Sorensen Legacy Foundation Center for Student Success

Advisors

Kinesiology (Formerly Exercise and Sport Science)

Dave Belt

Dave Belt with studentDave is a native to Salt Lake City. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice & Sociology from Southern Utah University and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his free time Dave enjoys hiking, mountain biking, going to movies, reading novels, going to sporting events, and going out for sushi.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-587-3374
Email: dave.belt@utah.edu

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Loren Finn

LFinn Student

Loren grew up only miles away from Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. He received his Master’s in Exercise Science from Utah State University and for 30 years has used that education working Collegiately as a Volleyball coach, Physical Education, and Fitness and Wellness Professor. In his spare time Loren enjoys playing sports, soaking in the freedom, wind, and beautiful vistas on his motorcycle, reading/writing, family history, creating ponds/waterfalls/streams, running with his dogs, star gazing, watching rainstorms and walking in them, visiting historical sites, going to lunch and laughing with good friends.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-581-7586
Email: loren.finn@utah.edu

 

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Kinesiology, Communications Sciences Disorders & Nutrition Minor

JoJo Beyene

JoJo with studentYordanos (JOJO) Beyene joined the College of Health staff in July 2015 as a Bridge Advisor. She is a native of Ethiopia. After immigrating to the United States her family settled in Logan, Utah. She attended Utah State University for her undergraduate degree and University of Utah for her Master’s degree. Prior to working as an academic advisor She has worked with Utah State University, University of Utah, UN Women of Utah, and United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees, and other prominent organizations in the Utah business community. she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, traveling and listening to Gospel music.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-585-0827
Email: y.beyene@utah.edu

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Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

Eric Gardner

Eric with studentEric received a B.S. degree in Sport and Leisure Management with a concentration in Parks and Recreation from East Tennessee State University in 2004 and M.S. degree in Recreation and Leisure from East Carolina University in 2007. He has worked in outdoor trip leading, inclusive camping, and as the director of an Outdoor Leadership and Team Development program at the university level. Eric enjoys almost any outdoor activity from backpacking to skiing to climbing or just sitting and enjoying the peacefulness of nature.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-585-0832
Email: eric.gardner@utah.edu

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Health Promotion & Education

Hailey Nielson

Hailey with studentHailey received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Utah in Health Promotion and Education. Before working as an academic advisor and instructor for Health Promotion and Education, she worked as a health educator in the NGO and hospital sectors. In her free time Hailey enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and teasing her cat.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-587-3962
Email: hailey.nielson@utah.edu

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Occuptational and Recreational Therapies

Kelly Brown

Kelly was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a double major in German and International Studies and a minor in Russian. She moved to Salt Lake City in 1999 and was fortunate to have found a job with the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Utah. She is currently enrolled in the M.Ed. in Education, Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. In 2015, she was awarded the University of Utah Outstanding Academic Advisor award and in 2016, was a winner of the National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Advisor-Primary Role award. Kelly has 2 wonderful daughters. She’s fallen in love with the mountains and deserts of Utah but still misses the cornfields, lakes and rolling hills of Wisconsin. She’s a nature lover, camper, National Park road tripper, pet-mother, Green Bay Packer fan and shareholder.

Office: Meets in 520 Wakara Way or HPR N-243 on designated days.
Phone: 801-585-0555
Email: kelly.brown@hsc.utah.edu

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Assistant Dean of Students

Shari Lindsey

Shari started as an undergraduate student of political science at the U in the 80’s, went on to get her Master’s in Public Administration, and never really left! She has worked with students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the College of Humanities and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Students in the College of Health, focusing on the undergraduate population. When not immersed in student issues, Shari likes to take advantage of the amazing hiking trails, camping sites and road trips in this incredible state.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-585-5764
Email: shari.lindsey@health.utah.edu

Administrative Officer

Lorraine Brown

Lorraine was born in Ft. Hood, Texas.  She moved to Salt Lake City with her family at the age of 10 when her father retired from the military. Prior to beginning her University of Utah career, Lorraine worked for the Salt Lake City Police Department as an Administrative Assistant in the Narcotics Division for a period of 10 years.  Upon joining the university, Lorraine was hired to the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, for 12 years.  July 2016, she was promoted to the Dean's office and Advising Center. In her free time, Lorraine enjoys spending time with her two daughters, rescue dog Jackson, and friends, doing activities such as hiking, canoeing, attending concerts and festivals.  She also enjoys being on the water in the summer time and snow skiing in the winter. Dogs and animal rescue are also a passion.

Office: HPR N-200
Phone: 801-581-8379
Email: lorraine.brown@health.utah.edu