Dr. Michael Olpin is director of the groundbreaking Stress Relief Center at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Coauthor of the popular college textbook Stress Management for Life: A Research Based Experiential Approach, he runs the website StressManagementPlace.com to help people everywhere discover that “the world is not a stressful place.” A lifelong athlete, Michael is usually out biking and running in the beautiful mountains of northern Utah, where he lives with his wife and four kids.
Homeless at age fifteen, Sam Bracken graduated near the top of his Las Vegas high school class, landing a football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology. On his arrival there, everything he owned fit in a duffel bag, hence the title of his renowned graphic mini-memoir, My Orange Duffel Bag. Sam lives with his wife and four children in Utah, where he serves as global director of media for FranklinCovey and leader of the Orange Duffel Bag Foundation, a nonprofit for rescuing at-risk youth.