Mia Love

Mia was born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually moved to Connecticut. Mia recalls both parents working hard to earn a living, her father at times taking on second jobs cleaning toilets to pay for school for their three children. On the day of Mia’s college orientation, her father said something to her that would become the ethos for her life:

"Mia, your mother and I never took a handout. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back."

Mia graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in fine arts. She found faith. Then she found Jason. And then she found herself in Utah ready to give back. Mia served two terms on the city council of Saratoga Springs, one of Utah’s fastest growing cities. As City Councilwoman and eventually Mayor, Mia led the city through a period of 1700% population growth in a decade. Under her leadership, the city was able to successfully navigate the drastic transition from agricultural fields to a booming residential community. When the citizen growth necessitated fire and police services, Mia fought to make sure the city’s first ever residential tax implementation would only pay for those essential services, and she structured it in such a way that the tax decreased as a percentage of property value.

Mayor Love is best known for her conservative positions on limited government, increased citizen liberties and limited restraints on business. She believes the best thing she can do as mayor is stay out of the way of business and out of the lives of citizens. She advocates a return to the personal responsibility and reduced government dependency engendered by her father.

The Six Sisters

In February 2011, we started our blog SixSistersStuff.com. After years of living close to one another, we were being pulled in many different directions- one sister moved to the West coast, another sister followed her husband to medical school, one moved away to college, and another sister had just lost a baby. We needed each other now more than ever and we used our blog as a way to stay in touch. We are all busy, whether it’s with our kids, jobs, school, husbands, community involvement, or something else eating up our time, so all the recipes and projects you will find on this blog are quick and easy! Our recipes are family favorites that use ingredients that can commonly be found in your pantry and our crafts and home decor projects can be made with little or no money. We don’t claim to be amazing chefs- we just know the importance of feeding your family a home-cooked meal and sitting down to eat it together. Our mom and dad taught us so many great values and we are thankful that they instilled the importance of family time in our lives. Even the busiest of people can make the food and project ideas we share, which will give you even more time to spend with your family and loved ones.
Read more at http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/about-us#8Sqxq9bwXBGS6HX7.99

Workshop Presentees

Florence Bacabac

Florence Elizabeth Bacabac is associate professor of professional and technical writing in the English department. She earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Her research interests include computers and writing, writing for interactive media, second language writing, service learning, civic engagement, and women's rhetoric. Dr. Bacabac was a recipient of the 2011 Utah Campus Compact’s Civically Engaged Scholar Award and is currently the director of the Women’s Resource Program. She adopts bell hooks’ view on education as the practice of freedom, and hopes to inspire more women to pursue higher education and professional development.

Jennifer Lier

With over 20 years as a headline vocalist, model and emcee on both national and international stages, Jennifer Lier is a highly sought after talent, motivational speaker and performance and interview coach. From losing 100lbs. at 18 and breaking out of her adolescent, introverted shell to becoming Miss Nevada, traveling the world as a headline performer and being on television excelling in national competitions, Jennifer knows what it takes to overcome adversity and has used bold strategies to change her life and create the life she always dreamed of having.

At nineteen, Jennifer Lier arrived on the world famous stages of her hometown, Las Vegas, singing and performing in major casinos. After winning the title of Miss Nevada and receiving the talent award at Miss America, she went on to headline over 50 shows through out the country and around the world, including Legends in Concert, and the world famous, Follies Bergere’. With too many shows and credits to name, one of Jennifer’s favorite moments was receiving the rarely given standing ovation on Showtime at the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Exhibiting excellence in a competitive environment, she became a finalist in the reality show "The Entertainer, Starring Wayne Newton" on E! Entertainment, then took the ball and ran developing and performing her self-titled one woman show in Las Vegas showrooms as well as touring with Wayne Newton and the legendary Don Rickles for over 6 years. She also has a long line of commercial credits as well as being a spokesperson for top companies around the US. Jennifer now loves being back in her hometown of Las Vegas with her husband, two children, a full schedule performing and emceeing for major corporate events and diving into her philanthropic ventures.

Vicki Wille

Like many young women of her generation, Vicki L. Wille had visions of a traditional life as a wife, mother and homemaker. Her life’s path began with every expectation of fulfilling that vision. However, life took a turn in an entirely different direction when her marriage ended.

As a young, now single mother of three, Vicki drew upon her Midwest heritage to take steps to successfully balance family priority, professional responsibilities, and personal fulfillment.

The course of Vicki L. Wille’s personal and professional development is truly inspiring. Her strong work ethic and commitment to client satisfaction propelled her from an entry level sales assistant position to an award winning broker, ultimately becoming a Registered Investment Advisor and Owner/Principal at Randolph & Associates.

Since opening her firm in 2000 she has managed the financial portfolios and created wealth for many high net-worth clients. She developed a card game called ‘It's SoLow’ that has been reported to assist in creating social connections within families, and aids in improving math and critical thinking skills. She wrote ‘Randee Leads a Charmed Life’, (penned under her maiden name, Vicki Silberberger) which is a collection of parables illustrating ways to live life to its fullest by honoring family tradition and recognizing that positive, life changing gifts are often disguised as adversity. She also wrote ‘Four Secrets to Successful Investing,’ a primer that can make anyone a smarter investor.

Vicki’s commitment to community service, and her belief in critical thinking and living a deliberate life, has led her to once again share her life experiences with others. With a passion to assist those working to create their own success – her most recent endeavor is SuccessEnomics. This ‘Community of Thinkers’ utilizes Vicki’s strategy and insight to reach new heights in all facets of their lives, in an effort to create self-fulfillment and financial freedom.

Diana Mae Daniels Wade

Diana Mae Daniels Wade

Diana Mae Wade was born in Long Beach; California. Diana is the Mother of eight children, grandmother of thirty-three and great grandmother of one. Her passion is her family; however, Diana has a singular relationship with her youngest child, Cindy, who has excelled despite being born with Down's syndrome in 1976. For the last 33 years, Diana has been an activist for the rights of those with special needs and a proponent of educational programs for children and adults with developmental problems.

Diana’s Recognition  and Awards consist of ; Distinguished Service to Family Award, Brigham Young University 2006 Emeritus Life Member, Phi Kappa Phi 2000, Distinguished Service Award, Brigham Young University Hawaii 1994, Keynote Speaker, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Women Conference 1992

Diana is a Graduate of Wilson High School, Long Beach, and California Brigham Young University...Bachelor of Science 1959. And has been a Teacher in the Long Beach, California School District 1961-63, Led chapters of the National Association for Child Development in Hawaii and Utah, Director of the Children of Hope Academy, St. George, Utah (Current)