Board of Directors

Joel and Tracey Christensen

Joel and Tracey Christensen are the founders of the Now I Can Foundation. Tracey currently serves as the chairman of the board while Joel serves as the treasurer. Both Joel and Tracey graduated from Brigham Young University. They have three children and enjoy spending time together as a family.


Wendy Edwards

Wendy Edwards works for Questar Gas Company in the Central Region Operations, and is also the Central Region Volunteer Coordinator. Wendy is a returning student attending Salt Lake Community College working towards a degree in Business Management and Administration.

Wendy is an advocate and giving Volunteer for the Now I Can Foundation. She also gives advocates and volunteers by delivering Meals on Wheels to the elderly shut-ins and hospice patients, the Fisher House at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City hanging out with our veterans, works with Every Day Learners through the United Way of Utah County, and she thoroughly enjoys working with students at Cherry Creek Elementary School in the Read Everyday campaign, including Science Fair Projects and anything else that may come her way. Wendy finds her inspirations and strength by having all kinds of energy and giving back to the community.

Wendy’s passions are her faith and family including two brothers and their wives, and one sister and her husband. To her nieces and nephews she is known as the “Great Aunt Wen”. Wendy and her family are huge football fans and often get together for tail gate parties and a game on the hill. “Yes” UTE Fans! Wendy is also an avid runner and cyclist of marathons, half marathons and cycling events with family and friends.

Rixa Oman

Rixa Oman has been at BYU for over 25 years, as the Assistant to the Dean and Executive Director of the BYU Management Society.

During her time as Executive Director, Rixa’s leadership has cemented the Management Society as an integral part of the Marriott School and built the society into a strong alumni and professional network. The number of chapters has increased from thirty to over ninety in thirty countries, and the signature vision of the Management Society was developed.

Rixa was raised in Logan, Utah, in the heart of Cache Valley. While attending Utah State University and majoring in mathematics, she met and married Lonnie R. Oman. Rixa left school and devoted the next twenty years to raising the couple’s six children. When their youngest child entered school, Rixa returned to school, enrolling at Brigham Young University to pursue a degree in English. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1991 and then began working in the Marriott School. She also continued her studies and received a master’s degree in English, with an emphasis in American Literature, in 1998.

Rixa and her husband, Lonnie, live in Mapleton, Utah, where they enjoy spending time with their children and fourteen grandchildren.

Jason Clark

Bio forthcoming

Paul Chatterton

Paul enjoys working in the thriving technology scene in Utah as a software engineer. He transitioned from the large company scene to the start-up scene, and has enjoyed the creativity and teamwork required to succeed.

Martina Huntington

Bio forthcoming

Thank You!

Thank you to these Friends of Now I Can in our community

Doug and Mindy Brown
Maggie Brown
Melanie Donahoo
Pete and Cristin Drewes
Jerem and Tara Eyre
Rachel and Scott Jacob
Samantha Justvig
Andrew Justvig
Michelle Mathews
Dina Roberson
Adam and Kim Sanft
Nancy Wilson


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