Course Listing - by Instructor

NameBiography
Ethan Allen

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

Lisa Gardner

Born and raised in Provo, Utah Lisa Gardner was surrounded by art. Her grandfather sold homes and often they were paid with paintings of resident great artist of Provo. Access to Brigham Young University's art departments via private school increased her art ability and raised it above students of her age. She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has not stopped teaching and producing art for her community, organizations, and her Gardner gallery, card, and supply company. With and emphasis in color, abstract and many famous artists, she finds joy in teachig others what she has learned and taking them with her in their "ART" journey. Lisa is a resident artist for Sundance Resort, Promontory Point, and Red Ledges.
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.
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.
Amie Homolik
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).
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
Jennifer Jenkins

With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer Jenkins had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington, the Napoleonic Wars, and Ancient Sparta...until the writing began. Author of Young Adult fantasy and co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp, she divides her time between reading, writing music, taking spontaneous trips, and researching random events from the past. NAMELESS, a Young Adult tribal fantasy, releases October 6, 2015 with Month9Books. She is represented by Amy Jameson. Visit Jennifer at jajenkins.com
Jacob Kent
Rod Lacey
Sharee Laidlaw
Scott Lemon
Julie-Anne Liechty After twenty five years as a New York/LA/Chicago actress, Julie-Anne Liechty returned to her native Salt Lake where she started sharing her wealth of knowledge in her ACTORS IN ACTION classes. Ms. Liechty's vast experience and training includes a BFA in acting from DePaul University's Theatre School in Chicago, classes and showcases at NYC's Circle in the Square Theatre, where she worked with legendary American playwright Landford Wison, and at the Juilliard School where she studied the Alexander Technique. She also studied Shakespeare with the London Theatre Exchange, and in Los Angeles she spent three years at Playhouse West learning the Meisner technique with Jeff Goldblum and Mark Pellegrino. Her credits range from New York City Off-Broadway and Regional theatre, to LA film and TV work, to plays at Pioneer Theatre Company and other film, TV and commercial castings. Due to the effectiveness of the "Liechty Technique," she is taking the Workshops to other US cities in hopes of revolutionizing more acting careers from coast to coast.
http://www.actorsinactionclass.com/acting-instructor/
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.
Christopher Martinez
Jeff Maxfield
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.
Donna Milakovic
Jim Mortensen
Wendy Oldroyd
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.
Camille Pendleton
Bridget Renshaw
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.
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.
John Somerville
Tom Sturtevant
Stephen Sylvester
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.
Di Wu
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.