Advisory Board

Ty Bennett 

Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur

“It is rare to find a speaker that has built a multi-million dollar business at such a young age. Ty has energy    experience and wisdom beyond his years And he is a great speaker, one you won’t forget!”

-Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gold Medalist and Professional Speaker

More than one million people from 50 countries have learned from Ty Bennett’s insights on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Communication.

When Ty was 21 years old he started a business with his brother Scott, which they built to over $20 million in revenue while still in their twenties.

Ty was recently featured in Utah Business’ Top 40 Under 40 Ty currently sits on several boards, including two non-profits. He will also be serving as the President of Mountain West chapter of The National Speakers Association beginning in July.

As a speaker Ty is a young, fresh voice with a fun, engaging style. Ty has shared the stage with celebrities, world renowned thought leaders and recently with President Bush and President Clinton.

Ty is the author of The Power of Influence as well as the video training program, Facts Tell, Stories Sell. His message is changing lives and reaching people around the world.

Ty lives in Utah with his wife Sarah, daughters Andie and Lizzie, and sons Tanner and Drew.

Chad Hymas

 Internationally Acclaimed Speaker & Author

At the age of 27, Chad Hymas’ life changed instantaneously when an accident left him a quadriplegic.  Since that time Chad has   been recognized by the state of Utah as the Superior Civilian of the Year. He is the president of his own communications company and an internet marketing company.

At 37 years of age Chad is the one of the youngest ever to receive the CPAE award and be inducted into the National Speaker Hall Of Fame. As a member of the National Speakers Association Chad spoke at over 220 events last year. He travels as many as 300,000 miles a year. Last year Chad spoke in 5 new countries on 4 continents, to hundreds of professional and civic organizations such as Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, Zion Securities, and others.

Chad is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three children.  They currently reside in Rush Valley, Utah on a 200-acre wildlife preserve.  Chad is a world-class wheelchair athlete enjoying basketball, wheelchair rugby, hang-gliding, and snow skiing.   In July 2003 Chad set a World Record by wheeling a personal marathon of over 500 miles from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas.  Chad is also the author of the regionally best-selling book Doing What Must Be Done.

Chad Hymas will not only inspire, motivate, and move your audience… He will create an experience that will touch their hearts for a lifetime.  Chad’s topics focus on the areas of Leadership, Teambuilding, Customer Service, and Mastering Change!

Kim Fischer


Kim Fischer is an award winning journalist who anchors ABC 4 Utah's 5pm, 6pm and 10pm weekday newscasts. She also contributes special reports throughout the week.

Kim prides herself on her versatility, covering everything from hard crime -- to human interest stories that impact the community. In recent years, Kim has focused more on issues affecting women, like sexual assault and domestic violence. She believes one of the most important thing the community can do is call attention to these crimes that thrive in the shadows.

Kim grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. After graduating high school, she attended the Radio Television & Film School at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. While enrolled, Kim hyped up sports fans as Scrappy the Eagle mascot.

After graduation, Kim worked as an anchor/reporter at several television stations across Texas: Abilene, Amarillo, San Antonio and Dallas, then made the leap to Utah in 2011. 

When she's not working, you can usually find Kim volunteering. She works with organizations like UCASA, The National Ability Center, Best Friends Animal Society, Red Cross, American Heart Association, The Children's Center and now, WoW Utah-Women of Worth, Utah. In her spare time, she loves cuddling up with her American Pit Bull Terrier, Paris... Or spending time with her husband, Matt.

Shantel McBride

Certified Trainer, Mentor, Chaplain and Entreprenuer

Shantel McBride is a Certified Trainer, Mentor and Entrepreneur focusing on assisting others with emotional and mental balance.

Over the last couple of years, Shantel’s life has been touched by numerous passing’s, best friends, parents, relatives, and in true form, she’s turned the pain, fear, and compassion into a training entitled “Live Like You’re Dying”.

Shantel says, “The truth is that any day could be your last day on Earth, because the future is NEVER guaranteed. Too many people go out of the house blithely one day and never return–victims of a car accident, plane crash, bicycle accident, heart attack, and other catastrophes of LIVING (including Cancer)–I have learned to NEVER take my continued existence for granted. I LIVE VERY MINDFULLY, LOOKING AT LIFE in a whole different LIGHT. This was actually the GIFT I have received from having SO much Death around me of LOVED ones and Friends. I SEE LIFE as so much more than the GIFT it is.”

The Key is to first organize the “inside world”, then allow the “outside world” to fall naturally into place. When core principles are in order, your ability to create wealth and happiness will increase. With a better understanding of yourself, communication skills improve and you create a stronger relationship with yourself and others. The benefit will be a healthy balance between ORDER and FOLLOWING YOUR HEART.

Shantel works with several different companies, their products and customer service. Shantel enjoys learning and gaining new skills. She has completed many training programs. Shantel loves to serve others and her community. Her experiences have taken her to service projects with many charities. She is also on the HOA board in her community as well as a chamber member.

Shantel has been married to Paul for 27 years. They have two children—a very cute girl named Tayler and a handsome young man named Tanner.

Jennifer Campbell

Executive Director South Valley Sanctuary


Jennifer Campbell has lived in Utah her whole life, she is married with two children and she loves the mountains and seasons here especially the skiing. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Southern Utah University. Jennifer taught as a third grade teacher for Jordan School District for 4 years.  

Jennifer first began her work at South Valley Services as a volunteer for two years and then became employed as a Grants Administrator in 2010. In 2012 she was promoted to Associate Director/Director of Development at South Valley Services. As Associate Director/Director of Development, she was responsible for all education and outreach programs, grants, program development, creating and managing the West Jordan and Riverton Community Resource Centers. This experience has helped to form her vision that stopping violence require community engagement, and the belief that this needs to take place through education, services and policy changes.  

Jennifer was appointed as Executive Director of South Valley Services in 2015. She is committed to helping any individual impacted by violence and believes all deserve education, equality, and empowerment.


Gretchen Jensen

Model, Spokesmodel, TV Host, Corporate Speaker

In 1989, Gretchen Polhemus Jensen made worldwide history, under the direction of the famous GUYREX, when she became the 5th consecutive Miss Texas to win the title of Miss USA.  She later went on to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, from Cancun Mexico, where she finished 2nd.

After her year as Miss USA, she went on to work for ESPN Television as Commentator.

She covered such events as Offshore Power Boat Racing, Celebrities in Sports, The Bud Light Watersport Tour, The International Special Olympics, The National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas, "America's Horse", Equestrian Sports, Pro/Am Beach Volleyball and many others.

In addition to her career with ESPN, Gretchen went on to report for ABC.  She currently works as a TV Host for the ABC Show, Utah Works, and is a former host of Good Things Utah.  She has also continued her career as a professional model.  Shape Magazine, November 2013 issue, featured her and her regime regarding fitness.  Also, More Magazine listed her as one of the nations Top Models over 35.  She has worked in places such as England, Scotland, Iceland, Nova Scotia, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Canada, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Dallas.  She also appeared in the remake movie of the American favorite TV Series, Bonanza.

She has represented such companies as Minolta Cameras, Subaru, Pepsi, Miller Lite, JC Penney, Proctor and Gamble, Stroops Fitness, Rockwell Watches and many more.  She currently is the National Spokesperson for Vincent Surgical Arts, with a National Commercial running, and The Vein Institute of Utah, with a local commercial airing.

She is currently in the process of launching her own line of skin care products in North America.

She and her business partner, Missy Lovett, own the company and online magazine called, The Beauty Battalion.  It began as a rebellion against the falsities of marketing in the beauty and fashion world.  It provides readers and viewers alike, the experience of an honest approach to topics such as beauty, make up, fashion, fitness, nutrition, and much more.  In addition, the cover models which are selected because of their experiences throughout life and the lessons they have learned along their journey.

Gretchen is passionate for her message that she enjoys sharing as a Corporate Speaker, A Million to One Odds, which talks about beating The Wallstreet Journal's odds of a million to one that she would win the Miss USA title.  After performing several USO tours and concerts around the world, she has a true desire to honor our Men and Women who serve our Country in our Military Branches.

She is very involved in several community and charity events.  Gretchen is a single mother of 5 children and considers that to be the most favorite thing about her life.