801-631-1278 fbedolla@ffcutah.org

Board of Directors

Frank Bedolla

Frank Bedolla

Board Chair

SL County Youth Services, Afterschool Coordinator

Frank Bedolla moved to Utah 20 years ago through the Job Corps Program, he then went on to graduate from SLCC & the University of Utah. He is the first in his family to have earned his Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Frank has committed his time to advocating for children and families since his move to Utah. He has worked with the Utah PTA, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, Utah Domestic Violence Council, SLC Substance Abuse Coalition, Unified Police Gang Advisory Committee, SLC Gang Intervention Team, Board Member for Utah Boy Scouts, and is the founder Father’s and Families Coalition of Utah.

Joanne Pogue

Joanne Pogue

Board Secretary

A native Minnesotan, JoAnne holds an Associates Degree from Normandale Community College and attended pre-business courses at the University of Minnesota. Over the years, JoAnne has attended several banking/compliance seminars sponsored by State Banking Associations, American Bankers Association, and earned the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (“CRCM”) designation in 2007.

JoAnne has over 30-years’ experience in the financial services industry, specializing in Consumer Compliance, and has been employed by Zions Bank, TCF Bank, Comptroller of the Currency, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

JoAnne is currently employed by Sallie Mae Bank as a Senior Compliance Manager, where she has spent her time since 2009. She actively participates in community related events, teaching students at Rose Park Elementary financial basics through Junior Achievement (“JA”). JoAnne has also participated in JA City events at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, led annual funraisers for The Road Home, and coordinated quarterly building blood drives.

Brent Salazar-Hall

Brent Salazar-Hall

Board Member

Brent Salazar-Hall is a practicing attorney with experience in family law and child welfare matters.  For over eight years, he worked in the juvenile court as a public defender representing parents involved with the Department of Child and Family Services. Previously, he worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, representing low income clients in family law and domestic violence matters.

Brent currently serves on the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Juvenile Procedure, the Utah State Bar Family Law Section’s Executive Committee, and was previously a member of the Third District Juvenile Drug Court’s Executive Management Committee. He currently serves as a board member for the House of Hope.  He enjoys spending time with his spouse and two daughters.

Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Board Member

Mike Edwards moved to Utah in 1995 to complete his education and transition to the Officer corps of the US Army. He is the first member of his family to attend college. He earned his Associate’s (x2) from SLCC, His Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Utah, and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

After his retirement from the US Army, Mike returned to Utah and has committed a significant portion of his time advocating for children through the programs of the PTA. He has held various volunteer and leadership positions within the Utah PTA, from the local level, to Council, Region, and State.  He has been active in School and District Community Councils, and remains active in his local community.

Eric Aragon

Eric Aragon

Board Member

Eric earned his Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sport Science and his Bachelor’s from Weber State University in Physical Education. He also graduated from Weber’s ROTC program and spent 10 years in the Utah Army National Guard as an Artillery Officer. While in Graduate School, he worked as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Utah Athletics Department. Eric spent three years as the Health and Fitness Coordinator for the Huntsman Corporation.

In May 2015, Eric celebrated his 25th year as a Certified Strength Coach / Personal Trainer. He currently works at Foothill Personal Training in Salt Lake City. Eric is also involved in USA Weightlifting as a National Coach and Referee.

Eric has served as Chairperson for several committees with the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. 2013-14 was his first year on the WSU Wildcat Club Athletic Fund Board of Directors.

Travis Vallejo

Travis Vallejo

Board Member

Travis Vallejo was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah. He currently works as an outside sales representative for Legacy Equipment Company, a locally based heavy duty truck equipment company well established in the respected industry. He is very passionate about classic cars, long time Utah Football season ticket holder helping create the ‘Ute Fan Faithful’ movement and is founder of the ‘Utah Niner Empire’ 49ers fan club established in 2009.

Brought up by a single mother with two older sisters, Travis experienced firsthand how growing up without a father figure was like. Travis was struggling with a custody case when he heard about FFCU and met Frank Bedolla. His main objective was to gain 50/50 joint custody, and upon mediation, Travis and the twins mother mutually agreed on 50/50 joint custody and have fully embraced the co-parenting lifestyle. Travis is a solid example of a single father in today’s society bringing his genuine perspective to the FFCU board. He is available to speak to the youth in Utah anytime to share his story outlining his past experiences being raised without a father figure to becoming a very proud Dad.

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