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!


Mary Nickles

KUTV 2News Anchorwoman, Mom, Coach, Cancer Survivor

Mary joined KUTV 2 News in 1991 as weekend anchor and reporter. She currently co-anchors the news weekdays on 2NEWS This Morning and 2NEWS at Noon. Mary is KUTV’S Check Your Health spokesperson, hosts the Workouts on the Web, writes a health blog, and has won an Emmy for her in-depth reporting for the station.

Mary grew up in Renton, Washington with her eight brothers and sisters. Her 94-year-old dad is a retired telephone man, and her mother, who died of colon cancer 24 years ago, was a state legislator and advocate for children. Mary majored in English at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where she attended on a volleyball scholarship.

Mary is very active in our community as a mentor for young people and as an advocate for health and early detection…even more so after a mammogram for a news story found a malignant tumor.  She chronicled her surgery, chemo, and radiation while continuing to work, and those stories ended up winning her an Emmy.

Mary and her husband, Kent, live in the Salt Lake Area and are the parents, tutors, coaches, ATMs, and agents for their twins, Zachary and MacKenzie, who are seniors at the University of Utah, and University of Hawaii Manoa.


Greg Skordas

Attorney in Salt Lake City

Greg Skordas is a shareholder in the firm of Skordas Caston & Hyde. His practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, criminal appeals, attorney disciplinary matters, juvenile defense and police labor law. Greg is the former Chief Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney, where he worked as a prosecutor from 1987 until 1995. Prior to his employment at the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office, he worked for the Salt Lake Legal Defender’s Association.

Greg is a past President of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He currently serves on the Utah Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice, the Utah Sexual Violence Council, and the Boards of the Children’s Justice Center at the Utah Law Related Education Project, as well as serving as attorney for the Board of the Rape Recovery Center and Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center. He has also served as legal advisor to the Intermountain Division of the National Ski Patrol.

Greg was the 1993 recipient of the Distinguished Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Utah State Bar. In 1991, he was the first recipient of the Scott M. Matheson award for service to law-related education. He has been an instructor at the National College of District Attorneys and currently instructs at the State Police Academy. Greg is also an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, which is where he received his B.S. and J.D. degrees.

In 1990 and 1991, he was honored by the Legal Assistance Program at the Salt Lake Community College as the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award. He received a Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award from the University Of Utah College Of Law in May 2005. Skordas also received special recognition awards from the Salt Lake Area Gang Project in 1992, the Utah Courts in 1993, and the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Association in 2006.

Greg has served as the Special Victims Unit Chief in Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office. He also served as First Assistant Salt Lake County Attorney. He has instructed at the National College of District Attorneys and at the Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST). He has been an instructor for Fred House Corrections Academy, an Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment (ISAT) Volunteer Attorney, and a Trial Advocacy Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. He is a founding member of the Drug Court, a Small Claims Court Judge, and is on the Ethics and Disciplinary Screening Panel for the Utah State Bar. He has been President of the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar and been a Law-Related Education Project board member.

Greg has been named one of the best 100 lawyers in Utah. He has tried over 100 jury trials, 100 bench trials and prosecuted over 1,000 corporate and individual clients. He spent 8 years in the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office, 3 years in the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Office, and 15 years in private practice. He has appeared before dozens of administrative agencies and has appeared in every county in Utah. Greg has practiced before justice courts, juvenile courts, district courts, administrative agencies, tribal courts, Utah Court of Appeals, Utah Supreme Court, U.S. District Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Because of his experience and reputation, national and local legal media commentators often look to Greg Skordas to provide expert analysis. He’s appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, Headline News, Court TV, MSNBC, and local affiliates ABC, NBS, CBS and Fox.


Nicholas Luke Egbert, D.D.S.,M.D.S., F.AC.P.

Vice President of the Utah Prosthodontic Society

Dr. Nicholas Luke Egbert received his Bachelors of Science in Medical Biology at the University of Utah. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Fascinated with complex, reconstructive implant dentistry, he then pursued a full-time three-year residency in Advanced Surgical Prosthodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

During his residency, Dr. Egbert earned his Masters of Dental Science verifying the accuracy of CT generated implant guides and evaluating the efficacy of various bone grafting materials.  Dr. Egbert is currently one of two board-certified Prosthodontists in the state of Utah and one of two Prosthodontist to have completed a surgically based prosthodontic residency program.

Dr. Egbert currently serves as the Vice President of the Utah Prosthodontic Society and is a member of the Southern Implants Opinion Leadership team aiding engineers in the research and design of dental implants. He maintains a private practice limited to surgical prosthodontics in Salt Lake City Utah and has attending faculty positions at both the University of Utah Hospital GPR and Roseman Dental AEGD. He enjoys teaching the residents implant surgery, bone grafting and restorative techniques in efforts of elevating the standard of care.

His emphasis and passion in specialty dentistry include: IV sedation, CT image-guided dental implant treatment planning, and surgery, and complex dental implant restoration. He provides monthly continuing education courses teaching other dentists about bone grafting, implant surgery. and restoration. He lectures regularly to local dental schools, residency programs and study groups on various dental implant topics.

When not at work, Dr. Egbert enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and 3 children in the mountains skiing, biking, boating and climbing.