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I’m a spokesman for a six-state electrical utility that serves power to nearly two million customers in Northern California, Oregon, Southern Washington, Eastern Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
Previously I worked as the news director for KSL.com, the most-read news source in Utah and adjacent communities. The KSL newsroom includes NBC-affiliate KSL-TV, KSL Newsradio, and Utah’s longest-running newspaper, the Deseret News.
Before getting into news, I was an early sports blogger, covering the Utah Jazz for ESPN.com’s True Hoop Network, for which I created Salt City Hoops. I hosted a weekly sports radio show for a few years and also provided color commentary on the Spanish-language radio broadcast for Utah Jazz games. For a short time after leaving KSL, I worked for the Utah Jazz / Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment group as the VP of Digital Platforms.
I’m a big fan of Utah’s Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox, and am one of the voices on his podcast, Cox & Friends.
My undergraduate degree is from Brigham Young University in Provo, where I studied design and communications. Working for a year, I completed a masters degree from Utah State University in Instructional Design and Technology. A few years later I attempted a doctoral program at BYU in Instructional Psychology, but only completed a few semesters before deciding to go a different direction.
I served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Córdoba, Argentina for two years after high school where I picked up a lifelong love of Latin America. In college I spent two summers living in the Dominican Republic working on public health projects and fell in love with the the Spanish Caribbean. As part of my final project for my masters degree at Utah State, I lived in Laie, Hawaii working for a year with a professor at BYU-Hawaii building the some of the first distance learning courses available at the university. After Hawaii I took a job in San Antonio, Texas for one year before returning to Utah.
States I still need to visit to get all 50: Alaska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.