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.
Amy Austin
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.
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
Hayley Barry
Joe Belnap

Joe Belnap is a published author, has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and serves in the Office of Information Technology at UVU where he was honored with the IT award of excellence by the Board of Trustees. He has over 15 years of consulting experience where he received a Commitment to Excellence Award, and recognized as one "Driven to Continuously Improve." Joe is a graduate from Disney Institute's Leadership Excellence program and earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Belnap brings over 35 years of extensive business experience. In addition to his technical expertise, he has a broad business background, including finance, human resources, operations, marketing, and executive administration.
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
Lois Brown

Lois Brown’s love of all things fantastical began at an early age when her five older brothers made her watch television shows such as Dr. Who and Lost in Space. (Yes, the originals.) Her passion for fiction continued when, at age twelve, she spent an entire summer buying Star Wars collector cards. Now she likes to write her own books that spark the imagination. Her first novel, CYCLES, was a top five finalist of The Kindle Book Review’s “Best YA Indie Books of 2012.” Recently, she has appeared on television shows such as Myth Hunters: The Curse of Montezuma’s Gold and America Unearthed sharing her passion for treasure hunting stories. For updates on Lois’s adventures in writing, please subscribe to her newsletter online at loisdbrown.com
Daphne Budge

Daphne Budge I learned to speak French in high school where I had amazing teachers. I spent a semester at the Sorbonne in Paris. I continued my studies at BYU. I graduated from BYU with a French major and a linguistics minor. I spent 1 1/2 years in France as an LDS missionary. My mother-in-law is from France; I got "mother-in-law points" by teaching my own children to speak French in our home. Since then, I have taught French to all ages - from preschool to adults. I currently teach 3rd grade French Immersion at Edgemont Elementary School in Provo. I have a passion for teaching. It is the best of all professions. My goal in the French 2 class is to give the students a living language, if you can't communicate with people, it's a dead language to you.
Lauren Burton
Laurie Cerroni
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!”
Justin Comstock
Danielle Cook
Holly Coutts
Richard Crandall

Colonel Richard Crandall joined the Idaho Army National Guard when a senior in high school. He served continuously in the service of his country until 1995, a period of 38 years. He attended college at Brigham Young University and received a BS Degree in Sociology and a minor in Air Science.

Col Crandall has piloted T-37 and T-38 jet aircraft, Boeing KC-135s (the air force's primary refueling craft), flown 85 combat missions in SE Asia, and run cargo missions with the C-124 Globemaster and T-33 Shooting Star jet. He also has served at the Pentagon as a plans officer for the Air Force Reserve, then at Space Command in Colorado Springs, and finally at Langley AFB in charge of mobilization support for the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. Col Crandall retired from active duty in 1995.

His love of flying led to employment in 1996 in the Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University) flight department where he eventually served as Director of Flight Training, Academic Support, and Safety, and where he saw the program grow to be the fifth largest collegiate flight program in the nation. Colonel Crandall retired for the second time in 2011, but still remains on the faculty as an aviation history professor, part-time flight instructor, and director of the Day Camp and Road Scholar programs.

Chad Deavers
Dorothy Durrant
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.
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.

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.
Lindsey Gerber
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.
Gwen Groth

Gwen Groth has a huge passion for Sign Language, Deaf Culture, and people of the Deaf Community. She had friends with deaf siblings growing up but didn't learn Sign Language until her senior year in high school when she took ASL 1. She was second highest in her class. Gwen later served an LDS mission with American Sign Language as her Language. She truly grew to love being with deaf adults and kids, and being immersed into their culture. After returning from her mission, she went to college at UVU and graduated with a Bachelors in American Sign Language and Psychology
Susan Guinn
Karl Haisch
Matthew Hamby
Belinda Han
Holli Harris Holli Harris has been practicing mindfulness for 8 years. In 2016, she obtained her yoga and meditation certification in India. Soon after, Holli founded Elevate Corporate Wellness, an organization dedicated to helping corporations create wellness programs rooted in mindfulness and yoga. Holli has taught Elevate's curriculum for over 20 companies and organizations including Nature's Sunshine Products, Vivint Smart Home, and Associated Food Stores. Holli has continued her education through Google's Search Inside Yourself mindfulness training, the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, and the Sacred Falls Meditation Center on Oahu.
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 Houghton

Amie Houghton is currently a full time professor in the Forensic Science Program at UVU. Prior to her teaching appointment, she served as a Special Agent for 11 years with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). During her time as a federal agent, she conducted felony level investigations for the Navy and Marine Corps. Amie specialized in forensic field investigations, which included crime scene processing, analysis and reconstruction. She has worked all over the world, to include California, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Okinawa. Amie has a Masters degree in Forensic Science with a concentration in crime scene investigations and a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
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.
Marne' Isakson
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
Claudia Jensen

Claudia Enriqueta Sosa de Jensen was born in the southwest of Argentina's Patagonia. After graduating she taught elementary school for indigenous children. For the last twenty-eight years in America she has taught, Preschool, language development to English and Spanish speaking children for Provo's Early Intervention Program, and 6th grade. She directed a youth center she created for Nebo School District and Springville City and now works for Dixon Middle School as the link between families and the school as well as coordinating the efforts of volunteer services from the community. She also has taught Spanish classes to students from 1st to 12th grades and teaches Spanish Community Education classes for UVU. Claudia has always thought that teachers can change the world. She knows that "persistence and dedication can do it, one child at the time."
Joseph Jensen

Joseph Jensen studied astronomy at Caltech and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For 12 years, he worked as a research astronomer at the Gemini Observatory, a major international research facility with telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. Dr. Jensen is now in his fifth year teaching astronomy and physics at UVU. Dr. Jensen leads a group researching the expansion rate of the universe using infrared data from the Hubble Space Telescope. He also serves as the Managing Editor for the prestigious Conference Series published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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.
Kylene Jones

Kylene Jones has an educational background in business management as well as in family studies. She has also served on the advisory board and on the board of directors for TACDA and is currently the editor for The Journal of Civil Defense. She has a passion for researching and experimenting, adding a sense of real life to their writing and teaching. She is the co-author of The Practical Prepper - A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies and blogs at www.theprovidentprepper.org. A firm believer in hands-on learning, she involves her family in emergency training for everything from fire drills, to living off food storage and garden produce, to turning off the power in the dead of winter just to see if they can survive it. Many powerful lessons are learned from these experiences, the best lesson being that we are tougher than any challenge. We will not only survive, but we will emerge better, stronger people as a result of the adventure.
Jacob Lamb
Hailey Liechty
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/
Chris Lindquist
Rachel Lunt
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.
Susan Martin
John McCombs
Deborah McGraw
Aaron McGuire
Mary Jane McGuire

Mary Jane McGuire has been a Family & Consumer Science Teacher for over 19 years. The classes she has taught include Fashion Strategies, Beginning Sewing, & FACS Exploration for grades 7-9, after school needlework classes, summer sewing and cooking classes. She has been a costume designer and assistant dresser for drama department.

Mary Jane is a Quilt and Sewing Class Instructor: Mormon Handicraft (Quilt Shop) for 15 years as well as a beginning and intermediate quilting class instructor. She has over 25 years experience as a personal tailor. She has owned her own business sewing, designing, & alteration of wedding and other dresses, suits, costumes, and a variety of interior designs.

Her education includes a Masters Degree in Family Sciences from Brigham Young University and a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics Education also from Brigham Young University.
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
Donna Milakovic
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.
Tammy 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.
Katherine O'Donnell

Katherine O'Donnell has been cake decorating and teaching cake decorating classes for the past 10 years. She worked at a professional bakery as their Lead Cake Decorator, and has successfully run her own business from her home in Springville Utah. Katherine currently has a TV show airing on Spanish Fork Channel 17 all about cake decorating, as well as a YouTube station - "A Piece of Cake Utah". Katherine not only enjoys cake decorating and teaching it, but she loves to read, snow shoe, sew, and do just about anything crafty! Cake decorating is more than a job or hobby for Katherine, "it's a fun and creative outlet, a way to connect with others, and something that is always challenging me. I absolutely love it and more than anything I love sharing my skills with others."

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.
Luke Peterson
Allen Purvis
Jacqueline Radigan
Axel Ramirez
Hannah Rose
Hannah Rose is a digital marketing and print journalist specialist with a degree in public relations from Utah Valley University. She has published over 155 articles to local and national online platforms. She has worked with start-up e-commerce companies to grow organic traffic and revenue by 30% year-over-year. She has worked internally for a Utah-based healthcare network as a marketing specialist and consultant for 72 doctors.
Her passion for effective communication has led her to where she currently works, Stryde, a Utah-based digital marketing agency. Her clients include TruSelf Organics, Artificer Woodworks, Cariloha and Henry Schein.
Avinoam Sapir
J. Scott Savage
Wendy Shapero
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.
DeShawn Smith
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
Staff
Ovidia Tarin
M. Harvey Taylor

M. Harvey Taylor was full time teacher for Alpine/Nebo School Districts (33 years) and just recently retired. He and his wife Janet Rae Dixon have 4 sons (Evan, Matthew, Michael and Aaron)

Harvey has taught the after school Scratch classes for the past five years for the UVU Community Education program and Southern Utah University. He earned his bachelors degree and his ESL endorsement from Brigham Young University and teaches in the ESL program through UVU Community Education.
Jessica Wagstaff
Audrey Waleyko
Alisha Wall
Ben Williams
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.
Keith Wride
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.

Jason Young
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.