2023-2025 Board of Trustees

Katherine Bathgate

Board Chair


Katherine Bathgate is the CEO & Co-Founder of SchoolForward, a communications, advocacy, and strategy firm working to advance education reform throughout the United States. She has helped pass dozens of school choice and education reform bills, led extensive message research and polling projects on education topics, and managed the public relations campaigns for two Supreme Court cases. Ms. Bathgate previously led the communications and marketing team at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and prior to that served as Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Ms. Bathgate has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Public Affairs from Claremont McKenna College. She moved to Park City in 2018 with her husband and two sons and has since added two daughters to their family. Telos started in her family's barn in 2021.

Mike Murray

Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair


Mr. Murray grew up in Gloucester, MA and after high school went to UMass Amherst and the University of Utah. After graduating he went back to UT for a few years of being a ski bum before heading back East for an MBA, an MPA and a finance career. In 2007 he started developing Planet Fitness locations and managed about 45 gyms in WI, FL, GA and UT and ID. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Josiah Bartlett Center, a free market think tank in NH, and the Portsmouth Athenaeum, an independent membership library, gallery, and museum in Portsmouth, NH. Mr. Murray has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UMass Amherst, a Master of Public Administration from UNH and an MBA from Boston College. He married Steph in 2009 and moved to Park City in 2016 and is the father of two sons Jack and Sam.

Lucas Diaz

Board Secretary, Development & Community Committee Chair, Upper School Designee


Mr. Diaz, a first generation Cuban American, was born and raised in Miami, FL. After completing his MBA, he joined his family business in Healthcare Technology Management and had a successful career as an engineer and Sales and Marketing VP, gaining a diverse perspective on organizational and team dynamics. Additionally, he has served on various boards of both private and non-profit organizations. He has particularly enjoyed fostering strong cultures in the various organizations he has worked with. Mr. Diaz has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Barry University and an MBA in Health Sector Management & Policy from the University of Miami. Mr. Diaz left urban life a year ago and currently resides in Wanship with his wife, two daughters and Labrador where they enjoy a quieter and more intentional pace of life.

Steph Murray

Board Member, Curriculum Committee Chair


Mrs. Murray grew up in Phoenix, AZ and after high school lived in Boston for 16 years for school and work. She worked as an education consultant for Public Consulting Group as a Subject Matter Expert assisting public schools and school districts in a multitude of ways, from program evaluations to professional development to educational data use. Mrs. Murray has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Education in Teaching from Harvard University. Mrs. Murray moved to Park City, UT in 2016 with her husband and two sons to enjoy more sunshine and recreation.