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Milo Academy Staff

Dave Allemand

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Maintenance Director
Preparation:
AAS in HVAC, Life Experience
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Melissa; Daughters: Michelle and Andrea; 3 grandkids
Hobbies:
Camping, Boating

Al Andrieux

Serving Milo's kids since 1983
Position:
Teacher
Preparation:
BA in Psychology, California State University--LA, Secondary Endorsements: Math, History, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Physics
Classes:
Science, Social Studies, Math
Family:
Wife: Cheryl; Daughter: Ellen
Hobbies:
Anything Disney, Rail Baron, Stamp Collecting, American History, Travel

Allyn Birth

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Sous Chef
Preparation:
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Ashley, Son: Michael
Hobbies:

Ashley Birth

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Screen Printing
Preparation:
BS in Religion; Pastry and Baking Certificate
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Allyn, Son: Michael
Hobbies:
Roller coasters, Sewing, Cross stitching, Cake decorating, Basketball

Jeff Birth

Serving Milo's kids since 2014
Position:
Agriculture Director
Preparation:
BA Union College
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Dannia, Son: Malachi, dog: Koda
Hobbies:
Backpacking, Dirt biking, Kayaking, Time with my family, Travel, Anything outdoors

Dannia Birth

Serving Milo's kids since 2014
Position:
Horsemanship Director
Preparation:
Ed degree, Union College
Classes:
Practical Horsemanship
Family:
Husband: Jeff, Son: Malachi, dog: Koda
Hobbies:
Riding horses, Kyaking, Camping/backpacking, Table games, Reading, Knitting, Quilting

David Evans

Serving Milo's kids since 2014
Position:
Boys' Dean
Preparation:
10 years in Student Services, both collegiate and high school
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Melissa, Children: Tayton, Colby, Hadley
Hobbies:
Family, Sports, Fishing

Melissa Evans

Serving Milo's kids since 2014
Position:
Study Hall
Preparation:
Classes:
Family:
Husband: David, Children: Tayton, Colby, Hadley
Hobbies:

Wendy Foster

Serving Milo's kids since 2016
Position:
Teacher
Preparation:
BA Art, Pacific Union College
Classes:
Art, Yearbook Adviser
Family:
Husband: Rick; Daughters: Jody and Tobi
Hobbies:
Homemaking, Gardening, Photography, Sewing, Painting, Drawing, Fitness

Kathy Hernandez

Serving Milo's kids since 2014
Position:
Recruiting, Teacher
Preparation:
MA in Educational and Developmental Psychology. Certification: Religion, Art, English, Spanish
Classes:
Bible, Spanish
Family:
Husband: Peter; Pet: Calvin
Hobbies:
Photography, Vegan cooking, Reading, New Testament studies

Peter Hernandez

Serving Milo's kids since 2014
Position:
Teacher
Preparation:
Owner, Photographer, Digital Artist, Retoucher - Hernandez Imaging
Classes:
Photography
Family:
Wife: Kathy; Pet: Calvin
Hobbies:
Music

Leonard Hild

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Music Teacher
Preparation:
B.Mus Dalhousie University; M.Ed, University of Toronto, 35 years experience teaching music
Classes:
Concert Band, Choir, Handbells, One Voice, Small Ensembles, Individual Lessons
Family:
Wife: Lynn; Pet: Buttercup
Hobbies:
Walking, Going to Concerts, Golf

Allyson Humphrey

Serving Milo's kids since 2016
Position:
Bookkeeper
Preparation:
BBA Business Administration, MS Accounting
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Kyle; Cat: Sox
Hobbies:
Reading, Baking

KayLee Mason

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Administrative Assistant
Preparation:
BS Elementary Education
Classes:
Family:
Hobbies:
Reading, Drawing, Painting, and being social

Matthew Melashenko

Serving Milo's kids since 2008
Position:
IT Director/Teacher
Preparation:
MAT in Educational Technology, Walla Walla University; BSEd in Middle Grades Education, Western Carolina University; Secondary teaching endorsements: Computer Technology, Mathematics, English
Classes:
Computer Literacy, Keyboarding, Geometry, Math Topics, English II, Church Media
Family:
Wife: Cindy; Daughters: Kayla and Kira; Sons: Kirk and Khitomer
Hobbies:
Music, Games, Sports, Travel

Dale Milam

Serving Milo's kids since 2007
Position:
V.P. for Student Affairs
Preparation:
MS Curriculum & Instruction (Portland State University), BA Biology (Columbia Union College)
Classes:
Bible, Biology, Algebra I
Family:
Wife: Darla; Sons: Eric and Dylan
Hobbies:
Photography, slide presentations, football, basketball, soccer, snow skiing, travel, time with friends

Darla Milam

Serving Milo's kids since 2007
Position:
Teacher
Preparation:
BS Elementary Education
Classes:
Family and Consumer Science, Global Studies, Folk Art, Bible II, Literature
Family:
Husband: Dale; Sons: Eric and Dylan
Hobbies:
Gardening, reading, crafts and art, cooking

Jeff Miller

Serving Milo's kids since 1996
Position:
Technology Instructor
Preparation:
BS in Technology (Technology Specialist), Walla Walla College, AS in Technology (Automotive Technology), Walla Walla College
Classes:
Wood Working, Auto Service
Family:
Wife: Kim; Daughters: Katie Beth, KarrLee, Kara; Son: Alex
Hobbies:
Hiking

Kim Miller

Serving Milo's kids since 1996
Position:
Milo Assembly
Preparation:
BS in Elementary Education and Business Education, Walla Walla College, AS in Business, Walla Walla College, AS in Legal Office Assistant, Walla Walla College
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Jeff; Daughters: Katie Beth, KarrLee, Kara; Son: Alex
Hobbies:
Table games, Getting to know people, Puzzles, Logic problems

Aaron Nakamura

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Business Manager
Preparation:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing Management, and Social Media Marketing certificate of study
Classes:
Family:
Hobbies:
Snowboarding, Skating, Cliff jumping, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, and Making music

Richard Pearson

Serving Milo's kids since 2002
Position:
Custodian
Preparation:
Retired from grocery business of 39 years
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Maureen; 3 Daughters; 1 Son and 7 Grandchildren
Hobbies:
Fishing, Gardening, Landscaping, Exploring and Camping

Jessy Person

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Bible Teacher
Preparation:
Classes:
Bible I, Bible II
Family:
Wife: Kim; Daughter: Kaleah; Son: Ben; Dog: Chewy; Cat: ZaZu
Hobbies:

Kim Person

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Girls' Dean
Preparation:
Bachelors in Social Work, 6 years deaning experience
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Jessy; Daughter: Kaleah; Son: Ben; Dog: Chewy; Cat: ZaZu
Hobbies:
Baking, Reading, Scuba, Camping, Horseback riding

Adam Ricci

Serving Milo's kids since 2016
Position:
Assistant Boys' Dean
Preparation:
BA WWU
Classes:
Family:
Hobbies:

Kilikina M. Richards

Serving Milo's kids since 2015
Position:
Teacher
Preparation:
MA in Teaching WWU, BA in English with Spanish and Drama minors WWU
Classes:
English; Drama; ELL Bible, English and History; Yearbook
Family:
Husband: Brandon
Hobbies:
Reading, Snowboarding, Traveling, Theater, Laser tag, Horse riding, Sarcasm, Singing, and Writing

Chad Reisig

Serving Milo's kids since 2013
Position:
Pastor, Chaplain
Preparation:
MA in Pastoral Ministry; 6 years of lay ministry
Classes:
Bible III
Family:
Wife: Michelle; Son: Nathan; Daughter: Megan
Hobbies:
Running, Water skiing, Snow skiing, Volleyball, Basketball

Savannah Sexton

Serving Milo's kids since 2016
Position:
Assistant Girls' Dean
Preparation:
Biology Major in progress at WWU
Classes:
Environmental Science
Family:
Hobbies:
Horses, Writing, Music, Backpacking

Carol Sumerlin

Serving Milo's kids since 1989
Position:
Teacher, Registrar
Preparation:
AS in Nursing, Pacific Union College, MA in Education, Pacific Union College, Endorsements: Religion, English, Biology, Home Economics, Health, School Counselor, Employment:, Domestic management and education
Classes:
AP English
Family:
Husband: David; Sons: Luc and Nigel; Daughter: Trudi
Hobbies:
Reading, Wordsmithing, Teaching, Sewing

Janrry Telah

Serving Milo's kids since 2016
Position:
Executive Chef
Preparation:
Riverside Culinary Art Institute, California, (Culinary Degree, Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and Certified Dietition), Continuing Education — Culinary Institute of America, N Y
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Aizamarie; Daughters: Haylee and Kylie
Hobbies:
Cooking, Travel, Soccer, Basketball, Football, Golf, Photography, Watching Television

Randy Thornton

Serving Milo's kids since 2012
Position:
Principal
Preparation:
WWC, 20 yrs. Building Contractor, 10 yrs. School Administration
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Jan; Children: Mindy and Ryan
Hobbies:
Geocaching, Everything outdoors, Reading

Ardenicia Vaeono

Serving Milo's kids since 2016
Position:
Assistant Girls' Dean
Preparation:
Classes:
Family:
Hobbies:
Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball

Milo Academy Volunteers

Cheryl Andrieux

Serving Milo's kids since 1983
Position:
Retired; Volunteer
Preparation:
BA, Math, History, English
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Al; Daughter: Ellen
Hobbies:
Collecting Dolls and miniatures, Books, Glassware, Avon bottles

Carol Hartzell

Serving Milo's kids since 2012
Position:
Volunteer
Preparation:
Classes:
Family:
Hobbies:

Doug Hartzell

Serving Milo's kids since 2012
Position:
Volunteer
Preparation:
Classes:
Family:
Hobbies:

Cindy Melashenko

Serving Milo's kids since 2008
Position:
Volunteer
Preparation:
Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, Business classes, 8 years of retail experience as a florist
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Matthew; Daughters: Kayla and Kira; Sons: Kirk and Khitomer
Hobbies:
Playing with my children, Travel, Snowboarding, Flowers, and Photography

Carol Miller

Serving Milo's kids since 2001
Position:
Volunteer
Preparation:
Teaching Certificate, La Sierra College
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Eugene; Married children: Wendy, Ron, David, Ken, Keith
Hobbies:
Oil painting, photography, piano, organ

Eugene Miller

Serving Milo's kids since 2001
Position:
Volunteer
Preparation:
Graduate of Medical Lab and X-ray Technology, California College of Medical Technologists, San Gabriel, California; BA in Theology with Secondary Education minor, Pacific Union College; graduate studies, Andrews University
Classes:
Family:
Wife: Carol; Married children: Wendy, Ron, David, Ken, Keith
Hobbies:
Reading, travel photography, as well as home, yard, and shop work

Maureen Pearson

Serving Milo's kids since 2003
Position:
Volunteer
Preparation:
Life experience
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Richard
Hobbies:
Helping Milo kids, Travel

Jan Thornton

Serving Milo's kids since 2012
Position:
Student Accounts Volunteer
Preparation:
School Fundraising & Office Manager
Classes:
Family:
Husband: Randy; Children: Mindy and Ryan
Hobbies:
Walking, Writing the Bible out, Volunteering