Dr. Ben Porter
Executive Director of The Crest Online
Ben Porter has nearly nine years of leadership experience in the Christian School community, serving as an athletic director, an assistant principal, and a principal at Ben Lippen School.
He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia International University in 2020. He also holds a M.Ed. from Columbia International University with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in Criminal Justice from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He lives in Blythewood, SC with his wife, Margaret, and their two sons, and worships at Sandhills Community Church. In his spare time, Ben coaches high school baseball and enjoys time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and exploring with his family.
Dr. Tony Fajardo
Tony Fajardo has over 20 years of leadership experience in the Christian School community, serving as an associate athletic director, a dean of students, a principal, and headmaster.
He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University and his Master of Science degree with a major in Management and Administration of Educational Programs from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Fajardo also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Elementary Education and an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL) from Barry University. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with his wife, Becky, and their three sons, and worships at Sandhills Community Church. In his spare time, Tony coaches high school baseball and enjoys time in the outdoors golfing, fishing, and traveling.