Thursday, April 28, 2011

John W. Rockwell & Jerry Borrowman on Latter-Day Profiles

Season 10: Episode 3

John W. Rockwell has spent his life teaching students history, especially U.S. history and history of the Wild West. He taught in Duchesne, Utah, and then in Taylorsville, Utah, at Eisenhower Junior High and Taylorsville High School for most of his career. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the National Honors Society in 2008. John has also worked on the Lehi City Historical Preservation Commission and has been involved in historical restoration and preservation projects throughout Lehi, Utah. John served an LDS mission in Mexico and has followed his ancestor Porter’s footsteps with a lifelong service in the Church.

Jerry Borrowman has written numerous articles in both Church and financial publications, including the Church News and the Ensign magazine. He is the author of the best-selling series ’Til the Boys Come Home as well as the novelette One Christmas Eve. He has also coauthored several biographies, including the award-winning Three Against Hitler with Rudi Wobbe, A Distant Prayer with Joseph Banks, and Beyond the Call of Duty with Bernie Fisher. Jerry Borrowman and Rudi Wobbe won the National Award of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for their contribution to promoting the cause of freedom through their writing. His latest book, Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell, was co-authored by John W. Rockwell, great-great grandson of Porter Rockwell. Jerry and his wife, Marcella, live in Sandy, Utah.

Shane Pope on Latter-Day Profiles

Season 9: Episode 9

Shane Pope is a systems engineer for Cisco Systems. Over the past eight years Shane has donated of his time to share his technical knowledge with families concerned with protecting their children from the dangers of the Internet. Shane talks with you and adult groups about such issues as the dangers of Internet pornography, Internet predators, and improper cell phone usage such as sexting, spamming, phishing, cyber bullying, and proper Social Networking techniques.

Brandon Doman on Latter-Day Profiles

Season 9: Episode 8

Brandon Doman is the quarterback coach for the BYU football team. He has coached 4 bowl games. A unanimous All-Mountain West Conference selection and Heisman Trophy candidate in 2001, "The Domanator" led the Cougars to a 12-2 season as a senior with 3,542 yards passing, in 2001 he was 261-of-408 with 33 touchdown passes and rushed for 503 yards and eight touchdowns. Led BYU to a 14-2 record as a starter, ... brothers Kevin, Bryce and Cliff also played for BYU. Doman played three seasons as a quarterback in the NFL. Selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, where he spent the majority of the three seasons. In 2002, Doman also played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins before returning to San Francisco in 2004. Doman graduated from BYU [2002, B.S in business]; Skyline H.S.[Salt Lake City, 1995]. He served a mission to Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Doman and his wife Alisha have three children: a daughter and two sons.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Heidi Swinton on Latter-Day Profiles

Season 11: Episode 1

Heidi S. Swinton is an award-winning author and screenwriter whose works include PBS documentaries American Prophet; Sacred Stone; Sweetwater Rescue; Trail of Hope; and America’s Choir. She has served on the Relief Society general board and as a member of Church writing committees. She served with her husband, Jeffrey C. Swinton, as he presided over the England London South Mission (2006-2009); they are the parents of five sons, four living, and have four daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.