined the Marymount Board of
Trustees this school year. Ms.
Parris has been active in the Marymount Community for the past 10
years, serving on a variety of committees. Her most active and important
leadership roles at Marymount have included: Co-President of the
Marymount Parent Council for two years and Vice President for one,
Co-Chair Angels in Action, Co-Chair The Arabian Nights Auction, Kentucky
Derby Live/Sponsor Chair, Cabo at the Coral Live Chair, Jewel of the
Riviera Live Chair and the 2010-2011 Head of School Search Committee.
Arriving in Santa Barbara in 1977 from an early childhood in Las Vegas, Kamala attended the local schools and studied business in college. She met and is married to her high school sweet heart Bill Parris, helping him with his businesses while also working as a self employed Business and Property Manager. They have four children, Tianna and Celine in college, Marymount Lifers Amara class of 2012 and Brolin class of 2013.
Apart from her work and philanthropic activities Kamala loves to spend time with her husband, kids, moms, girlfriends, and her three big dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, tennis, holidays, traveling and has a slight addiction to Scrabble and Words with Friends. Her adventurous side includes riding horses, snow and wake boarding. She is passionate about her children, their educational and spiritual growth and is committed to supporting their many extracurricular activities especially Tianna’s riding, Celine’s travels, Amara’s Club Volleyball and Brolin’s love of music and theatre. She also hopes to instill in them the joy s of giving and serving apart from one’s self, encouraging them to contribute their time and talents in the community and beyond.
George is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alamar Capital Management, a local investment firm. He has over 15 years of professional investing experience navigating through various market environments. Before entering the investing profession he was a Senior Design Engineer for Intel Corporation designing microprocessors.
George is an Honors graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, has an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and received an MBA in Finance, with Honors, from the Anderson School of Business (UCLA) and is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.
During his tenure on the Marymount board of trustees, George has served on multiple committees including Development, Finance, Buildings & Grounds (Chair) and Endowments/Investments.
George enjoys hiking, traveling, biking and spending time with his wife and 4 kids.
Paloma Arnold is a 3rd generation, native of Santa Barbara and a Marymount alumna having attended Marymount for preschool, elementary and junior high school. After Marymount, Paloma attended Santa Barbara High School. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in History, where she also studied Spanish and Business Administration. During and after college, she traveled through Mexico and Spain and then returned to Santa Barbara where she began her career in higher education at Santa Barbara City College. Paloma eventually went on to earn an MA in Psychology from Antioch University and is currently an Associate Professor/ Counselor at SBCC. Paloma is actively involved in the SBCC community where she has served on several college-wide, faculty and Academic Senate committees.
Coming from a family of educators and as an educator herself, Paloma is passionate about the education of her children. She is the mother of 2 Marymount students. Julian is in the class of 2019 and Alexandra is in the class of 2023. Since returning to Marymount, Paloma has served as room parent, class captain for the annual fund, has been a member of the auction committee and this year will be co-chairing the Mother Daughter Event.
When not “at school,” Paloma enjoys spending time with her family, friends and supporting her children’s education and extra-curricular activities. She is a Team Captain for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a Team Mom for Santa Barbara Pony Baseball and is the secretary for her neighborhood watch committee. She enjoys crafting handmade cards and invitations, loves HGTV, Target, tennis, UCLA Football and Basketball!
Alex Weathers, Buildings and Grounds Committee Chair
Alex Weathers has been an active member of the Marymount community since his daughter Ella started JK in 2011. His younger daughter, Cameron, entered JK the following year, with intentions for both children to enter high school as Marymount “Lifers.”
Alex was the 2nd (1st - Tommy Brennan) room dad in Marymount history for Melanie McQueen’s kindergarten class in 2012-2013. That same school year, he and his wife, Lori, served as captains for the Annual Fund for the JK class, and for the 1st grade the next. Recently, after joining the Board, he has had lots of fun on the Development Committee, chairing Party Book and helping to foster sense of place for Marymount by chairing the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Alex has also been a great supporter of Marymount activities, from the Mustang Golf Invitational and the annual auction to regular classroom volunteer opportunities.
Born in Martha’s Vineyard and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Alex graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1996 with a degree in Psychology and minors in Philosophy and Sociology. After a brief stint doing sales and marketing for an internet start-up, he then attended the University of Memphis and received an MBA and Juris Doctorate in 2002. That same year, he married Lori and together, they moved to Santa Barbara.
Alex is an entrepreneur at heart, having started his own restaurant/bar in Memphis and helped several peers start and manage their own ventures or obtain patents in Santa Barbara. He also served as the CFO for The Warner Group Architects in Montecito and now works in wealth management.
Specializing in financial planning, contract and project management, Alex was pleased to be invited to join the Board of Trustees and hopes to be an integral part of the strategic planning implementation for the school.
In his free time, Alex loves to play tennis and golf and dissect movies over fine food and wine with friends.
Chris is the director of major gifts and planned giving at Cate School.
After 16 years of teaching, advising, and coaching at his alma mater, Episcopal Academy outside of Philadelphia, Chris moved west in 2005 to teach English at Marymount.
Over his 19 year teaching career he served as English Department Chair, Educational Committee, II Form Coordinator, I Form Coordinator, Executive Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee, Evaluation Committee, Understanding by Design Curriculum Committee, Benefits Committee, Community Service Coordinator.
In 2008 Chris began working with former Marymount parent and board member Joe Fazio at givezooks!, Marymount’s online fundraising platform.
Chris received his B.A. in Philosophy from Denison University and then his MEd in Middle School Education from Rosemont College. Chris served on the board of Bishop Garcia Diego High School.
His daughter, Eliza, graduated from Marymount in 2009, and his son Warren, graduated in 2011. Chris's wife, Amy, served as Marymount’s admission assistant for a few years until moving to Cate, where she now manages the College Counseling Office.
Tom Rogers has 35 years of experience in public accounting and multinational corporate taxation. He retired from Apple in 2012 after 24 years, the last 15 of which he was the Head of the Tax Department and a member of the senior finance team reporting to the CFO. In this position, he had overall responsibility for global strategic tax planning, compliance, tax audits and accounting for income taxes, as well as management of a multinational tax team. Prior to joining Apple, he was a tax manager at Arthur Young & Co. in San Jose (one of the former “Big Eight” national accounting firms) where he provided tax consulting services to various corporate and individual clients in Silicon Valley. Early in his career he worked for two local CPA firms where his experience included audits of businesses and nonprofit organizations, individual and corporate tax preparation, and financial statement compilations and reviews for closely-held businesses.
Tom currently serves on the Finance Committee. He is a California CPA (inactive) and earned an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles. Tom grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. and since coming to California he has lived in Pasadena and San Jose. He and his wife, Charmaine, moved to Santa Barbara in 2012. They have two grandchildren at Marymount (classes of 2019 and 2021).
Allyson Ross joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 and has over 20 years of global Human Resource Management experience, specializing in Strategic Planning, Organization Effectiveness, Executive Development, Diversity/Inclusion, and Change Leadership.
Allyson graduated with a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, West Point where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Swimming and Crew teams. She also holds a Masters in Human Resource Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army, she moved on to the private sector as a Manufacturing leader and then an HR executive for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She is currently a self-employed HR Consultant.
Allyson is the proud mom of Amber, Class of 2021. She volunteers on several Marymount committees including Auction, Book Fair and Religion. She is a community volunteer and supports various religious, Veterans and youth organizations. She is also a member of the Service Academy Selection Board for Congresswoman Brownley.
Raised in Maine, Allyson lived throughout the United States before settling in Santa Barbara with her husband and college sweetheart, John in 2013. She loves reading, attempting to cook and being a taxi driver for Amber’s extra-curricular activities. In their free time, her family can be found enjoying the beach. ____________________________________________________________________________
Nikki Greene is a mother of two children at Marymount. Kian, class of 2019, and Nica, class of 2021, will both graduate as Marymount Lifers.
Nikki has served in many roles in the Marymount community before joining the Board of Trustees. She was room mom for each of her kids, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Annual Fund Class Captain, Host Family Program Chair for two years, and has served on the Auction Committee every year in different capacities. This year she is chairing the Marymount Auction. Her favorite volunteer effort at Marymount is hosting Party Book parties since it bridges her love of raising money while community building at the same time.
Nikki is originally from Massachusetts. She graduated from Fitchburg State College with a bachelors degree in science and nursing with a specialty in pediatrics. Traveling nursing is what brought her to California, and she has never looked back.
Nikki stopped practicing nursing to focus on raising her children and giving back to her community. She has been on the Board of Directors for Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation for four years and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of Fund Development. She has chaired both of the organization's signature events. Nikki is also on the Board of Directors for HEARTS therapeutic riding services. Her specialties are fund development, planning events and team building.
Nikki has recently picked up a love for playing tennis. She is currently playing inter club which she is very excited about. Nikki and her family love to travel, ski and snowboard.
Alexis Weaver, MPC President
Alexis Weaver has been involved in the Marymount community since her oldest son started Kindergarten in 2011. Having served as room parent and Class Auction Project Chair, and now as co-President of the MPC, she looks forward to supporting the school and watching her children thrive.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she left to attend American University in Washington, D.C. and Birkbeck School of Economics, University of London. After graduating cum laude with a BA in History and Law, she returned to the west coast, finding her home and heart with husband Michael Weaver.
Alexis has held various marketing and management positions over the past 19 years. She has worked and consulted for local companies including ABC-CLIO, Rising Media, and Celerus Diagnostics. In 2000 she helped found local start-up Fastclick, working as VP of Operations and Director of Marketing Communications. In 2005 she took Fastclick to a public valuation and listing on the NSDQ (FSTC).
After the success of Fastclick, she took time to devote herself to her children and volunteer work. She currently manages her father’s foundation, the Ellen H. Atterbury & Malcolm Atterbury, Jr. Foundation, and is the Executive Director of Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a local non-profit dedicated to providing equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.
Lori Weathers has been an active member of the Marymount community since her eldest daughter, Ella, entered Junior Kindergarten in 2011. Her younger daughter, Cameron, joined JK the following year, and both will graduate Marymount as “Lifers!” Lori has served as Room Parent, Marketing Task Force member, Parent Ambassador liaison, co-chair of the Father-Daughter Dance, graphic designer for the Marymount Auction, and now Co-President of the Marymount Parent Council (MPC). She was also instrumental in expanding the MPC Lunch Program from 3 days to 5 for the Lower School.
Originally from Dallas, Lori attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating, she started her career as an Editor/Project Director for Towery Publishing and then became Marketing Manager for Synchronics, a software company, and Director of Communications for the Memphis Center City Commission.
In 2002, Lori moved to Santa Barbara with her husband Alex, who is also on the Marymount Board of Trustees. After 2 years as a Managing Editor for ABC-CIO, Lori accepted a position heading up the Marketing Department for The Select Family of Staffing Companies. While there, Lori’s team won eight American Staffing Association VOICE Awards for their work.
Lori left Select in May 2015 in order to devote more time to her family, to Marymount, and to improving her tennis game. She is thrilled to watch her children thrive in Marymount’s progressive environment and feels privileged to help guide that effort and help make the parent community be warm, inclusive, and productive.
Grace Park is an internist at the Sansum Clinic. She is a recent transplant to Santa Barbara having spent the past 11 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to that, she was on the medical staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the faculty of Harvard Medical School.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Grace and her family moved to Seoul, Korea when she was in the fifth grade. She attended Groton School and Brown University as an “international student.” Grace then received her M.D. from the University of Chicago and her M.P.H. from Harvard University.
Grace is the mother of three children, Matthew, Sophie and Zoe, Marymount class of 2017. Service to the community is of paramount importance to Grace and she has always been an active participant in her children’s schools and her alma maters. Grace has served in a multitude of volunteer positions ranging from room parent to board president in a variety of public and independent, pre-school to college settings.