Page "Paiger" Adams earned her bachelor's degree at Weber State in math and physical education and her Masters of Education from University of Utah. She has taught math for 23 years at both the junior high and senior high school levels, including math 7, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra & trig honors, and ACT math.
Dana Alletto has a passion for pastry. She completed the Wilton’s Master Cake course prior to heading to culinary school. During her four years at Johnson and Wales University she completed two internships abroad; the first at the ENSP in France and the second at the DCT in Switzerland, receiving certificates from both. After graduating with a bachelor’s of science in baking and pastry; Dana went on to work as a pastry chef for Aramark in Colorado. Once the summer season ended she moved to Utah and worked as a baker for Deer Valley. After working there for three years she took a pastry chef job at the Canyons, where she still currently works. When not in the kitchen, Dana enjoys being outdoors, skiing, hiking, recreational sports, and hanging out with friends.
Tannia Bowers has been involved in childcare for 25 years. She has taught preschool at Mayflower Child Care where she was also the Assistant Director and at East High School. She is currently at East High and loves to work with the high school students as they learn to teach preschool age children. She has taught many after school classes to children ages 4-12. And she is also a nanny after school. She has many years of experience with young children and loves to teach them in a hands on learning environment. She has 4 children of her own and some are following in her footsteps to care for and teach the wonderful children in our community.
Hilary Cavanaugh is an award-winning pastry chef who has been baking in the Salt Lake Valley for over 10 years. After attending UVU's Culinary Arts Program, she began her career and has worked as a pastry chef at a wide variety of bakeries in the state ever since. In 2012, Hilary had the opportunity to be on Food Network's Cupcake Wars winning team as the assistant for the Sweet Tooth Fairy. Also in 2012, Hilary opened her own dessert catering business, Rue de Lis Desserts, which has received statewide and national recognition on blogs and in magazines. Hilary's greatest passion is teaching people of all ages the art and enjoyment that comes from working in the kitchen.
Elaine Clark has been teaching science classes for 29 years to students ranging in ages from 4 years to adult. After teaching high school in Georgia, she attended graduate school at the University of Utah where she earned a MS. in Biology, and is licensed to teach science in grades 6-12 in the state of Utah. From 1984 to 2003 Elaine designed and taught hands-on science classes for students ages 4-15 during the after school and/or enrichment programs at the Utah Museum of Natural History and various schools throughout the Salt Lake City School District, including the Homeless Shelter School where she taught for eleven years. Currently Elaine is the science specialist for the Salt Lake Arts Academy where she teaches 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science. She received the Salt Lake School District "Volunteer of the Year" Award in 1990, and the Utah PTA/KUED Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2003. Elaine's main goal is help students discover that science is FUN, INTERESTING, and USEFUL, and that ANYONE can be a scientist.
Hailing from the deep south, Bobby has worked as an artist and writer for over twenty-four years. He has been working as an educator since 2006, teaching art, theatre and film in Salt Lake high schools and with the University of Utah's Youth Education program. He is currently working in theatre as a director and writer for local production companies.
Sam Dunn holds BAs in History and Scandinavian Studies from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Theater-Film from the University of Utah. He was a law student. He is a filmmaker and he works for the Sundance Film Festival. He has taught courses for the University of Utah's Department of Film and Media Arts since 1992 and he has taught courses for the University of Utah's Honors College since 2010. He speaks Swedish fluently and he reads all of the Germanic languages, including Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon. Sam enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and movies.
Elliott has spent a lifetime in summer camps as both camper and every position imaginable as staff. Since summer 2012 Elliott has brought his experience to Club U camps as Camp Director. Elliott graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and is now finishing his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) . Somewhat like Peter Pan, Elliott is never wanting to grow up and is preserved by the positivity of the summer camp experience as well as the campers and staff of Club U. When not being a camp nerd, Elliott enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his girlfriend, and puppy.
John Randy Hanskat has taught ACT prep classes since 1999. He is an account executive/copy writer for University of Utah Marketing and Communications.
Cory Jensen recently received his Masters Degree in Science Education with an emphasis on Physics. He has grown up being immersed in the physical sciences and has always found ways to make science interesting and fun. His original passion was for the theoretical sciences, but he has recently been studying ways of finding diversified and renewable energy sources and thinks that the world is close to solving this puzzle. He is also an avid percussionist and is a graduate of the music education program at Weber State University. He resides with his wife and 4 daughters in Syracuse, Utah.
Ian was a film major who has since moved into the EAE video game program (and Youth partner) at the University of Utah due to his love for video games. He lives in West Jordan, Utah with his wife (who is a supervising editor for Cosmic Pictures) and their very sleepy Corgi, Ike. Ian is an amateur graphic designer, having been raised with Adobe products most of his life, but later became certified in web design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML5 and CSS3). He currently works for Youth Education at the U, and teaches graphic design to 10-16 yr olds, and beginning programming to 6-9 yr olds. In his spare time, he is cultivating his skills as a hardcore Xbox achievement hunter or attempting to make you cry in Super Mario Maker.
Joan Johnson has taught in Granite School District since 1984. She has a master's degree in gifted education from Utah State University. Since 2002 she has taught in Granite School District's Gifted Magnet Program.
Stephen Lobo has been teaching math and science for over ten years as a teaching assistant, a tutor, and an adjunct instructor at a private high school for gifted students. Steve previously was an instructor for a nationally recognized private ACT preparation company. He currently works in research and development for a local pharmaceutical company.
Jane has her Master's degree from Grand Canyon University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. She attended Mills College in California, also. She has been teaching with Youth Education since 1987 and works with children of all ages. Jane received the middle school art educator of the year award from the Utah Art Educators Association. Jane was honored as one of the sixty juried artists accepted into Utah Art 2002 during the Olympics, and is represented in the Salt Lake County Art Collection and many national corporate art collections.
Judith earned her PhD in 2009 from the University of Utah, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, using zebrafish to study heart development. She has over 10 years' experience conducting research, mentoring and teaching, and has transitioned these skills into educating K-12 students. As the program manager and outreach educator of BioEYES Utah, Judith now uses zebrafish to engage students in science and offer hands-on science projects. When she is not teaching science Judith enjoys hiking, camping, and skiing with her family.
During the school year, Laurie teaches college-prep language arts, chess, and senior seminar at a local charter high school. While teaching is her first love, she also enjoys reading, writing, knitting, music, and spending vacations at the Oregon coast. Laurie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from Westminster College, and a Master of Education degree in teaching and learning from the University of Utah. She is a past board member of the Autism Society of Utah and a volunteer, along with her son, with the Autism Research Institute.
Tena Pate is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher in northern Utah. She holds a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from Utah State University and a M.A. in English Language Learning from Western Governors University. She is a licensed secondary education teacher with the Utah State Office of Education. Some of her hobbies include hiking, camping, sports, paddle boarding, cooking, baking and music. Her favorite food is pizza, sweet potato fries, and sushi. She loves to stay busy, be surrounded by good people and be very active. She is very passionate and enthusiastic about teaching. She strives every day to create a positive, fun and safe learning environment for her students.
Diana Rogers Glissmeyer earned her bachelors degree in voice at BYU and furthered her music education at the University of Utah. She has been a featured artist with the Children's Dance Theatre and has collaborated and performed on albums such as "Sojourn, along the Path". She has been teaching private voice for over 8 years and has recently become a certified Let's Play Music teacher for young children.
Jason teaches science at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake District.
Kim Spencer currently teaches AP United States History and AP Psychology at the Academy for Math, Engineering & Science. She also oversees Senior Seminar and Student Council. She has her bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences. Kim enjoys hiking and spending her summer vacations in Lake Powell.
Joan Steinmann earned a Bachelor of Music from The University of Utah in Vocal Performance. Since 2006 she has taught both Choir and German at Paradigm Charter High School in South Jordan. Under her direction, Paradigm High Choirs have won various musical awards and performed extensive through Utah. Recently Joan Steinmann's choirs were featured guests on several concerts of the world renowned Salt Lake Vocal Artists.
Mrs. Steinmann's hobbies include reading, cycling, and hiking in Utah's beautiful mountains with her husband and little girl.
Ms. Trimmer is an AP/IB Calculus teacher at Skyline High School. She has a Bachelor's degree in Math and Chemistry as well as a Master's degree in Education Administration. Ms. Trimmer has 18 years of teaching experience and loves teaching students who want to learn.
In addition to teaching Youth Education classes, Anita is a T.A. for "Zen & Eastern Theatre" offered through the University of Utah Theatre Department. Away from the U, Anita is a freelance writer covering high-tech, computers, sports, fitness, social media and local news. She studied traditional Japanese arts, history, language and culture--including martial arts, tea ceremony, kimono and theatre. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Some of Anita's favorite activities include watching the Salt Lake Bees baseball team, working out at the gym, hanging with her dogs and occasionally serving as PA announcer for Salt Lake Bruins baseball games.
Karen earned her B. A., M.Ed. and licensure in secondary education from the U of U. She has taught tenth and eleventh grade English at Hunter High School in Granite School District since fall of 2004. She has served as an advisor to the junior class, Anime Club, Book Club, Hockey Club, Martial Arts Club, Writing Club, and Urban Dance Club. Karen brings a wealth of experience to Youth Education as she continues to work with youth in a variety of settings, including in camps, community service, counseling, education, recreation, religious setting, and sports for more than three decades.