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Michael Cuckler is HCA’s Head Administrator.  He also teaches two Bible classes, Senior’s Worldview & Philosophy and Christian Doctrines (year I).  Mr. Cuckler holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Bible Exposition from Pensacola Christian College.  He has eighteen years of teaching experience at Heritage, and before that Choice City Christian School and Fort Collins Christian Academy.  Mr. Cuckler has also work experience as an interim pastor, computer tech and real estate investments.  Outside of Heritage, Mr. Cuckler enjoys being a dad, volunteering with the youth at church, and running.


Brian Ness is HCA’s elementary principal.  Mr. Ness holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University, and a Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.  Mr. Ness has spent twenty-four years in education, including ten years in the elementary classroom, two years teaching junior high, and most recently, twelve years as the elementary principal.  Mr. Ness also owns and directs a summer day camp in Fort Collins, which has been in operation for twenty years.  Mr. Ness is involved with his church leadership team and teaching Sunday school, and he also has served as a campus ministry board member.  Mr. Ness’ hobbies include running, basketball, camping, skiing and fishing.


Dr. Stacy Loyd is Heritage’s Academic Dean.  Dr. Loyd’s academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Rocky Mountain Baptist College, a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction from Colorado Christian University, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Studies: Reading from the University of Northern Colorado.  Dr. Loyd’s twenty-one years of teaching span all grade levels, and she has taught at HCA, Choice City Christian Academy, the University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado Christian University.