It has not only been a pleasure to work alongside David as a co-teacher, but also to observe his work with the students. He empowers students on the Reservation in a unique way and gives them ownership of their communities through photography and reflection. During an intensive summer course, we combined photography with writing to prompt students to think critically of their surroundings and themselves. His process allows students to engage with hands-on activities that give them true knowledge of what they're doing. David displays tremendous patience with the individuals that he works with and ensures understanding before moving on to the next step of the learning process. The photographic process instills a sense of individual pride in the products students create.
- Alexander Herlich, Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound, Pablo, Montana

Maggi Welliver, Vice President

Maggi Welliver currently lives in the greater Salt Lake area with her husband of 33 years. Maggi brings to the board her dedication to the education and development of children. She has been employed by the Utah Board of Education for 16 years in administrative positions and presently works with teachers and students in a middle school library. She interacts with junior high students daily encouraging them to develop good reading and research skills. She has accompanied Junior High and Senior High youth on over 13 mission trips helping to rebuild areas devastated by natural disasters and hit hard by the economic downturn. Along with her husband, she has raised three children and continues her passion of assisting the youth of today to make an impact not only in their own lives, but also in today's society.

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