Our Team

Lisa Thornton

Lisa Thornton

President

Lisa Broderick Thornton has been the President of the Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association for the last 16...

Kirsten Bailey

Kirsten Bailey

Board Member

Kirsten is the mother of 3 children and has served on the Board of the Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association for the past 14...

Michelle Holbrook

Michelle Holbrook

Board Member

May 1994 took the Holbrook’s on a path less traveled at the birth of their son Curtis, now 27 years old with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Allyson Larkins

Allyson Larkins

Board Member

Allyson Evans Larkins danced professionally with Ballet West for 11 years and received her BFA degree from the University of Utah...

Danny Shelton

Danny Shelton

Board Member

I was born and raised in Utah. I went to Brighton High School and graduated from BYU in finance. I owned several restaurants ...

Ellie Saltern

Ellie Saltern

Vice President / Secretary

Ellie and her husband Jon became part of the Utah Prader-Willi community 17 years ago when their son, Nathan...

Delores Baker

Delores Baker

Board Member

Delores and her husband Scott stumbled upon the Utah Prader-Willi community 16 years ago when their special needs...

Justin Kroff

Justin Kroff

Board Member

Justin Clegg Kroff was introduced to the world of Prader-Willi Syndrome when his special needs daughter was diagnosed in 2005 at three years...

Lynn Manning

Lynn Manning

Board Member

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Pam Tobler

Pam Tobler

Board Member

Pamela Hawkes Tobler was the President of the Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association from August 1996-January 1998...

Duff Gardner

Duff Gardner

Treasurer

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Bryce Bergen

Bryce Bergen

Board Member

Bryce has been involved with the UPWSA since 2011 when his oldest daughter Willow was born with PWS. Bryce grew up in Evanston,...

Megan Kroff

Megan Kroff

Board Member

Megan Jennings Kroff has been a part of the Prader-Willi Syndrome journey since her daughter was diagnosed with Prader-Willi...

Alyssa Nielson

Alyssa Nielson

Board Member

Alyssa Nielsen lives in Cache Valley with her husband Shawn. Together they have four children. They enjoy spending time...