In 1990, my parents purchased an old, blue farmhouse in rural Huntsville, Utah – also known as Ogden Valley. To this day, the valley boasts more cattle than people and is free from traffic lights, sidewalks and movie theaters. It remains my home and a place where many of my favorite memories come from.
I attended Weber High School in North Ogden and later went on to complete my education at Salt Lake Community College, The University of Utah and later Duke University’s Fuqua school of business.
I am the proud husband of a beautiful wife and an excellent Mother who has blessed us with two special children. I work for a company with Utah roots and international ties – FranklinCovey. Our organization produces some of the finest content in the areas of Leadership, Success and Communication available worldwide.
I was hired to start and grow a new division within the company focused solely on education and family consumers. For six years, I have traveled throughout Asia growing our business in countries such as Pakistan, Hong Kong, Myanmar, and Thailand, among others. I have led our expansion from just a few countries to 17 in total throughout Asia.
Our family recently completed a three-year stint with FranklinCovey in Tokyo, Japan. As the Country Executive, I led our corporate efforts to open a new market, hire competent staff members and collaborate with the government to integrate our content into the public and private school systems throughout Japan.
With staff in each of these countries that vary in language, culture and ethnicity, I have come to understand how vital clear communication and strategy is within an organization. A strategy is key in managing and guiding an people – it ensures that all decisions fit together.
I believe my experiences abroad and domestically in the private sector qualify me in organizing a strategy that will ensure our success for years to come.