FALL SUMMIT 2003 - Alumni Portfolio

Alumni Portfolio


Paul Dee Payne ’59 and his wife Arlene have served four missions for the Church, three in Nigeria and one in the isles off Madagascar. They are currently serving in the Timpanogas Temple. Paul ranched and taught high school in Canada prior to teaching at BYU. They are the parents of four children and live in Orem, Utah.


Linda Anne McBride Taala ’67 is a senior accountant for Questar Regulated Services in Salt Lake City, Utah. She taught mathematics at the Church College of Western Samoa in Pesega, Western Samoa. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with an mba in May 2003. Linda and her husband Frederick recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They are the parents of two sons, and live in Taylorsville, Utah.


Brian Judd ’77 is a Learjet demonstration pilot for prospective clients around the world. He has flown for freight, corporate, and air ambulance companies. Brian and his wife Janette have three children and live in Wichita, Kan.


Marsha Grover Steed ’80 is a commissioner on the Placer County Cultural Arts Commission. Marsha does extensive work in the arts in her community. She recently returned from singing at Carnegie Hall in New York with the Sacramento Choral Society. She has four children.

  Eric J. Bergman ’82 of Kalispell, Mont., has been awarded his 30th U.S. Patent in semiconductor processing technology. His most recent patent recognizes an invention currently used in the industry which has eliminated the use of thousands of gallons of sulfuric acid annually, replacing it with environmentally friendly ozone and water. He is a staff engineer at Semitool, Inc.

 Aaron Young ’82 has just been elected as a board member for Portland Center Stage Theater Live. He is also ceo of Laughlin International, Inc. He lives in Clackamas, Ore.

 Don C. Matson ’83 has been serving as the planning and redevelopment director for the city of Mesquite, Nev., since June 2002. He is the president of Western Planning Resources, Inc., a non-profit group that publishes The Western Planner, a regional magazine and journal for planning commissioners and professional planners throughout the West. He lives in Mesquite with his wife Clara and their three children.

  Brian Keith Welch ’86 is pursuing certification as an it Master Web Designer. He is a scholarship recipient from Tech Skills of Nashville and a Quixtar, Inc., affiliated Independent Business Owner.

 Mary “Libby” Wright Burke ’87 is stationed with her husband Captain Joe Burke, usmc, in Seoul, South Korea. She is teaching English at an elementary school in Kao Po-Dong and is continuing her education in criminal justice after serving seven years in the Army.

 Evan C. ’87 and Kimberlee Anderson Wirig ’86 are the parents of four children and live in El Cajon, Calif. Evan serves as chair of the media communication department at Grossmont College as well as the general manager of the campus radio station.


David ’91 and Julie Hornbeck Sintay ’87 are the parents of three children and live in La Grande, Ore. After 15 years in the business world, David is now a full-time student at Eastern Oregon University with hopes of teaching music and theatre in a high school after graduation.

 Casey P. McMurray ’92 received his master of arts in education from San Jose State University and is teaching Spanish at Milpitas High School. He and his wife Eldy were married in the Guatemala City Temple July 6, 2000. They have one child.

 Curtis C. Sandy ’92 received his m.d. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2000. He is an emergency medicine physician at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. He served on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, was the aeromedical and academic chief resident in 2002-2003 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and was a flight physician with Toledo LifeFlight and MetroHealth LifeFlight in Cleveland, Ohio.

 Mike Uhrich ’93 was recently selected as vice president of asset management at Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Investments. He lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.

 Kerry Dion Brown LLC ’95 is an attorney at a general practice firm, where his primary practice areas are personal injury, criminal defense, and class action. He and his wife are the parents of two children and live in LaPlace, La.

 Krista Johnson McCarthy ’95 graduated from BYU in 2000 and is an elementary school teacher. Krista and her husband Michael live in Castro Valley, Calif.

 Brae Lin McDougald ’95 received a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Utah in 2001. She is in a master’s program in audiology at the University of Texas at Austin.

 Robert Alan Carr ’96 received his bachelor of science in dietetics from Utah State University and is a sales associate for Food Services of America. He and his wife Tammy are the parents of two children. They live in Brigham City, Utah.

 Mike Alan Buis ’97 graduated from Arizona State University with a master of science in information management. He is learning commercial real estate appraising. His wife Anna Campbell Buis ’97 is returning to asu to complete her degree in photography. They have two children and live in Casa Grande, Ariz.

 Joel Brian Mundt ’98 works for Wagstaff Inc. as a manufacturing engineer after graduating with his master’s in manufacturing engineering from BYU in April 2002. He and his wife Melanie Melissa Barber ’97 have three children, including a set of twins. They live in Post Falls, Idaho.

 David N. Roth ’98 graduated summa cum laude in 2000 from American University with a degree in international studies. He received a full fellowship to the masters in public policy program at the University of Massachusetts. David and his wife Julie have two children and reside in Superior, Wis.

 Hyrum Erickson ’99 is currently the legislative correspondent on the staff of the Special Committee on Aging under chairman Senator Larry Craig (Idaho). Hyrum recently married and graduated from BYU with a degree in international relations and a minor in Latin America studies.


Larry Calvin ’00 and Prairie Ellen Burk Daugherty ’00 graduated in June of 2002 from Albertson College of Idaho. His degree is in history, and hers in education. Larry worked as a paramedic in Meriden, Conn., where they lived prior to his being accepted to the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have two children.

 Peter ’00 and Christi Scrivner Leman ’98 both graduated summa cum laude from the University of Idaho. Peter received degrees in English and philosophy, and Christi a degree in music composition.