Lehi’s Ganel-Lyn Condie lets loss lead to writing career

As told to Jeanette Bennett Two weeks before we closed on this Lehi home, I had a horrible impression that we weren’t financially going to be able to live here. My husband felt strongly that we were supposed to be in this Ivory home. We were [...]

BusinessQ Roundtable: Mind your humans (resources)

In the Summer 2017 BusinessQ Roundtable, seven human resource experts shared where the resources abound. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What are the biggest changes you have seen in the HR world in the past decade? Starr Fowler, Vivint: Ten [...]

Decades: Women act their age

Walk through a woman’s lifetime from her 20s to her 80s. Spoiler alert! Each of these local girlie girls think they’re living in the best stage of life.

Rise and shout: Patti Edwards carries on LaVell’s loving legacy

When LaVell Edwards went overseas during the Korean War, he and his bride, Patti, decided to “enjoy the now.” “Now is all we have, and we can’t waste it,” says Patti from their family home of 50 years near Rock Canyon Park. And since [...]

The fine art of living: Sue Bergin shares her wisdom both quietly and loudly

Orem’s Sue Bergin has always been an activist. In the 1980s, she marched against the MX missile. When she was a 30-year-old Relief Society president in an LDS singles ward, she told the bishop they were going to replace Homemaking with activities [...]

Elaine Dalton: Former LDS Young Women President’s personal progress leads her to UVU’s Board of Trustees

After Elaine Dalton finished her 16 years serving on the LDS Church’s Young Women General Board and presidency — including five years as president — she knew she had to be careful with how she spent her time. “I wanted to avoid things [...]

This one’s for the girls: Stat! Susan Madsen feels urgency to share research on women

In the past year, UVU professor Susan Madsen has traveled to Greece, India, Nepal, Slovania, Croatia, Argentina, Austria and Germany sharing research and motivation regarding women’s roles in education, leadership, politics and economics. “I [...]

Chatbooker-in-Chief Vanessa Quigley leads ‘Best Company To Work For’

Employees: 110 employees Founded: 2014 City: Provo, Utah Chatbooks is the first business venture for Chatbooker-in-Chief Vanessa Quigley. Her role during her husband’s first companies was to support from the sidelines where she was learning [...]

Senator Hatch talks Trump and tech with local entrepreneurs

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch spoke to about 25 entrepreneurs and tech executives at Silicon Slopes headquarters in Lehi, Utah, Thursday afternoon. During the hourlong discussion held before lunch, the group discussed a myriad of topics from technology [...]

BusinessQ Roundtable: Let’s get real (estate)

In the Spring 2017 BusinessQ Roundtable, seven commercial construction experts went the rounds on trends, timing, workspace and myths. Jeanette Bennett, BusinessQ: What is the status of commercial construction in Utah County? Gifford Briggs, [...]

22 high schoolers who will change the world

By Jeanette Bennett and Lindsey Williams Photos by Matt Bennett and Dave Blackhurst Jump into this annual Utah Valley Magazine feature and meet 22 goal-scoring seniors on their home turf. Utah Valley Magazine editors partnered with local high [...]

Abigail Smith — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Abigail Smith School: Westlake High School Parents: Terry & Lisa Smith One of Abigail Smith’s jazz teacher’s taught her to get comfortable with the uncomfortable — and she applies this dance principle to high school. “Don’t [...]

Anissa Morrison — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Anissa Morrison School: Timpanogos High School Parents: Chris & Aftyn Morrison Anissa Morrison felt pressure to get a high ACT. Despite taking it five times, her top score was a 23. “But I still got scholarships and life goes [...]

Abby Skousen — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Abby Skousen School: Skyridge High School Parents Rick & Julie Skousen As the first student body president of Skyridge High School, Abby Skousen has been a giant leader from her 4-foot-11 frame. Mini-resume 3.98 GPA, student body [...]

Jason Harline — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Jason Harline School: Pleasant Grove High School Parents: Donald & Benita Harline As student council spirit chair, Jason Harline led the student section to winning the UHSAA’s statewide Battle of the Fans. “I may not win state [...]

Braden Bromley — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Braden Bromley School: Lone Peak High School Parents: Reed & Rhonda Bromley On Braden Bromley’s 18th birthday, the student section at the football game sang to him and held stick faces of him as a 5-year-old. Mini-resume Student [...]

Trev and Bowen Davis — 2017 high schoolers who will change the world

Student: Trev & Bowen Davis School: Liahona Preparatory Academy Parents: Jeff & Kara Davis Trev Davis came to Liahona in ninth grade, and a drama trip to California that year helped him create lifelong friendships he still has today. [...]

Reagan Shepherd — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Reagan Shepherd School: Lehi High School Parents: Mike & Erin Shepherd Throughout high school, Reagan Shepherd talked tirelessly with friends about who would go to Skyridge when it opened. Her senior year, she stayed at Lehi as [...]

Jeremy Hadfield – 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Jeremy Hadfield School: Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy Parents: Varden & Rebecca Hadfield Jeremy Hadfield wrote a philosophy curriculum for elementary schools and then personally taught it to fifth-graders. Mini-resume 3.85 [...]

Emma Todd — 2017 high schooler who will change the world

Student: Emma Todd School: American Heritage School Parents: Daniel & Ilima Todd Emma Todd lives across the street from American Heritage School, which is convenient for this musical, theatrical, academic and outdoorsy senior who says [...]