Board of Directors

Sage International School is governed by a volunteer board. Sage currently has 8 board members with a broad mix of professional skills and experiences including legal, education, business, marketing, and finance.

Please contact Lori Howard, Board Clerk, for any questions or concerns,

Bryan Moore ~ Chair

Bryan graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Economics and from Duquesne University with an MBA. Bryan has worked in the commercial banking industry for the past 19 years with national and regional banks. He has served on the boards of Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation and the Treasure Valley chapter of Safari Club International as well as volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

He and his wife have 3 children attending Sage International. Bryan enjoys any outdoor activity which will take him on an adventure.

Chris Marshall ~ Vice Chair

Chris was born in Albany, New York and subsequently raised and educated in Manchester, England. He graduated from The University of Staffordshire with a BA (Hons) Degree in International Relations & Politics.

Chris served as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy after graduating from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He also worked in Product Marketing at Lucas automotive, Lucas aerospace, and Hella - a German automotive components manufacturer. In 2002 Chris joined ECCO as their European Sales & Marketing Director and subsequently Managing Director. In 2009 Chris was delighted to accept the role of President & CEO of ECCO Group, a $100m automotive safety products company based in Boise with facilities in Great Britain, Tasmania, Melbourne and Shanghai. Relocating was made easier owing to his dual (US/UK) nationality. Chris, his wife, and their two boys love their home of Boise.

Chris has many interests including outdoor activities like camping and skiing, collecting cars, following Manchester City, reading current affairs & history. He also loves travel and has chalked up more than 40 countries at the last count.

Hannah Seeley ~ Treasurer

Hannah graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelors in Accounting and University of Washington with a Masters in Taxation. She became a CPA in 2008 and currently works in the tax department at Micron Technology. She loves outdoor adventures and foodie destinations near and far.

Mike Lawrence ~ Board Member

Mike is a partner at the Boise law firm, Givens Pursley and his focus is in the areas of water, environmental and administrative law. While in law school, Mike worked for the Fish and Wildlife Division of Bonneville Power Administration's Office of General Counsel. For many years prior to that, he guided rivers in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Mike still enjoys spending time on rivers and in the mountains with his wife and two children.

Paul Fleming ~ Board Member

Paul is an account manager for the Boise Metro Chamber and is responsible for recruiting new members along with finding sponsors and advertisers for the Chamber's events and programs. He is in his 5th year with the Chamber. Prior to his current position, Paul spent 20 years in the food and beverage industry; 15 years with Albertsons and 5 years with CSB, a beverage wholesaler. Paul serves on the North Boise Little League Board of Directors as a coaching coordinator. 

Paul is from the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Idaho since 1991. He is married with 3 children who attend Sage. Paul and his family love to go camping, biking and doing most anything outdoors.

Chris Watkins ~ Board Member

Chris is an Owner/Agent with Windermere Real Estate Boise Valley and has been a Realtor since 2008. Chris is actively involved in Windermere Ownership Group, Windermere Foundation, and Windermere Community Service projects.  

Beyond her passion for  real estate and a successful business career, Chris spends time with family and friends. She has danced with Dance & All That Jazz for over 10 years, and for the same amount of time played keyboard/piano with church bands. Chris has served as a member of Lincoln County Habitat for Humanity for several years. She has also worked with local schools on education initiatives such as Lincoln County School and District and as the IB Community Board Chairperson.  Chris was an ASPIRE mentor for three years, helping high school students prepare for higher education and the scholarship processes.   

Blake Youde ~ Board Member

Blake is currently the founder of a legislative strategy group that serves a variety of private and nonprofit organizations. He has also served as the Chief Communications and Legislative Affairs Officers at the Idaho State Board of Education. In 2013, Blake served as the Executive Director of ACCESS Academics in St. Louis, which is a nonprofit organization that ensures social and economically disadvantaged students have access to top quality education.

Emily Downey ~ Board Member


Emily graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BS in Business Administration, double major in Finance and Marketing, along with a minor in Journalism. She worked in marketing for several years before going to graduate school to earn an equivalency of a master's in accounting, and then continued on to become a CPA. She has over 15 years experience in Corporate and Individual taxation along with non-profit and forensic auditing. She placed her CPA license on inactive status when she moved to Idaho in 2007 in order to stay home with her kids while her husband continued flying for the U.S. Air Force in and out of country.

Emily is the proud wife of an amazing Air Force veteran and mother of three boys. They have been Sage parents since 2014. Their oldest graduated in 2018 with the full DP diploma and their other two boys are currently in high school pursuing the same. She is an enthusiastic advocate of school choice and a strong proponent of the IB curriculum and values.

Emily enjoys traveling and all of the outdoor activities our beautiful state offers. She spends much of her free time volunteering in the community, especially with organization that improve the lives of children.


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