Our Team

Carone Learning Key Players

Katie Carone, President

Katie CaroneKatie founded Carone Learning in 2006.  She has worked in the online and distance education field since 1998 in a variety of capacities, including online instructor, course developer, and school administrator.  She additionally has a strong background in health and fitness education, with a degree in Health Education from Utah State University, as well as a national fitness instructor certification.  Katie has developed and taught a variety of school and community-based health and fitness classes.  She currently oversees the administration of Carone Learning, including public relations, account management, and course development. In her personal life, Katie loves being a mom to four active kids and trying to instill in them some of her passion for well-balanced, healthy living.  She also continues to teach community fitness classes on the side. Contact Katie

Kelly Carone, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

Kelly Carone

Kelly has a decade of experience in online and distance education. He holds a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Utah State University, and has worked as an instructional designer for a number of large corporations and educational organizations.  With his instructional design and technology background, Kelly provides guidance on course development and online learning pedagogy.  As co-founder of Carone Learning, Kelly also plays a key role in management and administrative duties.  Aside from his duties with Carone Learning, Kelly is an involved dad and an avid runner.  He particularly enjoys long distance relay races. Contact Kelly

Lori Van Wagoner, Course Manager & Student Services Coordinator

Lori Van Wagoner

Lori has worked with Carone Learning since 2007 and has worn a lot of hats. Currently Lori manages student, parent, and school relations for cFitness Academy.  She also acts as a course manager to oversee the final production, quality assurance, and consistent updating of courses.  In addition, Lori works directly with partnering schools to provide customer service and facilitate implementation and LMS migration. Lori has a degree in public relations from the University of Utah. With four kids of her own, she relishes any time she can make it to the gym for spinning and lifting classes. Contact Lori


Rhonda Wheelwright, Manager of Instruction

Rhonda WheelwrightRhonda is the lead instructor for cFitness Academy.  She has a degree in Health Science from BYU-Idaho, and has taught health and math in both brick and mortar schools and online.  As an experienced online instructor, Rhonda also manages cFitness Academy instructors.  She provides best practices training and monitors communication and grading to ensure that each student has the highest probability of success.  Rhonda also provides teacher training for partner schools utilizing Carone Learning curriuculum.  Rhonda enjoys playing recreation league softball and going on walks with her two kids.  Contact Rhonda