PTO Board Members
President: Paula Richardson
PTO Presidencies LOVE busy people because "busy people get stuff done!" With a husband
in school, a part-time work schedule as a speech language pathologist, running her kids to
activities, and chasing her busy toddler, we are grateful to have Paula lead us. She
handles stressful moments with ease and so much heart. Please contact Paula with any
questions, concerns, or ideas that will help us to improve our Valley PTO! She can be
Vice President: Hillary Evans
Hillary is a past PTO president and has helped with many different PTO projects over the
years. She has a senior at NUAMES, an 8th grader at Snowcrest, and a 5th grader at
Valley. While she is a stay at home mom now, in a previous life, she was the Community
Developer for Midvale City in SL County and loves working with the community. They have
lived in Huntsville for 13 years and couldn’t be happier!
Secretary: Nisha Riggs
Nisha has lived in the valley for 8 years and also has kids at Snowcrest and Weber High.
When she isn't working her doTERRA business or wearing her mom hat, she is spending
as much time as she can playing in the mountains and reading books. She loves being the
PTO Secretary because it's easy for her to contribute her computer skills and keep her
volunteer hours spent right here in her own community. Nisha is known for her epic
carpool google sheets. Contact Nisha at
SignUp Genius related matters.
Treasurer: Hollie Christiansen
Hollie is a former PTO President and farm girl turned real estate agent. Her previous PTO
experience and owner of multiple businesses makes her perfect for being our QuickBooks
queen. She is the mom of 4 awesome kiddos, the youngest still at Valley. She and her
family love boating and skiing! Contact Hollie at
PTO related reimbursements and budget questions.
Teacher Rep: Lacey Gauchat
Lacey is our amazing teacher rep and brings the voice of the teachers to our meetings.
She does a great job of making sure we are on track with what's most helpful to support
the amazing teaching team that keeps our kids thriving at Valley Elementary. Lacey is
mom to two very active kids (one at Weber Innovations and another finishing her last
year at Valley Elem). She has been teaching Kindergarten for 13+ years and is a long-
time Huntsville resident. When she leaves our beloved valley for a night out, it's likely that
she is heading to Sandy to cheer on the Real Salt Lake MLS Soccer Team!