The Wasatch CAPS program boasts several highly talented instructors who have diverse backgrounds in industry and education. As CAPS instructors, their focus is to provide hands-on learning for the students through a balance of applied skills and academic mentoring. Each instructor works with local industry mentors who also provide guidance to CAPS students.
CAPS Director. Instructor of Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Prior to education, he spent a considerable amount of time doing marketing, commercial real estate development, and running a business. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management / Marketing from Brigham Young University, a Master’s of Education Degree from Utah State University, and an Administrative License in Education from Southern Utah University.
In his free time, Weston enjoys spending time with his family and they love to go camping and on road trips together. Outdoors hobbies he has include fly fishing, hunting, riding horses, mountain biking, skiing, trail running, and hiking. He has a goal of climbing the highest peak in each state. He also enjoys reading.
Instructor of Medicine and Health
Instructor of Digital Design and Software Development
Cory has also built a network of contacts in business, photography, design, and animation. With these contacts, he has taken students to industry-leading businesses such as Pixar, Google, and Adobe every year.
Cory is very excited to be involved with the Wasatch CAPS program. As one of the instructors in the CAPS program he is looking forward to introducing students to the field of Digital Design and placing them on a potential career track with experience and contacts that will help them succeed after high school.
He loves putting the right people together, giving them the tools to succeed, and watching great things happen. Because of this has coached sports teams of all ages from Florida to Utah. This includes some of the boys and girls teams at Wasatch High School. He has also helped coach students involved in Wasatch FBLA. His love of motivating others, and seeing the development of those around him, is what has led Cory into a career in education. With the help and support of his wife, Cory has changed his career and put himself through college where he studied Business and Marketing, Computer Science, Digital Media and Animation. Cory holds degrees from Full Sail University and Weber State University.
Instructor of Engineering and Industrial Design
Four of those classes can be taken for college credit at Utah Valley University. Mr. Roberts has been involved with multiple curriculum development teams for the state including the new TICE (Technology Intensive Concurrent Enrollment) courses.
Mr. Roberts has been married for 25 years and has three wonderful daughters. The main family activity is going to Irish Step Dancing competitions where they (the girls) have competed in eight different states. He also enjoys playing racquetball in his spare time and has competed at the Utah Summer Games.
Instructor of Environmental Agriculture
Matthew Zierenberg has a vast experience in education. He began by getting a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Recreation Management. After graduating he worked out in the Midwest helping run a Wilderness Therapy Program. He then received a Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and worked with Native American Tribes across North America helping them create and implement curriculum in the natural sciences.
As a teacher at Wasatch High School he has been involved in teaching Biology, Aquaculture, Natural Resource Science, and several different Agriculture classes. He is also involved in the Archery Club, Fly Fishing Club, and Future Farmers of America.
Matthew enjoys being outside and being hands on. He loves being with his family and has 5 beautiful children. They enjoy backpacking together, hunting, fishing, and an assortment of other outdoor activities.
The Wasatch CAPS program is based on the first floor of the Utah Valley University (UVU) Wasatch Campus in Heber City, Utah. The address for the campus is 3111 College Way, Heber City, UT 84032.
For inquiries regarding the Wasatch CAPS program, please contact Ryan Starks, CAPS Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.