Agency Based Education is a Utah based 501(c)3. Contributions to our organization are tax deductible.
Board of Directors:
Our Board of Directors is currently comprised of the following individuals:
Oak Norton, Executive Director
Oak lives in Highland, Utah with his wife and five children. His children have all experienced public education in both district and charter schools, and one recently started homeschooling.
He graduated from Utah State University with a Masters of Accountancy degree, and works as the CFO for Craig Swapp & Associates, a multi-state personal injury law firm where he oversees accounting, IT, and web related functions.
Oak is also the owner of Living Tree Software and operates several other online ventures to give outlet to his creative desires. His involvement in education issues has become a driving force in his life and he is passionate about education issues because he sees it as the key to our nation’s future.
Mark Cluff, Legislative Director
Mark lives in Alpine, UT with Susan, his wife of 35 years. They have five daughters, two son-in-laws, and four grandchildren.
He serves as Vice Chair of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, Board Member of Parents for Choice in Education, and Chairman of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Committee of the BYU Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology.
Mark has served as the Vice Chair of the Utah State Board of Education, Chairman of the State Board Finance Committee, Western Director for the National Association of State Boards of Education, and Vice Chair of the Utah County Republican Party.
His education is in Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, Computer Science, and Business from Brigham Young University. He is a retired software executive having started, grown, and sold his international software company. He enjoys developing iPad/iPhone apps and reading about History, Education, and Religion.
Audrey Rindlisbacher, Education Director
Audrey lives in American Fork, Utah with her husband Blaine and their six children. Their family’s educational experiences have included public school, private school, liberal arts school, charter school and home school.
Audrey received a degree in Statesmanship from George Wythe University where she went on to mentor, teach and create courses in their Extension Program. She has helped to found several organizations as well as serving on their boards. A popular speaker, she has had the opportunity of speaking in many venues and has been seen on television, in the newspaper and as a frequent guest on local radio shows. She is the author of the “Lost Educational Principles,” a DVD and set of articles that teach the principles of life-long learning.
With education as their passion, Blaine and Audrey have co-founded the Ten Boom Institute, an on-line school dedicated to an “education for real life” using classics and focused on true principles. Audrey currently serves as the Director of Mentoring and Curriculum Development.
Jed Norwood, Marketing Director
Jed Norwood resides in Highland, Utah with his wife and four children. He is an active home schooler and has been involved in fighting for the rights of parents and education for children.
With formal training as an experiential educator he is a big proponent for enhanced learning. He feels that parents need to be able to exercise options in the choice of education their children should get.
He also is a business owner of Freedom Investment Group, Inc. A financial coaching and training firm. Where the main focus is using experiential training to enhance their students learning and growth.
Jed brings to the table his talents in the areas of graphic design, marketing/sales and business development, and networking. He is eager to guide and assist in the cause for great education!