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Life Sciences Advisory Council

David and Tawnya Bearss


Co-Chair Internship Committee

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David was born in Provo, Utah while his parents attended BYU. He served a mission to the England London South Mission. Attended Ricks, BYU, UTHSCSA. Taught Medical School at U of A and U of U and taught at BYU. Started and sold 2 Pharmaceutical companies: Montigen Pharmaceuticals and Tolero Pharmaceuticals. David does cancer research and drug development. His interests include tennis, watching his boys play tennis, reading, sports, especially BYU sports. Love serving in the LDS church. Met Tawnya Grover at Ricks College and they were married in the Idaho Falls temple.

Tawnya was born and raised in Rexburg, ID. She attended Ricks College and BYU. Studied Math Education and dance and was on the ballroom dance team at Ricks. Taught math in Texas while David attended graduate school. David and Tawnya have 6 children, 1 girl and 5 boys and 2 grandchildren. She loves to watch her kids play sports, participate in Orchestra and Theater. Tawnya spends a lot of time volunteering in the school and loves to read books, especially children's books. She also loves serving in the LDS church.