BRIEF BIO/CONNECTION TO NEXT:
Our son, Rhoades Kraning, is in his second year as a sophomore at NEXT. Last year I had the opportunity to lead several of the all school sessions in entrepreneurial skill building based on almost 25 years of running my own company along with hosting an internship over the summer for three students from NEXT at our company, OPTIKA Scenicworks, Inc. My wife, Tonya, has been in charge of managing the PAC for NEXT this year and together we have done everything we can to help make this endeavor successful for not only our son but also for the peers and pros that make up what we consider to be the leading edge of education
QUALIFICATIONS AND REASONS FOR SERVING ON THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD:
I have been in business management my entire professional career focusing on making entrepreneurial endeavors successful. Understanding people and helping opposing sides find common ground to make forward progress together is an attribute that has helped define the daily progress of my company. Budgets are key to any small organization and being able to interpret how, when and where to utilize funds to accomplish the most for the least is a skill set I've refined and utilize on a regular basis. These qualifications are the reasons why I would like to serve on the board at NEXT. My career experience runs parallel with the needs and growth of the school and I would like to share that craft with NEXT to help advance its mission.