Board Members

photo Tammy Ames MRC, LVRC, CRC Past President Utah State Office of Rehabilitation / District Director
Joined Board: 2007
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation/Field Service Director

Tammy Ames has 11 years of experience working with persons with disabilities. Since 2004, she has worked for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Division of Rehabilitation Services. She has held the positions of VR Counselor, Counseling Supervisor, District Director, and is currently a Field Service Director working with the Northern Region of the State. Tammy graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelorís Degree in Behavioral Science and received a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree from Utah State University. She is a Licensed Vocational Rehab Counselor, nationally certified as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Public Manager. Tammy enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
photo Troy Hymer, MRC, CRC, LVRC, CPM President USOR/ Supervising Counselor
I have been employed with the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) since 2004, and have served in the capacity of supervising counselor since 2006. I began my career with USOR in the Valley West District, and then transferred to my present location in the Provo District.

I have graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies and a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Degree from Utah State University. I have participated in many agency committees (SAC, IRIS, Facilities, Best of the Best, Case Service Caucus and SAM) as well as on the boards of URAN (the now defunct Utah Rehabilitation Action Network) and URA. I am a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Utah state Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LVRC) and a nationally Certified Public Manager (CPM).

I have been married for 18 years (2003) and I enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy biking, hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, reading, woodworking, and spending time with my family.
Evan Bush, MRC, CRC President Elect Developmental Specialist, Deseret Industries
Joined: January 2010

Evan has worked with persons with disabilities for almost 10 years. He graduated from Utah Valley University in 2000 with a Bachelorís Degree in Behavioral Science, emphasis in Psychology. In 2003 he received a Masterís Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Utah State University and he is am also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Evan has worked in variety of positions that have exposed me to different aspects of the Rehabilitation Counseling field ranging from being a Job Coach/Training Coordinator for Easter Seals Utah to being a District Director for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Evan is currently a Development Specialist for Deseret Industries. In addition to his professional experience, Evan has also served on the Board of Directors for the Central Utah Center for Independent Living. Evan enjoys spending time with his family, going on trips to visit new places, and making a difference in the lives of others.
photo Lucas Moulton, MSW, LCSW, LVRC Board Member/Newsletter Developmental Specialist/ Deseret Industries
Joined Board: January 2010
A native of Idaho, Lucas has had the great opportunity to work with people with disabilities for nearly 11 years. He began through a series of college internships which led to 5 years of employment with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, specializing in Axis I and II mental health disabilities. He graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelorís degree in Psychology, eventually transferring to BYU in Provo to graduate with a Master degree in social work in 2009. Through the MSW program he was given the special opportunity to intern for the American Fork Deseret Industries, which led to his current full time employment through the Provo Deseret Industries. After receiving his MSW, Lucas attended Utah State University, satisfying CRCCís requirements to take and successfully pass the CRC exam. Lucas is currently providing vocational rehabilitation counseling through Deseret Industries and practices psychotherapy for young children and adults at RISE Inc. He loves his job(s), wife, and kids. (Not necessarily in that order.) It has been his pleasure to have served as secretary for the Utah Rehabilitation Association for 2 years and as a current full time board member and URA newsletter chair.
George Loesch Board Member/ Membership USOR
photo Kyle Peterson Student Chapter President Utah State University
Kyle Peterson hails from Cedar City, Utah. Following high school he served a two-year LDS mission in Yekateringburg, Russia. Eight months after he returned, he suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, which eventually inspired his pursuit of a Bachelorís degree in Psychology. Upon recovery he attended Southern Utah University and earned his Bachelorís degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. Kyle then attended Utah State University seeking a Masterís degree in Rehabilitation Counseling which he recently finished. Kyle recently passed the CRC exam and is currently employed by USOR, working with Career Exploration Services as a rehabilitation counselor with a specialty in evaluation. Kyle is married with two beautiful children and loves to bike to work, hike, read and spend time with his family.
photo A. Clair King, MS, CRC, LVRC Board Member USOR/ District Director
A. Clair King, M.S., LVRC, CRC has been a Rehabilitation Counselor from February 6, 1987 to the present. He graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. degree in Sociology and qualified for minors in Psychology and Business Administration. In 1991 He received his M.S. in Special Education with a Rehabilitation Counseling emphasis. Clair began his professional employment September 17, 1977 as an Employment Interviewer for the Department of Employment Security-Job Service- in Brigham City, Utah. His career took a turn in 1987 after being hired by Ray Frost, in Brigham, as a Rehabilitation Counselor. Clair was among the first graduates of the Rehabilitation Counselor Training program at Utah State University; he became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in 1992. Clair worked with transition and general caseloads as a Counselor and a Supervising Counselor. He is currently working as a District Director in the Davis District of the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Clair received the Certified Public Manager credential in 1997, became a Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in 2010, and is a member of NRA/URA and the Utah Public Employees Association.
photo Emily Stirling, MRC, LVRC, CRC, CPM Board Member/ Website Chair USOR/ Supervising Counselor

Emily joined the board in 2011. She currently works as the District Director in the South Valley District of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.
photo Mike Foster Ph.D. Treasurer VA
Chris Moser Secretary Worker's Compensation
Victoria Smeltzer Board Member/Brown Bags and CEU's USOR
photo Annemarie Brown Board Member St. George USOR
Annemarie (Ann) Brown has worked for the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation since June 2008; she was hired as an Office Specialist. She began her duties as a Rehabilitation Technician in the Southern Utah District Office in January 2010. Ann has been a National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)/Utah Rehabilitation Association (URA) member since December 2009. She had the opportunity to apply for a URA scholarship to attend the NRA annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in October 2010. Ann was one of two URA members selected to attend the conference on scholarship. Ann served as the URA Board Secretary in 2012 and became an elected Board Member in January 2013. One of her main goals is to stress the importance of having support staff join the NRA/URA. Ann has been active in assisting in planning for URA conferences and the NRA annual conference that was held in Salt Lake City. She recently was accepted into the Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling program at Utah State University. Along with being an active URA member, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and being a "foodie." She lives in the St. George, UT area with her husband and three dogs (and she'll email you as many dog photos as you'd like)!

Joined Board: January 2012

photo Rachel Anderson M.S., CRC, LVRC Board Member/ Marketing Salt Lake USOR
Bio: Rachel Anderson M.S., CRC, LVRC, CPM

Rachel Anderson has been serving people with disabilities for over 12 years. She completed a Bachelor Degree in Social work at Utah State University, and her Masterís of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rachel is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) as well as a Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LVRC).

Rachel is currently the statewide Transition Specialist with the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. She has worked in many capacities in this field including residential services, case management, and rehabilitation counseling and supervision. Her passion with the State of Utah has been leadership, transition and counseling.

Rachel has been serving on the URA Board since January 2011.
photo Denim Lyman, MRC, LVRC, CRC Board Member St. George USOR
I have been lucky enough to work with this great agency for the past 7 years. During that time I have been a Counselor, Supervising Counselor and now currently the District Director for the Southern Utah District, which is also known as H.U.D. (Hottest Utah District!). I graduated from Utah State University in 2007 where I earned a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling.

I work hard, but probably play harder. I have never seen a sport or a competition that I didnít like. This has fit perfectly into my life as a dad because my 3 kids are the exact same way! I enjoy coaching my girls in soccer and softball and I look forward to being involved in my childrenís sporting events for years to come. My wife says I am a little ďobsessed,Ē with sports, but I call it ďpassionate.Ē