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Born in Preston, Idaho, First Lady of Utah Jeanette Herbert moved with her family as a young child to Springville, Utah. The First Lady graduated from Springville High and while attending college, met her husband of 50 years, Gary Herbert. After the two married, they settled in Orem, Utah. Mrs. Herbert opened a commercial child care and preschool, the Kids Connection, which she ran for 23 years. For 13 years, she also operated K.C. Kids’ Club, an hourly drop-in center. Throughout the years, the First Lady has always been an active member of her community and has received many awards including “Businesswoman of the Year” by the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce “Woman Making a Difference” Award, Utah Women’s Leadership Award and more. Mrs. Herbert serves on the Governor’s Mansion Foundation Board, the Governor’s Artist Series Board, the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free Foundation and is Honorary Chair of the Child Care Committee at the Utah Refugee Center. Still her greatest accomplishment is being a wife, mother of 6 and grandmother of 17.
Dr. Paula Fellingham
Dr. Paula Fellingham holds a Doctorate of Education Degree in Human Relations. Author of 8 books, Paula has presented for over 400 events in 152 nations during the past 30 years. She received the “Outstanding Leadership and Service Award” from U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, and the “Points of Light” Award from U.S. President George W. Bush. Former radio personality, for years Paula hosted a daily two-hour show called “Solutions for Families” and her comprehensive “Total Life Excellence” curriculum is taught globally. She is Founder and CEO of the Women’s Information Network, the Women of the Middle East Network, the Founder and Director of Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative, in addition to the International Youth Parliament. She is now the Director of what will be the largest gathering of women in history, online and on land in 195 nations, on International Women’s Day 2021. Paula has been married for 49 years to Dr. Gilbert Fellingham, a university Professor of Statistics. They have 8 children and 24 grandchildren.
With over 2,000 presentations for Fortune 500 companies and clients, Jason Hewlett is known for his unforgettable comedic and inspiring performances as a keynote, entertainer and emcee. He has performed in every major casino in Las Vegas and was invited to be part of a Middle East Tour in support of the US Military in Kuwait, Afghanistan & Africa. Jason wrote the viral Facebook post, “I Saw My Wife at Target Today”, which has been seen by more than one hundred million people around the world. He was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, one of the youngest ever inducted with the Council of Peers Award for Excellence. He received the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America and the Star Award from the SCERA Center for the Arts. Author of “The Promise To The One”, Jason is dedicated to helping others embrace The Promises we make to those we serve, our peers we work with, and to ourselves. He and his wife Tami, have four incredible young children.
Carmen Rasmussen Herbert
Known for being a top-six finalist on FOX’s hit TV show “American Idol”, Carmen Rasmusen Herbert has appeared on such entertainment shows as David Letterman, the Today Show, MSNBC, and Good Morning America. She has been featured in two nation-wide tours: the American Idols Live! and the “Nothin’ Like the Summer”, promoting her first full-length album and single which she co-wrote. Her music video won the “Pick it or Flick it” competition on CMT’s Top 20 Countdown, and her single won her a New Music Weekly Award for Artist of the Year. Author of two books, Carmen has traveled all over the US and Canada, speaking at hundreds of events and conferences for youth and adults. Carmen wrote a weekly entertainment blog and column for the Deseret News for 10 years. She is currently a presenter for Jumping Turtle Conferences LLC and is the host of a new podcast called “Doing Good”. Carmen is married to Brad Herbert, and they have four boys and one giant Bernedoodle dog named Honey.
America’s got talent and x-factor alumni Alex Boyé is truly a multicultural, multigenerational, global artist! An independent artist with over 1 billion views on his YouTube channel, Boyé’s diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation! While his viral videos of Africanized pop covers have been featured on Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel and more; Alex loves to use his music to champion important causes. He has received the Didi Hirsch “Erasing the Stigma Award” for his work on mental illness initiatives for the youth, and was recently made an official ambassador by the American foundation for suicide prevention. Alex married his wife Julie in 2007 and they have 7 kids and one on the way. His wife created a daily video vlog on YouTube called, ”The Boyé Family Jewels”, which documents real life “Boyé Family” experiences from the good, bad and ugly, which has garnered millions of viewers.
Brad Wilcox is a popular speaker who has presented for millions. He is an Author, Educator and Youth Leader. He was raised in Provo, Utah and, for a time, lived in Ethiopia. Brad graduated from Brigham Young University, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He then worked as a sixth-grade teacher in Provo and later earned a master’s degree at BYU in Teaching and Learning. Brad attended the University of Wyoming and received a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a focus in literacy. He and his family lived for a time in New Zealand and Spain, where he directed study abroad programs for BYU. He is currently a professor at BYU in Provo, Utah and has taught in the Teacher Education Department and in the Department of Ancient Scripture. He is currently serving as the Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brad and his wife, Deborah G. Gunnell “Debi” Wilcox, have four children and eight grandchildren.
Jade Elliott, Emcee
Jade Elliott spent most of her news career in eastern Washington from Spokane to most recently back in her hometown, the Tri-Cities where she was the main morning news anchor for KAPP/KVEW-TV. She is a proud alumna of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University. From reporting live from the Pac-12 championship game in California, ESPN Gameday from Pullman to snow storms for the weather channel, Jade has been blessed with being able to tell the stories of people in her communities that truly make a difference. A former titleholder and Miss Congeniality with the Miss America Organization, Jade continues to stay involved as a volunteer. Jade is a wife and mom. She loves to sing, emcee events, wakeboard, and watch football with her family. Married to a proud Utah Ute former football player, Jade loves getting up early in the dark to bring you the latest news from overnight and throughout the morning on 2News.
|One Voice Children's Choir
|One Voice Children’s Choir began in 2002 when the Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, UT. From those humble beginnings, OVCC has grown into a force in the entertainment world: Quarter-finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 9, singing at the White House, touring in many countries and across the USA, and now, and even approaching 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Founder and Director, Masa Fukuda arranges every song the choir sings. One Voice Children’s Choir has become a household name on a mission to spread hope, joy and love through their original arrangements of popular music.