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.
Kyra Hester earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and History from Westminster College. She taught social studies for 8 years, and now runs a program at a local high school, for students who need extra academic assistance. In her free time, Kyra enjoys watching sports and cooking. She is passionate about education, and chose teaching as a career to have the opportunity to continually learn.
Charly Kuecks is a first-year MBA student at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She has tutored mathematics, test prep, and AP coursework at the Waterford School, Huntington Learning Center, and Zaniac, and is thrilled to be joining Continuing Education. When she's not in class or tutoring the ACT, you can find her reading European literature, taking Argentine tango lessons, or on her snowboard.
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.
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.