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Kyle Shields

Kyle Shields

Utah Chapter Director

Kyle is currently pursuing a Master of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. A large portion of his time is devoted to learning the ins and outs of tax accountancy, but once the books are closed Kyle can be found working on some new entrepreneurial pursuit, or working with professors on research projects.

Doug Leonard

Doug Leonard

Doug Leonard is a security researcher set to graduate BYU’s Master’s of Information Systems program January 2015 and is also on course to drop out of said program April 2014. His high school class voted Doug as the most likely to get revenge on anyone who stole his identity. Doug cracks passwords in his spare time and is a member of BYU’s IS Offensive Security Team. Doug solicits himself as a homebrew hacker with passion for entrepreneurship and education.

 

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Susan Petersen (Freshly Picked)
Thursday, May 8

Susan Petersen

Freshly Picked

Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Today she has grown her business, even being featured on Shark Tank where she cut a deal with celebrity entrepreneur Daymond John.

  • Susan Petersen, Freshly Picked Susan Petersen, Freshly Picked
    Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on chubby little feet, but stayed on little feet as well. Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business.
    08 May Susan Petersen Freshly Picked

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