Board of Directors
Carla is a co-founder of Time to Blossom. She been serving the girls there for the past 7 years and has created and directed 8 conferences. She is a certified Life Coach and has facilitated seminars, conferences, and retreats. She is a life long learner and has recently taken classes in non-profits, marketing, drawing, computers, ballroom dancing, karate, and improvisational acting. She married her high school sweetheart, Kyle, and they have raised five children. Sister Jorgensen started a jewelry manufacturing business, where her jewelry is sold coast to coast. She has been a partner in a finance company, and an active member of the Board of Directors for various companies. She read over 175 books in one year while she searched for her passion, and she found that passion to be Time to Blossom. She is currently serving as a service missionary for the church.
Debbie Forrest Dayton
Debbie is co-founder of Time to Blossom. She attended Brigham Young University where she co-founded Women’s Conference, served as the ASBYU Women’s Vice President, and was Vice President of the Intercollegiate Association of Women College Students. Sister Forrest and her husband, Bill, were blessed with seven children. Following Bill’s passing in 2000, Sister Forrest was recognized as the Arizona Parent of the Year and named the 2004 National Parent of the Year in Washington, D.C. She was honored as a National Embrace Life Recipient and received the BYU Service to Family Award in 2010. Sister Forrest founded an image consulting firm, organizes fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations, and speaks at conferences and events across the United States. She will be leaving for Barcelona, Spain in July to serve with her husband as the Mission President there for 3 years.
Elaine Dalton was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brigham Young University. Sister Dalton married Stephen E. Dalton in the Salt Lake Temple and they are the parents of six children. She enjoys reading, running and hiking with her family, and dancing with her granddaughters. Sister Dalton served as the General Young Women’s President from 2008-2013 and has a deep admiration for the young women around the world.
Ardeth is a native of Alberta, Canada and served as the General Young Women’s President from 1984-1992. She served with her husband, Heber, as he presided over the Canada Vancouver Mission, and as President and Matron of the Cardston Alberta Temple. Ardeth holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development from Brigham Young University. She has been a member of the Church Curriculum Planning Committee, a Board Member of the Church Educational System, Deseret Book Company, and Deseret News Publishing Company, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University. Ardeth has written numerous books and is a favorite speaker.
Born in Granger, Utah, Susan grew up on a large dairy farm. She later earned a degree in humanities from Brigham Young University, where she met John S. Tanner. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on 3 September 1974. Sister Tanner became a homemaker and piano teacher. The Tanners live in Provo, Utah, and have five children and three grandchildren.
Born in Manti, Utah, Margaret was the oldest of four children born to R. Morgan and Helen Bailey Dyreng, who helped start the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti. Opportunities to develop leadership skills came early to Sister Nadauld and have continued throughout her life. In addition to serving in Young Women, she has served as a Relief Society president and counselor and as a counselor in stake and ward Primary presidencies. Sister Nadauld served as president of the Utah chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and also as vice president of the Utah chapter of American Mothers, Inc. She attended Snow College for one year, graduated in speech and English from Brigham Young University, and then taught high school English in Salt Lake City and in Boston. On 11 July 1968 in the Manti Temple, Margaret married Stephen D. Nadauld, who later served in the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1991 to 1996. The parents of seven sons, the Nadaulds have lived in Boston, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Utah. Though she likes playing the piano and is an avid reader, Sister Nadauld says she enjoys most the things their family does together—such as sports and outdoor activities.
Janette Hales Beckham
Janette Hales, born on 7 June 1933 to Thomas L. and Hannah Carrick Callister, has done much in her lifetime. She married Robert H. Hales in 1955. A few of her greatest “accomplishments” are her five children: Ann Nevers, Thomas C. Hales, Jane Ricks, Karen, and Mary. She has also served on the Primary general board, as ward Primary president, as stake Primary president, and in the Utah State Legislature. For the last two years, she has served as second counselor in the Young Women general presidency.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Willard Richards Smith and his wife Florance Grant Smith. Florence Smith was the granddaughter of two LDS Church presidents: Joseph F. Smith and Heber J. Grant. Smith attended the University of Utah and graduated in 1934. While at the university she was part of the Chi Omega sorority. She married Ted Jacobsen in the Salt Lake Temple in 1935.
John uses humor, insight, and wit to entertain and inspire LDS youth around the world. He combines a level-headed approach to life with a contagious love of the scriptures and their ability to help us through life’s difficulties. John holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Brigham Young University and is the bestselling author of A Crash Course in Teenage Survival, Heroes: Lessons from the Book of Mormon, Standards Night Live, Isaiah for Airheads, and several other books. After serving a mission in the Philippines, John met his wife, Kimberly, and they now have six children. John is the founder of a local chapter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun-Watchers Club and does a mean impersonation of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife.
Kimberly is the mother of six children and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned a degree in English from Brigham Young University and has co-authored two books with her husband and one with her mother, Diane Loveridge. Kimberly has a brown belt inTae Kwon Do, runs a small business out of her home, and sometimes speaks with John. Kimberly loves being a wife, mother, and aunt.
Vivian, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a prominent speaker to both youth and adult groups around the world. Vivian has taught The Finishing Touch classes on personal grooming and social protocol and created a summer program at BYU called Polish With Pleasure. She copyrighted her own home management system and is currently the President and CEO of Executive Home Management Systems. She was the first female speaker and director of EFY, has taught at BYU Education Week, and was selected as the “Outstanding Speaker of the Year” for BYU Youth and Family Programs. Vivian is a former Mrs. Utah, has co-authored six books, and has authored her own book titled Dating, Dining, Dancing, and Other Teen Dilemmas. Vivian and her husband, Douglas, have raised five children.
Nanci directed the Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant for nine years and directed The Finalists Show for NBC’s America’s Got Talent. She wrote, directed, and produced the DVD Manners for Missionaries…and Everyone Else!. Nanci also served as Director of Etiquette and Personal Development at the Provo MTC, and has been a speaker at EFY. Nanci serves as a public relations and etiquette consultant for businesses and universities throughout the United States, serves on the National Advisory Council of Southern Virginia University, and judges state competitions for the Miss America Pageant. Nanci has been listed twice in “Outstanding Young Women of America” and was Utah’s “Honor Young Mother of the Year.” She holds a Journalism Degree with a Minor in Theater Arts from Brigham Young University.
Creg is a managing director at Stoker Ostler Wealth Advisors. Prior to founding Stoker Ostler in 1997 with Phil Stoker, Creg spent many years in senior positions with large national financial institutions, including Harris Bank. Creg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning from Brigham Young University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Creg is a CFA and CFP. He is the co-founder of Inner City Youth Charitable Foundation in Chicago, a volunteer for Heifer International (an organization that provides livestock to needy families in developing countries), and serves actively in his church. He and his wife, Sondra, have seven children and 11 grandchildren.