Krystelle Rose has a Masters in Education with a concentration in Waldorf Education and a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from BYU.
Krystelle has been on a wonderful journey involving Waldorf Education which started in 2004, over 16 years ago. In 2011, she founded Utah Waldorf which has over 600 members and put on many festivals, events, and activities for participants. She initiated 6 annual Utah Waldorf Conferences which brought in participants from 8 states and served as the Executive Director for these conferences. In October 2012, Krystelle initiated the first Waldorf Charter in Utah. She invited others to the first hours-long required state training of which three other people attended. Wasatch Charter in Salt Lake City was approved by the State Charter School Board and she served as one of three Directors for one and a half years during the pre-operational phase. In 2015 there was interest in starting another school and she stepped down from her previous role to co-initiate another Waldorf Charter in Provo called Treeside Charter, which opened in 2017. She initiated and founded Mountain Sunrise Academy in 2016 which was approved in January 2019 and serves as the Executive Director.
Waldorf Education is a passion of hers as it is an education that values arts-integration and nature, is developmentally driven and holistic, and has a deep wisdom in its pedagogical approach which has been time tested for over 100 years. Krystelle has been invited to present on Waldorf Education at BYU, the Family Education Expo at Weber State University, and Homeschool Conferences. She is currently working on writing a book collecting personal and international stories about Waldorf Education.
She enjoyed visiting 15 Waldorf Schools across the U.S., both public and private. She is especially drawn to the multicultural aspect of Waldorf Education as she values diversity and the different perspectives that come from learning from other cultures and people. This love of cultures and people has intensified through travel to 15 foreign countries and visiting most of the states in the U.S.
Past work experience includes working for United States Energy Association, (USEA) a non-profit organization in Washington D.C that has functions domestically and internationally. USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies and is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). During her employment, Krystelle helped plan and assist at the World Energy Conference held in Houston, TX with many thousands of worldwide participants. She has also served in the business and financial industry working in the Operation Department in the Corporate office in San Francisco for Bank of America.
Other work experiences include involvement in businesses and organizations that have focused on information technology, human resources, education, counseling, special education, medical, insurance, retail, marketing, music, and the travel industry. Krystelle is a successful business owner and for over 10 years has run a music studio in which she has enjoyed teaching music to children and adults. She plays various instruments and loves to compose her own piano music.
Krystelle’s volunteer experiences are wide and varied. She was trained and certified as an EMT for Fairfax County in Virginia and began training as a firefighter, rode in the ambulance, and worked in the emergency room. She also participated as a Council member for Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division. She loves singing and participated in the Millennial Choir for 4 years which performs bi-annually at Abravanel Hall. Krystelle served a church mission for one and a half years in Poland.
Some other fond memories she has include hang-gliding in North Carolina in the same place the Wright brothers learned to fly, floating in the Dead Sea in Israel, parasailing in the Bahamas, completing a sprint triathlon in Utah, scuba diving in Hawaii, and river rafting in West Virginia. She has 4 delightful children and has been happily married for 20 years. She is so excited to extend her family circle to include the children, parents, teachers, and community members who are part of Mountain Sunrise Academy!
Darroll Young ("Coach") holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT 2012) and a Bachelor degree in Physical Education from Utah State University (Logan, UT 2001).
Coach is a National Motivational Speaker, NCAA Division 1 Athletic player and coach, a veteran of two wars, and husband and father of 5 wonderful kids. He won a Division 1 championship as both a football player and as an assistant coach for the Utah State University basketball team.
As a veteran, having served in the Air Force for over 6 years, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Services Officer and Protocol Officer. He worked closely with the mIlitary Commanders, government officials and ambassadors to the country to ensure the US relations remained strong.
Coach has served Utah County Public Schools for the past 4 years. Teacher (physical education / wellness) and Assistant Principal (K-6). He is a dedicated lifelong learner, loves teaching about courage under pressure, strong character values and leadership tools to both young and young-at-heart. He is excited to join the Mountain Sunrise Academy Team as Assistant Principal.
Chelle is a native Texan and she has loved the 4 years she and her family have had here in Utah! She is a momma to 4 kiddos aged 7 to 26 and is married to a handsome genius. Chelle has been in the nursing field for about 20 years but believes that she's finally found her niche in office management. Chelle loves to organize, spend time with her family and to meet new people. She is thrilled to be a part of the MSA family, as well as learning and growing!
Lindsey grew up in nearby Orem and has lived in Eagle Mountain for fourteen years. She enjoys
raising her family here and associating with the good people in this community. Lindsey enjoys
learning about people, ﬁnding out what motivates individuals and how they make sense of the world.
She likes listening to podcasts, preferring those that tell a good story or teach her something new.
Lindsey is a singer and songwriter with a passion for bringing joy to others through music. She is a
member of Vocal Expressions, a local women’s a cappella group, and a part of the group’s
administrative team. She has arranged familiar songs for the group to perform, and others for her
church choirs. She has also composed a number of original pieces.
Lindsey has devoted her adult life to the nurture of her four children, two teenage boys and two
elementary-age girls. She felt the call to homeschool her children as her oldest son progressed through
the public school system, deciding to jump into that adventure after his third grade year. She has
enjoyed the journey this decision has taken her on as she has developed a passion for motherhood and
come to appreciate the power of educating the whole person. Lindsey is excited for this new
opportunity for her daughters and herself to participate in Waldorf education and to be part of this
Marta is SO excited to be at Mountain Sunrise Academy! Marta feels that Mountain Sunrise Academy is the school that she has been searching for her whole life! She believes it will fulfill her dream of creating a loving, nurturing, holistic environment for her students. Marta believes it will allow her to grow and to expand spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She also believes it will fulfill the dreams of countless families, who have also been searching for the perfect school to help their children achieve a high academic standard in the best environment possible. Marta has taught for over thirty years. She started out by homeschooling her own children. Then, Marta was asked to teach Grades 4-8 at a private school. Marta like it so well, she knew that she had to become a licensed teacher! Marta then spent six years completing a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Grades K-8 and a Masters in English Language Learning at Western Governors University. While going to school, Marta was a substitute teacher and instructor in the American Preparatory Schools, where she also completed her student teaching. After graduation, she became a licensed teacher and finally received her very own classroom while teaching 2nd Grade at Odyssey Charter School in American Fork! While teaching at Odyssey Charter, Marta did her student teaching to receive her Master's. Marta especially loved working with English Language Learners! She feels that they are precious, beautiful children and hold a special place in her heart! Recently, Marta upgraded her teaching license to a Level 2. Marta loves to learn and is always looking for opportunities to increase her knowledge and expertise. In her personal life, Marta loves to garden, grow flowers, and make dried flower arrangements. Her additional skills include knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and sewing. She is also a pretty good cook and baker! In her spare time, Marta likes to paint by number, work crosswords and do jigsaw puzzles. She adores being a mother and grandmother! Marta has eight children and forty grandchildren, with two more grandchildren due by the end of this year! Marta is very excited to begin this new chapter of her life!
Rebekah Anderson is the school counselor. She has a degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. She has experience doing prevention education in middle schools, teaching early childhood education and life coaching, and speaking on a variety of topics from Conscious Relationships to Navigating Your Emotions to Healing from Heartbreak and Trauma. Rebekah is a Certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor and loves to incorporate mindfulness, yoga and meditation when working with students. She is passionate about conscious parenting, the power of play, emotional intelligence, the power of the subconscious mind and neuroplasticity.
Rebekah was born and raised in Ohio. She has 3 kiddos that she loves to laugh, dance, play and create with. Rebekah enjoys music, singing, dancing, cooking plant-based food, volleyball, basketball, pickleball, yoga, spending time in nature, comedy, art, reading and attending live concerts and festivals.
Kate Knoll is a student at Brigham Young University studying Elementary Education and Sociology. She was born and raised on the East Coast and still calls Virginia home, although she is a fan of the mountains here (they’re a bit taller than the Blue Ridge).
In between classes Kate enjoys reading, writing, running, and painting. She also loves cooking and baking, especially trying new recipes. She is excited to join the Mountain Sunrise Academy team and do what she loves the most: work with children and teach!