Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Debbie Morisie & Eda Ashby on Latter-day Profiles

Debbie Morisie and Eda Ashby.

Debbie is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Scarborough Research.
Eda Ashby composed the sacred music series oratorio: The Tree of Life: Redemption.
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Rod Hawes on Latter-day Profiles

Rodney Hawes is on the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School of Business at BYU and is a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Life Re Corporation and founded the Investment Associates of New Canaan, Connecticut. His entrepreneurial endeavors include computer software companies, consumer products, and developing the Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchise in several western states. Brother Hawes is a military graduate from Stanford and has an MBA from Harvard.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Paul Cardall on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-day Profiles #905
Paul Cardall

The four-time Billboard charting recording
artist Paul Cardall has inspired people worldwide. Not only as a songwriter, composer, and performer, but He has been successful running his own independent record label Stone Angel Music for more than 10 years. 

As a kid he tried piano lessons as an 8 year old but quit after less than a year. As a teenager, Cardall discovered his gift of music after a friend’s tragic death. He found solace through the family piano. Over the next several years, Cardall spent hours at the piano perfecting his gift. He spent time with popular piano instructor Craig Kaelin who helped critique Cardall's music, taught improvisation skills, and shed new light on chord structures.

Cardall was also busy learning he had a gift of working with people.

After serving a 2-year mission for his Church he was recruited by Salt Lake Community College with a full ride leadership scholarship. He was involved in student affairs, serving as the Fine Arts President and Public Relations Vice-President. He had the opportunity to work as a board member with a 6-figure budget, coordinating hundreds of events for students and people in the community. He oversaw events with local and national performers, poets, and authors. He also served as President of the Student Leadership Council and was able to help the college administration with organizing recruiting activities. 

During his college experience, Cardall took jobs playing the piano for tips in Nordstrom and in fine dining restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many customers requested a CD of his music, and so in 1994 he Paul recorded his first album titled Sign of Affection. A copy made its way to #1 New York Times best-selling author Richard Paul Evans, writer of The Christmas Box. In 1995 he invited Cardall to create a musical adaptation of his story. Consequently, Cardall was able to work with Evans coordinating tours and other events surrounding the release of the CD and the book. The resulting album sold tens of thousands of copies its first year.

Cardall continued to serve his community as a counselor for Brigham Young University’s Family Program Especially for Youth Camp. His responsibilities included planning and executing events for hundreds of teenagers. During this time, as fans of Cardall’s music continued to grow, he became serious about a career. 

In 1999, Cardall became a full-time artist when he signed a multi-album deal with Narada, a division of Virgin Records America. After releasing 2 albums with Narada, including a re-release of The Christmas Box Cardall left to start his own record label, Stone Angel Music.

Stone Angel Music distributes his music all over the world. This distribution includes license deals with Orange Music in Singapore, Bon Music in South Korea, and San Pablo Music in Spain. Overall, Cardall has released thirteen studio albums, many of which have debuted on Billboard Charts. 

In addition to his own music career, Cardall’s label has signed cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, whose Sacred Cello debuted on the Billboard Classical Charts; guitarist' Jake White, and film composer Ryan Stewart, who scores orchestral works for the SCI-FI Channel, and guitarist Ryan Tilby from the Capitol Music group Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Larry Gelwix on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #904
Larry Gelwix

Many will recognize Larry Gelwix from the movie Forever Strong. Larry attended Brigham Young University where he received his BA and MA in Organizational Communication. Larry was introduced to rugby at BYU and played on the club team for three years.

Larry went on to become an exceptional rugby coach for Highland Rugby in Utah, and led the team to 392 wins with only 9 losses, and 19 national championships. The nationally-released movie, Forever Strong, was based on of this story.

Larry is also well-known in the Intermountain West as the “Getaway Guru” of Travel Show, a two-hour weekend syndicated radio broadcast for the KNRS Radio in Salt Lake City as well as various stations throughout the Intermountain West region. Larry is also a published author and nationally recognized travel expert. Currently Larry is the CEO of Columbus Travel.

Larry served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Midwestern United States. He and his wife Cathy are the parents for five children and currently reside in Salt Lake City.

You can read and watch stories on the impact that Larry and the Highland Rugby team has had on former players at MissionaryStrong.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brandon Mull on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #903
Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal. Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop War.

Latter-day Profiles will feature Brandon Mull on Wednesday, June 16th at 11 p.m. and Friday, June 18th at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time on BYUTV. You can watch the full interview online by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Joe Cannon on Latter-Day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #902
Joe Cannon

Joseph A. Cannon graduated with a law degree from Brigham Young University and became editor of the Deseret Morning News December of 2006. The Deseret Morning News was founded in 1850 and is the oldest, daily newspaper continually published out of Salt Lake City.

Cannon previously served in the Reagan administration as assistant administrator for air and radiation in the Environmental Protection Agency as well as associate administrator for policy and resource management. Just before being recognized as editor of Deseret Morning News, Cannon was chairman of the Utah Republican Party from 2002 to 2006.

Former editors of the Deseret Morning News include Cannon’s great grandfather, Joseph J. Cannon, and great-grandfather, George Q. Cannon. Cannon’s grandmother, Ramona, wrote a column for Deseret Morning News for several years that he often read as a child. Family was the spark of Cannon’s interest and involvement in the newspaper business.

Cannon has served the church in many capacities including a LDS mission in Ireland. He comes from a politically powerful Cannon family of Utah including his brother, Chris Cannon, who served as a Congressman from 1997 to 2009. Cannon married Jan Barney and they have seven children.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vern Law on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #901
Vern Law

Vern Law is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. Born in Meridian, Idaho, Law played for 16 seasons (1950-1951 and 1954-1967) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Law was a member of the National League All Star Team in 1960. He won the Cy Young Award, and led the National League in complete games that year. During his playing career, Law was tagged with the nickname "Deacon" by Pirate broadcaster Bob Prince--friendly nickname derived from his strict Mormon upbringing.

Vern Law has been credited with saying, "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins." and "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."

Author John Moody recently released a book titled, "Kiss It Goodbye" which focuses on the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates and Vern Law.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dan Burr on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dennis Packard on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #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.
You can catch the interview with Elder Huntsman on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11p.m or Friday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m. MT. You can also watch streaming video of the entire interview by clicking here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Watch Roger and Heidi Merrill on Latter-day Profiles

Airs February 24th and 26th
#804 Roger & 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. You can catch the interview with Roger and Heidi on Wednesday, Feb. 24th at 11p.m or Friday, Feb. 26th at 10:30 a.m. MT. You can also watch streaming video of the entire interview by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Watch Ron Barker on Latter-day Profiles

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.
You can catch the interview with Ron Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 11p.m.  and Friday, Feb. 19th at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. You can also watch streaming video of the entire interview by clicking here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Watch Dr. Donald Hilton on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #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”.
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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chad Lewis on Latter-day Profiles

Watch Chad Lewis on BYU Television Feb. 5th at 10:30 a.m. MT
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.

This episode was originally scheduled to air on February 3rd at 11 p.m., but was preempted by a BYU-Hawaii basketball game. You can watch the full episode streaming to your computer by clicking the link to watch full episodes on the top right corner of this page.