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Shad Webb grew up in Blanding, but now calls Lehi home along with his two young children. Shad helps local entrepreneurs find homes for their businesses through commercial real estate.

Everybody has a story: Master of the market

Shad Webb grew up in Blanding, but now calls Lehi home along with his two young children. Shad helps local entrepreneurs find homes for their businesses through commercial real estate. Growing up in Blanding, Utah, I spent a lot of time outdoors. [...]
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Where the rubber meets the road: First female UDOT region director gives confidence the green light

Teri Newell is the first female region director in UDOT history — but that’s not her proudest accomplishment. She turns her focus to the men and women she works with, and the city officers and business owners she meets every day on the job. [...]
Keri Beardall feature

Everyone deserves a chance to play: Mapleton’s special needs league is for VIPs

Volunteer peer helpers benefit as much as the athletes they assist. Imagine a baseball game with no rules. No score. And everyone is on the same team. It doesn’t sound like a typical baseball game — and that’s because it’s not. Keri [...]
Kathleeen Lopez feature

Don’t stop believing: Kathleen Lopez overcame abuse and loss to become a wife, mother and CEO

Within just a few decades, Kathleen Lopez escaped an abusive relationship, remarried, supported her family through her husband’s job loss and lost her son to suicide. She relied on her faith and family to survive — and her favorite quote [...]
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Everyone deserves an angel: Musana provides impoverished women a place to work

Melissa Sevy and Linden Baker employ women around the world and teach them to be self-sustainable as part of Musana Jewelry. Over 8,000 miles away in the town of Lugazi is a workshop of women creating indigenous jewelry and earning money to [...]
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The Queen of Clean: Vicki Winterton encourages organizing for progress, not perfection

Vicki Winterton was a brand-new empty nester when advice from a guest star on “Oprah” hit home. “This career professional said, ‘Do something with your life that allows you to enjoy every day.’ When I thought about what I enjoy doing, [...]
Before her interview with Utah Valley Magazine, Vicki says she fine-tuned her spaces. She knows that areas that were once organized will get jumbled with daily living. But having a system that works ensures that it doesn’t take her long to get back to organization she craves. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Tidy Tips from professional organize Vicki Winterton

Before her interview with Utah Valley Magazine, Vicki says she fine-tuned her spaces. She knows that areas that were once organized will get jumbled with daily living. But having a system that works ensures that it doesn’t take her long to [...]
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Adoption: Two families, twice the love

(Stock Photo) When a couple adopts, they’re not just opening their hearts and homes to welcome one new family member. Birth parents and their families often become a part of the new family equation. Lauren Andrews, a social services worker [...]
Kalani and Timberly Sitake met at a Sub for Santa dance at BYU, and now they are raising Skye (12), Sadie (9) and KK (5) in the town Kalani considers home. “I remember driving down I-15 when I was younger and knowing where we were by how the air smelled,” Kalani says. “Even with my eyes closed, I could tell if we were passing Geneva or if we were close to the Point of the Mountain. I love this valley.”  (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Rise and route: Fan-Player-Coach journey leads Kalani and Timberly Sitake to first-and-10

Kalani and Timberly Sitake met at a Sub for Santa dance at BYU, and now they are raising Skye (12), Sadie (9) and KK (5) in the town Kalani considers home. “I remember driving down I-15 when I was younger and knowing where we were by how the [...]
SPJ awards feature

Utah Valley Magazine continues streak as best Utah magazine; UtahValley360 earns 7 SPJ awards

Besides taking first and third for best magazine in 2015, Bennett Communications also swept the best cover category with Utah Valley BusinessQ (1st), Utah Valley Magazine (2nd) and Utah Valley Bride (3rd). (Photo by Rebecca Lane) Utah Valley [...]
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Made in UV: Survival kit shoe laces; summer style

By Erica Palmer The talent and creativity of Utah County residents is limitless. Here are five locally founded and created businesses that brighten Utah Valley. Feet-ure Every hiker faces the dilemma of being prepared vs. packing light, and [...]
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Nest-egg planning: An empty house means it’s time to get serious about retirement planning

(Stock Photo) Children are rewarding, loving and costly. So, when they start to leave, it’s a good time to start seriously considering retirement and financial planning. “Usually, starting at about 45 and especially by age 50, people should [...]
Fiesta Days feature

7 things Dave Oyler wants you to know about Spanish Fork

Dave Oyler grew up in Idaho and never planned on settling down in Spanish Fork. But while he was getting his master’s in public administration at BYU, he got a job as the first official city manager of Spanish Fork — and he and his wife, [...]
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Guidance in the storm: Professional advice on handling divorce

(Stock Photo) Scott Card, an attorney and partner at Fillmore Spencer in Provo, has practiced family law for 22 years. He’s navigated divorces for hundreds of clients and understands the challenges families face as they dissolve a marriage. “When [...]
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Class of 2006: Where are they now?

Compiled by Hunter Lock Since 2001, Utah Valley Magazine has been highlighting high schoolers who will change the world. We caught up with five of the gamechangers featured in 2006 to see what they’ve been up to the past decade. Verdict? They’re [...]
Eric Stauffer (left) is still in the driver’s seat when it comes to family activities,  but his parents Tricia and Brian are emotionally preparing for their last chick to leave the nest. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Flying Together: Spanish Fork’s Brian and Tricia Stauffer are on the road to an empty nest

Eric Stauffer (left) is still in the driver’s seat when it comes to family activities, but his parents Tricia and Brian are emotionally preparing for their last chick to leave the nest. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher) Adventure Bus Siting A fully [...]
Pioneer Park feature

Pioneer activities give Tuesday visitors the Moyle treatment

John Rowe Moyle’s descendents host free pioneer games and experiences on Tuesdays in Alpine. By Erica Palmer Every Tuesday morning through the summer months, three generations of pioneer descendants don their bonnets, petticoats and suspenders [...]
Summer Fun feature

2016 Summer Fun Map to Summer Adventure in Utah Valley

(Click on image to enlarge.) Ditch the compass — this flowchart maps out 40 ideas to get your summer started off with a bang. High Adventure More than 1 million travelers come to southern Utah from all over the world to see one thing — Arches [...]
The Semidey family from Provo has grandma and grandpa living with them, making it a three-generation household. Read their story here.

3 tips for families considering a multigenerational home

The Semidey family from Provo has grandma and grandpa living with them, making it a three-generation household. Read their story here. Dr. Jeremy Cottle, licensed social worker and CEO of Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital, knows that achieving [...]
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Let’s Live Together: Choosing to have 3 generations live under one roof

Rosiann and Rafael Semidey (center) have never regretted their decision to have Rosiann’s parents, Margie and Reinaldo Rojas (left) move in with them. The Semidey children (right to left), Kysliann, Kyneisha, Kyliani and Kedrick, love it, [...]