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.

Jennifer Weaver

Executive Producer for Digital News for Sinclair Broadcast Group

Jennifer Weaver is an award-winning journalist and works as an Executive Producer for Digital News for Sinclair Broadcast Group.

She also writes for Valor Magazine and The Beauty Battalion, and formerly had a monthly column in The Daily Herald called Taming of the Crew, which emphasizes issues about single parenting.

Jennifer earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah and a master of management and public administration degree from the University of Phoenix, where she also graduated as a member of the Lambda Sigma Chapter of the International Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta.

Jennifer has served in various volunteer capacities that include an AmeriCorp Promise Fellow, president of the United Way of Iron County and board member for the Cedar City Rotary Club. She has also been honored as Young Careerist of the Year three times by the Northern District of the Business and Professional Women organization.

Jordan Simons

Vice President of Direct Lending at a National Mortgage Company

Jordan is the Vice President of Direct Lending at a National Mortgage Company. Jordan attended South Utah University where he met his wife Cherity. They have been married for 6 years and enjoy the great outdoors, adventures, and camping. Together they run 4 small local businesses and participate in their local business chapters of home building and real estate.

Jordan has served in quite a few volunteer capacities for local women’s groups and organizations as well as youth organizations such a the Boy Scouts of America. Jordan spent his formative years working and serving in the building industry participating in such organizations as Habitat for Humanity. Jordan has served WOW for a number a years instructing Refuse to Be a Victim Courses.

When not serving his community, Jordan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, taking up new hobbies, patronizing the arts.

Sara McArthur

Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach

Sara McArthur Pierce is a Certified Master Health and Wellness Coach and a graduate of Clarity Coaching Institute as a master facilitator of “The Work of Byron Katie”. Sara was co founder and President of the non profit organization Survivor2Thriver, S2T, which focused on getting Trauma Informed Care Resources and education to female survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sara is an avid volunteer for the financial literacy program, Junior Achievement and widely participates with other non profit organizations throughout her community. With a background in psychology and working with troubled teens at Diamond Ranch Academy, Sara developed a love for helping others find their true value and purpose.

Sara was a victim of physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse in her former marriage and is still working within the legal system to help provide support for victims and is enthusiastic about all modalities of healing. Sara is passionate about developing legislation that protects victims who speak out about their abuse from civil defamation lawsuits, as well as preventative education curriculum in the state of Utah. She is affiliated with the UCASA, UDVC, TICN, Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic, the Child Safety Act and has completed the Warrior Renew Program.

Sara owns and operates several businesses, Rekindle, life coaching simplified, a delivery subscription service that provides monthly resources to help aid in self discovery, healing and nutritional support. She also practices life coaching one on one with clients privately.

Sara is an active member of the Utah social scene and enjoys throwing parties and events and is greatly looking forward to actively participate in helping the Women of Worth Organization achieve its long term goals through community outreach and fundraising. She is so excited to be part of this team!

Brian Gwilliam

Chief of Police, Lone Peak PD

Brian began his career in law enforcement at the age of 23. His first job came as a corrections officer with the Utah Department of Corrections. In the Summer of 1995 he landed his dream job as a police officer when he was hired by the Lone Peak Police Department. Throughout his career Brian has served in several special assignments including, Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Motors, as well as a Patrol Commander to name a few. He has attended Utah Valley University and is a graduate of the FBI Command College. Brian currently serves on the Operations Board of Central Utah 911, as well as the Board of Directors of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association.

Brian has always been service oriented. He has devoted much time over the years working with youth in the community. If you ask him why he became a police officer, he will tell you “When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a cop. I guess I never really grew up.”

Brian and his wife Angela have four children. They recent welcomed their first grandchildren, twin girls! He enjoys spending any and all spare time with them. Brian’s hobbies include, both fresh, and salt water aquariums, art, and riding motorcycles.