Parent Student Staff

2017-2018 Northlake Christian School Board of Directors



Mr. Marc Lyman, NCS Board Chairman

Marc Lyman lives in Mandeville with his wife of 23 years, Angelle Lyman. They have two children who are Northlake alums. Kemper (Class of 2015) and Katie (Class of 2017).  Marc is a Financial Advisor. The Lymans have been members of Church of the King since 2004 where they enjoy serving in many areas. Marc has served on the Board of Directors for Northlake Christian School for the past six years.




Mr. Brian Tarantino

Mr. Tarantino lives in Covington with his wife of 15 years, Laura. They have been a part of the NCS family since 2004, and have two sons who attend Northlake: Brian and Nicholas. Brian works for Allibyte Technologies. Mr. Tarantino is also an member and elder at Church of the King. Mr. Tarantino has served on the Board of Directors for Northlake Christian School for the past five years.




Mr. Robert Foster

Robert Foster lives in Covington with his with his wife of 12 years Katie Foster. They have two children who have attended NCS. Brianna (Class of 2015) and Kyle who is a student in the middle school. Robert is in the Construction and Land Development Industry. Robert has been a part of the NCS family since 2006, and has been a part of growing our campus, as he has been on the Facilities Committee since 2013. The Foster family have been members of New Beginnings Church since 2011 and are currently involved in growing the church.



Mr. Mallery Mele

Mallery and his wife, Tammy, have lived in the Covington area for more than 34 years. The Meles have four children all who have graduated from NCS. Amanda (2005), Morgan (2010), Mallery (2012), Matthew (2013) and currently Sawyer (grandchild) in 5th grade. Mallery attended LSU where he received his Bachelor Degree in Marketing in 1983.  Mallery has served on numerous board positions over the last 30 years. He is also the founder and president of Mele Printing. He has been very active with several facility projects over the years for NCS and currently is serving on the Finance Team. The Mele family have been active members of New Beginnings Church since 2011.


Mr. David Bottner

David Bottner spent the last five years as CEO of the New Orleans Mission, a 501(c)3  Para-Church organization that is the largest private service provider to the homeless/hurting men and women of the greater New Orleans area. Mr. Bottner has built solid relationships with organizations who support the life-altering changes happening to people every day at the Mission and its Northshore campus, the Giving Hope Retreat.  Mr. Bottner has been a member of St. Tammany’s Leadership Group and a passionate fan of our soccer team. He and his wife Emily are married 13 years and just gave birth to their fourth child, Annabelle.  All three of their older children attend NCS: Mia (12), David (10), and Ayla (4). The Bottners attend First Baptist Church of Covington.



Mr. Jason West

Jason West lives in Mandeville with his wife and junior high sweetheart, Alison West.  They have four children who have attended Northlake: Macy, who graduated in 2017; Dallas (Class of 2020), Kayley (Class of 2022), and Asher (Class of 2026).  Jason is a marketing consultant to the packaged goods/packaged food industry with The Partnering Group.  He has a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  Alison has a BA in political science from Texas A&M University.  The Wests attend First Baptist Covington, where Jason teaches an Adult Bible Fellowship, Alison and the kids serve in VBS, and the kids are involved in youth programs.