Course Listing - by Instructor

NameBiography
Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen is an avid photographer and member of the Allen's Camera family business.
Rex Allen

Rex Allen is an avid photographer and part of the Allen's Camera family business.
Travis Atchison
Amy Austin

Amy Austin has over 13 years experience in floral design and stays on the cutting edge of fashion and trends. Amy has worked as a designer on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, and now owns Bloomique an Event Florist, and travels the world creating floral masterpieces.
Kellan Baird

Kelly Baird is a professional educator with over 29 years of teaching experience. He has taught woodworking and construction skills to students ranging from middle school to post-secondary. Currently, he is the program coordinator/associate professor for the Cabinetry and Architectural Woodworking program at UVU. Kelly graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Industrial Education and owns and operates a cabinet/furniture shop on the side with 20+ years of experience. He also was a licensed general contractor and enjoys building custom homes and furniture.
Mike Bardole Mike Bardole grew up around racing and fast cars. With decades of experience in the automotive industry, he is excited to share his knowledge and passion in automotive repairs and performance with anyone who has interest in this area.

Mike has been teaching at UVU, MATC, and in the automotive industry since 1995. He still finds each year a totally new experience by sharing new ideas with his students. His mission is to share his knowledge with students wanting to learn new insights in the fast growing technical field of automotive repairs and service. With a passion for engine performance, he holds a master ASE certification along with an L-1 ASE endorsement in advanced engine performance and a (Level 2 state educators license). He has several other endorsements and training certifications in many other areas of auto repairs and service such as the I/M 240 and train the trainer programs.

Mike runs his own automotive business in natural gas (bi-fuel) conversions and has been converting vehicles to alternative fuels for over 12 years. He plans to continue moving forward into new areas of fuel applications. His goal to enhance fuel economy in most diesel and gasoline engines is the driving force that keeps him interested in this exciting industry. His dream is to perfect the first 100 mile per gallon car by developing a new fuel vaporization process he hopes to share and give away free to everyone.
Brett Barker Brett Barker was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He has worked as a software tester for multiple companies in Utah County over the last 10 years, and has been teaching the Extended Education Principals of Software Testing for the last 3 years. Brett lives in Lehi with his wife of 12 years, and their 4 cats. He enjoys reading, watching movies and playing video games in his spare time.
Connie Barker
Hayley Barry
Daniel Bean
Gilbert Bennett

Gilbert Bennett has been painting professionally for the past twenty-six years. Gil has a lifelong love with the subjects he paints --trains. Gil's passion for painting trains developed from his relationship with his grandfather a freight agent for the Chicago & North Western Railroad. His talent of drawing grew over the years and migrated toward architecture in relation to his study of architecture; and currently holds M.A. from the University of Utah.

Gil has been painting in both watercolor and oil for close to thirty years. He was commissioned to do 30 paintings, for a company in Minneapolis, mostly of railroad subjects. Gil has painted wildlife, landscape, western art and portraits and his paintings have graced book and magazine covers, articles, calendars and Christmas Cards. In 1999, Railway Reflections was published which is a history of railroads in Utah illustrated using Gil's paintings. Gil currently lives with his wife and four sons in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Jacob Boden

Jacob Boden’s passion for photographing the outdoors has taken him from the glaciated mountains of Alaska, down through the beaches, mountains and rainforests of the Northwest, to the top of the rugged peaks of the Teton Range of Wyoming, and down the sculpted narrows of dozens of slot canyons in Southern Utah. In between his adventures, he has managed to get a BFA in Photography and an MPS in the Business of Art and Design. When he is not on an adventure, he serves as a full time photographer for his family, covering everything from baby photos to weddings.

Jacob loves teaching and sharing his knowledge with others and is always excited for a new batch of photographers to be turned loose on the world. To view his work or to contact him, visit www.jacobbodenphotography.com
Jeff Breglio
Shelby Carroll
Laurie Cerroni
Tony Child
Karen Cloward

Even as a little girl, Karen Cloward was fascinated with fossils. She collected, drew, studied, slept, and constantly talked about fossils. When her children were all in school, she found she had a couple of hours to pursue her passion for fossils by volunteering at a local paleontology lab. She was soon hired and for the next several years prepared fossil fish and dinosaurs for museums all around the world. She spent several weeks each summer excavating for new dinosaurs in the famous Bone Cabin Quarry. Karen wrote papers on and named several new species including Hesperosaurus Mjosi, Harpactognathus gentryii, Tanycolagreus, Gargoyleosaurus and others.

The culminating experience of her career came when she was asked to be one of the developers/designers of the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point. The enormous amount of time spent on developing, designing, and then filling a museum with fantastic specimens was both exhilarating and exhausting. Karen also served as the Director of Exhibits and Education for a time after the museum opened. “I get a thrill every time I about dinosaurs and fossils with children or adults. Fossils represent a fascinating past of our earth!”
Danielle Cook
Ruthann Cunningham
Julie Davies
Chad Deavers
Karla Eagle

Karla Eagle was the owner/manager of La Paella Gourmet Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. She was a chef/instructor at the Gourmet International Food in Mexico City Mexico. Owner/manager Tortes Mexicana’s I and II in Mexico City Mexico. She has had extensive background in the cooking preparation of Mexican food for many years. The diplomas that she has received from different cooking schools are:
Gastronomy diploma, (Lopez y Gomez Gourmet) Madrid and Malaga, Spain
Spanish Gourmet Cuisine diploma, (Lopez y Gomez Gourmet) Madrid, Spain
International Cuisine diploma (Escuela de Gastronomia- Lefty Gordon) Mexico City, Mexico
Mukimono diploma (Escuela de Gastronomia – Lefty Gordon) Mexico City, Mexico
Spanish Cake Decorating and Sugar confections diploma (Alta Cocona- Bety Zozayacorrea) Mexico City, Mexico
Marlin Eldred Marlin Eldred has vast experience in municipal, county and private economic development. Specifically, he has served over 16 years helping private and public entities expand their economic programs. Most recently, he is the Economic Development Director of Lehi City, where he is responsible for business retention and recruitment, downtown revitalization, community engagement and helping to create a better quality of life for Lehi residents. He is also the President and CEO of Economic Development Planning Group where he has worked with numerous rural communities and counties in the State of Utah. Projects include contract negotiations, Economic Development Strategic Planning, meeting facilitation and consensus building, Community Development Area Creation, Sales Tax Leakage Study and more. With his diverse background Mr. Eldred can help municipalities determine the realities of where they are at with economic development, create a feasible path and generate goals to accomplish desired outcomes. Relationship building and a defined path are two critical keys to success. He is married to the love of his life, Jill, and they have four wonderful children and one grandchild. He enjoys being in the outdoors with family.
Jeff Elkins
Debora Escalante (Facilitator) - Debora Escalante, Ph.D., completed a B.A. and M.A. in Theatre at BYU and has spent most of the last thirty years teaching and directing children and adults of all ages. She is currently an assistant professor of education in the UVU School of Education where she teaches Elementary Arts Integration Methods.
Garth Fielding
John Fisher
Joshua Forsyth Josh has been a paramedic for 15 years and worked 14 of those years for Provo City Fire where he was also a member of the education committee and head of the critical care committee.

After earning his RN, he worked in the Shock Trauma ICU and ED at the Intermountain Medical Center. He has taught in UVU's paramedic program for 7 years where he was also the coordinator for the CCEMTP course. Currently Josh is a flight nurse for AirMed and is a member of the education committee.

He is married to Saint Amy whose three miracles include putting up with Josh for 14 years, mothering 5 kids (all of whom have obvious "Josh" traits), and staying incredibly gorgeous after living for 14 years with the aforementioned tribulations.

Hossein Ghaibi
Brayden Green Developing since January 2015
Broad knowledge of many languages both back and front end (also speaks fluent Spanish).
Worked on a team doing high priority fixes and builds for CEO at one of the largest hosting sites in the world.
Graduate of DevPoint Labs FullStack Developer course, and completion of many other online curriculums.
Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Nearly 10 years prior in the construction industry, including owning and managing own company and personnel.
Susan Guinn
Tom Henry Dr. Tom Henry is an Associate Professor of Literacies & Composition at Utah Valley University and an instructor in Extended Education. He possesses a doctoral degree in Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. When Tom isn't teaching or technical writing, he is an avid composer and songwriter.
Tracy Hines
Thomas Howard
Jeff Hutchinson

Jeff Hutchinson has a BS degree from BYU in Computer Aided Engineering and has worked for many years in the Information Technology field supporting and maintaining computers. He also owned a computer training and consulting firm in San Francisco, California. After selling his business in 2001, he has worked as a computer applications instructor throughout the country teaching a variety of classes, such as: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote), Project, Visio, Publisher, PowerPivot, Excel Visual Basic, Adobe Products (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat), Project Management Techniques, Office 365, Lotus Notes, Crystal Reports (database reporting), Microsoft Access, HTML programming, Cascade Style Sheets, Dreamweaver, Trivantis Lectora (elearning development), and Camtasia (video editing).
Kelley Ingols
Seth Iorg

Seth Iorg and Simply Coding have put on summer camps for kids for the last 3 summers at various locations and taught well over 1000 of our youth how to code. Before Simply Coding, Seth was running an online company hiring and managing programmers. That is when he and a friend got the idea to start teaching coding to kids! Since then he has written courses for kids to learn how to code in JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS, Swift, and PHP & Python. Simply Coding’s courses are in Charter Schools throughout the valley and with home schooler’s nationwide. The best way to learn is to get the students excited about creating and coding their own ideas. Our camps and courses are all project-based tutorials that give kids a great foundation to use as a resource for them to start developing custom programs.
Dustin Jansen
Jay Jayaseelan

Jay Jayaseelan is the founder of Learning Through Robotics, a company dedicated to developing educational robotics and STEM programs worldwide. Jay received his Master's in Corporate Finance from the University Of Edinburgh (UK). He shifted gears in 2007 to his all-time passion: technology education, where he has set up new companies and consulted in the United States, Asia, Europe, North and South America. Jay and his wife Iku have three sons who are also involved in this company. Jay has been working with the summer Robotics program at Utah Valley University Community Education since 2013. Each year the program gets larger and more kids from Utah County are involved in this wonderful program teaching children very important STEM concepts and application math.
Kathy Jensen

Kathy Jensen has been in the real estate business for 16 years. She has owned her own company for 13 years specializing in assisting first-time home buyers. Her philosophy is to teach before and during the home buying process.
Aaron Johnson
Gail Johnson
Jacob Kent
Rod Lacey
Sharee Laidlaw
Lisa Mangum Lisa Mangum has worked in the publishing industry since 1997. She is currently the Managing Editor for the Shadow Mountain imprint and has worked with several New York Times best-selling authors, including Ally Condie, Brandon Mull, James Dashner, and Jason F. Wright. While fiction is her first love, she also has experience working with nonfiction projects (memoir, educational, cookbooks, etc.) and some children’s picture books.

Lisa is also the author of four national best-selling YA novels (The Hourglass Door trilogy and After Hello). She graduated with honors from the University of Utah, and currently lives in Taylorsville, Utah, with her husband, Tracy.
Holly Jo Markgraf-Mayne
Susan Martin
Christopher Martinez
Lilian Matheson
Jeff Maxfield
Shaunna McGhie
Kevin Mellander

Kevin Mellander lives in Orem and has been a teacher and instructor for over 25 years. He has taught adult education courses in Silicon Valley and Utah for many years, including the entire Microsoft Office suite. He has many years of technical support and training experience at companies like Apple Computer and multiple startups. He is currently working as a Project Manager for a Salt Lake City based company and is married with 4 children and (soon to be) 9 grandchildren.
Marynika Miche
Kaleb Money
Thomas Moore
Roberto Morales
Clayton Morgan Clayton Morgan has been a landlord for seven years and owns multiple rental properties. Prior to owning properties he worked as a contractor and construction project manager for over ten years, which included management of commercial properties for institutions and corporations. Clayton also draws on his experience working for municipalities where he authored zoning and design codes.
Theresa Morin Theresa Morin is a certified crystal healer and explores of all forms of energy healing. In 2003, she realized the quality of one's life was directly related to one's emotional health. Theresa developed a unique approach to emotional healing with the crystal bowls. The crystal bowl experience is unique and fun and will stay with you for days! The mesmerizing sound of the crystal bowls brings you effortlessly into a deep state of relaxation while it balances your body and brings your vibrational energy into alignment. Your mind, emotions, and physical body will follow into a wonderful, peaceful, and balanced state. Join Theresa today to begin your healing journey.
Jim Mortensen
Leisa Mukai
Lorissa Nelson
Matt Nelson
Stephen Nibley

Stephen Nibley has studied and personally practiced daily meditation for about 10 years. He has been initiated into the tradition of Kriya Yoga Meditation practice by Phil McLemore who was initiated by Roy Eugene Davis who was initiated by Paramahansa Yoganada. In 1920 Yogananada was commissioned by his Guru's to come to America and teach the traditional practices of Kriya Yoga meditation. He has taught meditation classes to students training to be Yoga instructors.
Tyler Pack

Tyler Pack has taught Italian in some degree or another for the last 8 years of his life. After an LDS mission to North Central Italy, Tyler graduated with a BFA in Illustration and a BA in Italian at BYU. During his undergraduate degrees he taught Italian 102, 201, and Conversation Classes, as well as worked and studied in Siena, Italy during the spring of 2006.

After undergraduate work, Tyler graduated with an MA in Italian (Emphasis in Art History and Communication) from Middlebury College's Satellite Program in Florence, Italy, taking classes from both Middlebury and the University of Florence. Thesis defended: The Demonic Iconography of The Divine Comedy.
Bobbi Pendell
Camille Pendleton
Dale Pomeroy
Andria Pulu
Ellen Richey
Lauren Riddle
Erin Riggs Enjoys teaching and seeing the creativity in all of us

Erin Riggs recently moved to Utah from Portland, Oregon, to join UVU as the University Herbarium/Plant Museum Curator. She works with UVU to fulfill their mission as a teaching institution building lifelong learners and leaders. In addition to botanical science and outdoors she has an artistic side. Erin's favorite people are inquisitive lifelong learners, volunteers and citizen scientists.

Erin worked in a 2-year Apprenticeship, learning tapestry techniques including American, Gobelin and Aubusson with Master Tapestry artist Pam Patrie. pampatriestudios@yahoo.com

Through Erin's over 12 years weaving experience she has taken many continuing education weaving classes, offered through private instructors including: floor loom, rigid heddle loom, color in weaving, iridescence, fiber types, spinning. Erin also has fun with off-loom weaving techniques of traditional North American flat braiding Inkle loom (band weaving). And she likes weaving historic fabrics.
Jennifer Roskelley
Wendy Shapero
Karen Showell
Jason Slack

Jason V Slack, PhD is the Associate Dean - College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University. He received his doctorate in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah, masters in Physical Education at Brigham Young University, and his bachelors in Physical Education from Southern Utah University. He has been a wellness consultant for Neways International and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has served as coach for several teams and honorably served in the Utah National Guard. He has written and presented extensively on wellness and exercise.
Don Smith

Award winning Pipe Major Don Smith has studied with some of the world’s premier pipers. He has over 30 years of experience playing and instructing on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Don is a professional educator, and has traveled extensively performing, and refining his craft. He loves to meet new people, and enjoys helping them discover their hidden talents, and untapped abilities through learning to play, and perform on this unique and culturally rich instrument.
John Somerville
Judy Sommerfeldt

Judy Sommerfeldt is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a major in English and a minor in French. She taught secondary education after earning her bachelor's degree. Books have always been an important part of her life but it was in a calligraphy workshop eighteen years ago that she was introduced to the beauty and joy of handmade books. Since that time she has taken every opportunity to study and learn the art and craft of making one-of-a-kind book structures. She currently teaches bookbinding at BYU.
Jim Spainhower
Bottega Staff
Center Stage Staff
Simply Coding Staff
Cindy Stagg
Tom Sturtevant
Ginelle Swenson
Stephen Sylvester
Ovidia Tarin
Jessica Wagstaff
Brad Wardle
Hannah Williams-Schindler

Hannah Schindler is a UVU graduate with a BA in Spanish. She served a Spanish speaking mission in Minnesota for the LDS faith. She is a snowboarder and enjoys climbing, biking, and anything outdoors.
Kassandra Worsley
Billy Wright

Billy Wright joined the UVU country dance team "Fire and Ice" in 2001 and enjoyed competing as a team and individually in Texas two-step and West Coast Swing. The Fire and Ice dance team traveled from California to Canada and took first place in many competitions. He took 2nd place in a lead follow two step competition in Las Vegas Nevada in 2004. Since 2001 he has taken various dance classes in Ballroom and Country swing at BYU and UVU. He was a teaching assistant at BYU for a couple years and a teacher for a few semesters. He has also taught and competed Jack and Jill (lead and follow) West Coast swing locally and in California since 2005 and has placed in a couple of different venues. He began teaching for UVU in 2010 and has enjoyed teaching here ever since. He also enjoys teaching for church, business and community groups as well. Dancing has always been a passion of his and his goal is to get as many couples dancing as possible.
Di Wu
Sofia Ybarra

Sofia Ybarra was born and raised in Utah. She completed her BA in Community Health Education at UVU and TESOL certification at Anaheim University. Sofia loves teaching ESL in UVU's Professional and Continuing Education program. It's great to meet such diverse people, and it makes her so happy to know she can help them learn a skill that will help them improve their lives.

Jeanne Zimerle Jeanne Zimerle graduated from Lehi High and spent most of her adult years living in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked at high end resorts planning and executing theme and décor parties and activities for convention groups for 18 years. She has a passion for design and it has been a big part of her life. Her 6 week course teaches all the basic fundamentals that go into creating a beautiful and functional home.