Board of Directors

Boyd Nelson – President

Rick Nelson – Vice President

MaryEllen Nelson – Treasure

Advisory Board
Jeff Norton

Scott Black

L. Christopher Rose, Esq.

Boyd E. Nelson, PLS


Boyd is a Professional Land Surveyor, licensed in the state of Nevada and is currently the managing member of Nelson Surveying, LLC.  He became licensed in 2001 and has worked in the profession since 1988.  Boyd is a current member of the National Association of Land Surveyors, Southern Nevada Chapter.  Boyd works with the community serving as a basketball coach for youth from ages 12 to 18 and has done so for the past 6 years.  He also serves as a religious leader to young men in the same age group.

Boyd has had the opportunity to be closely involved with several families which inspired the creation of the Simply Because Foundation.  He is the founder and President of the foundation.

Mary Ellen Nelson

Mary Ellen is currently the Treasurer of the Simply Because Foundation.  She obtained her Associates of Science Degree from Dixie State College in 1990 and has worked in the accounting field ever since.  She worked for 13 years as a payroll clerk for Deseret Industries, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities obtain job training skills.   This program was effective in transitioning these individuals to receive outside employment in the work force.  She currently takes care of the accounting books at Nelson Surveying, LLC and has worked in the surveying company for the past 5 years.

Mary Ellen is a wife and mother and finds great happiness in these roles.  She is devoted to her religious responsibilities and has had many opportunities to work with children, youth and adults.