Bruce Yerman

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Bruce understands that quality people are the essence of Surge’s success. He connects incredible talent to the company and then to its many projects. Bruce brings with him extensive human resource experience and an international background having worked in or directed schools in the United States, El Salvador, Mexico, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, and New Zealand. He has a knack for recognizing strengths and building strong teams. Much like Indiana Jones, Bruce has climbed the highest mountains, explored the deepest jungles and crawled through Mayan pyramids. He’s paddle-boarded the blue waters of the Pacific and even completed 7 of the 9 “Great Walks” of New Zealand, all while devouring the tastiest street food along the way. During lunch, you will likely find him at the local taco truck. He compensates for his overeating by biking, hiking, and swimming. Bruce received his BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University, an MA in Teaching from Stanford University, and an EdD in Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is married to Sarah, and they have five daughters.

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