Wendy Smith, Carl Youngblood, and Don Bradley Elected to Mormon Transhumanist Association Board of Directors

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 director election. Each year, terms expire for three of the nine seats on the board of directors. This year, the seats occupied by Karl Hale, Carl Youngblood, and Don Bradley expired. The Association thanks Karl, Carl, and Don for the leadership and service they've provided. Voting members of the Association have elected the following three persons to serve as directors for the 2016 to 2019 term:

Wendy Smith
Carl Youngblood
Don Bradley

The Association congratulates Wendy, Carl, and Don, and thanks them for their willingness to contribute their time and talents to the success of the Association. Below is additional information about these directors.

Wendy Smith

Wendy holds a BA in Economics and has built her career as a Mortgage Broker over the past 12 years. She is passionate about human rights and advancement, and is active in local politics and her community. Wendy loves travel, the outdoors and co-parenting freethinkers with her husband, Chad. Together they reside in Draper, Utah with their two daughters, Kathryn and Olivia, who attend a French Dual-Immersion school.

Carl Youngblood

Carl has worked as a software engineer for over eighteen years, and is currently employed by Podium in Provo, UT. Carl served a mission in Londrina, Brazil from 1994-96. He received a BA in Portuguese with a music minor from Brigham Young University and an MS in computer science from the University of Washington. He and his family enjoy traveling, and recently spent a number of years working in Norway and England. Carl is especially interested in religious adaptations to secularism, and the theological hermeneutic of demythologization. He also enjoys the performing arts.

Don Bradley

Don Bradley is a historian specializing in Joseph Smith and Mormon scripture. Don holds a BA in History from Brigham Young University, and is finalizing his MA in History at Utah State. His writings include "'The Grand Fundamental Principles of Mormonism': Joseph Smith's Unfinished Reformation" and "The Lost 116 Pages: Rediscovering the Book of Lehi" (forthcoming). Don has a passion for exploration and discovery, is a single dad, and describes himself as "an individualist in the service of a community."

Information about all directors of the association is available here:

Drew Ostler and Caleb Jones Appointed to Management Positions of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that it has appointed Drew Ostler to serve as Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer and Caleb Jones to serve as Chief Marketing Officer.

The Association congratulates Drew and Caleb, and thanks them for their willingness to contribute their time and talents to the success of the Association. Below is additional information about these leaders. 

Drew Ostler

Drew Ostler was born and raised in the Bay Area where he developed a love for education, sports, STEM, and Mormonism. He served an LDS mission to Rome, Italy and holds a BA in Marketing and MBA from BYU. He has extensive experience in risk management, consulting, financial modeling, and strategic analysis with such companies as LANDESK, State Farm, Domo, Real Salt Lake, and Disney. Drew resides in Utah with wife Blaire and their three children. 

Caleb Jones

Caleb Jones is a husband, father, programmer, and member of the LDS Church. He has a Computer Science degree from BYU. He is passionate about science and religion; a critic of rigidity, he enjoys exploring the strengths and limits of both, and sees the two as necessary and complementary in constructing enlightening, inspirational narratives. He is influenced by futurists like Freeman Dyson and Peter Diamandis, and Mormons like James E. Talmage and Neal A. Maxwell.

Information about all officers of the Association is available here: http://transfigurism.org/pages/about/management/


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