Board of Directors
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Sandi Black began working with Hope Christian School in 1985 as an administrative assistant. Since that time, Sandi has served as Hope’s Admissions Director, Assistant Superintendent, and ultimately led the school in the role of Superintendent from 2003-2011. Sandi received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Eastern New Mexico University and her Master in Educational Administration from Wayland Baptist University.
Thomas Crow is a registered investment advisor and president and owner of Crow Financial Advisors in Albuquerque. He earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix in Albuquerque in 1998 and Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in laser and electro-optics from NMSU in 1990. Prior to joining, and eventually owning what is now Crow Financial Advisors, Tom worked as a laser engineer and division director at Decade Optical Systems.
Dr Daniel Hedges was the youth minister in Wayne Ehlert’s home church, and he served with the founding group that started Hope Christian School in 1976. Over the years, Dan has served the school in various roles including teacher, chaplain, and development. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2003 and to the Hope Foundation Board in 2013. Dan attended the University of New Mexico, William Jessup University, Pepperdine University and McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago. He earned a doctorate in studies related to practical theology, education, and leadership development.
Greg Krusegraduated from Hope Christian School in 1982, as did both of his children, in 2010 and 2014 respectively. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1986 and his MBA degree from the University of Phoenix in 2001. Greg is currently the President of Kruse Enterprises, LLC, a building products wholesale and consulting company headquartered in Albuquerque that he started with his father and has continued running since his father's passing in 2001.
Lance Milfordhad the privilege of attending Hope Christian School in 1981 upon its expansion of a Middle School and graduated in 1988. Lance went on to the University of New Mexico and graduated with a degree in Political Science. While there he was a member of the Lobo basketball team. He has been a senior clinical specialist with Genentech Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, for the last 17 years. He has helped to provide innovative biologic medicines for patients with a variety of diseases. He has also served in numerous capacities in local churches and is an active member in the community.
Donald Swaim has been with the Hope Christian School Board since 1990, and currently serves as Board Chair. His vast experience in Tax Law, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law has earned him recognition in the publication Best Lawyers in America and as a noted specialist by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. Don has received the highest AV rating available by Martindale-Hubbell. For seven years, Don worked as a Certified Public Accountant with the Internal Revenue Service prior to becoming a lawyer.
Jim Tate serves as Vice Chairman of the Hope Christian School Board of Directors and has been a board member since 1995. He’s also serves as Project Manager for the school, overseeing new construction, maintenance, transportation and security as well as projects related to risk management for all three campuses.