Meet the Team

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Dr. Matt Townsend

Relationship Expert

For more than two decades, Dr. Matt Townsend has been energizing and educating audiences with his unique lessons on life, love and leadership. Known as one of America’s top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and story-telling with his real-life solutions to inspire and motivate healthier living.

Matt completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of communication with an emphasis in conflict resolution. He then earned a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the field of Human and Organizational Systems. Before building his own coaching practice, Matt spent 7 years as a consultant and presenter for Franklin Covey Co., and also worked as a mediator for companies and couples.

Matt can be seen weekly on KSL Television’s, Studio 5 with Brooke Walker. His book Starved Stuff: Feeding The 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships is a popular pick among those searching for better relationship skills and can be found on Amazon, and on his website at MattTownsend.com. He also has his online workshops about Marriage, Parenting and Anxiety and coaches individuals and couples on these issues.

Matt's greatest love in life is his wife Mardi, and they have been married for 28 years. They are the parents of 6 children: one girl and 5 boys. Their daughter and son-in-law have blessed them with their first 3 grandchildren.

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Justin & Betsy Mabey

Facilitaters

Betsy & Justin Mabey live in the Highland Utah area but have a special love and passion for Zion. They have been fortunate to own property near Zion in the hospitality and lodging arena and love sharing them with the world. They have 5 beautiful kids together and one of their favorite things to do as a family is to hike the Narrows in Zion National Park. They both love to meet new people and discover their incredible unique talents and gifts.

Betsy loves listening to and playing beautiful music, reading, exploring the great outdoors, early morning jogs/therapy sessions with friends, attending musical theater, and with her entrepreneurial husband, & supporting their five children.

Justin loves the outdoors, spending time with family, looking for new business ventures, photography, and traveling. 

 

Betsy and her husband, Justin, are owners of Zion Red Rock, hotels in Utah, Colorado and Texas, a couple food trucks, and enjoy creating spaces where people can come together and build lasting memories.

Kirstin & Chase Halverson

Horse Guides

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Kirstin & Chase are parents  to 3 boys. Kirstin has a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies and currently they both run their business Harness Your Power together. They helped further research in blended families and remarriage and have helped educate the community on healthy relationships and how to achieve them.They both have a love for horses and helping couples grow and develop strong communication skills through them. Horses are a very personal and non judgmental way of healing and develop self confidence and self awareness.