Michelle Reiff – Chairwoman of the Board
Michelle Reiff has been a consecrated woman of Regnum Christi for over 20 years. She currently serves as a member of the national council for the consecrated women and the Regnum Christi Territorial Committee and director of the Queen of the Family Retreat Center. She has been a member of the Everest Board of Directors since 2014.
Michelle Reiff grew up in Carroll, Iowa. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of South Dakota where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. Michelle then worked in Omaha, Nebraska for ten years in hospital laboratories and an oncology practice before consecrating her life to God in the Regnum Christi Movement in August, 1996. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Catholic School Administration from the University of Dallas, and has a License in Religious Studies from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
Michelle’s past assignments have included being director of the 3000-student Cumbres Girls’ School in Santiago, Chile for over three years and then serving in various roles for ten years at the Highlands School in Dallas, including principal, formation director, and a member of the board of trustees. Since 2014, she has been the director of the community of Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in Oxford, Michigan.
John Williams – Vice Chair
John Williams and his wife Ellie live in Clarkston and actively attend Our Lady of the Lakes Parish.
John was a member of the board of trustees of Everest Academy from its inception until 1997. The four Williams children all attended Everest for grade school through the 8th grade. (Everest Collegiate did not exist at that time.) The two sons extended their Regnum Christi school education one year at Dublin Oak boarding school in Ireland and the two girls received high school Regnum Christi formation at Immaculate Conception Academy in Rhode Island. The Williams’ oldest daughter, Teresa, has been a consecrated woman of Regnum Christi for over 14 years and has worked at Regnum Christi schools in Ireland and Mexico.
John is a technology executive with 30 years’ experience in local software companies, including Compuware Corporation in Detroit, Micro Focus in Troy and ForeSee in Ann Arbor. He is currently a partner in 2nd Stage Partners, which helps early stage technology companies define and implement business priorities for accelerated growth. John also served for ten years on the board of trustees and marketing and finance committees of The Wellness Plan, a $200 million, not-for-profit HMO.
Scott Madgey – Secretary/Chief Financial Officer
Scott Madgey married the former Denise Folz in June 2004 and in May 2005, they welcomed their daughter, Anne-Marie, who is currently a 5th grader at Pinecrest Academy, a Regnum Christi School, in Cumming, Georgia.
Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Scott earned a degree in Classical Humanities from the Legionaries’ Novitiate and College of Humanities in Cheshire, Connecticut and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. During his apostolic internship with the Legionaries of Christ, he served as Director of Operations for Consolidated Catholic Administrative Services, Inc. From 2004 to 2016, Scott worked for National Consultants for Education (NCE), overseeing the delivery of products and services to NCE member schools.
Scott currently is Assistant Director of Operations for Consolidated Catholic Administrative Services, Inc. with responsibility for Human Resources and Accounting. He has served on the Everest Board of Directors since February 2015. Scott has also served on the boards of directors of Royal Palm Academy in Naples, Florida and Northwoods Catholic School in Spring, Texas.
Mike Condit and his wife Marleen live in Bloomfield Township and are actively involved at Holy Name Parish. Mike is a member of the Holy Name Knights of Columbus. Mike and Marleen have five children that have attended Catholic Schools for a combined 75+ (and counting) years.
Mike is an attorney with the Condit, McGarry & Schloff law firm located in Troy. His practice is concentrated in the areas of litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage and probate/estate litigation. He is a graduate of Marquette University and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Detroit School of Law.
Mike has served as an Officer and/or Board Member of the Catholic Lawyers Society, Catholic Campaign for America and is the President of the Board for the Holy Name Scholarship & Educational Excellence Development Foundation (SEED). He currently serves on the Presidents Leadership Counsel for Detroit Cristo Rey High School.
Brian Kitz and his wife Kristi live in Commerce Twp. They are members of Our Lady of Refuge Parish.
Brian is a graduate of Brother Rice High School, has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross Business School. Kristi is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She has chaired three Legion auctions and two Everest auctions. Brian’s daughter, Claire, started at Everest as a preschool student and graduated from Everest Collegiate in 2014.
Brian is a sales executive with 25 years’ experience at Compuware, Nortel Networks, and Internet Security Systems. He is currently a Software Client Executive at IBM. Brian served on Everest Academy’s Advisory Board for eight years.
Fr. Aaron Smith, LC
Fr. Aaron Smith was ordained a priest with the Legionaries of Christ on December 24, 2010.
Fr. Aaron was born in Forest Lake, Minnesota. He entered the Legionary of Christ minor seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut in 1995. The following year, he entered the novitiate and was sent to Germany where he lived for two years. Afterwards, he studied humanities in Salamanca, Spain for a year. Fr. Aaron worked apostolically in the area of youth work for five years in Chile. He went on to receive a License in Philosophy specializing in Metaphysics and a License in Theology specializing in Anthropological (Dogmatic) Theology at the Legionary of Christ’s Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. During his studies, he did youth work in Florence, Italy and helped with the foundation of the community there until August 2012 when he was assigned to the Detroit locality.
Javier Valenzuela lives in Georgia with his wife Marisa and two children. They are members of St. Michael the Archangel in Woodstock, a northern suburb of Atlanta.
Born in Mexico City, Javier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Anahuac University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as a high school Catholic formation teacher at the Cumbres Institute in Mexico. After five years working in the financial sector in Mexico City, he relocated to Edgerton, Wisconsin in 1998 where he served as principal of Oaklawn Academy, an Oak International boarding school, for almost 17 years. In Wisconsin, he and his wife actively participated the marriage preparation program at their parish for several years.
Since August 2015, Javier has been serving as the Executive Director of Oak International Academies. In addition to his participation on Everest’s board, Javier also serves on the board of directors of Oaklawn Academy in Wisconsin, Overbrook Academy in Rhode Island, Dublin Oak Academy and Woodlands Academy in Ireland, and Le Chatelard Academy in Switzerland.