Her mother worked for America First Credit Union, which led Kimberli Green to follow in her footsteps. Kimberli has two young boys and, while pregnant with her oldest, planned on being a stay-at-home mom. “I lasted about six months before I realized there had to be a way to do both.” She said, at the time, there was a stigma attached to having a career and being a mother, but she had the very best example. Her mom was a professional and an excellent role model. In conversation, her mother asked if Kimberli loved her. “What a crazy question, yes,” she replied. Kimberli’s mom explainedRead More →

Melissa Spelts began gathering her experience with entrepreneurship as a child. Her parents started a business when she was eleven, so she and her siblings experienced the ups and downs of a new business. Melissa’s parents have been very supportive, and they have been a great source of advice. Melissa’s dad, who passed away in 2018, said, “There’s plenty of room at the top. You just have to be willing to work for it.” Growing up and watching her parents work so hard was not easy. Her father often worked two jobs in order to make ends meet. But this experience gave Melissa an ideaRead More →

Karyl Chase is the Program Manager for the Senior Companion Program, and she loves her work. She says that, “We’re in the business of human connection.” The Senior Companion Program has been carefully designed to benefit the volunteers and the clients. This is a federal program that provides help to the elderly who want to stay in their homes, and also supports older adults to provide meaningful service. The elderly can become more and more socially isolated as physical limitations make it difficult for them to get out. And, as we’ve all experienced lately, social isolation isn’t good for anyone! In spite of the currentRead More →

Mitzi Fluckiger is the woman behind each precious stone they sell at Aaron’s Jewelry, and her childhood experiences really shaped her into who she is today. “I had to be a scrappy little thing because life was hard early on.” Her mother passed away when she was a year old, and her dad tried his best to raise them as a single parent for a time. For years, he was paying off medical bills, and going to college was not an option for them. Her dad taught her how to work hard, and she knew really early in life if she set her mind toRead More →

It’s uncomfortable to talk about domestic violence, but the reality is, even here in Utah, one in three women will experience some form of it within their lifetimes. The YCC Crisis Center is on the front lines, providing protection, support, resources and training to those in need. Services are free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. Executive Director, Margaret Rose said, “My goal is to create opportunities through education, not just for our clients but also for our staff. We work to develop their skills and opportunities to lead and make decisions. Denette and Lisa are prime examples of up-and-coming leaders in their field,Read More →

Agent Nicki Seamons has been working in insurance since 2012. She grew up in Switzerland, and she came to the US in 1994 for a short visit. But then she met her wonderful husband, and she’s been here ever since. She has three amazing daughters. Nicki loves to read, run, hike, and enjoy the outdoors. Nicki went back to work after raising her kids. She’s known Shawn Iverson for eighteen years, but she went to work with him after they connected at a social event, and she found out he really needed some help. The thing Nicki likes most about her job is the chanceRead More →

Eli Madrigal is the owner of the Rancho Market Grocery Store Chain. She’s been running them very successfully for fourteen years. There are nine stores along the Wasatch Front, most surrounding the Salt Lake City area, but we are pleased to have two stores in Ogden, 905 E 26th ST, and 404 Washington Blvd. One of the best things about Rancho Markets is the produce. They have great prices on staples such as apples, bananas, lemons, and limes. It’s the best place to stock up on avocados, peppers, and jicama. Jicama is one of the best fresh veggies out there, and if you’ve never triedRead More →

Bara and JaNae are partnering to launch a brand-new Hypnotherapy practice here in Ogden. These two business partners connected through a mutual desire to help people with emotional healing. But, what is Hypnotherapy? Bara explains it like this: “By accessing the sub-conscious mind, hypnotherapy enables clients to overcome self-defeating negative beliefs and maladaptive behaviors. This frees them to achieve their potential and enjoy a more fulfilling life.” And what does that mean for you? Everyone has difficult and painful life experiences. Sometimes we hold onto them and can’t let go. Our past baggage is a factor in how we think, feel, and behave today. HypnotherapyRead More →

At ten years old, Sheree Yu immigrated with her family from Taiwan. Originally in Tennessee, Her family established a restaurant but decided to sell and move to California in order to make flights back home to Taiwan shorter. Her father left to scope things out in California and when he returned, he told her that there was a change of plans. They were moving to Utah. He had visited a friend here and found this to be a great place to raise a family. They opened Maple Gardens in Ogden in 1981. Sheree grew up helping in the restaurant and loved learning from her parentsRead More →

When you get a life-threatening illness, it can change your priorities. For Jodi Orgill Brown, it simply magnified the life she was already living. After starting her career in high-tech Corporate America, Jodi had a “this is not what I want to do with my life” epiphany. She needed to obtain a job where she could make a difference. She jumped industries and started working with non-profit organizations, beginning with raising money to help build the Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital. It didn’t take long to realize she had found her passion. Jodi loved being part of something bigger than herself and working with good people toRead More →