BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees is committed to the education of all students appropriate to the best of their individual abilities; to a constant awareness of the concerns and desires of the whole District regarding the quality and performance of the School District, with the Board of Trustees assuming an educational leadership role. View the Board of Trustees goals.
Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Humboldt County School District Office located at 310 E. Fourth Street. Meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. (PST).
Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB) supports success for all students through local school board leadership. National School Boards Association (NSBA) represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members.
All members of the Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees have successfully completed a minimum of six hours of professional development as required by NRS Chapter 386 (AB 451).
Mrs. Glenda Deputy
Mrs. Deputy is a thirty-year resident of Humboldt County and a thirty-three-year resident of Nevada. She has been a hunter education instructor for sixteen years as well as a Humboldt County 4-H leader for seventeen years. Her four children attended schools in Orovada, Paradise Valley, and Winnemucca. She and her husband, Dennis, enjoy the company of their three grandchildren ages 8, 4, and 2, as well as spending time outdoors.
District: Humboldt County Seat B Paradise Valley, Denio, Kings River, Golconda, Valmy
Phone: 775-578-3777; 775-421-8282 (cell)
Email: Mrs. Deputy
Trustee Since: November 2010
Term Expires: 2022
Mrs. Nicole Bengochea
Mrs. Bengochea is a lifelong resident of Winnemucca/Humboldt County. She is a 2003 graduate of Albert Lowry High School. She is married to her husband Isaac. Together they have three children. All of whom currently attend school in Humboldt County.
Mrs. Bengochea believes in the importance of quality public education for every child in our community. She has a vested interest in seeing our schools be the best that they can be and firmly believes that every child in Humboldt County should have the same quality of education. It is the responsibility of the school board to oversee and ensure that those opportunities are available for every child.
Email: Mrs. Bengochea
Trustee Since: November 2014
Term Expires: 2022
Occupation: Office Manager, Rehab Services of Nevada
Mr. Abram Swensen
Mr. Swensen was raised in Winnemucca and within the Humboldt County School District, graduating from Albert Lowry High School in 1997. After high school, he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Trujillo, Peru, and subsequently graduated from Brigham Young University where he earned a Masters of Accountancy, with a Tax emphasis. Abram then moved to Las Vegas to begin his professional career as a CPA at Ernst & Young, a Big Four accounting firm. While in Las Vegas, Abram was part of the exploratory board and later served as Treasurer on the first board of directors for Doral Academy of Nevada. In 2014, Abram and his family relocated to Winnemucca, where he works at Swensen & Company, CPAs, a local tax and accounting firm.
Abram and his wife, April, have been married for about 16 years, and are parents to five beautiful girls, four of which attend three different District schools. As a parent, Abram believes it is our duty to teach our children the value of quality education and help them build a strong educational and moral base that will guide them throughout their lives. He joined the School Board to help ensure that our community’s children have every opportunity for growth and success in a safe environment, supported by effective and empowered teachers, administrators, and parents.
District: Humboldt County Seat D
Email: Mr. Swensen
Trustee Since: Appointed September 2018
Term Expires: 2020
Occupation: CPA, Swensen and Co.
Mr. Chris Entwistle
NASB Director, Negotiation Committee, Insurance Committee
Mr. Entwistle is a born and raised resident of northern Nevada. He has lived in Sparks, Fallon, Fernley and now Winnemucca. He graduated from Doane University in Crete, NE, with a BA degree in Physical Education with emphasis in Sports Management. He has managed and owned the COUNTRY Financial Office in Winnemucca since 2009. Chris and his wife (Erin) have two young children in the Humboldt County School System. As a business owner, he believes it is important to give back to the community that supports his business and affords them a way of life!
As a parent Chris believes it is our responsibility to give our children every opportunity possible to become the best they can be. He joined the school board because he wanted to help ensure that our (Humboldt County) children have the best teachers, the best administrators, and the best opportunities to help them on their path to becoming the best them that they can be!
District: Humboldt County Seat F
Email: Mr. Entwistle
Trustee Since: December 2016
Term Expires: 2022
Occupation: Financial Representative/Owner at Country Financial--Christopher Entwistle Agency
Mrs. Sabrina Uhlmann
NASB Legislative Rep, Negotiation Committee, Truancy Advisory Board
Mrs. Uhlmann grew up in Winnemucca and after traveling for a few years after high school she settled in Orovada. She is married to her husband Jake and together they have two children. She spends her time working on the ranch with her husband, riding horses, and enjoying the outdoors as a family.
Mrs. Uhlmann joined the school district to make sure all the schools were represented within our district and to help make a positive impact within our education system. As a parent, she believes it is our responsibility to provide our children with quality education and that will help them become successful adults.
District: Humboldt County Rural Seat
Email: Mrs. Uhlmann
Trustee Since: January 2019
Term Expires: 2022
Mrs. Jenna Owen
Mrs. Owen has lived in Winnemucca since 1997, attending Winnemucca Jr. High School and graduating from Lowry High School in 2000. She attended Great Basin College earning her Associate of Arts Degree. She loves being outdoors and being with family and friends. She has worked most of her life in Finance, currently a Mortgage Loan Originator for Finance of America Mortgage, in addition to helping run Owen Equipment and Truck Repair (a small business owned by her husband and herself). She married her husband Robert in 2003 and they have two children. As a parent she believes in being a champion for equal education for all and feel we are responsible for helping our children grow and excel in all facets of life. She has built relationships within the community by volunteering with numerous organizations and events. She prides herself on giving back to the community and serving where she can. Mrs. Owen joined the school board because giving every student an opportunity to develop and succeed in a safe and supportive environment is top priority. Engaging students, with no one left behind and preparing them for a trade or post-secondary education. She also believes in the strength of empowerment and support and wants all of our students, teachers, faculty, and administrators to feel they have that from the board.
District: Humboldt County Seat
Email: Mrs. Owen
Trustee Since: Appointed January 2021
Term Expires: 2022
Occupation: Sales Manager/Mortgage Advisor, Finance of America Mortgage LLC