2015 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH SPEAKERS
*In alphabetical order
Dina Alexander is the founder and president of Educate and Empower Kids. She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah. She has taught in various capacities for the past 17 years, including marriage enhancement, art for small children and group fitness. She has also worked with teenage girls in a residential treatment setting, adults with drug addictions and autistic children. She was raised in the Los Angeles area and currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with her husband and three children.
Jacy Clemons Boyack is the Founder and Executive Director of The Togetherness Project. In addition, she's a blogger (My Name is Jacy), speaker and life coach (Illume Life Coaching); recently completing the Arbinger Mastery Training for Coaches. She's passionate about helping women rediscover their self-worth and inner strength (especially after hardships) and believes that by helping others, she continues to heal her heart, as well. Jacy is a mom to the coolest second grader and with her husband, just welcomed another little boy in April. Together they are figuring out the whole "blended family thing" and reside in sunny Gilbert, Arizona.
Mark Chamberlain is a psychologist and the Clinical Director at Suncrest Counseling in Salt Lake City, which offers an intensive treatment program for individuals and couples struggling with porn and other addictions. He is the author of several books including Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity and a blog on the same topic. He has found that most clients’ recovery is greatly strengthened by deeper emotional connections in relationships. Their clinic uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples heal the negative cycles that can sabotage such closeness.
Rhyll Croshaw is the co-founder and Vice President of SA Lifeline Foundation. The foundation provides individuals, couples and families hope for recovery from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma through education, supporting 12-step recovery groups, encouraging spiritual guidance and emphasizing qualified therapy. A recent graduate of BYU in Marriage and Family she has interned in the area of sexual addiction therapy. Rhyll is the author of the book "What Can I Do About Me? Healing from the Trauma of My Husband’s Sexual Addiction”. Rhyll and Steven, her husband of 42 years, are popular speakers across the nation and are grateful to be working their individual and collective recovery. They are parents of 7 children and grandparents to 20 wonderful grandchildren. A big recovering family!
Kami is a wife and mother of four small children. Six years ago, the appearance of seizures, speech language processing disorder, food allergies, and autism in her children, as well as personal depression, anxiety, IBS, chronic fatigue, marital upheaval, and the arising of childhood trauma all within a small period of time sent her into a profound downward spiral. Through a beautiful support network of women in her similar situation, Kami began to realize the power she held and began to rise out of the darkness, little by little. Therapy, good nutrition and healing plants, mentorships, classes, retreats, conferences, and endless soul-searching brought Kami to where she is today. She is a natural born teacher and is sharing her knowledge through her newly launched Cleanse Your Life program. Her mission is to radiate hope, love, and joy to others who are walking a similar path.
Paul Parkin is a teacher, speaker, and researcher, that focuses on relational communication and positive psychology. With over 10 years experience teaching at various universities, he taught at U of U and currently teaches at UVU, with his doctoral dissertation research focusing on the power of empathy (TED Talk here). He has a Master's Degree from California State University, Sacramento, in instructional and leadership communication. He firmly believes that people can change their lives for the better by changing the way they relate to themselves and to others. Paul enjoys short walks on the beach, candlelit breakfasts, and cooking, that is, delicious meals cooked by other people. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Mandi Gubler, the popular, successful and fearless do-it-yourself interior designer of Vintage Revivals, is not just fearless when it comes to decorating! She demonstrates much courage as she shares on her design blog (read by hundreds of thousands of followers) what she calls her "Real Life Story"; a story that entails the devastating effects addiction brought into her life, as well as the miraculous path of healing and recovery she's discovering- both individually, and in her marriage. She's passionate about being 100% authentic and bravely sharing her real story to help others along the way. Mandi lives in St. George, Utah and, together with her husband, has two adorable daughters.
KENDRA MAYER LAST
Kendra Mayer Last lives outside of Seattle, WA, where she is a single mother to three of the best kids in the whole world. Kendra studied special education and art at BYU, and has a passion for teaching others. She is a professional Bookbinder (Pickle Bound Books) and finds joy and healing as she creates new things out of raw materials. Ever since she was a young child she has been filling the pages of her journals and is passionate about sharing the healing that comes through writing and telling our stories, even if we are the only ones who ever read it. Kendra has been on a steady course of her own recovery for a little over 2 years and attributes her success to writing in her journal every single day, practicing vulnerability, attending group meetings and finding The Togetherness Project.
Dr. Skinner is a Co-Founder and currently serves as the Clinical Director of Addo Recovery, a private practice emphasizing in pornography or sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery. In his capacity as Clinical Director and through his leading expertise, Dr. Skinner has been able to serve men and women from all over the world through professional therapy services and online education. Dr. Skinner is the author of the best-selling book "Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools For Recovery" and provides training to clinicians and clergy leaders, helping them in their treatment of pornography addiction. Dr. Skinner is also a founder of the new online community for women, Bloom.
Maurice Harker is the Founder and Director of Sons of Helaman, a program created in 2005 due to the influx of young men struggling with sexual addiction issues. In his ongoing private practice at Life Changing Services, Maurice also specializes in marriage therapy, especially if sexual misbehaviors are part of the problem. He trains adult men to overcome sexual addictions and works to help heal the wives of sexual addicts. Similarly, he works with individuals fighting anxiety and depression issues. He runs another program called The W-O-R-T-H Group: Women of Rebirth, Therapeutic Healing. This program is designed to help women work through difficult issues relating to any form of abuse in their marriages.
Dr. Adam M. Moore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is assistant director of Brigham Young University’s comprehensive clinic and clinical director of Utah Valley Counseling–an outpatient mental health clinic that primarily focuses on treating pornography and sexual addiction and the trauma that partners of addicts experience. Dr. Moore has taught at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and Argosy University. He is the recipient of a research award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently President-Elect of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Geoff Steurer is a licensed marriage and family therapist in St. George, UT. He is the founding director of LifeStar of St. George, a treatment program for couples and individuals impacted by pornography and sexual addiction. He is also the co-author of “Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity” and the audio series “Strengthening Recovery Through Strengthening Marriage”. Geoff specializes in working with couples, especially those experiencing the crisis of sexual betrayal. He holds a bachelors degree from BYU in communications studies and a masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Auburn University.
"THE LIGHT KEEPERS"
"The Light Keepers" is a woman who understands the deep pain of a marriage devastated by sexual addiction. After years of intense betrayal trauma she is learning to see the LIGHT in dark places. She is sharing her recovery journey on Instagram with over 7,500 followers @thelightkeepers. What started out as a tool for her to express her feelings has since turned into a beautiful opportunity to reach and inspire women all over the world and to have them show her love and support in return. She lives in sunny Southern California with her five awesome, wild, fun children. She loves Mexican food, stand up paddle boarding, the beach, hot yoga, and learning about psychology.