2022 USDB Teacher/Staff Employee Directory

USDB programs employ over 550 professionals throughout Utah. If the staff member you are looking for is not listed below, please contact the division office specialist for individual contact information.


Name Position Email Telephone
Joel Coleman Superintendent joelc@usdb.org (801) 629-4712
Tamara Flint Executive Assistant for the Superintendent tamaraf@usdb.org (801) 629-4712
Susan Patten Associate Superintendent of the Blind susanp@usdb.org (801) 629-4713
Jacquelyn Phillips Executive Assistant, Blind School jacquelynp@usdb.org (801) 629-4713
Michelle Tanner Associate Superintendent of the Deaf michellet@usdb.org (801) 629-4714
Amanda Laver Executive Assistant, Deaf School amandal@usdb.org (801) 629-4714 (385) 282-6940 VP

Blind School – Outreach

Name Position Email Telephone
Brandon Watts Program Director brandonw@usdb.org (801) 464-2035
Sharon Draper Assistant Director sharond@usdb.org (801) 464-2051
Shelly Peterson Executive Secretary shellyp@usdb.org (801) 464-2051
Adriana Caro Educational Services Aide adrianac@usdb.org
Mirinda Losee Educational Services Aide mirindal@usdb.org
Suzy Blackham Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments suzyb@usdb.org
Jessica Brown Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments jessicab@usdb.org
Miika Brunson Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments miikab@usdb.org
Jordon Corley Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments jordanc@usdb.org
Cathy Cartwright Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments cathyc@usdb.org
Marcela Conger Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments marcelac@usdb.org
Suzy Daniels Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments suzyd@usdb.org
Jenny Hooper Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments jennyh@usdb.org
Amber Jensen Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments amberj@usdb.org
Vanda Jones Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments vandaj@usdb.org
Loralie Miller Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments loraliem@usdb.org
Lisa Nebeker Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments lisan@usdb.org
Nancy Nielson Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments nancyn@usdb.org
Jennifer Reben Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments jenniferre@usdb.org
MacKayla Rippstein Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments mackaylab@usdb.org
Reid Sifford Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments reids@usdb.org
Pam Sitterud Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments pamelaa@usdb.org
Kathi Smith Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments kathis@usdb.org
Brittany Southworth Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments brittanys@usdb.org
Madelyn Stafford Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments madelyns@usdb.org
Alex Westergard Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments alexwe@usdb.org
Rachel Beckstrand Orientation & Mobility Specialist rachelb@usdb.org
Carly Blasco Orientation & Mobility Specialist carlyb@usdb.org
Linda Breeden Orientation & Mobility Specialist lindabr@usdb.org
Shannon Brown Orientation & Mobility Specialist shannonb@usdb.org
Melissa Chandler Orientation & Mobility Specialist melissach@usdb.org
Nana Dewald Orientation & Mobility Specialist nanap@usdb.org
Kari Fredrickson Orientation & Mobility Specialist karif@usdb.org
Marie Hollinger Orientation & Mobility Specialist marieh@usdb.org
Leeandra Jones Orientation & Mobility Specialist leeandraj@usdb.org
Melanie Manwaring Orientation & Mobility Specialist melaniem@usdb.org
Tamara Noble Orientation & Mobility Specialist tamaran@usdb.org
Elizabeth Menlove Orientation & Mobility Specialist elizabethf@usdb.org

Blind School – Campus Programs Administration

Name Position Email Telephone
Ryan Greene Director/Principal of Blind Campus Programs ryang@usdb.org (801) 629-4718
Lauren Rich Assistant Director/Principal of Blind Campus Programs laurenri@usdb.org (801) 629-4718
Suzanne Nelson Blind Campus Secretary suzannen@usdb.org (801) 629-4718
Robbin Clark Expanded Core Curriculum & Instruction Specialist robbinc@usdb.org (801) 629-4736

Blind School – Campus Programs Staff – All Locations

Name Position Email Telephone
Becky Weeks Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator beckyw@usdb.org (801) 629-4837
Kathy Bingham Expanded Core Curriculum Educator kathyb@usdb.org (801) 629-4826
Rebecca Frias Expanded Core Curriculum Educator, Orientation & Mobility Specialist rebeccash@usdb.org (801) 629-4826
Michael Judkins O.D. Low Vision Specialist michaelj@usdb.org (801) 464-2020
Christy Michaels USB Transition Specialist christym@usdb.org

Blind School – Campus Programs – Assistive Technology

Name Position Email Telephone
Keri Welch Assistive Technology Department Head kerio@usdb.org (801) 629-4719
Teanna Timmins Assistive Technology Specialist teannat@usdb.org
Quintin Williams Assistive Technology Specialist quintinw@usdb.org (801) 629-4798
Carol Greene Assistive Technology Educator carolg@usdb.org
Katie Hess Assistive Technology Assistant katiehe@usdb.org (801) 629-4719
Matthew Norman Educational Technology & E-Learning Specialist matthewn@usdb.org

Blind School – Campus Programs – Ogden

Name Position Email Telephone
Brenda Munns Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments brendam@usdb.org (801) 629-3715
Brenda Kofoed Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments brendak@usdb.org (801) 629-4812

Blind School – Campus Programs – Salt Lake Area

Name Position Email Telephone
Gayla Ward Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments gaylaw@usdb.org
Jaycee Sorensen Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments jaycees@usdb.org

Blind School – Campus Programs – Springville

Name Position Email Telephone
Michele Larsen Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments


Blind School Early Childhood Division – Preschool

Name Position Email Telephone
Karen Borg Director karenbo@usdb.org (801) 629-4748
Alese Nybo Office Specialist alysen@usdb.org (801) 629-4802
Jamie Brown Early Childhood Specialist jamieb@usdb.org
Maria Lira Jukic Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments marial@usdb.org Ogden
Ellie Dobb Preschool Aide ellied@usdb.org Ogden
Michelle Ward Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments michellew@usdb.org SLC
Pamela Christensen Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments pamelac@usdb.org SLC
Sandra Peppin Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments sandrap@usdb.org Springville
Jerri Henderson Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments jerrih@usdb.org Springville

Business Office

Name Position Email Telephone
Carl Empey Finance Director carle@usdb.org (801) 629-4723
Vicki Summers Finance Manager vickisu@usdb.org (801) 629-4764
Chad Hinds Purchasing Manager chadh@usdb.org (801) 629-4811
David Health Accounting davidh@usdb.org (801) 629-4720
Teresa Patterson Purchasing Agent teresap@usdb.org (801) 629-4720
Kim Olsen Financial Analyst – Payroll kimo@usdb.org (801) 629-4703
MiKell Bennion Medicaid Specialist mikellb@usdb.org (801) 629-4829
Kylee Richter Medicaid Assistant kyleer@usdb.org
Olivia Judkins Receptionist oliviaj@usdb.org
Amanda Wolfe SLC Receptionist amandaw@usd.borg (801) 464-2200

Communications & Development

Name Position Email Telephone
Susan Thomas, Director Communications & Development susant@usdb.org (801) 889-6964
Todd Keith Media Production Specialist toddk@usdb.org (801) 602-1497
Social Media Specialist – Intern
Amy Zaharis Education Foundation Director amyz@usdb.org

Deafblind Services

Name Position Email Telephone
Erin Farrer Program Director erinf@usdb.org (801) 629-4769
Jamie Carter Executive Secretary jamiec@usdb.org (801) 629-4732
Charity Smith Office Technician charitys@usdb.org
Tricia Broadhead Teacher of the Deafblind triciab@usdb.org
Kirsten Corbett Lead Teacher of the Deafblind kirstenc@usdb.org
Mary Alice Dredge Teacher of the Deafblind maryaliced@usdb.org
Kristina Buck Teacher of the Deafblind kristinab@usdb.org
Sundie Marx Teacher of the Deafblind sundieg@usdb.org
Emily Murrell Teacher of the Deafblind emilymu@usdb.org
Nicole Marcelo Lead Teacher of the Deafblind nicoleh@usdb.org
Elizabeth Jones Teacher of the Deafblind elizabethj@usdb.org
Emily Mortimer Family Support Specialist emilymo@usdb.org
Denise Pearson Teacher of the Deafblind denisep@usdb.org
Rosalee Pearson Teacher of the Deafblind rosaleep@usdb.org
Gretel Sampson Teacher of the Deafblind gretels@usdb.org
Debbie Sanders Teacher of the Deafblind debbies@usdb.org
Lara Leigh Whitney Teacher of the Deafblind laraw@usdb.org
Savannah Fitzsimmons Teacher of the Deafblind savannahf@usdb.org
Sarah Pinney Teacher of the Deafblind sarahp@usdb.org

Educational Support Services

Name Position Email Telephone
Candace George Program Director candaceg@usdb.org (801) 464-2013
Jillian Phillips Executive Secretary jillianp@usdb.org (801) 464-2013
Joanie Robinson Speech Language Pathologist joanier@usdb.org
Haylee Krutsch Speech Language Pathologist hayleek@usdb.org
Rachel Watts Speech Language Pathologist rachelw@usdb.org
Breanna Gabaldon Speech Language Pathologist breannag@usdb.org
Melissa Miller Speech Language Pathologist melissam@usdb.org
Meg Frost Speech Language Pathologist megf@usdb.org
Jamie Gross Speech Language Pathologist jaimeg@usdb.org
Yvette Toribio-Ataque Speech Language Pathologist yvettet@usdb.org
Heather Gourley Speech Language Pathologist heatherg@usdb.org
Lindsey Wert, M.A., Psy.S, NCSP School Psychologist lindseyw@usdb.org
Heather Hoen School Psychologist heatherh@usdb.org
Stephanie Hardee School Psychologist stephanieh@usdb.org
Raina Jones School Psychologist rainaj@usdb.org
Holly Arndt School Guidance Counselor hollya@usdb.org
Kim Thornsberry School Guidance Counselor kimt@usdb.org
Brian Tingley School Guidance Counselor brianti@usdb.org
Emily Tanner Social Worker emilyt@usdb.org
Jessica Parfitt Adaptive PE Specialist jessicap@usdb.org
Amy Bouy Adaptive PE Specialist amyb@usdb.org
Mackenzie Carter Occupational Therapist mackenziec@usdb.org
Jenn Mitchell MOT, OTR/L Occupational Therapist jennm@usdb.org
Kristine Ward MOT Occupational Therapist kristinew@usdb.org
Mackenzie Carter Occupational Therapist mackenziec@usdb.org
Denise Winters, MS, PT Physical Therapist denisewi@usdb.org
Rikki Myers Physical Therapist rikkim@usdb.org
Kathy Carlisle School Nurse – SLC & Springville kathyc@usdb.org (801) 464-2048
Mallory Robbins School Nurse Ogden malloryr@usdb.org
Candice Comer School Nurse Ogden candicec@usdb.org
Shannon McGavin School Nurse SLC shannonm@usdb.org
Tish Lund School Nurse Ogden tishl@usdb.org
Jathan Bingham School Nurse SLC and Springville jathanb@usdb.org
Christina German-Allred School Nurse SLC christinag@usdb.org
Jared Elisaon School Nurse SLC jarede@usdb.org

ERC, the Library

Name Position Email Telephone
Sarah Lovato Program Coordinator sarahlo@usdb.org (801) 629-4795
Sally Aponte Library Technician sallya@usdb.org (801) 629-4809
Jeanette Gallup Library Technician jeanetteg@usdb.org (801) 464-2038
Travis Montgomery Library Technician travism@usdb.org (385) 290-4785 VP
Kristin Walker Library Technician kristinw@usdb.org (801) 629-4741
Whitney James Library Technician whitneyj@usdb.org (385) 290-4785 VP


Name Position Email Telephone
Dwight Overgaard Facilities Director dwighto@usdb.org (801) 629-4843
Gabe Areano Facilities Coordinator gabea@usdb.org (801) 629-4780
Julie Thomson Facilities Secretary juliet@usdb.org (801) 629-4779

Human Resources

Name Position Email Telephone
Dave Laycock HR Specialist davel@usdb.org (801) 629-4725
Melanie Butters HR Analyst melanieb@usdb.org (801) 629-4726

Jean Massieu – School of the Deaf – Salt Lake City

Name Position Email Telephone
Rachel Benedict Program Director rbenedict@usdb.org (801) 657-5236 Video Phone
Megan Frowick-Morgan

Asst. Director (801) 312-8416 Video Phone


Meghan Saunders Executive Secretary meghansa@usdb.org
Shanda Barney Receptionist shandab@usdb.org  (801) 464-2000 Voice (385) 282-6946 Video Phone
Kelli Aramaki LSL Elementary kellia@usdb.org
Cassandra Baggaley Instructor cassandrab@usdb.org
Katie Bodily Instructor katieb@usdb.org
Jeanna Chiodo Instructor jeannac@usdb.org
Hannah Ence Instructor hannahe@usdb.org
Paige Huefner Instructor paigeh@usdb.org
Coleen Jennings Instructor coleenj@usdb.org
Briana Job Instructor brianaj@usdb.org
Mary Leishman Instructor maryl@usdb.org
McKenzie Linnell Instructor mckenziel@usdb.org
Shellee Marlar Preschool Teacher elleem@usdb.org
Candalyn Mettmann Preschool Teacher candalynm@usdb.org
Yvonne Montalette Secondary ASL Specialist yvonnem@usdb.org
Alexis Porter Instructor alexisp@usdb.org
Laurie Ross Instructor laurier@usdb.org
Meghan Sauer Instructor meghans@usdb.org
Misty Sides Instructor mistys@usdb.org
Shari Solomon-Klebba Instructor sharis@usdb.org
Emily Swenson Instructor emilys@usdb.org
Jasmine Taylor Instructor jasminet@usdb.org
Jill Tezac Hybrid Preschool Teacher jillt@usdb.org
Trish Vierra Instructor trishv@usdb.org
Logan Vondra Instructor loganv@usdb.org
Jane Walker Secondary Resource Teacher janew@usdb.org
Caldonia Wilding Elementary ASL Specialist caldoniaw@usdb.org

Kenneth C. Burdett – KBS School of the Deaf – Ogden

Name Position Email Telephone
Martin Price Program Director martinp@usdb.org (385) 244-4373
Grace Sorenson Executive Secretary graces@usdb.org (801) 629-4751
Devin Christensen Audiologist devinc@usdb.org
Emily Hansen Instructor emilyh@usdb.org
Jenni Johnson Instructor jennij@usdb.org
Lori Bodily Instructor lorib@usdb.org
Lacey Crittenden  Instructor laceycr@usdb.org
Leanna Gale Instructor leannag@usdb.org
Marissa Peak Instructor marissap@usdb.org
Kelly Mauray  Instructor kellym@usdb.org
Sandy Scott  Instructor sandys@usdb.org
Savannah Sparks Instructor savannahs@usdb.org
Brian Thornsberry Instructor briant@usdb.org
Jill Weiss Ogden Kindergarten & 1st Teacher jillw@usdb.org (801) 629-4828

Elizabeth DeLong – School for the Deaf – Springville

Name Position Email Telephone
Nathan Harrison Program Director nathanh@usdb.org (801) 464 2047
Alexis Wardinsky Executive Secretary alexisw@usdb.org (801) 431-5100
Amberly Barnes Teaching Assistant amberlyb@usdb.org
Jennifer Barone Deaf Educator jenniferb@usdb.org (801) 431-5112
Janeal Belnap Audiologist janealb@usdb.org
Jathan Bingham Nurse jathanb@usdb.org (801) 431-5117
Justin Bodily ASL Specialist justinb@usb.org
Aimee Breinholt Deaf Educator aimeeb@usdb.org (801) 431-5129
Kathy Carlisle Nurse kathyc@usdb.org (801) 431-5105
Heather Gourley Speech Language Pathologist heatherg@usdb.org
Heather Hoen Psychologist heatherh@usdb.org (801) 431-5102
Cathleen Martinez Deaf Educator cathleenm@usdb.org (801) 431-5113
Carlo Montero Teaching Assistant (D/HH Program) carlom@usdb.org
Jessica Nash Teaching Assistant jessican@usdb.org
Marissa Parker Teaching Assistant carolsan@usdb.org
Lauren Reynolds Teaching Assistant laurenr@usdb.org
Katrina Robinson Deaf Educator katrinar@usdb.org (801) 431-5119
Lori Ruth Deaf Educator lorir@usdb.org (801) 431-5114
Carol Sanderson Teaching Assistant carolsan@usdb.org
Martha Sperry Deaf Educator marthas@usdb.org (801) 431-5111
Michelle Tucker Deaf Educator michelletu@usdb.org (801) 431-5104
Kenyatah Wellman Teaching Assistant (D/HH Program) kenyatahw@usdb.org

Southern Utah School for the Deaf

 919 E Brigham Rd, St. George, UT 84790

Name Position Email Telephone
Adam Billings Program Director adamb@usdb.org (801) 464-2096
Alexis Wardinsky Executive Secretary alexisw@usdb.org (801) 691-7841
 Natalie Graham Preschool ASL Teacher natalieg@usdb.org (562) 774-3188
Lauren Munkondya  Preschool LSL Teacher laurenmu@usdb.org (801) 332-9414
Kimberly Zulewski K-1 Teacher kimberlyz@usdb.org (385) 419-1288 Text

Utah School for the Deaf Outreach


Name Position Email Telephone
Adam Billings Program Director adamb@usdb.org (801) 464-2096
Alexis Wardinsky Executive Secretary alexisw@usdb.org (801) 691-7841
Heidi Condie Uintah Outreach & Online Outreach Teacher heidic@usdb.org
Janet Bartholomew Iron, Wasatch Counties Outreach Teacher janetb@usdb.org (435) 986-0011
Alyse Farnsworth Duchesne County Outreach Teacher alysef@usdb.org (435) 823-2788
Jill Laing Utah County Outreach Teacher jilll@usdb.org (801) 851-0304
Joni Sue McDonald San Juan, Grand Counties Outreach Teacher jonim@usdb.org (435) 678-1389
Rachel Parry Washington County Outreach Teacher rachelp@usdb.org (435) 688-7956
Valynn Sorensen Iron, Millard Counties Outreach Teacher valynns@usdb.org
Jenny Alvey North Outreach Teacher Jennya@usdb.org (435) 535-1560
Carrie Hix Canyons, Charter Outreach Teacher carrieh@usdb.org
Leia Miller Tooele Outreach Teacher Leiak@usdb.org (435) 277-0243
Lori Potter Summit, Wasatch Outreach Teacher Lorip@usdb.org
Jamie Robinson Ogden, Morgan, Charters Teacher jamier@usdb.org

Parent Infant Program for the Blind/Visually Impaired (Early Childhood Division)

Name Position Email Telephone
Karen Borg Program Director karenbo@usdb.org (801) 629-4748
AnJee Thomson Executive Secretary anjeet@usdb.org (801) 629-4743
Tamra Baird  Early Intervention Vision Specialist tamraba@usdb.org
Jamie Brown Early Intervention Vision Specialist jamieb@usdb.org
Margaret Caulford Early Intervention Vision Specialist margaretc@usdb.org
Stephanie Crosen Early Intervention Vision Specialist stephanies@usdb.org
Darci Crossley Early Intervention Vision Specialist darcic@usdb.org
Whitney Cunningham Early Intervention Vision Specialist whitneyc@usdb.org
Bess Dennison Early Intervention Vision Specialist bessd@usdb.org
Mary Dubeau Early Intervention Vision Specialist marydu@usdb.org
Terry Gibson Early Intervention Vision Specialist terrye@usdb.org
Denise Johnson Early Intervention Vision Specialist denisej@usdb.org
Stephanie Johnson Early Intervention Vision Specialist stephaniej@usdb.org
Emily Kotowski Early Intervention Vision Specialist emilyk@usdb.org
Jennifer Leavitt Early Intervention Vision Specialist jenniferl@usdb.org
Teri Morrison Early Intervention Vision Specialist terim@usdb.org
Anna Navarro Early Intervention Vision Specialist anan@usdb.org
Pam Nicolson Early Intervention Vision Specialist pamelan@usdb.org
Paige Shaw Early Intervention Vision Specialist paiges@usdb.org

Parent Infant Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Name Position Email Telephone
Stephanie Morgan Director stephaniem@usdb.org (385) 282-6899
Shyanne Smith Executive Secretary shyannesm@usdb.org (801) 629-4768
Mindi Allen PIP Advisor mindia@usdb.org
Angie Atwood PIP Advisor angiea@usdb.org
Ingrid Taylor PIP Advisor ingridt@usdb.org
Merideth Foster PIP Advisor meridethf@usdb.org
Myranda Wellborn PIP Advisor myrandaw@usdb.org
Amanda Hammond PIP Advisor amandaha@usdb.org
Hanna Hawkins PIP Advisor hannah@usdb.org
Amie Jarvie PIP Advisor aimiej@usdb.org
Jennifer Kite PIP Advisor jenniferk@usdb.org
Rebecca Olsen PIP Advisor rebeccao@usdb.org
Katelyn Empey PIP Advisor katelyne@usdb.org
Cassie Riding PIP Advisor cassier@usdb.org
Deb King PIP Advisor debk@usdb.org
Emilee Segura
PIP Advisor emilees@usdb.org
Sara Rinehart PIP Advisor sarar@usdb.org

Listening and Spoken Language

Name Position Email Telephone
Jennifer Salazar Program Director jennifers@usdb.org (801) 464-2026
Liz LeFevre Executive Secretary lizl@usdb.org (801) 464-2023
Gabrielle Geiger Instructor gabrielleg@usdb.org
Hilary Moody Aural Habilitation Teacher hilarym@usdb.org
Renee Moore Aural Habilitation Teacher reneem@usdb.org
Michelle Olivares Instructor michelleo@usdb.org
Katie-Lyn Johnson Aural Habilitation Teacher

ASL Interpreters

Name Position Email Telephone
Emily Longshore, Coordinator South Utah Lead Interpreter emilyl@usdb.org (801) 425-0732
Alisa Ensign Central Utah Lead Interpreter alisae@usdb.org
Lisa Larsen North Utah Lead Interpreter lisal@usdb.org
Tony Bonny Staff Interpreter tonyb@usdb.org
Jennifer Jackson Staff Interpreter jenniferj@usdb.org
Bethany Hammon Staff Interpreter bethanyh@usdb.org


Name Position Email Telephone
Armando Venegas Director armandov@usdb.org (801) 629-4731
Cassidy McFarland Executive Secretary cassidym@usdb.org (801) 629-4795
Amy Young Coordinator amyy@usdb.org (801) 629-4783
Mandy Kay Coordinator mandyk@usdb.org (801) 629-4706
Javier Martinez Coordinator javierm@usdb.org (801) 629-4784
Jody Nelson Warehouse Specialist jodyn@usdb.org (801) 629-4729

USD Staff

Name Position Email Telephone
Deanna Glasser Curriculum Director deannag@usdb.org 801-590-6275 VP
Kevin Berrigan Transition Specialist kevinb@usdb.org
Kim Lucas Educational Technology Specialist kiml@usdb.org
Jonathan Helgesen Extracurricular Director jonathanh@usdb.org (385) 210-0177 Video Phone
Amanda Laver Audiology/Extra-Curricular Executive Secretary amandal@usdb.org (435) 231-1153 Voice

(385) 232-2786 Video Phone


Name Position Email Telephone
Katherine Crum Registrar & Assessment katherinec@usdb.org (801) 464-2073