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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Johansen Darren

PRESIDENT

Darren Johansen is the owner of Johansen Counseling Services, a company that coaches others to gain relationship and financial success. Darren has taught thousands of individuals to apply correct principles which has led them to live a more fulfilled life.

He has been in this ever changing industry for 20 years and has his masters degree in Individual / Family Counseling.

Knowlton Cheryl

PRESIDENT ELECT

Cheryl Knowlton CSP DREI

Cheryl is the founder and CEO of Dynamite Productions, Inc., a national training company specializing in real estate compliance, audience engagement, and life balance. Obsessed with all things Disney, she brings energetic, engaging expertise into every keynote, every workshop she creates, and every book and course she authors - creating magic and fun for every audience.

 

Brian Michael

VICE PRESIDENT

Mike Brian CVP  CVH

Mike Brian began his marketing and communications career in 1987. As an owner of Penna Powers, a leading Marketing, Advertising and Communications Agency in Utah for over 20 years, he cultivated an expertise in strategic planning, marketing and the art of delivering powerful leadership presentations. He has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of executives connect with their audiences better and with more impact.

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IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Kris Barney works with organizations to develop Leaders who are worthy of following. She is the author of “Leadership from the Inside Out – Are You the Leader YOU Would Follow."

She is a successful entrepreneur, multi-faceted trainer and a leadership and communication expert. She has successfully built and run four companies.

Her most important successes are being married to the love of her life Bill Barney for 36 years, raising four amazing children and having five Phenomenal Grandchildren!

Lindsay Karen

SECRETARY

Karen Lindsay

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Horn Spencer

TREASURER

Spencer is currently the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously been CEO of leadership development company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking professionally for 11 years.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Sokol Connie

BOARD MEMBER

Connie is a national speaker, bestselling author, media personality, and mother of seven. She is a regular contributor on the top-rated lifestyle show "Studio 5 with Brooke Walker". She also hosts two podcasts: Purpose Filled Life, and The Creatives Journey for LDSPMA.

Ms. Sokol is an active member of the National Speaker's Association Board and the BYU Management Society Board. She also marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. For her podcasts, TV segments, women retreats and more, go to www.conniesokol.com

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BOARD MEMBER

Michael D Page AUD

Dr Michael Page served in state & national leadership roles including professional association president, board chair for state licensure, national ethical practices chair, vice-president of a medical devices company, as well as adjunct /guest professor positions. His most recent speaking topics include the eradication of toxic workplace environments, by increasing self-awareness, mutual respect and trust!

Porcelli Michelle

BOARD MEMBER

Michelle Porcelli

Michelle is an Author, Educator, and Counselor.   She is The Resiliency Lady, an instructor for BYUIS, and former speaker for EFY.  She earned her Masters Degree in 2010 and strives to be a decent human being.

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BOARD MEMBER

Les Patterson

Les Patterson is a professional storyteller, leadership mentor, and military veteran who empowers leaders to intentionally create their own STORY of Greatness and STRATEGY of Success so they can better SERVE.

Les is the founder and chief storyteller of Red Edge Mentoring, a leadership mentoring and training company he leads along with his angel wife Elisa. He is the father of three boys who are also veterans, two lovely daughters, and grandfather of two. He enjoys writing poetry for fun and has composed over 400 gems in the past five years.

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BOARD MEMBER

Julie Cluff

Julie Cluff is the founder and CEO of Build a Life After Loss, a company dedicated to providing uplifting grief support. Julie is an inspirational speaker, author, international grief coach and host of the popular Build a Life After Loss podcast.

Julie and her fun-loving husband Ron are the parents of 6 beautiful children including 2 angels and 10 incredible grandchildren.

BOARD MEMBER

Nate Woodbury

Nate Woodbury is a YouTube Producer, currently producing 12 daily YouTube channels. He uses his two major skill sets, Efficiency and Results focus, to help experts grow their YouTube following, and turn their channels into lead generation machines that generate seven figures. His largest channel generates over $1M per month, all from organic YouTube traffic.