KRIS WYATT, PRESIDENT
Phone: (916) 768-3803
It is an honor to serve on the WPUSD school board. I was elected to the board in 2010.
Before coming to the board, I retired from WPUSD after 37 years as a teacher/counselor. I loved the opportunity that I was given and hope to make a difference throughout my tenure as a board member.
I reside in Lincoln with my husband, Larry (a lifetime resident). We have two daughters Amy and Mandy. Amy along with her husband, Mike, both attended Western Placer Schools and now their children are currently attending in Western Placer Unified School District. Our daughter, Mandy, also a WPUSD graduate, and her husband, Chad live in a neighboring city. Mandy is a teacher at Lincoln High School.
Lincoln is very important to me and I am very involved in the community; Lincoln Rotary, Lincoln Community Foundation, Friends of McBean Park. However the school district is my first priority and my goal is to continue supporting the district goals and efforts
I am here to serve my community and Western Placer Unified School District.
DAMIAN ARMITAGE, VICE PRESIDENT
Phone: (916) 743-5881
Damian Armitage was elected to the Board in November 2010. He and his family moved to Lincoln in 2005. Damian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy in 1994 from California State University, Sacramento.
Professionally, Damian has worked as an auditor, tax policy specialist, and technical advisor since 1998. Damian previously served as a Planning Commissioner and member of the Citizens' Advisory Financial Task Force for the City of Lincoln. In addition, he brings to the Board sound fiscal management experience from his several years of service on the homeowner board and committees in Lincoln Crossing.
Damian resides in Lincoln Crossing with his wife, Michelle, and their twin sons, Nicholas and Al.
BRIAN HALEY, CLERK
Phone: (916) 884-4459
Born in Grass Valley, California on July 1, 1947, Brian Haley has been a teacher, librarian, and, since 1996, Dean of Learning Resources at Sierra College in charge of the areas of libraries, computer labs, instructional media, tutoring, basic skills coordination and distance learning.
Brian spent 25 years on the East coast, including six years at Harvard University (BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970, and MA in Greek and Latin, 1974) and three years in Philadelphia (MS in Library and Information Science, Drexel University, 1979). Before starting his library career, Brian taught Latin to grades 8-12 in Virginia. He was a paraprofessional cataloger at Bryn Mawr College Library (Pennsylvania) from 1976 to 1979. After obtaining his Masters Degree in Library Science, Brian held the position of Head of Cataloging at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Head Librarian of Deerfield Academy in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts. For one year (1984-1985) he served as an employee of the Government of the Bahamas in charge of setting up a new library at the College of the Bahamas. From 1985 until 1990, he worked in the Virginia Community College System, first as Head Cataloger and then as Director of Learning Resources at John Tyler Community College.
Returning to California in the summer of 1990, Brian was appointed Director of Library Services at Butte College in Oroville, where he also taught Classical Greek and Latin. Brian retired in 2014 as the Dean of the Library/Learning Resource Center at Sierra College in Rocklin, California.
CRISTE FREYMOND, MEMBER
Phone: (916) 343-7643
I am grateful and honored for the opportunity to be a part of the Western Placer Unified School Board of Trustees and represent area one, Thermalands. I am a mother of two children, Austin and Aubree that are 3rd generation graduates of WPUSD. My husband Bill, and I have been I have been married for 24 years, and have chosen to raise our children in the rural area of Lincoln.
In the last 25 years I have been a Lender/Finance for Small Business Loans, and I am a member/volunteer of the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln. My life goal has been to make an impact in people’s lives and I am here to serve.
JASON PRICE, MEMBER
Phone: (916) 759-8089
Jason is dedicated to big ideas. He started a career in the Fire Service before graduating High School, and in 1996 he was the youngest licensed Paramedic in the state. Throughout his 20 years of service as a First Responder he specialized in emergency medicine, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, and served as a company officer.
His passion for improving the outcomes of patients suffering from cardiac arrest led him to establish Pacific Coast Safety & Training, a resuscitation training center focused on improving the survivability rates of sudden cardiac arrest. The firm’s overwhelming success caught the eye of the American Heart Association’s largest private training center and soon he sold his firm to join Cascade Training Center as a Regional Director in the newly created California operation.
Jason and his cadre of “edu-tainers” changed the way the region trained and responded to resuscitation cases. At one point more than 25 hospitals had abandoned their internal training programs choosing instead to outsource the training to his team of professional instructors. Institutions like Sutter Health, Dignity Health, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, the United States Air Force and the FBI were among their customers. He revolutionized the teaching methodology through cutting edge simulation and passionate instruction. Jason left Cascade as their Vice President of Strategy, having nearly doubled their revenue to, once again, peruse new and bigger ideas.
As the founder of Synergem Jason helps leaders, and their teams, evolve using communication and leadership techniques assimilated through years of immersion with healthcare, fire, law enforcement and military staff; in situations where the stakes could not be higher. He teaches and motivates as a speaker and coach in a variety of industries and takes an active role in local leadership. Jason serves on the Steering Committee for Leadership Lincoln, the city’s Economic Development Committee and the Lincoln High School CTE Works Advisory Board.
Married with 4 kids he will tell you he is proudest of his family’s achievements and of coaching his daughter’s volleyball teams. One of his favorite quotes is; “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.” ~ Tom Brady.
TRUSTEE AREA MAP
For a map of each Trustee Area, click here.
- Area I - Criste Freymond
- Area II - Brian Haley
- Area III - (1) Damian Armitage, (2) Kris Wyatt, (3) Jason Price