Education is Their Lifeblood PSAA Welcomes New Staff

December 01, 2007 | Kathy Fridlund

Education runs deep in their blood and Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) is delighted to welcome four new dedicated staff members to the team.

Scott Carlson returned to serve his alma mater as a taskforce worker this year. A PSAA graduate from 2001, Carlson was in the nursing program at Walla Walla University when he felt the Lord calling him into ministry. Switching majors, he decided to study theology and will graduate in June 2008. His primary duties at PSAA include campus ministries and campus life.

"I know I will be filled with so much learning even though I'm on the other side of the desk," says Anika Clark, new head of the English department.

Clark, a native of Idaho, enjoys athletics, the arts, literature, cultural studies, music, including guitar and singing, and is fluent in Spanish. Her degree in English is from Walla Walla University.

Erin Decker is the smiling face in the front office. She has more than 14 years of administrative experience, with 13 of those years working at Microsoft. Additionally, she recently served as a marketing and administrative coordinator for a national member organization. She enjoys applying her skills and abilities to keep the front office running smoothly.

Tom Gammon serves as the new business manager of PSAA and Kirkland Adventist School. Gammon studied at Newbold College, served as a student missionary in Greece, and graduated from Andrews University with degrees in business and English. He and his wife, Fe, whom he met in Greece, are members of the Kirkland Church and have two sons.