Please find us in our new location... Breathing Space, A Blogger Conference.
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Chad is a certified Professional 1 instructor, the highest ranking offered, by the USTA. Chad served as the President of the USTA (United States Tennis Association) for Utah in 2005 and 2006, and sat on the Board of Directors for the Utah Tennis Association from 2005-2007. Chad is currently the Tennis Coach for Copper Hills High School, and in the winter teaches at Ivory Ridge and Cottonwood Country Club. In the summer you can find him at Lassiter Tennis Academy in Herriman, Utah.
Chad will be teaching a ladies workout on Saturday morning. All levels of experience welcome. If you do not have a tennis racquet, don't let that stop you, one will be provided.
Brian Clark graduated from Utah State University with a master's degree in Interior Design and from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Music Dance Theater. This varied background has uniquely prepared him to work with his clients. He has designed from New York to Washington and on budgets ranging from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. This practical experience has given an edge and freshness to his designs.
Brian Clark Designs just celebrated 5 years in the business. During this time he has also consulted for CH2Mhill as an architectural lead and Drake Design Associates in New York City as a designer. He has worked on residential and commercial projects ranging from single rooms to complete remodels. His design sensibility is varied and stylish, bringing life, beauty, and functionality to each of the spaces that he designs.
Brian has an extensive background in theater and film. He has toured all over the world in various performing groups, for Hol- land America Cruise Lines, and tours, including the Broadway National tour of Les Miserables. He has appeared as a guest designer on Home Team and as an actor on TV. Some of his TV credits include: Everwood, Touched by an Angel, and The Showtime series Paradise. He has also been seen in many films, most notably The Worlds Fastest Indian with Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Nadine Woodraska is the owner of Material Girls Quilts in South Jordan, Utah.
She says, "I have had my quilt store just over 5 years and love it! I couldn't have done this without the support of my awesome, wonderful family... Tom, my hubby, Shelby, my daughter and Parker, my son. They are so supportive and have had to live with my issues, (quilting). My customers have become my best friends. I am rather disorganized, I just tell myself its creative. I can honestly say I have one of the best jobs in the world."
Nadine will be teaching any interested ladies the beginning steps of quilting. You will start (and finish!) a darling mug rug during this class. Sewing machines and fabric will be provided. ￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
Shandell Pino didn't fall in love with her first Yoga class. It was the second class, 2 years later. She left the class head over heels! And it wasn't until 6 months later that she had noticed so many wonderful changes in her life, physically, mentally and spiritually that she decided she wanted to be able to share what Yoga can offer to as many people as possible. She knew she would love to open a Yoga studio at some point in her life but family came first. And then all of the sudden all the pieces began to fall into place, first she met an awesome person named Monica and liked her from the start, then their friendship grew and their goals became in synch. They both agreed that when the time was right it would work itself out, and here we are at Breathe - a yoga studio. We put our love and soul into our studio and our teaching and we hope that everyone who comes can feel it. Shandell's has trained through YogaFit & Lifted Life Studio, Alpine Utah, and numerous workshops throughout Utah.
Monica started doing yoga about 10 years ago but her passion for yoga has grown over the last few years since she have moved from Layton to her home in Daybreak. Yoga helped her to transition to my new home, and gave me a great friend, Shandell (my partner in crime with this little studio we dreamed up).
She taught fitness classes for many years before she came to Yoga but it changed her and helped her with more than physically. What yoga does for Monica mentally and emotionally is simply transformational. Not only does this beautiful practice tone our bodies, but it relieves stress- physical, emotional and mental, and most times without you even knowing it is happening. For these reasons she became an addict and opened a yoga studio in her own neighborhood. She followed her bliss and can now ride her bike to yoga! She hopes everyone who practices at Breathe feels at home. They welcome you with open arms wherever you are on your yoga journey. Monica has done training through Dana Baptiste with Centered City Yoga SLC, Karma Kids training in NY, and also numerous workshops throughout Utah.
Emilie Decker Ralph, is a self-taught photographer who specializes in family portraiture, children portraiture and photography education. She has a special talent for capturing the unique essence of children and passing her knowledge along to others. Her award-winning work can be found on the walls of Utah's trendiest homes, businesses and has been published in local magazines.
Growing up in St. George, Utah, Emilie pored over magazines, art, and took an active interest in her mother's scrapbooking business. She loved preserving images of people and remembers being fascinated by capturing an exact moment in time - particularly one that can never be repeated.
Emilie's transformation from photo hobbyist to full-fledged professional photographer was not part of a pre-planned career path. Always the ham, Emilie's interest in being in and taking photos started at a young age.
Photography is a perfect match for Emilie's talents and personality. She has always had the ability to make other smile and giggle. Further, her style for capturing the details and emotion of life's breathtaking moments makes her one of the most sought-after local photographers and teacher for up-and-coming photographers.
Becki is the owner and creative designer behind Whippy Cake, an Arizona based small business that started with selling accessories for women and children and has grown into a brand of its own. In addition to her products, Becki works as a professional style consultant and has acquired a dedicated following of readers with her style focused blog. In the past, Becki has been a guest speaker at The Creative Connection, SNAP! and InfusionCon.
Anna has been knitting for 15 years. She loves it and has made numerous dishcloths, hats, scarves, and sweaters. She was born and raised in Utah, but has also lived for short periods of time in Minnesota and Massachusetts. She is the mother of 4 beautiful, exuberant children and the wife of 1 loving, intelligent husband. She enjoys knitting, cycling, sewing, traveling and scrapbooking. In her spare time Anna is a registered Pharmacist and has also taught for Steven Henniger College.
Anna will be teaching knitting in rocking chairs on the porch of a model home. Needles and yarn will be provided.
Some of Megan Faulkner Brown's earliest memories are of sitting up to the kitchen counter helping her mom make cookies. Growing up in Megan's house, no one was ever too young to help - or learn for that matter. From her mother, Megan discovered exactly what color chocolate chip cookies should be when they emerge from the oven. She learned just how a brownie should feel as it pulls away from the pan, and the perfect texture for the crest of a golden cupcake.
Megan realized quickly that a cookie can bring a smile to just about any face. The ability of something so small to brighten someone's day inspired a love and appreciation for homemade treats that she has cultivated into a full-blown obsession.
One quality Megan inherited from her late father was his entrepreneurial spirit. He was an amazing man - an entrepreneur with an indescribable passion and love for people and life. He always followed his dreams and made them a reality. And now, Megan is doing the same---following her dream.
With six locations and a growing national brand, Megan now spends her days building on the magic of her youth and making sweet dreams come true.
Angie Gates is currently coaching the triathlon class at the University of Utah. Her passions are my three kids, coaching, running races & competing in triathlons with my husband. I have loved running multiple years in the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay, Redrock Relay, Salt Lake Half Marathon, Moab Half Marathon, Utah Ulcer Century, Daybreak Triathlon & other local triathlon events. The Utah Half Ironman last year was definitely a highlight! I am inspired by enabling my clients to achieve goals that they never dreamed of completing.
Angie will be teaching proper running technique during a jog on the beautiful Daybreak trails on Saturday morning.
Liz Edmunds has a passion for helping families put dinner on the table on a consistent basis for their families. She is the Author of the cook book " The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner" and the TV host of The Food Nanny on BYUtv...... Helping others to get organized to make dinnertime happen is what she does best! In her cookbook, she explains her meal plan that consists of "theme nights"...which makes putting dinner on the table a dream. "I have been implementing my theme nights for over 30 years! It takes all the stress out of trying to figure out what to cook... because that is the hardest part about dinner." Liz says that her plan is liberating. She teaches you how to implement her plan with your tastes and budget in mind.
She believes that every child deserves a place to be at dinner time. She also be- lieves it is the most important part of the day for any family. It is the most natural setting where a family can teach values, see the good in the world, and share in each other's dreams. The goal is to create an atmosphere where one can relax and enjoy good food with family and friends at home on a consistent basis. Good food, everyone sitting around the dinner table, and good conversation is what every home needs!! "La Vita Vera"; the true life....! It is an ideal way for you and your family to bond.
Liz and Steve are the parents of 7 children and 21 grandchildren. They reside in their farm house in Woodland, Utah.
Deidra Smith graduated from The Paul Mitchell School in San Diego. She has worked as a Regional Make Up Artist for Laura Mercier. Her talents have lead her to everything from Spa Management to Runway Shows, Weddings and Photo Shoots. She loves Interior Design, Cooking, Entertaining, Shopping, being with her girlfriends and Traveling. Deidra recently transitioned into her new role as a Mother. She and her husband adopted a baby boy! She loves being a Mom. With changes in her family life, came changes in her career and she has recently opened a new salon in her home here in Daybreak. Deidra will be teaching a class on: skin care, make-up application, quick hair styles and simple ways for busy Mom's to look like a million bucks.
Juliana Broadbent has been a floral designer for 15 years. Working in Utah and California. She opened The Flower Shop in the winter of 2009. Juliana specializes in the avant garde. You wont find a boring bunch of blooms in Broadbent's repertoire - she favors architectural arrangements of roses, magnolia leaves and orchids,to name a few. Juliana graduated in Ornamental Horticulture from Utah State University.