Breeann Allison, BA

Breeann Allison

Breeann joined Saprea as an Education Coordinator at the end of 2018. She has worked in publishing for seven years, first as a curriculum developer for Gibbs Smith Education and then as an editor at FranklinCovey. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Editing from Brigham Young University. On the side she enjoys writing mediocre fiction, entertaining her nieces and nephews, and defending the sacredness of the Oxford comma.

Pam Davis, MA

Mark Hartvigsen, MA, MMus

Mark Hartvigsen

Mark has worked at Saprea since the beginning of 2017. Prior to his work at the Foundation, he taught at the college level. He is passionate about the power of education to help survivors on their healing journey, and he is grateful for the opportunity to interact with the strong, amazing women who attend The Haven Retreat. Mark is also a music aficionado and has played the piano for almost his whole life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Boise State University and a master’s degree in music history at King’s College London. He is currently having fun struggling to learn to play the cello. Additionally, he enjoys hiking and skiing in the beautiful Utah mountains.

Kolene Mills, MA

Kolene Mills

Kolene joined Saprea in the spring of 2019. She loves empowering others through teaching, and prior to joining the Foundation she taught at the college level and in her community. Kolene is especially passionate about her involvement in discussions around mental health, and she has written about and presented on depression in an effort to advocate for awareness and resources for those who struggle with its effects. When Kolene isn’t busy managing the brilliant Education team at work, you’ll probably find her swimming with her 5 children (4 girls and 1 boy), driving with her windows down on a winding mountain road, or playing games—especially those that involve dragons. She also really, really, really likes Coca-Cola.

Katie Steck, MA

Brian Walker, BA

Brian Walker, BA

Brian is an Education Coordinator at Saprea. Brian spent over a decade of his career teaching high school social studies and serving in administrative capacities at a residential treatment center for teen boys who struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma and learning disabilities. He has directly observed the effects of trauma and abuse as well as the healing that can come to both individuals and families. In addition to his full-time responsibilities, Brian has served as a lead evaluator for school accreditation teams and as an aftercare coach for clients and families transitioning from intensive mental health treatment. Brian has enjoyed presenting regularly at academic, professional, and religious leadership conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Teaching from Brigham Young University. You can find Brian often hiking the Utah mountain trails in search of spiritual enlightenment and photo opportunities or trying out a new recipe in his ambitious but under-stocked kitchen.