Course Listing - by Instructor

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.
Carrie Ashcraft Carrie Ashcraft is a Lecturer at Utah Valley University. Her research interests include Teacher Performance Assessments, community building which respects individual, family, and community Funds of Knowledge, and promoting equitable academic practices and access within public schools. Previously, she taught secondary English, History, and mathematics in Idaho and Utah for 15 years and composition at Utah Valley University. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieAshcraft1
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.
Cheska Banez

Cheska Banez is an Art Education Major at Utah Valley University who is passionate about using her talents to help elementary kids reach their best potential. Cheska started exploring the visual arts at the young age of 5 and has since then developed skills in graphite, charcoal, vector art, acrylic, and oil painting. Her love for teaching began at age 12 when she started teaching at church. She continues to practice this craft even in past jobs as a tutor and now as full time ESL teacher to students ages 3-11 years old. She loves the arts and hopes to help ignite a creative spark in the young generation right away, so that the treasures of imagination and honesty will never fade away.
Hayley Barry Hayley Barry is a hand-lettering artist and calligrapher from Provo UT. Hayley has been working as a freelance lettering artist for the past 2 years and has a background in teaching private hand-lettering workshops as well as teaching for She has done lettering art and calligraphy for clients all over the United States.
Jeff Breglio
Jennifer Call Jennifer Call is a Lecturer of Autism Studies at Utah Valley University. She has taught Special Education in Texas, at an elementary school and in Utah at a residential treatment center for adolescents. She has also worked with families and individuals with autism in their home as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Kim Cardwell
Laurie Cerroni
Jenny Cook
Suzy Cox Suzy Cox is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University specializing in Educational Psychology and Technology Integration. Her research and professional interests include learner-centered teaching, differentiation with technology, and educational neuroscience. She has presented at the international Learning & the Brain conference on the use of technology to promote creativity and higher-order thinking and is a passionate advocate for arts programs for children.
Lianna Crosby
Ryan Davis
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
Liz Evans
Joshua Forsyth Joshua Forsyth 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.

Emily Hedrick

Emily Hedrick is in her second year as a full time faculty in UVU’s Digital Media Department. Her background is in digital cinema, UX design, and photography. Emily worked in the industry for over 10 years in digital media. She has worked on numerous projects that focused on the latest and greatest in emerging media technologies.

Her work at UVU and personal projects have taken her around the world shooting video and photography. Emily specializes in landscape and wildlife photography, which has allowed her to travel to all 7 continents. When she’s not traveling, she is mentoring students who share the same passion for capturing the world around them through digital media.

Mike Howard
Sandra Hughes
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.
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
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.
Jacob Kent
Cameron Knudsen
Sharee Laidlaw
Hannah Lambert
Natasha LeBaron
Carlie Leavitt
Jennifer Mangum-Whaley
Christopher Martinez
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.
Leisa Mukai
Guy Nelson

Guy Nelson has been a woodcarver for over 30 years and enjoys teaching people how to make their own characters. He has taught hundreds of boy scouts and carved over 6,400 scout bolos.
Katie Nelson
Leif Erik Nielson
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.
Amanda Parramoure
Bobbi Pendell
Shantel Price
Joe Putnam
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.

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.
Holly Robbins

Holly Robbins has been a beginning Russian instructor for the last 25 years. She is also an editor/copywriter by day and a singer/songwriter performer by night. She has five kids and lives just up the street from UVU.
With Russian's unfamiliar sounds and written characters, Russian can initially seem overwhelming to a lot of beginning students, especially if you've ever tried to go it alone. My approach is to meet you right where you're at and to show you that 1) you know more about learning any foreign language than you may currently realize, and 2) it is significantly more enjoyable and doable with someone who makes it enjoyable. Whether you're planning a trip to Russia, want a fun bonding activity with a friend, sibling or teen or are hoping to understand your Russian in-laws better, this class is for you!
Hannah 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.
Wendy Shapero
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.
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
Ginelle Swenson
Violeta Vasilevska
Trevor Warburton Trevor Warburton is an assistant professor of secondary education at Utah Valley University. He is especially interested in building capacity in teachers to infuse equity practices into their daily teaching, with an emphasis in mathematics. He taught high school mathematics in rural Colorado. He has also taught mathematics and teacher education at various community colleges and the University of Utah and worked in Jordan School District as math coach for the special education department. Follow him on Twitter: @twarburton80
Greg Whelan
Kassandra Worsley
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.