Board of Trustees
Mr. Gasperson, CTM Board of Trustees member since 2011 and current chairperson, is a 14 year CTM Alumni Parent of two students. Both Children enrolled as 11 month old toddlers and youngest completed the CTM program in June of 2013. He is the Owner/Clinician of Adaptive Limb & Brace, a private practice providing Orthotic and Prosthetic Care for the Charleston Area patients and Clinical Prosthetic and Orthotic Consultant for Reliable Medical Equipment of South Carolina, Sumter. He received a Bachelors of Specialized Studies from Ohio University, cum laude and two Graduate Certificates from Northwestern University Medical School for Orthotic clinical management & Prosthetic clinical management. Mr. Gasperson is the Assistant Director for Anchors Away which plans and hosts water related events such as water skiing for Paraplegics, Quadriplegics, and amputees. Mr. Gasperson is a member of the Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) Charter school planning Committee and has served on the Board of Directors for PSA since its opening in August 2010. Mr. Gasperson has consulted and served as a clinical liaison with the DOD and VA in Washington DC to evaluate and recommend grant funding and participated in a queri to stimulate collaboration between researchers and clinicians to advance the prosthetic care for active duty military personnel and veterans. Enjoys helping and watching his two children perform Irish dance for the community and competing at a national level. Mr. Gasperson competed in collegiate level water skiing in Slalom, Trick and Jump events and was the Founding President of the Water Ski Team at The Ohio State University. Still an avid water skier, he has taught his wife and two children to water ski, as well, his two children can wakeboard and barefoot water ski.
Mac McSwain, a partner in the CPA firm of M&H, CPA’s, is a 1997 graduate of The Citadel. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Coastal Chamber of the state group. He and his wife have three children and live in Charleston. Learn more.
Allix Lewis, Ms. Lewis was born and raised in Charleston. She grew up in West Ashley, went to West Ashley High School and graduated from Clemson University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and a minor in Advertising. Ms. Lewis started working with ADP right out of school and has been with the same company for 4 and a half years. Ms. Lewis is an outside sales associate and focuses on helping small businesses with payroll and human resource concerns. Her whole family still lives in Charleston and her favorite thing to do is spend time with 3 nephews!
Daniel Flessas, Reverend Daniel Flessas is an ordained elder in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. He has served as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Charleston since June 2010. He was previously appointed to three small congregations in Elgin and Lugoff, South Carolina, where he served from 2006-2010. Daniel and his wife have one child enrolled in CTM’s Primary Program and one in the Elementary Program. They have been thriving at CTM since 2010.
Daniel was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and attended a private Christian School through 8th grade and then attended Dreher High School, a public high school, from 9th-12th grades. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina (1987). He holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College (1997) and a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (2007).
Heather Vick, Heather Vick, MS, OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for 18 years. She attended Alma College in Michigan, for her under graduate degree and received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of Indianapolis in 1995. Mrs. Vick started working with adults at a Level I trauma center. It was here that she developed her love for neuro and how the brain works. She has worked in some of the best hospitals in the U.S. including Georgetown University Hospital. Eight years ago, seeking a new challenge Mrs. Vick decided to combine her love of neuro with children. She is SIPT certified (sensory certified) and was trained under the best of the best (such as Zoe Mailloux and Susanne Smith Roley…..who learned from Dr. A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D, OTR, FAOTA, the originator of sensory integration). In addition to extensive training in sensory, she has comprehensive training in NDT (Neuro developmental treatment) and feeding / picky eaters.
Mrs. Vick has 2 children in attendance at Charles Towne Montessori. Both are enrolled in the Elementary Class.
Morgan Futch, Charleston native and CTM Alumni parent Morgan Futch has been a member of the transportation industry for over 35 years. His experience includes operations in the Southeast and Eastern seaboard. He has successfully managed transportation and intermodal companies and operated his own agency. Mr. Futch has an extensive background in operations, safety, personnel management, and finance. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he attended the Citadel and the University of Maryland. Mr. Futch has served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Motor Carriers Association which donates thousands of dollars annually to students interested in pursuing careers in transportation.
Morgan and wife Cindi live in Hanahan, SC with daughter Mary-Margaret ( a CTM alumnus) and foreign exchange student, Maria, from Spain. Both girls currently attend Palmetto Scholars Academy. His desire to serve on the board of CTM is founded in his commitment to Montessori education as an investment in our children and in continuing to build the excellent reputation enjoyed by CTM.