Where I was raised:
I was born and raised in Bountiful, Utah. My parents' values and their examples influenced my attitudes toward education, acceptance and understanding of others, service, and work ethic.
My father, Jed, was a career Union Pacific Railroad employee and a Korean War Veteran. My mother, Carol, was the Nursing Supervisor at the Davis County Mental Health Clinic and received her PhD in Marriage and Family Counseling from Brigham Young University.