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 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.