2020 Fab 40: Christy Tribe

Christy Tribe, Junior Achievement President Age 59 • Salt Lake City • Pisces About 16 years ago, Junior Achievement of Utah hired Christy as a program manager. Now she’s the CEO and president. (Between the two titles, she’s also filled every role at the Salt Lake-based organization.) JA aims to help students K-12 connect their classroom […]

2020 Fab 40: David Butler

David Butler, Author + Teacher Age 39 • Lehi • Capricorn At the end of 2018, David teamed up with Emily Belle Freeman to create “Don’t Miss This,” a video log of study points from the “Come, Follow Me” program published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The audio from those scripture-with-personality […]

Utah Valley Must-Dos For March and April 2020

By Chelsea Kern and Ansalee Morison Don’t miss these eight must-dos throughout the months of March and April. Magical Miss February 21-April 11 Matilda Wormwood is much more than an ordinary school girl. Though anguished by distant parents and the school bully and principal, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda realizes she has many friends worth fighting for. […]

UV To Do: Calendar Of Events For March 2020

Spring is right around the corner, and we’ve collected dozens of ways to celebrate. Mark your calendar for these March events. Events Silver Sky Nights When: March 6, 14, 21 and 27 Where: Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Cost: FREE Site: visitparkcity.com Broadway Show Tunes Train When: March 6 at 7 p.m. Where: Heber Valley Railroad Cost: $15 Site: hebervalleyrr.org […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure Comes to Utah Valley Hospital

The completion of the new Pedersen Tower at Utah Valley Hospital opened possibilities not available before the facility’s expansion. One major improvement is a dedicated operating room with the equipment required to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis that hinders blood flow through the heart. “Traditionally, this […]

Prepping Provo: Chris Blinzinger Prepares Provo City For The Worst

Chris Blinzinger’s job is to prepare for the best and worst case scenarios — and every possibility in between. As the emergency management coordinator for Provo City, he works with the health department, sheriff’s office, governor’s office, national guard, local hospitals, BYU and UVU to prepare Provo City and the surrounding area for emergency situations. […]

20 Q’s with Chad Lewis

During the 20th year of Utah Valley Magazine, we’re re-interviewing cover stories with 20 new questions.  Utah Valley Magazine: What do you remember about being on the cover of Utah Valley Magazine in 2002? Chad Lewis: It was a great honor at the time, and I still feel the same way now. UV: What advice […]

Q&A with LDS Film Festival Owner Kels Goodman

By Jayna Smith Kels Goodman is a producer, director and cinematographer in Utah Valley known for his work on “Hidden in the Heartland,” “The Last Eagle Scout” and “Handcart.” He produced the infamous Blendtec “Will It Blend?” videos. This creative mind also owns the LDS Film Festival hosted each year in Orem. Utah Valley Magazine: […]

Inspirational Video Platform Lifey Publishes 10,000th Video

By JT Lamoreaux Lifey, a video platform of people sharing their experiences and stories, published its 10,000th video last week. The videos cover a variety of topics including missions, Christian topics, religions and culture. Although this is a great milestone, founder Alex Balinski has a much higher goal for the app’s world-impact. “The vision of […]

Special Delivery: Nick and Morgan Peterson Keep Smiling Through Birth and Biopsy

On March 14, 2019, Nick Peterson learned that the sinus infection he had been fighting for two months was in fact an aggressive cancer called sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma, or SNUC. Nick received his diagnosis over the phone while attending an OB/GYN check-up with his wife, Morgan. The Springville couple were expecting the birth of their […]

Double the Dreamers: Brad and Shae Robins Reach For the Stage and Lift Each Other

Brad Robins and Shae Hunsaker met in 2011 as members of BYU Young Ambassadors. That summer they toured to South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland with the group. “On Young Ambassadors, we had a variety of experiences — onstage, offstage, in the limelight, out of the limelight. That gave us an opportunity to see each other […]

The Comeback Couple: Ashlynn and Coby Mitchell Overcome Addiction and Betrayal

For the first 15 years of their marriage, both Ashlynn and Coby Mitchell suffered in silence. Their marriage was more like a cautionary tale than the material for a “Happy Couples” article. But through hard work, a commitment to change and ongoing therapy, they transformed their story to one of triumph and are now sharing […]

Going Viral: Michael Locke’s #tattletaletuesdays Tell All

By Jayna Smith Detective Michael Locke uses humor to manage and grow the Orem Police Department’s wildly popular social media. “I’m known around here for telling stupid jokes while keeping a straight face, so people don’t know if I’m ever joking or not,” he says. After working for just over two years in the Orem […]

Q Cards: How to Recharge Without Using a Day of PTO

Everybody deserves a beach day — or five beach days and a piña colada — but not all methods to recharging need to dip into your PTO or your frequent flier miles. Jason Conover, licensed clinical social worker at Utah Valley Clinic Psychiatry and Counseling, says recharging can look like one of two methods for […]

Danor Gerald Talks Black History Month

By Jayna Smith  Actor and producer Danor Gerald is most well-known for his roles in “Forever Strong,” “Saints and Soldiers: the Void” and “95ers: Echoes.” More recently, this Saratoga Springs local played Issac James in the 2018 movie “Jane and Emma.” Danor felt privileged to bring to life a piece of African-American history as part […]

UV To Do: February 2020

Love is in the air… and so is a collection of fantastic events around Utah County. Make sure to consult this list before you plan your next February outing. Events Midway Ice Castles When: Jan. 1- TBD Where: Homestead Crater Cost: $10-$22 Site: icecastles.com/utah Cirque Mechanics: “42 FT” When: Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Where: […]

Avanti Medical Center in Lehi Extends Quality of Life For Couples By Treating the Symptoms That Come With Advancing Age

Avanti Medical Center extends quality of life with state-of-the-art regenerative therapies from its clinic in Lehi. A proud member of the Sexual Medicine Society and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Avanti Medical Center is led by medical professionals Kellie McFall, FNP, and Laura Winegar. Avanti Medical Center specializes in cutting-edge anti-aging therapies, and is […]

Local Activewear Brand IVL Collective is Just Warming Up

When Highland’s Emily Jackson told people she wanted to get into the activewear business, they told her the market was oversaturated and highly competitive — but she laced up her entrepreneurial shoes and jumped in anyway. Her self-funded activewear line, IVL Collective, has warmed up in record time. Jackson’s latest release, an insulated puffer jacket, […]

Service-Oriented Mindset: Heather Frost Empowers Spanish Fork Residents

By Jayna Smith Heather Frost understands that some problems don’t sleep — which means she won’t either. “It does not matter if it’s 2 p.m. or 2 a.m., she is always there for victims,” says Spanish Fork Lt. Matt Johnson. “She shows up with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. Heather […]

A Look Back At Dining Reviews From The Past Two Decades

By Mary Crafts The year 2020 marks the 15th year I’ve been writing restaurant reviews for Utah Valley Magazine. I’ve reviewed 104 restaurants which have ranged from Mexican, to American, to burger joints, to BBQ, to pizza and fine dining. It has been quite a ride of food, love and fun, so I thought we […]

How to Do Everything Better

Start 2020 with these 21 life hacks from hometown experts. How to get off the couch and prepare for a half marathon without dying? Check. How to foster independence in children? Yep. You’ll even learn when to keep said children home from school. Time to up your game. How to Know What the Heck is […]

How To Approach Adversity With Humor

By Christopher Clark People often want to know what it was like when the doctor told me I had a terminal illness. I wish I had a better story. I don’t remember responding at all. I didn’t cry. I didn’t speak. I didn’t mutter a full sentence for several minutes until a nurse was describing […]

How to Improve Grandma’s Roll Recipe

By Angie Phipps, head baker at Provo Bakery Grandma’s roll recipe is tried and true, just like Provo Bakery recipes that have been with the bakery since it opened more than 100 years ago. Our tip to improve your roll recipe at home is to lightly brush the tops with melted butter as you take […]

How to Raise Independent Children

By Camille Aagard, 2019 BYU Law School graduate 2019 and mother of 5. When she went back to school to study law, her children were between ages 6 and 16.  Helicopter parenting does more harm than good. I used to hover over science projects. Now they do their own. They are self reliant. Here are […]

How to Maximize the Selling Price of Your Home

By Sheralyn Bennett Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Real Estate  Your home is typically your biggest asset. Taking the time to get your home ready to show its best will pay off in the end. Here is how to maximize the selling price. Declutter, deep clean and depersonalize. Less is more when selling. It helps your […]