Brenda moved to the Wood River Valley in 2007 with her husband Jeff and her children Anika and Zane. Prior to moving to Idaho, she spent 20 plus years in the cities of Denver and Philadelphia where she worked in the technology arena focusing on network systems and design, email systems and technology project and process management.
She attended Cedar Crest College, a women’s liberal arts school in Allentown, PA where she was initially exposed to the benefits of experiencing your education in a small personal environment. After graduating with a B.S. in Business Information Systems, she chose to move to Philadelphia to work for companies such as The Pep Boys and SmithKline Beecham. Feeling the need to expand her horizons, both professionally and personally, Brenda and Jeff decided to head west. During her time in Colorado, Brenda worked for companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Qwest and Galileo International as well as partnering in a start-up technology company called TechSol, which she still owns today. While in Denver, Brenda served as the Chairman of the Board for the Washington Park Early Learning Center, a cooperative preschool that has been providing play-based learning to Denver preschoolers for over 35 years. Serving in this role added to Brenda’s appreciation and understanding that education is much more than memorization, letters and numbers.
Both of Brenda’s children attend The Sage School. Anika is a 10th grader and Zane a 7th grader. The Lyon family enjoys many outdoor activities that our amazing valley provides as well as enjoying the incredible Idaho lifestyle. Brenda is very active with her family and many of the non-profits in our valley including the Sawtooth Botanic Gardens, Girls on the Run, The Wood River Ski Team and The Mountain School.