Meet our Professionals 2019

Professionals for 2019

Kimmy Paluch
Kimmy Paluch,
Founder of BetaBoom

Kimmy is founder of Beta Boom, a pre-seed fund for software startups in the Salt Lake City area and other top rising tech hubs. She also currently serves as a Fellow with Green D Ventures, a venture capital firm for Dartmouth alumni. She has a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and MBA from MIT.

Lara Tallman
Lara Tallman,
Professional Driver

Lara is a professional driver and owner of Rearden Racing.  She was the first woman to win a pro race at Daytona in 2013, and is also one of the few woman team owners.

Brittany Jepsen,
Founder & Creative Director

Brittany Jepsen is the founder and creative director of The House That Lars Built, a design and lifestyle website focused on artful living. Through whimsical crafts and design projects, it aims to inspire it's readers to live their best creative lives.

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Lindsay Nebeker,
Graphic Designer

I am a graphic designer for a small studio called Public which is out of SF. It was my first real job out of college and I've been there now for 18 years. I love designing and I also love the craft. I work remotely from Provo where I now live with my family.

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Claudine Bigelow,

Dr. Claudine Bigelow is the Professor of Viola at Brigham Young University. She is also a member of the Deseret String Quartet.  One of the fun things she loves about her work is she has had the opportunity to perform all over the world.

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 Tamara Sheffield,
Medical Director

Dr. Sheffield is a Medical Director over preventive care services for Intermountain Healthcare. She works to keep the population cared for by Intermountain physicians, hospitals and health plans to live the healthiest lives possible.

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Joella Bagshaw,

Joella Bagshaw has been a librarian for just over 16 years. She has worked in libraries in Utah, Illinois, and Washington State as well as with national library committees.

Silvana Effio
Silvana Effio, 
News Anchor  

Silvana Effio, born and raised in Lima, Peru, has been delivering the news into Utah’s Hispanic homes for the last eight years. She is the lead news anchor and news director for the live broadcast at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. in Telemundo Utah.

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Dr. Jaqueline Radigan,

I am an astronomer and professor in the Dept. of Physics at Utah Valley University. I study giant storms and weather in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs - celestial objects that are somewhere between stars and planets.

Suzanne Hall (Alice Lane)
Suzanne Hall,
VP of Design at Alice Lane

My name is Suzanne and I am an Interior Designer. I've been in this field for the last 14 years and studied design at Utah State University. My husband, son and I live in downtown Provo and I work for Alice Lane in downtown Salt Lake.

Jeanette Martin
Jeanette Martin,
Software Engineering Manager

I was born and raised here in Utah. I am married and have 4 wonderful children. I attended UVU and graduated in 2001 in computer science. I love hanging out with my family and enjoying the outdoors.

Sydni Sheathelm
Sydni Sheathelm,

My name is Sydni, I am a Sales Account Executive. I joined the Utah women in Sales organization a few months after I moved out to Utah and started my job. I'm an adventurous, motivated, and creative person! In my spare time I like to fly fist and do photography.

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Nicole Hill Gerulat,

Nicole Hill Gerulat is a commercial and editorial photographer specializing in interiors, celebrity, food and kids photography.

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Rebecca Faulconer,
Business Developer

Rebecca is a strategic thinker and problem solver who is focused on constantly scanning the ever-changing retail landscape to ensure ZoomSystems is contributing to the “what’s next” versus the “what’s now.” Rebecca brings two decades of business development experience to her role at as head of Business Development at ZoomSystems.

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Mallory Bateman,
Research Analyst

I am the State Data Center Coordinator at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. This role gives me the opportunity to help people learn about the products and programs at the Census Bureau, while also building my knowledge about the demographics of Utah. I analyze data, write about it, make presentations about it, and teach people how to find it.

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Jade Grimmius,
Director of Operations

I grew up in Oregon and always wanted to be an anthropologist, or travel the world as a photographer for National Geographic. Instead, I got married, pursued a degree in Computer Science, had four boys, and now travel the world as Director of Live Operations for a virtual reality startup.

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Alison Davis,
Chemical Engineer
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Paula Whitmer,
Therapy Riding Instructor

I am an equine assisted therapy riding instructor for Courage Reins in American Fork. I have 19 years experience working with and training horses. I have been giving lessons for the past 8 years. I have a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Science and am currently working on becoming PATH certified.

Kristine Dunn,

I grew up in Las Vegas and attended BYU and UNLV. I attended Southern California College of Optometry. I have been practicing for 32 years and have loved every minute of it.

Tehmi Brimhall,

Owner and baker of June Pies, where we obsessively bake hundreds of pies from scratch each week.

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Lindsay May,
Pediatric Cardiologist

I am a Pediatric Cardiologist, specializing in Heart Failure and Transplant. I work both in the hospital and clinics at Primary Children's Hospital.

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Vanessa Quigley,
Co-Founder at Chatbooks

Vanessa Quigley is the mother of 7 and co founder of Chatbooks. a software company that helps families hold on to their stories. She holds a degree in Vocal Performance from BYU and worked as a professional singer and actress before becoming an entrepreneur. She was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 and also authored Real Moms, Real Hacks.

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Bavithra Esai Selvan Malathy,
Data Scientist

I am a Data analysis Engineer at IM Flash technologies. I graduated from University of Utah with a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am from India where I did my Bachelors in Electronics.

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Shelley Rogers,
Life-Flight EMT
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Melissa Sevy,
Founder of Musana

Melissa is co-founder of Musana International (a non-profit) & Fairkind (a for-profit social venture), both of which work to employ and empower artisans in the developing world by facilitating their entrance into the global market. She also helps companies develop their social impact programs through her consulting firm and digital platform, Givv.

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Grace Oldroyd
Digital Communications Specialist

I graduated with a degree in Communications from BYU and have worked for local non-profits, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a few tech companies. I have a passion for creating fun, engaging content that inspires and uplifts our community. When not working, I love to be outdoors doing anything active.

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Coco Terry,

Coco is the head chef at Good Thyme Eatery in Provo. She loves to make good food and share it with others.

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Alice Wind,

Alice Wind is mom to five amazing girls and grandma to one adorable boy and works as a diamond manufacturing engineer, in that order.

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Kassidi Henrie,
Head of Finance

Kassidi was the financial controller at DevMountain, one of the most successful coding bootcamps in the US, from day one through their acquisition by Capella University. She is also the co-founder of a women organization called Braid. She is passionate about mentoring women entrepreneurs and helping women become more economically independent.