Meet the Specialists of the OSR Community

Philip Gleason – Founder & Coach

Philip Gleason – Founder & Coach

My path to the Academy began 40 years ago, when my wife, three young daughters, and I arrived home very late one night after a week-long Christmas trip. The power and heat had gone out while we were away and the house, including the water pipes, was frozen solid. We had a baby, a toddler, and a 4-year-old all crying for a drink of water, and I was helpless.

From that day on I have sought not only to educate myself about self-reliance, but to live the things that I have learned. Through this endeavor I have developed a passion for helping others become self-reliant, not only in preparation for an emergency, but also in helping families free themselves from a stress filled, urban life style dependent on the national food supply system and area utilities.

I personally welcome you to the Academy of Self-Reliance and hope that we can bless your lives with knowledge and support in becoming self-reliant.

Agriculture Group

Steve Marks

Steve Marks

Steve Marks is a business entrepreneur who has owned and operated several companies including:

  • computer graphics firm
  • communications company
  • environmental company

Study of interest in computers, physics, chemistry, communications, energy and business:

  • Computer graphics firm in North Carolina, specialized in CD-ROM publishing, microfiche transfer and internet development.
  • Communications company in Florida installed and maintained communication equipment in cell towers throughout the US. 
  • Environmental company in Florida, specialized in mold remediation and air quality.
  • Developed and marketed an EPA registered non-toxic biocide used in remediation projects.
  • Recently have been developing equipment and processes used in vertical indoor farming. Utilizing his knowledge and experience we look forward to designing a sustainable community that will allow us to be self-reliant and live in harmony.

Ark Engineering Group

Drew & Tiffany Daumueller

Drew & Tiffany Daumueller

Tiffany Daumueller is a mom of 5 rambunctious, loving children. She homeschools and runs the household so she is always on the go. She received her education from New Mexico State University and has her degree in teaching with certification in math, but feels like she has learned far more as a homeschooling mother than she did in her 13 years in the public school system and in college. Tiffany has a passion for food storage, genealogy, natural healing, reading and teaching secular info and the Gospel. She and a daughter were recently diagnosed with Celiac this year so it has been interesting learning how to change up eating in a culture that is entrenched in wheat. She is most excited to join the community learn where we learn together about the joy of being one with God and Savior as we take the responsibility to teach our children all that life has to offer from basic things like working the land to provide for ourselves to feasting on the scriptures to find all of our answers.

Drew Daumueller is a hardworking husband and father of 5 amazing children. He works as a structural engineer for a consulting engineering firm, and is currently knee deep (which is a nice step down from neck deep, which described most of 2018) in the I-15 Tech Corridor project in Utah County. Drew earned his B.S., M.S, and PhD degrees from New Mexico State University and has worked as a Bridge Engineer since May of 2012. He loves anything about being in nature and longs for more opportunities to run, bike, and hike. He has found great satisfaction in learning more about how things work by learning to DIY home and automotive repairs/maintenance/improvements. Whether it be the car or the house, Drew prefers to figure out what the problem is and dig into the project and learn either through experience or via YouTube how to get the job done. He will gain much satisfaction from taking a raw piece of land from start to finish, resulting in a complete home, barn, orchard and greenhouse for his family.. Drew also enjoy the pursuit of knowledge, which leads to a fair amount of reading or listening to books on topics of interest.

Drew and TIffany have been happily married for nearly 14 years.

Construction

Ryan P0rter Jr.

Ryan P0rter Jr.

Personal
I am a 39year old, married, father of seven. I was the oldest of six children and I have always been interested in how things work. As a child I was fearless which landed me in my share of trouble but also pointed me in the right direction as I sought help and healing through a personal relationship with the Savior. Since childhood I have seen visions of large cities decimated as I would visit them. I would be walking down the street in Seattle, or Phoenix and see images in my mind of the buildings leveled and devastation everywhere. It wasn’t until years later that I found others who had similar experiences and wrote about them, that I began to understand what was to come upon this land and through personal revelation what my role would be in these last days. 

Education
University of Phoenix - Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Management
The Institute of Healing Arts - Certificate of Completion

Work experience
At 18yrs old I began working as an electrician and did so for 3 years, until moving into a position where I would oversee apartment (multi-family) management and maintenance. Shortly after that I completed by bachelor’s degree and years later, I found a job as an asset manager in the restorations department of a company called American Residential Properties.

After a few years there I took a position at Window Rock Capital Partners as a construction manager and helped them create their restorations department from the ground up. I was responsible for the overall management of construction projects as well as developing a tracking model. I was overseeing multiple (on average, 30-40 residential remodel) projects at one time. I was responsible for scope development, vendor acquisition and management.  Ensuring construction projects were completed on time and to the client's satisfaction. I assisted in staffing, outlining project plans, setting project goals/deadlines, and evaluating performance. Relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. As well as performing a variety of tasks leading and directing the work of others. I was responsible for every project from start to finish. I am currently the president and owner of Olive Tree Residential Services. We provide restoration, remodel, property preservation and maintenance services to real estate companies as well as private individuals. 

I have 21 years of experience in the construction industry primarily the residential sector.  I’ve partnered with investors to flip houses many times on a small and large scale. I also have experience working with others as a facilitator.

Information Technology Group

Sarah Garlick – Design Consultant

Sarah Garlick – Design Consultant

“If you build it, they will come.” – Field of Dreams

The opportunity to help build and beautify a site that can help SO many people has been a dream of mine. I have a passion for order and minimalism, and jumped at the chance to work on this project that teaches how to exercise order, minimalism, and simplicity in individual and family lives. It has been a rewarding, eye-opening, and hope-filled experience creating with people that I respect and admire dearly.

The time and heart that I’ve seen being put into this project has been incredible. If you decide that this is the path for you, WELCOME! I can’t wait to see what incredible things you will accomplish!

Larry Jones – Technology Consultant

Larry Jones – Technology Consultant

For me, I have followed in my father’s footsteps–he was a jack of all trades and a master of many.

When I first heard of the project, I began to envision myself planning out the home and property, and then building it. I could also see myself helping others and helping to build up the community. I could envision it all.

I was excited in how well the project was planned out with all of the education and coaching resources to help ensure our success! In fact I was so eager to help out that they asked if I could help with the website. And, here I am, helping to build a web solution to provide the resources for the community members. Come and join us!

Operations

Ed Hendershot

Ed Hendershot

Ed was a building contractor for over 35 years, building custom homes as well as professional office buildings and has built in Utah, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska. He also developed several subdivision properties.

And on a different note, Ed has over 15 years of combined experience as an EMT-Intermediate/Firefighter, certified in BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support), Dive Rescue Public Safety Diver, and 10 years in law enforcement. He has served as an adjunct professor for (IINWE) International Institute of Natural Wellness Education. He has taught classes throughout the western United States, and has been on National Geographic channel show about survival.

He currently lives in Heber City and is owner of Aspen Grove Rustics selling rocks, crystals and antiques.

  • 15 years as Firefighter / EMT-Intermediate
  • BTLS Certification (Basic Trauma Life Support)
  • Dive Rescue / Swift-water Rescue Technician
  • 10 years Law Enforcement
  • CEO and Founder of Medical Vanguard, MediRedi.com, and Skodeo.com
  • Adjunct Professor- International Institute of Natural Wellness Education (IINWE)
  • Instructor- 16/40-hour Survival Medicine Training Course
  • Polarity and Crystal Therapist

Devirl Barfuss

Mark Robey

Mark Robey

Mike Stroud

Mike Stroud

Seeds for Round Valley

Steven Jenson

Real Estate Group

Tom Swallow

Whole Health Services

Kyle D. Christensen, D.C. N.D., M.H.

Kyle D. Christensen, D.C. N.D., M.H.

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic 1985 Palmer College of Chiropractic – West, San
    Jose, CA
  • Doctor of Naturopathy 1993 Clayton School of Natural Healing,
    Birmingham, AL
  • Master Herbalist 1997 The School of Natural Healing, Springville, UT

Business

  • Dr Christensen's Natural Health & Chiropractic – Payson, UT
    Multidisciplinary clinic offering chiropractic, massage therapy, Herbal
    Medicine, and Allergy Elimination and a myriad of natural and nutritional
    therapies.
  • Western Botanicals, Inc. Co-Founded 1996 (sold my interest in 2012) –
    Spanish Fork, UT
    Herbal Manufacturing specializing in organic and wild crafted medicinal
    herbal products

Author

Herbal First Aid and Health Care: Medicine for a New Millennium
Published by Lotus Press, 2000 available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

  • Healing @ Home Series
  • Healing in the Kitchen
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Emotions and Angels
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Allergy Elimination
Chuck Hawkins

Chuck Hawkins

Sam and ShaNee Boucher

Sam and ShaNee Boucher

We have been married for 25 years and have been blessed with 5 children. We love spending time with each other and with our family. We love the Lord and wish to serve Him in every way and in all things.

ShaNee graduated with a Master's Degree in Accounting from USU in 1997, and worked in the Utah State Auditor's office in that capacity until we had our first son. She has had the privilege of being home with our children since then.

Sam graduated from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in 2001. He currently works as the Pharmacy Manager at Smith's Marketplace in Logan, UT.

Like many others we have had our share of difficulties and trials that have both strengthened and humbled us. We have 2 children with Autism disorders and ShaNee has faced many health challenges with cancer being the most recent. Through these and other trials we have come closer to our Father in Heaven and have been led to solutions and treatments outside the current medical model.

Sam is now starting a Naturopathic/Master Herbalist course as well as using ultrasound technology as an evaluation tool for individual health situations. We are devoted to true healing and helping people become whole.