Age: 34Where born: Salt Lake City
Education: Associate degree in English and journalism, Ricks College; bachelor's degree in journalism, BYU; master's degree in communications, BYU
Primary products: News and information about BYU and its people
Number of employees: Seven full-time; 13 part-time
Annual production: 750 news releases, institutional spots for national television, 100-plus radio features, faculty and staff newsletter, marketing materials for campus events.
First "real" job: Arctic Circle (baby sitting was really the first, but it didn't pay "real" money).
Management style: It's a participative style based on the belief that leadership can be a shared responsibility. Hence, we all need to be given opportunities to think and act on our own.
Keys to success: Never forget that personal accountability and professionalism go hand in hand.
One lesson I've learned in my work: Don't edit another person's article, press release, script, etc., to the point that you remove the author's voice from the piece. A judge in Salt Lake City taught me this after I did a nice hatchet job on her article for a BYU journal.
What I like about my line of work: I get to peek into the lives of some wonderful, interesting people.
Heroes: My grandmothers, Victoria Showell and Virginia Phippen; and Dave Schulthess, director of BYU's Sports Information Office for 38 years.
Leisure time and hobbies: Building with Lego blocks, dressing Barbies, reading Bill Peet stories, and, while my husband insists it's an addiction and I view it as a necessity, it's probably just a hobby: shopping anytime, anywhere.
Favorite book: "While Others Slept" by Ellis R. Shipp and "In Search of History" by Theodore White.
Favorite movie: "Chariots of Fire."