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 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 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.
Mandy is a native Utahn and local small business owner in partnership with her husband John. With a degree in Human Services and passion for helping vulnerable populations, Mandy spends much of her time working for non-profit organizations. Past positions include coaching for Girls on the Run, teaching health and welcome classes to incoming refugees through Catholic Community Services, and teaching English to refugees through Salt Lake’s English Skills Learning Center.
Today, Mandy is part of the management team of Project Homeless Connect – SLC, an annual event dedicated to providing numerous, valuable services to people experiencing homelessness. Mandy is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in state care. This is a position of advocating for the child while ensuring their needs are being met on every level. She loves working with youth, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the great outdoors.
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 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.