Our Leadership Team

Our seasoned leadership team is committed to ensuring the finest education possible for Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA) students. Leadership team members include:

Monti L. Pittman, Head of School, was the academic administrator for the Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) Alternative Program prior to leading ITCA. Before coming to IDVA, Monti spent four years as executive director for the iSucceed Virtual High School in Idaho, guiding the school from start-up to maturity. He received his MBA from Idaho State University in 1994. He spent many years working as a business and IT manager for several companies in Idaho, including MCMS, ComputerLand Technology Group, and the J.R. Simplot Company. For six and a half years prior to coming to iSucceed, he used his industry experience to implement and support innovative Engineering and Technology Education programs in Idaho schools through the Division of Professional-Technical Education; most recently finding success in bridging the gap between Secondary Engineering and Technology Education programs and Post-Secondary Engineering programs.

Julie Ingwersen, School Operations Manager, started with ITCA in April of 2019. Prior to joining ITCA, Julie worked in various positions at Idaho Virtual Academy, (IDVA) including roles as a database administrator and as the office/operations coordinator.  She graduated with an associate degree from College of Western Idaho in Business. Julie is pursuing a bachelor’s degree with Boise State University in Multidisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Human Resource Management, including certificates in Technical Communication and Dispute Resolution. In her spare time, she spends time with her husband of fifteen years and her two boys, enjoys traveling and crafts.

Amanda Judd, Special Services Administrator, started with ITCA in July 2016.  She has been working in online schools for the past ten years and values the relationships that are formed when working with students and families.  Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and has a 16-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter.  In her spare time, you will find her reading, running, hiking, boating, and travelling.

Mike Groshong, Human Resources Director, began as IDVA's operations manager in the school's inaugural year. His background includes four years as an intelligence analyst and Russian interpreter with the U.S. Navy, and almost 18 years in upper management with American Drug Stores. He served as the dean of students, athletic director, and student council advisor for Butte County School District. Mike has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Montana and is pursuing a degree in corporate training from Idaho State University.

Chris Ono, West Region Finance Director, joined ITCA in May 2021. He previously worked at Weatherford International serving as their Senior Finance Manager for North America FP&A for 8 years; Weatherford International annual revenue is ~$5B to $6B annually with over 17,000 employees and 380 operating/manufacturing/Research & Development locations around the globe; He has worked for a multiple Industries including Petroleum, Software, Apparel, Agriculture, and Security; He has experience and held roles in both Corporate and Operational Finance Functions.

Tami Perez, Career-Technical Education Coordinator, has spent twelve years in the classroom as a business and marketing teacher and was an adjunct professor at the College of Southern Idaho offering dual credit at ITCA. Ms. Perez earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Idaho State University and a Master of Education degree from the University of Idaho. The first ten years of her career were in Payroll and Human Resources for Idaho school districts. Ms. Perez spent six years at a Project Based Learning (PBL) New Tech Network High School and helped to implement PBL at ITCA.  Ms. Perez loves to share her passion for the business world with our students.