Barbara M. Smith

Brigham Young University

Undergraduate (B.S.) degree

in special education and elementary education.

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology.

Barbara M. Smith is an Associate Clinical Professor at BYU in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education (CPSE) where she teaches several courses and practicums including a course on Transition.


She currently serves as the Coordinator of student teachers and interns in her department. Barbara and her husband Brian live in Provo and enjoy spending time with their children.  Learning, reading, being active, serving, and playing are also some of her priorities.

Carmen B. Pingree D.Ed




University of Utah

BS History - 1965

MS Special Education and

Political Science - 1983

Honorary Doctorate in Education - 2007

Dr. Pingree is the mother of five children, including a 38-year-old son with autism.  She is an advocate for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, obtaining the first government funding for autism services in the State of Utah (US).


She served as president of a parent organization, chaired a national autism conference, chaired a national interfaith conference on disabilities, and has served on many national and local organizations.


She has been the chair of the Board of Trustees for the Primary Children’s Medical Center and a trustee on the board of Intermountain Healthcare.


Active in promoting research on autism, Dr. Pingree conducted the first autism child find in Utah.  She has been a consultant in autism genetic research at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Utah, Stanford University, and Utah State University.


She has obtained numerous grants to support autism research and has been an author on 27 scientific journal publications.  Her non-experimental articles have been published in 14 languages, and she has given supportive communication to parents in many countries.


In recognition of her efforts, the new building for 170 students with autism in Salt Lake City was named the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism.  She is married to John C. Pingree, and they have 21 grandchildren.


Mike Tait

Senior Vice President
and Director of Human Resources

Zions Bancorporation.

University of Central Texas
(Now part of Texas A&M System)

M.S., Human Resource Management,

Brigham Young University.

B.S., Sociology

Thomas C. Maybe

Sahara, Inc.


University of Utah

Bachelor of Science

Civil Engineering


John “Mike” Tait is a Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources at Zions Bancorporation.


Prior to joining Zions in 2011, Mike worked for American Express as a member of the Executive Management Team in Salt Lake City, Utah, and served as the Director of Human Resources for the American Express Global Banking organization.


Mike began his career as a Personnel Officer for the United States Army stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He is a highly experienced Human Resources professional, having led the HR function in manufacturing, professional services, and financial services industries for over 23 years.


Mike has a MS Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Central Texas (now part of the Texas A&M system), and a BS Degree from Brigham Young University.


Mike has served on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit Boards including Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) and the Best Buddies organization.


Mike is currently the President-Elect for PCAU and will assume the role of President in June of 2014.


He is a past member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and holds a Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR) Certification.

Tom Maybe founded Sahara, Inc. in 1985. He currently serves as both the President and CEO. Mr. Maybe also founded and successfully operated The Consortium, a civil engineering firm, for 14 years.


He was a finalist for the prestigious Utah Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Maybe is licensed as a professional civil engineer and general contractor in several states in the western United States.


He has been actively involved in commercial construction projects both large and small. This experience includes working with public and private funding sources; city, county state and federal regulators; dealing with environmental issues and project planning; obtaining government approvals; project organization and documentation; scheduling; and budgeting.


Highlight of Project Experience


Principal in Charge of the $110,000,000 Jordan Commons project which included an office building, parking structures, retail, restaurants and theater facilities.


Principal in Charge on the construction of the $22,500,000 Franklin Quest Field, a state of the art baseball stadium which accommodates approximately 15,000 people. This fast-track project was completed in a record-breaking 10

months and 16 days.


Principal in Charge of the construction of the $70,000,000 Delta Center, a 22,000 seat multi-purpose arena and the home of the Utah Jazz and the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, in a record-breaking 15 months and 24 days.


Charitable Service


Part of Sahara’s mission statement reads, “We make positive contributions to the communities in which we live and work.” Mr. Maybe takes these words very seriously. He is passionate about supporting causes that assist children in need in our community. Throughout his career, he has been recognized repeatedly as a community leader and advocate for at-risk youth. Mr. Mabey’s passion for helping children stems from his personal experiences with friends and family members with children affected by various diseases and disabilities.


His goal is to use his networks and associations to help promote programs and activities to improve the lives of

children in need.

   • SaharaCares Foundation, Trustee, 2005-Present

   • Power of Choice Foundation, Board Member, 2011-Present

   • Utah Fast Pass, Chairman of the Board, 2007-Present

   • Holbrook Community Center for Arts and Education,

     Board Member, 2012-Present