Who We Are

Meet The ALI Team

Cathy Lessig
Teacher Trainer and Mentor
At the age of 53, Cathy is passionate about helping others know and serve Christ. An educator for more than 30 years, her desire is to shepherd the hearts of students as well as empower and encourage new and veteran teachers.
READ MORE...
Dan Perrine
Executive Director
Shortly after retiring as a high school principal, Dan was left wondering what to do with his life. In 2001, the Lord took him to Kenya on a short-term missions trip, which not only changed his life, but also offered him an opportunity to use his God-given gifts in a way he never imagined.
READ MORE...
Dr. Myra Perrine
Director - Coaching & Mentoring
With 35 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, counselor, bi-lingual coordinator, and college professor, plus 20 years in faith-based global missions, Myra brings a wealth of expertise to ALI.
READ MORE...
Karin Knutson
Teacher Trainer and Mentor/Coach
Karin Knutson is a top-notch educator serving for 18 years as a teacher-trainer, mentor, and coach, Karin has both taught and administrated in the public, private, home, and charter school sectors.
READ MORE...
Mark Lessig
Teacher Trainer and Mentor
Mark’s passion is to study African culture and apply critical thinking in the classrooms so God’s directive to become mature believers, “having their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” (HEB 5:14) can be realized.
READ MORE...