CEO & Co-founder
Nels is CEO and Co-Founder of two transformational learning companies: Williamsburg Learning and FamilyC. He is passionate about helping others learn, grow, and transform themselves, their families, and their communities. Through his companies, Nels is working toward the goal of creating millions of transformational learning experiences in the next ten years.
A native of the Rocky Mountains, Nels grew up in Idaho and Utah and has lived and traveled abroad on five continents. He studied the liberal arts as an undergraduate and received an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas.
A father to five energetic children, Nels loves to coach and support them as they grow into young adults and prepare to lead unique lives of meaning. Personally, he is an avid reader, weight lifter, cyclist and yogi. His deepest purpose is to use his talents to help reduce suffering and elevate consciousness.
Chief Marketing Officer
Adam is passionate about building a vibrant and expanding community to support your student in their adventure through online learning. In his words, “I love inspiring parents and students to get a great education and overcome the barriers in their way. My role directly aligns with my life’s mission, so it’s as much a calling as it is a career.” Adam joined Williamsburg in 2010 as a mentor, and has designed and taught much of The Williamsburg Curriculum. He has presented talks on alternative education throughout the U.S. and Canada and loves finding creative ways to expand and enhance the Williamsburg tribe.
Adam holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from George Wythe University. He lives with his wife, Laura, of thirteen years and their son Emmet in St. George, Utah. Adam loves wrestling with his son, hiking, reading, discussing, CrossFit, cinema, and making delicious food for family and friends.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Administrative Officer & IT Director
Gary’s passion lies in creating reliable and efficient administrative services to simplify and improve you and your student’s Williamsburg experience. Before joining Williamsburg in 2010, Gary worked in software development, project management, and administrative positions for companies and schools in California and Utah. Today, he oversees all technology and administrative systems for Williamsburg, including the development of our personalized Student Information Services platform. Besides technology, Gary is passionate about leadership, the liberal arts, and the outdoors. He loves designing systems that support all three in his role at Williamsburg.
Gary completed his undergraduate studies in business and computer science at Utah State University and an M.A. in education from George Wythe University. He lives with his wife, Liesl, and their six children in Cedar City, Utah. Away from work, he enjoys volunteering for a local Boy Scouts troop and spending time with his family—especially if it involves canyoneering, hiking, backpacking, reading, or dancing.