School Governance

Board of Directors

Matt Kerr –


A native El Pasoan, Matt graduated in 2006 with both his BBA in accounting and Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, he worked as an associate in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice of Ernst & Young located in Austin, Texas. As an associate, Matt assisted with financial statement audits of companies, both public and private, across several industries including real estate, semiconductor design, insurance, and software development. In 2008, Matt joined Stonelake Capital Partners, a real estate-focused private equity firm in Austin, Texas, where he worked as an analyst performing financial due diligence on various real estate acquisitions. Matt moved home to El Paso in 2009 and joined the tax practice of Lauterbach, Borschow & Company a local public accounting firm of which he became a shareholder in 2016. Matt is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Texas.

Matt lives in El Paso with his wife Camille, also a native El Pasoan, and daughter Ruby. He is an avid golfer, tennis player, and outdoorsman.


Scott Adkins –


Scott Adkins is a fifth-generation El Pasoan.  He graduated from Franklin High School where he then received a swimming scholarship to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Tx.  Scott graduated from TCU with a Bachelors of Business Administration in both Accounting and Finance. His senior year of college he was named TCU’s student-athlete of the year.  

After graduating from TCU, Scott worked as a Financial Analyst at Blockbuster in Dallas, Tx where he worked for two years before deciding to return to El Paso and join the family business, Currey Adkins.  Scott started off as the Business Manager but worked his way up to CEO over a ten year period. Scott has served as CEO of Currey Adkins for the past five years and also serves as the Executive Vice President for a security company, PyroCom Systems that was recently acquired by the family ownership.  

Scott saw moving back to El Paso as not only a career opportunity but as an opportunity to truly make an impact on the community in which he grew up.   Scott immediately got involved in the community upon his return in 2004, serving on the Board of Keystone Heritage Park and becoming the board president after two years.  Since then, Scott has served as both a board member and board president of the El Paso Club, the El Paso Leadership Academy and Progress321. Scott has also served as a board member and executive committee member of the Paso del Norte Group, Junior Achievement of Dessert Southwest, and Insights Science Museum.  Scott currently serves on the Board of the Las Palmas del Sol Hospitals and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Scott is married to Argelia Adkins and they continue to be tremendous advocates for the Paso del Norte Region.


Allan Lindstrom –


Allan Lindstrom has spent all of his life involved in some aspect of education.  His first six years of schooling occurred in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Pennsylvania.  After completing high school, he worked at a full-time job in a grocery store to save enough money to enroll in college. This evolved into his earning three degrees plus completing post-doctorate studies:  a bachelor’s degree in business education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Western Illinois University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Denver.  Postgraduate studies included school administration certification courses at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

His professional employment encompassed a variety of education positions beginning as a business education teacher, followed by serving as a school counselor; Director of Pupil Services; professor and graduate coordinator of education at South Dakota State University for 16 years; a 19-year tenure with the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin involving several different central office positions including Director of Guidance and Testing, Administrator of School Management, and Executive Director of Special Projects.   At Kenosha Unified School District he oversaw the day-to-day operations of 31 schools as well as six charter schools which were operated through the school district.  His final position was Superintendent of Schools at Trevor, Wisconsin where he was able to provide leadership resulting in substantial student academic improvement with particular emphasis on the development of an early education charter school.

As a capstone of his education career, he agreed to come out of retirement in 2005 to serve as a Coordinator of Strategic Planning for the Education Service Center – Region 19 at El Paso, TX.  In signing his initial contract, he committed three years to this position.  Ten years later he retired from the position.  A signatory accomplishment in his work for Region 19 was assisting the organization in the development of a Quality Management Program that qualified for ISO: 9001 certifications.


Erik Pavia –

Board Member

Erik Pavia was born in El Paso and grew up in Canutillo. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2010 and a JD from Stanford University Law School in 2013. He manages operations for Knotch, a software company in New York working from the Cardwell Collaborative in El Paso, Texas.  He also provides business consulting to small businesses and is an adjunct professor at UTEP where he teachers on entrepreneurship and new ventures.

Joe Sanchez, Jr. –

Board Member

Owner/CEO of Valeo Rehab

Jackie Butler

Board Member

Director of Promotion & People at Medical Center of Americas Foundation

Rida Asfahani –

Board Member

Principal Architect at Root Architecture

Alexandria Serra –

Board Member

Attorney at the Law Offices of Alexandria Serra