Governing Council Members

Glenn Hushman, Chair

“Dr. Glenn Hushman is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico. He was a public school teacher in health, physical education and leadership in middle school and high school public education prior to his appointment working in teacher preparation at the university level. He and his wife Cari and three children moved to the east mountains in 2005. Glenn and Cari also enjoy volunteering at San Antonito Elementary School and around the community.”


Dr. Brent McCall is a native of the area, graduating from Moriarty High School in 1988. He has two sons who have attended EMHS: Brayden (2016) and Tanner (2018). He has served on the governing council since 2015. He currently serves as the board secretary and is chairman of the finance committee. Brent runs his own communication consultancy (Presentation Impact) with primary focus on the pharmaceutical industry. In this role he travels the nation serving as a speech writer and presentation coach to senior-level leaders. Brent received his undergraduate and master degrees from Abilene Christian University. He completed his Ph.D. in communication and leadership in 1999 from UNM.


James Salsbury is the Senior Vice President of HB Construction, the third largest General Contractor in the state of New Mexico with gross revenues of $170 million per year. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management from the School of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. He is responsible for executive oversight of the Estimating, Pre-Construction, DOD Expeditionary Units, and Building Information Modeling departments. He is a native New Mexican, born and raised. James and spouse Kimberly have been residents of the East Mountains since 2008. His son Talan is a current student at East Mountain High School. Younger sons: Stryder, Reeze, Quinn, and Pentz all aspire to attend East Mountain High School. James’ third place, when time allows, is dedicated to the outdoors, brewing, and percussion.


Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer chaired the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Services Corporation for 16 years. He is a Regent of the University of New Mexico and a former Director on the Board of the New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has been a private consultant to the Department of Defense and industry since his retirement from the Air Force in June 1994. His work with the Air Force since 1994 includes advising regarding long range planning, which led to institutional change in the Air Force; and chairing the Air Force Commission on Organizational Evaluation and Awards – which led to the Air Force Strategic Plan and substantial change in the evaluation of operational effectiveness. Since retirement from the Air Force he has also chaired or manned public and private special advisory councils, including the Governing Council of East Mountain High School and chairing the Governor’s special working group on New Mexico’s Colleges of Education.


Mike Wismer and his family are newcomers to Sandia Park and the area.  Prior to settling in the East Mountains, Mike was a long time resident of Los Alamos where he held the position as the Physical Security Division Leader for Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Mike’s previous assignments at Los Alamos include Group Leader for the Security Integration Group, Group Leader for the Classified Matter Protection Group and Chief of Staff to the General Manager for Protection Technology Los Alamos, the security force contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Mike is a 21 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force performing in various enlisted functions and as an officer assigned to the security forces where he served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  Mike has a history of community involvement that includes election to serve two terms as a County Councilor for Los Alamos and one term as member of the UNM-LA Advisory Board.  Mike is currently on the Board of Directors for Leadership Los Alamos and has served as Chair of that leadership development program. Mike Holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.


Karen Thompson is an Occupational Therapist who earned her BS degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She worked 27 years for Presbyterian Healthcare.  She held many administrative positions with them, the most recent being  the Director of Presbyterian Hospice and Hospital at Home.  She recently retired and is now traveling with her husband Tom and their 2 Border Collies.  She has 2 children.  Tiffany lives in Des Moines and is a graduate from Drake University.  Her son, Taylor, is an EMHS graduate.  He did his undergraduate study in Las Cruces and then went to law school at Florida Coastal Law.  He is currently living in Winter Haven, Florida and is a prosecuting attorney for the DA’s office in Polk County.
Karen also sits on board for of the New Mexico Red Cross.  She has been an active member of EMHS Governing Council since Taylor’s graduation.  While he was a student Karen established and lead the EMHS Booster Club to help support EMHS sports program.


Doug Darner is a CV-22 Flight Simulator Instructor at Kirtland AFB.  As a retired Air Force member he served over 23 years in various Special Operations units around the world.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and holds a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Doug, his wife Judy, and youngest son, Garrett have lived in the East Mountains since returning from the United Kingdom in 2006. When not working, Doug is a NFHS certified basketball coach and the coach of a 13U travel baseball team.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and drag racing when time permits.


Harley McDaniel is a professor of Art and Art History at Central New Mexico Community College and is the founder of the CNM Bench Jewelry Program located at FUSE Makerspace on the Innovate ABQ campus in Downtown Albuquerque. His career as an educator began at Miami University of Ohio in 2004 and Harley has since taught at colleges in Texas, Minnesota, and Illinois, finally settling into New Mexico for the long haul in 2009.  He earned a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. from Miami University.   Harley, his wife, Tracy, and their three children moved to the East Mountains in 2010. The oldest of their three children is currently a student at East Mountain High School.


Lindsay Schwebke is a Realtor, serving the East Mountains and Albuquerque metro area. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mary Washington and has an MBA from New Mexico State University.   She started her career in Real Estate in Las Cruces, but has also worked in Human Resources and was a stay-at-home mom when her children were young. She and her husband, Brian, and their two boys moved to the East Mountains in 2014.  Her sons attend San Antonito Elemenary and one will soon be in middle school. They also have 2 chocolate labs.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends nearby, traveling, decorating, crafting and being outdoors. Lindsay also enjoys volunteering at her children’s school with the PTA and at other various community events.

Past Governing Council Members

East Mountain High School would like to thank everyone who has served on the Governing Council since the school was founded in 1999. Your service is invaluable and has helped shape EMHS into the successful school it is today.

  • Jim Aubert
  • Karen Baker-Jepsen
  • Elveta Bishop
  • Cathy Bruner
  • Melvin Christopher
  • Fred Corbalis
  • Russ Cummins
  • Carol Dorwart
  • Gary Douglas
  • Amie Duran
  • Peter Eissele
  • Gloria Fitch-Chavez
  • Yolanda Gallegos
  • Valinda Gorder
  • Ron Greenwell
  • Lori Harris
  • Amy Headrick-McClish
  • Jim Healy
  • Carole Hedden
  • Dennis Hodges
  • Lawrence Jiron
  • John Jones
  • Marguerite Kaminski
  • Matt Lavery
  • Sylvia Kelly
  • Jane Ann Lunn
  • Rick Mather
  • Amy McCall
  • Bill Nickell
  • Peter Nyland
  • Lisa Quick
  • Bill Raynovich
  • Mark Robbins
  • Al Rodney
  • Tim Schneeberger
  • David Walter
  • Sue Wilson Beffort
  • Floyd Wilson