Farris was born and raised in Idaho, served a mission in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and lived for four years on the Navajo Reservation while working as a high school counselor.
Farris and his wife DeeAnna have been married for almost 20 years, and have been blessed with five children ranging in ages from 8-17. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, serving, running, playing sports, gardening, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Farris has a BS degree in Family Development and an MS Degree in Psychology. He has been working at BYU as an advisor/advisement administrator for 13 years.
Farris supervises Life Sciences Advisement. He also advises students in the Exercise and Wellness major with last names starting with H-Z, students interested in the integrated Masters in Athletic Training, and students exploring the different Life Sciences majors. He also handles all college student petitions and assists the other LS advisors when needed.