Friday, June 26, 2009

Latter-day Profiles Season #8 / February Through April 2010

Airs: February 3rd and 5th 
#801 Chad Lewis / Former NFL All-Pro
Chad Lewis walked- on to the BYU football team and was a four- year starter as a tight end. While he played for LaVell Edwards, BYU finished in the top ten two times, with a rank of 10th in ’94 and 5th in’96. Following his career at BYU, Chad entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent, making the team with the Eagles. He spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, the St. Louis Rams, and then back with the Eagles, where he became a starter. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and helped his team get to the Super Bowl once. Chad and his wife, Michelle, have seven children and live in Cedar Hills, Utah.

Airs February  10th and 12th
#802 Dr. Donald Hilton
    Donald L. Hilton Jr. is the author of “He Restoreth My Soul”, one of the most informative and helpful books written to date on the subject of sexual/pornography addiction. This is a must read book by all who have been afflicted by pornography, which is clearly the “plague of this generation”.  The book will be available May 2009.
         Donald L. Hilton, Jr. has practiced medicine for fourteen years in San Antonio, Texas, specializing in neurological surgery.  Dr. Hilton graduated from Lamar University with highest honors, and from medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston with honors, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.  He completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1994, is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and is a diplomat of the American College of Surgeons.  He has been named to Best Doctors in America.
          A pioneer in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery, he has published book chapters and journal articles with original contributions in this field, and lectures nationally and internationally.  He teaches courses on this topic at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio.
          Brother Hilton and his wife, Jana, currently serve as LDS Family Services program coordinators in San Antonio for those who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction, as well as their spouses.  He and his wife are the parents of five children and have two grandchildren. 

Airs February 17th and 19th
#803 Ron Barker / Associate Pac-10 Commissioner
Ron Barker is the Associate Commissioner for Governance and Enforcement in the Pac-10. The Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference that operates in the western United States. Its members consist of 10 well-known universities also found in the west. Barker worked for Novell as a software piracy investigator and then for the NCAA as an enforcement official before taking his current position with the PAC-10.

Airs February 24th and 26th
#804 Roger and Heidi Merrill / Playmill Theater Owners
Roger and Heidi Merrill are the owners and operators of the Playmill Theater in West Yellowstone, Montana. The Merrills and their children have been part of the theater for many years doing everything from directing and acting to sweeping the floors and selling concessions. Every summer students from BYU-Idaho and BYU-Provo audition to be part of the cast. The Playmill attracts audiences from around the world.

Airs: March 3rd and 5th
#805 Jon M. Huntsman
Jon M. Huntsman is chairman and founder of Huntsman Corporation. He started the firm with his brother Blaine in 1970. By 2000, it had become the world's largest privately held chemical company and America's biggest family owned and operated business, with more than $12 billion in annual revenues before going public in early 2005. He was a special assistant to the president in the Nixon White House, was the first American to own controlling interest of a business in the former Soviet Union, and is the chairman of the Board of Overseers for Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Mr. Huntsman also served on the boards of numerous major public corporations and organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross. The Huntsman businesses fund the foundation that is the primary underwriter for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a leader in the prevention, early diagnosis, and humane treatment of cancer.
In 1996, Elder Huntsman was called by President Gordon B. Hinckley to serve as an Area Seventy. Currently, he is a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy of The Church. From 1980 to 1983, he was president of the Washington D.C. Mission.

Airs: March 10th and 12th th
#806 Dennis Packard
Dennis Packard is a professor of philosophy at BYU and a co-producer of Fire Creek. Fire Creek is BYU’s first feature film released in theaters. The film was a collaborative effort among students and faculty at BYU. Packard has been involved in many productions including working as a producer on Songs of Praise and Remembrance and Experience Shakespeare for PBS and working on the writing committee for Savior of the World and Nauvoo Pageant.

Airs: March 17th and 19th
#807 Dan Burr
Dan Burr has illustrated for magazines and produced young adult book jackets for 20 years. The last several years he has concentrated on children’s picture books and has seven titles published. He also works with the Church magazines producing illustrations for the Ensign and Liahona.

Airs March 24th and 26th
#808 Jay Hildebrandt

Jay Hildebrandt Jay was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and lived there throughout his childhood and high school years. He got his first broadcast training at Brigham Young University where he was a news anchor for both KBYU-FM and KBYU-TV. Jay graduated with a degree in Broadcast communications. Jay's first job after college was in Twin Falls, Idaho, at KMVT-TV where he anchored for two years. Then, he moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he anchored at WKJG-TV for four years. A desire to move his family back to the West brought Jay to Idaho Falls and to KIFI in 1984. Jay still anchors the news every weeknight at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. A special project for Jay has been his Wednesday's Child reports. Each week a child is featured who needs a Big Brother or Sister figure, a foster home or an adoptive family. The series of reports has been highly successful in placing children with these loving families and individuals. Jay continues to be involved in a number of local community activities. He has served on the Governor's Children's Trust Fund Board, the Region VII Health and Welfare Advisory Board and the Safe Place Advisory Board. Jay's wife, Sally, is a teacher, and they have five children.
Airs March 31 and April 2nd

Airs April 7th and 9th
# 810 Ron Bennett

Ron Bennett is the Communication Department Chair at BYU-Idaho. Bennett attended Ricks College before receiving a bachelor’s degree from BYU and later a master’s degree from Idaho State University. A native of Idaho Falls and Rigby, Bennett worked professionally in journalism for many years and taught high school English and journalism before coming to BYU-Idaho. Bennett guided the department during a period of rapid growth from a few hundred majors to well over one thousand. During his tenure the Communication Department developed a unique converged media organization to promote student learning and experience in mass media-related careers.

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