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Carbon County Women in business

Alert Cellular

My name is Diane Randall and I have managed Alert Cellular since September of 2004. I take pride in knowing the customers by name and making sure to address all of their needs. Alert Cellular has been your local Verizon wireless authorized agent in the Price area for 10 years.

Alert Cellular specializes in cellular phones and accessories, we can also handle all billing questions and price plan changes and multi-line business accounts. We stock a full line of all the latest and greatest cellular phones and can also get special orders and hard to find items.

I have enjoyed getting to know all the customers over these past three years and I have learned alot from the people of Castle Country. I hope to be your Verizon Wireless representative for many years to come.

Come by and see what we have to offer and join the most reliable wireless network, Verizon Wireless.

Giraud Weddings and Formal Wear

Giraud Weddings and Formal Wear has been in business for 11 years, helping to plan your wedding day, prom, and other special occasions.

"I carry wedding, flower girl, prom and bridesmaid dresses from size 0 to 28 and I love helping people prepare for their event. It's a great business and I don't think I would want to do anything else."

"I also carry tuxedos for men and enjoy helping them with their selections."

Giraud's Wedding and Formal Wear provides fresh flowers, cake toppers, and many fun and exciting accessories to compliment your plans.

"Right now I have been helping girls pick out their preference dresses. I have a lot of styles and sizes in stock and it makes me so happy when a girl comes in and we find a dress for her. The girls are so excited and it feels great to become a part of their happy occasions, and celebrations in peoples lives." states Loni Giraurd,

Giraud Weddings and Formal Wear is located at 172 South 100 East in Price. The phone number is 637-9112.

RE/MAX Raptor Realty

When you think about real estate, you probably just naturally think Toni Johnson!

Toni is the owner/broker of a estate firm in town, RE/MAX Raptor Realty, located at 59 South 700 East in Price.

With eight years of real estate expertise, Toni and her staff of 14 highly qualified agents offer some of the BEST real estate service around. RE/MAX is a worldwide company that sells more real estate than anyone in the world, so Toni Johnson and RE/MAX just makes sense!

Toni believes in providing everyone with honest, professional assistance and enjoys helping people reach their real estate goals. She has many loyal repeat clients and appreciates each opportunity to become acquainted with new ones.

Her real estate expertise includes buying/selling residential and commercial properties, building lots, new construction (top quality builders), property management, relocation and out of town referral services, creative financing referrals and MORE!

Her accomplishments include Top Producing Agent for eight out of nine years, Seven Million Dollar Club Member and Realtor of the Year. Tony recently received the prestigous 2006 Broker-Owner of the year award from RE/MAX Incorporated.

As current president of Coal Country Housing, Toni assists this organization in providing housing for low income and handicapped individuals. This new appointment is very rewarding. We all know the saying, "There's no place like home."

With highly capable, caring professionals like Toni Johnson and her RE/MAX staff, many dreams for homeownership come true everyday!

The Mane Station

Carolyn Vasquez is the owner and one of the stylists at The Mane Station, which is a hair salon located in Price at 38 E. Main Street. Carolyn has been the owner of the salon since 2003. She has over 11 years of experience in the hair industry. Carolyn attended Bon Lossee Academy in Provo and finished her schooling at CEU.

In 2005, Frankie Zupon joined The Mane Station and has 6 years of experience in hair. Frankie attended school at Von Curtis in Provo.

The Mane Station offers a variety of salon services for the whole family. Carolyn and Frankie specialize in all of the latest techniques in haircuts, colors and perms. You can purchase Retro Hair, Scruples, Iso and Nioxin products here at the Mane Station.

Stop in and see us next to the Price Theatre or call for an appointment at 637-5552.

Everyone is welcome!!

Linda Johnstun's School of Dance

Linda Johnstun's School of Dance has been involved in the education of children and adults for 42 years. She appreciates and thoroughly enjoys teaching children in southeastern Utah. It is a very rewarding career to enrich a child's life and watch them grow into beautiful young adults. The school is located at 58 North Carbon Ave. in Price.

As director of the dance school, Linda's programs range from age 3 through adult and include classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, character, folk ballet, musical theater, hip-hop and modern. The school has two studios to provide education in all styles of dance.

The school is home of the Nonstop Dance Company which is an audition only entrance. The company was started in 1985 and is comprised of three groups. The members dance two to three times a week. The company's performances include Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Ms. Holiday Cruise Ship, Catalina Island, Tuacan in St. George, Washington DC, San Antonio Riverwalk, New York City, Utah Jazz Games, Culture Connection, International Days, Carbon County Cancer Fund Program, Coppelia Ballet, and Celebrity Cruise Ship to Alaska.

The school is preparing for their spring parents program. The Nonstop Dance Company will be presenting The Ballet of Sleeping Beauty in May. The Company will also be touring New York in June, performing at Niagara Falls, Hershey Park, and attending class in New York

Johnstun's public service includes the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce for five years, Miss Carbon County Director of 10 years, KNOCA board of directors for 7 years, board of directors for Culture Connection, and board of directors for International Days. She has choreographed for public schools, local theater groups, and the College of Eastern Utah. In 2003, Linda received the Visionary Service Leader award from Price City and in 1997 was awarded the Total Citizen of the Year Award.

Linda taught movement folk dance in the Carbon County elementary schools and has been a guest teacher for Utah Valley jazz work shops. Johnstun has been dancing since the age of five, and believes you always need to keep learning. Her early education in dance started in Price, then CEU, University of Utah, and Utah Ballet Academy. She is certified through Dance Educators of America, and also in ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance. Linda is a member of UDEO (Utah Dance Education Organization).

M.B. Financial Services

Anita Milovich Bruno established M.B. Financial Services, Inc. in 2000 as a full service financial firm.

With a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah, Anita specializes in both individual and group planning.

While keeping clients' objectives in focus, staying in contact with them throughout all market conditions, and making investment adjustments as economic or lifestyle conditions warrant, M.B. Financial Services maintains a constant commitment to putting service first.

Switching broker-dealers in 2003 to Linsco/Private Ledger (LPL), member NASD/SIPC, was a major step in continuing her style of service of offering clients an un-biased approach to planning and investing. The independence of M.B. Financial Services is demonstrated by the fact that its broker-dealer, LPL, does not develop its own investment products which enables Anita to offer truly objective advice.

LPL has been named as the leading independent broker dealer in the United States for the tenth year in a row by Financial Planning Magazine (based on total revenue as reported by Financial Planning Magazine June 1996-2007). It also has one of the largest independent research departments in the industry which gives its advisors access to financial information at their fingertips.

Whether you are looking for institutional portfolio management services or a diversified, fee-based account that includesno-load mutual funds, stocks, or bonds, Anita can help.

M.B. Financial also offers a wide range of employer-sponsored group benefits. Whether the size of the group is large or small, Anita consults with employers on the type and level of benefits they wish to provide and works to achieve their goals in the most cost efficient manner.

Plans include Retirement: 401(k), SIMPLE and SEP IRAs, 403(b), 457 and Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, 125 (cafeteria).

Because Anita is licensed with most of the major insurance carriers in Utah and has a wide array of sponsors available through LPL, employers have multiple companies to choose from when establishing their plan(s). Along with implementing the plan(s) an employer selects, Anita performs annual employee meetings to educate the employees about the plan and how to maximize the benefits the employer is offering.

M.B. Financial Services is a local resource to assist both individuals and businesses in obtaining their financial goals.

Contact Anita for an appointment 435-637-1479, or stop by at 62 North 100 West Price. Advisory services and securities offered through Linsco/Private Ledger (LPL), Member NASD/SIPC.

Silver and Gift Stop

The Silver and Gift Stop has been in business for three and a half years. Owner Jan Price is an experienced business-woman. She has owned and operated many businesses in Carbon County over the past 48 years.

The Stop has a variety of jewelry and unusual gifts including amethyst geodes, singing bowls, Indian drums and always a good showing of Bev Doolittle and Thomas Kinkade framed prints. There is something for all ages, male or female.

Each year brings new varieties of stones and designs. This year there are pearls of every color with sizes ranging from 3mm to 10-12mm, the most beautiful being the black and white 10-12mm pearls. Each pearl has grown and formed in a clam shell for 7 years. Pick out your own string and have them all hand knotted with silk.

Design your own jewelry, and repairs are always part of the excellent service you receive at The Stop.

The Stop is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, the first Friday of each month is Half-Price Friday. Call 613-2310 or stop by 26 E. Main in Price. Having a small business in downtown Price has been an incredible experience and your visit to The Stop is always a welcome event.

Mrs. Guppy's Fabrics and Crafts

Mrs. Guppy's Fabrics and Crafts Jann Guptill explains that everybody asks her how she came up with the name Mrs. Guppy's Fabrics and Crafts.

"My husband was called Guppy in high school. When we married, I was called Mrs. Guppy," explained the small business owner. "So it was only natural for me to call my shop Mrs. Guppy's Fabrics and Crafts. By the way, my husbands name is Allen."

"I have always loved to sew and do craft things. My husband, Allen says I have a miniature craft and sewing store in my sewing/craft room," explained Guptill. "I take great joy in the clothing I made for my family. Friends and family always ask me, what are you making for Christmas this year?"

"Owning a fabric and craft store has always been a dream of mine. I opened my store on February 2, 2005." explained Mrs. Guppy.

"In November of 2005 I moved my store to 42 East Main Street, offering all types of sewing, quilting, painting and scrapbookingclasses," concluded Guptill.

Lazy S Storage

Kathy Smith along with her husband, Dave, are the owners of Lazy S Storage located on Highway 10. They refer to the location of their business by the huge log entryway.

We have been in business for over five years. Dave is the designer and construction manager. I handle the day-to-day operations including cleaning of the grounds, cleaning of all unit interiors, handling rental agreements, accounts payable and receivables along with marketing.

I have been associated with small businesses in the local area most of my working life and have a good understanding of the commitment, dedication and hard work that goes into making a small business successful and profitable. We pride ourselves on good customer service and work very hard at meeting the consumer's needs. We offer a full range of sizes including storage for ATV's, commercial and household. In addition, we have outside storage for larger vehicles. The property is protected by video surveillance.

We have gotten a great deal of satisfaction knowing we own and operate a small business in Carbon County that we deem as successful and provides a need and service. We owe our success to hard work, commitment and absolute hands-on in every aspect of the business. We deal direct with our customers and get to know them and their needs and have made many good friends through the Lazy S business.

For more information on Lazy S Storage, call 650-3922 or 637-1907.

Debbie's Custom Sewing and Alterations

My name is Debbie Ott and I've actually been sewing for over 30 years, but this is the first time I have sewn as a full time business.

I started Debbie's Custom Sewing and Alterations four years ago after moving to Price from Salt Lake. In Salt Lake, I worked for an insurance company for 15 years and have my agent's license, but I'm having more fun sewing.

I love it here in Price, and with my sewing business, I have met the nicest people. I pick up and deliver the sewing for those that can't get out, and usually end up visiting with them for quite awhile. Price, Helper and Wellington communities are keeping me very busy.

My number is 613-9790 for all your sewing needs.

Lewis Jewelry

Lewis Jewelry, located at 46 East Main in Price, has long been owned and operated by Carol "Carry" Moosman. Carry has been in the jewelry business since 1988 but owner of Lewis Jewelry since 1993.

She is a graduate of the Gemology Institute of America. She has been doing jewelry repair on site at the jewelry store for 16 years.

Her father was from Emery county and her husband, Merlin Moosman, of 38 years, is from Wellington. She has three children and 12 grandchildren.

Carry believes in running an honest and fair business. "I love the community and strive to make every customer happy," quoted Carry.

Curves of Price

Dorothy Wilson is the owner of Curves in Price, along with her husband, Dale. Curves is an exercise facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30 minute workout and weight management program that is fun, fast and safe. Dorothy, the staff and members are a great support team for those who want to lose weight, tone and firm, or just stay fit and healthy.

Curves in Price has been playing Biggest Loser with great success. We play for eight weeks so that we are not overwhelmed, and we are losing BIG!! The first game we played there were 18 women divided into three teams. They lost over 200 pounds and 300 inches! Our second game began on September 8th with 30 women playing on 5 teams. So far we have lost over 560 pounds and inches, while only 5 weeks into the game. We alone are a testament that Curves works!

JOIN NOW, PAY YOUR SERVICE FEE AND GET THE REST OF THIS YEAR FREE!!!! Monthly payments start again in January 2008.

All it takes is 30 minutes three times a week. So come join us in losing, toning and firming, or come in to stay fit and healthy.

Curves hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6am-7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am-1pm and 5-7pm. The hours have changed for winter, we are opening up on Saturdays from 9am-noon.

Call 613-2787 or stop in to see the equipment and facility at 95 E. Main Street, where hundreds of local women have found support and a program that works.

Swanky Chic

Merlina Stevens is now co-owner of Swanky Chic, formerly Country Living. She was born in Brigham City, Utah and graduated from Kearns High School in Salt Lake City. Her experience in business comes from owning and operating a successful flower and gift shop in St. George called Bloomers for seven years. She received an opportunity to be partners with Ronda Olson in Country Living. The store has been remodeled and now with a new name, offers antiques, home d�cor, candles, jewelry and much more.

Merlina briefly attended Carbon County schools during her 9th and 10th grade years and has a lot of family in this area. She says she loves St. George, but it is great to be closer to family and the small town feeling is a nice change.

The Pin Cushion

Pam Reddington is the owner of The Pin Cushion, 154 South Main, Helper.The Pin Cushion has moved to a larger location to accommodate a growing business. 435-472-0306.

She opened The Pin Cushion to have a place to do her hobby and let her family have the dining room table back in 2003.

"I am excited to say we are doing great, thanks to all our wonderful customers. With their great ideas and our creative side. we're having a fun time," says Pam.

She specializes in custom embroidery on hats, tees, and coats. "I can use your logo or I can digitize one for your business."

"We have many great-personalized ideas for gifts, from monogramming to your fun ideas. Quality work, satisfaction guaranteed and prompt service has made my business successful," she adds.

The new arrival of the Garment Ink Jet Printer offers all printing needs. Pictures, designs, logos on shirts, coats, hoodies and blankets.

The crew also does mending, hemming, alterations, and custom sewing.

Pam says, "I love living in Helper. I made my home here in 1974. I'm proud to say, my husband and children were raised here. I have worked since I came to the area, but met the most people when I worked at Wal Mart."

The Pin Cushion is close to my other business and home, Pam's RV Park. "It is fun to visit the other merchants in town and join together to help Helper grow," she concluded.

Country Living

Ronda Olson was born and raised in Carbon County and has lived in Wellington most of her life. She graduated from Carbon High School, got married and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom with her three children. She worked at JCPenney and Castleview Hospital part-time and later went into the manufactured housing business where she has worked for 18 years. She is currently working as the manager of Four Seasons Country Homes.

Ronda opened Country Living in Wellington in August of 2005 and later moved the business to 8 E. Main in Price where it has been for about a year and a half. Ronda and Merlina became partners in May of this year and they are changing the name to Swanky Chic. She has always had a love for decorating and she and Merlina make a great team.

Exit 2 Nagel Realty

Diane Nagel a native Montana farm and ranch gal learned early the value of beautiful land and hard work. As the owner/broker of Exit 2 Nagel Realty, Diane has used these passions to assist others in finding their dream property.

Diane has been doing real estate for over 12 and one-half years. Not only is Diane a licensed broker in Utah, she also has her Idaho broker license with ranches and mountain recreational acreage for subdivisions listed. She has served on the Carbon/Emery Board of Directors seven years and has served in several capacities including president. In addition to local boards she has also served on state level committees, presently professional standards.

Nagel is a member of National Association of Realtors, Utah Association of Realtors, Idaho Association of Realtors, Better Business Bureau and a multi-million-dollar producer in real estate.

Diane loves what she does. She states her favorite pastimes are outdoor activities with her husband and business partner, Ernie, their seven children and seven grandchildren. Diane knows the importance of family and home. This is the reason she enjoys finding families the right property and it shows as she has a lot of referrals and repeat clientele.

Exit 2 Nagel Realty handles all types of real estate including farms, ranches, acreage/lots, investments, commercial industrial, residential and rentals. Whether buying or selling let Diane and her agents help you from start to closing on your property.

Seidels Back to the 50's Diner and Steakhouse

We started this business for my son Guy about three years ago with a party supply store. We sold ice cream and popcorn, which was great during the summer. I told my son, "We have to do something to pay rent this winter. Let's sell soup, chili, hot dogs, etc."

A friend of mine, Betty helped us make homemade soup, that went over good. Then another friend, Jim, showed us how to make his sandwiches.

Pretty soon, we outgrew our four little tables and had to move to a bigger place. It was then we went with a 50's theme. People loved it. They would walk in and say, "Boy this takes me back to the 50s," so that's what we named it.

Then, we had the other half of our building empty. So our son decided Helper needed its own steakhouse. So, here we are three years later, still working. Thanks to our friends, customers and good employees we'll hang in there for awhile longer. Come up and try our homemade cooking.

We are located 179 S. Main, Helper, 472-0999.

Styles To Dye For

"Styles To Dye For" hair salon in Price is owned and operated by myself, Nancy Cammans. I have been a hair stylist in Salt Lake and Phoenix, Ariz. for over 25 years and I have a passion for the industry and the people I meet. Just returning from my second trip to New York City, this year, it was amazing to participate in very extensive "hands-on" classes at the Matrix Academy, focusing on long hair dressing, trendy color techniques and Sassoon cutting methodology. In October, training attended in SLC will help me reach my salon goals which includes our exceptional product line as well as texturizing and cutting methods taught by Euphora's finest educators. All products used at Styles To Dye For are the highest quality made with botanical ingredients and aroma therapy scents.

If you are leaving our community to receive hair services, we hope you will come in and give us a try. We strive to offer the quality services received in salons all over Utah. Our salon has a stylish and trendy d�cor, helping our guests relax and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere with our positive staff. Taking care of children is a priority, so a unique kids corner was developed to create the ultimate experience for kids cuts. Children enjoy sitting in the hummer and Blue Angel jet while watching their favorite DVD and receiving their services.

Teaming with Body Glo Day Spa the entire pampered experience becomes a reality. Celebrating special occasions, anniversaries and birthday parties (for ages 4-99) the team can help you share these finest moments with your closest friends.

I am so proud of my professional staff at Styles To Dye For. They are so happy, motivated and always willing to learn and develop their skills. From the moment you are greeted by our receptionist to the moment you exit the salon, our goal is to ensure a relaxing and professional environment while you are valued and pampered. Staff and team members are continuing to evaluate the best methods to reach this goal. I am excited to accomplish my dream in Price.

Price Floral

Price Floral, located at 44 W. Main Street is owned and operated by Jackie Davis and can be reached at 637-2731. She has been serving Carbon County and the surrounding areas for 27 years.

Jackie was born and raised in North Dakota and moved here over 25 years ago. Upon moving to Carbon County, Jackie began working at Price Floral and later purchased the business. She has been working in the flower business for more than 30 years, which translates to zillions of hours spent at Price Floral and countless stress-filled moments. Mrs. Davis truly has a love for what she does and the people she does it for. It is that love that has pulled her through these 30+ years and keeps her begging for more.

Price Floral is a floral shop as its title insinuates, but the business has and is growing to meet the needs of our developing community. The floral shop offers home d�cor from keepsakes novelties to conversation pieces. They carry decorative wall pieces such as mirrors, framed art and motivating plaques. Jackie and her staff at Price Floral offer a wide range of services that include personal wedding consulting, wedding cakes and rentals, on site decorating for special events and holidays, along with interior decorating consultation. Being a well seasoned florist, Jackie holds to her credit a standing invitation to a Christmas show held in Salt Lake City, which provides an opportunity for top Utah Florists to showcase their talent.

Jackie has developed many, many talents that she willingly shares with others on a daily basis. She is musically talented with a beautiful singing voice. She has worked with youth groups in singing productions over the years. She has developed her own line of beauty soaps, which are available at her shop. She is also a wonderful cook and loves to cook German cuisine.

This successful business-woman has served in the past as president of Downtown Alive, coordinates the parades for St. Patrick's Day and International Days and is currently coordinating the Spooktacular for Halloween coming up on Oct. 27 from 10a.m.-1p.m. And with all her community involvement, she still finds time to be a mother, grandmother and loving wife to a beautiful family. She is involved in many auxiliaries for her church and is a wonderful, loyal friend. If there is a job to be done, Jackie not only gets it done, but does it with a big bang! She doesn't know how to do something just to say it is done, she does it to blow your socks off.

If you are in the market for beautiful arrangements, home decor or a wedding, Price Floral is the place to go and Jackie Davis is the person to talk to.

Encore Dance

My name is Julia Tatton. I have 12 years of combined dance experience in Price, Salt Lake City with Ballet West, and with numerous conventions and camps. I served as Carbon High Drill Team captain and All State Drill member, Captain and Assistant Coach of the CEU Eagle Dancers from 2001-2003, dance coordinator and instructor for Winner School in SLC from 2003-2006. My choreography and routines are award winning.

My objective as owner of Encore Dance Studio is to teach children to develop self-esteem, respect, teamwork, responsibility, friendship, punctuality, and self discipline to become great people. My objective as director is to provide a dance experience that is fun and rewarding by teaching beginning to advance tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. I am able to provide opportunities to attend professional conventions and audition information enabling students to expand their dance horizons.

Encore Dance Studio is located at 90 S. 100 W. in Price. Call 650-3726 for class schedule information.

Jalynn's Barber Shop

Hi! My name is Jalynn Snider and I am the owner/operator of Jalynn's Barber Shop. I was born and raised in Carbon County and graduated from Carbon High in the 1980's (keep you guessing). After which I joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Yellowstone AD-41 in Norfolk, Va. and was able to travel to different areas of the Mediterranean. I lived in Virginia for four years and had my two children there, Daniel and BreAnna.

After becoming a single mother, I realized there could not be a better place to raise my children than right here in Carbon County. So after moving back to Utah, I enrolled in the cosmetology program at CEU and graduated in 2003. I have enjoyed my profession and the people who have come to trust me. So in June of 2007, I opened my own barber shop! I am fortunate that my business is in the same building that Franny's Barber Shop occupied for 30+ years. Franny became a trusted friend and barber to Helper and the surrounding areas. These are some pretty big shoes to fill but I plan on doing my best!

My services include haircuts for men, women, and children, perms, color, wash and set, and don't forget that great conversations are included at no extra charge! We are located at 102 South Main in Helper. Stop in or call 472-Hair (4247). Thank you for this opportunity and I hope to see you soon!

Marsha's Bakin & Sammich Shop

Hi! My name is Marsha Ellington. I own and operate Marsha's Home Bakin' & Sammich Shop at 69 So. Main Street in Helper. I have been in the food service business for 33 years.

I began cooking when I was 14 at the A&W Drive Inn. Since then I have worked in many facets of the industry. I managed a truck stop restaurant in 1992 and it was at that time that I taught myself how to make bread. I had one of those bread machines and for the life of me couldn't get it to work properly. So by trial and error, I learned the art of bread making. (I am still learning).

I owned and operated two full service restaurants. I made homemade buns, rolls and cinnamon rolls in the restaurant. I learned more bread recipes during that time.

I moved from Colorado to Helper in 2000. I cooked for the Heirloom Inn for two years before deciding to open my own place. Actually my husband Rufus and I thought it would be a good addition to Helper.

We make homemade breads, specialty breads, rolls, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, sammiches, soups, chili, and much more. I make EVERYTHING from scratch, so it has no preservatives or artificial anything.

We also do catering and are going to begin a supper special beginning in November. (Watch for that!) The restaurant business is a hard business, but can be very rewarding also. I have met many people in my years of cooking, and I wouldn't trade the experiences for anything. I have a very loyal following at my little shop in Helper and am very grateful for their business. For those of you who have yet to experience Marsha's, come on in! We would love to serve you.

DanceWear by Design

Diana Root is the owner of DanceWear by Design, located at Apple Country Crafts, 264 S. Carbon Avenue, 637-3529. Or she can be contacted at home at 637-5733.

A graduate of Orem High School, Root took design classes at Brigham Young University while she worked for MiniWorld, a clothing factory for girls dresses.

Root worked for Mini World for over five years, and after moving to Price she did custom sewing. Soon it became an operation for outfitting costumes for local dance teachers, drill teams, the high school choir, ballet groups, and cheerleaders, CEU, all the dance teachers, Price, Emery County and surrounding communities. Eventually she found herself creating for out-of town dance groups, the University of Utah, Cyprus High School, Olympus High School, UVSC, Orem High School, BYU and others.

"I design and sew all my creations and have over 37 years experience in manufacturing and design," explained Root. She also adds, "I am grateful for the support of the community. I really enjoy being creative and thank them for supporting me in my endeavor."

Diana also started her own aerobic business in 1980, and has been teaching it for 27 years and also teaching at CEU for the last 16 years. Root holds three national certifications in aerobics including one from A.F.A.A. and is certified in kickboxing as well. Root excels in photography as a hobby and works for the Sun Advocate part time as well as having her work published in Castle Country Magazine, various brochures, maps and Photographer Forum College Annuals.

Thanks to all who support me in my passion. I'm having a lot of fun!

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