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We are looking forward to hearing from an exceptional lineup of panelists who will share the strategies they use to juggle the demands of work and family life.

Jill and Thad Barkdull, MD

Jill and Thad Barkdull


Jill Bergeson Barkdull, MD was born and raised in Provo, Utah. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1996, she attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, class of 2002. She completed her Family Medicine Internship in 2006. Dr. Bergeson has been board certified in Family Medicine since 2006. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine including; geriatrics, adult, pediatrics and women's health. She and her husband, Dr. Thad Barkdull, have 4 children and spend their free time raising their young family.

Dr. Thad Barkdull is a leading physician at Premier Family Medical. He specializes in Sports Medicine, having served as associate professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Hawaii and the Director of Sports Medicine at the Tripler Army Medical Center. He attended Brigham Young University before completing his Medical degree at The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland). He completed his Family Medicine residency and a fellowship in Sports Medicine a the National Capital Consortium in Washington D.C. Dr. Barkdull has extensive experience including 2 combat tours to Iraq as well as humanitarian missions in Bangladesh, Nepal and Tonga. He was also the team physician for the Georgetown University Hoyas. Dr. Barkdull is trained in prolotherapy, musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint injections and acupuncture.

    Jennifer and Anton Bowden


    Jennifer Bowden is an adjunct instructor for the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Brigham Young University. She also serves as the Director of Clinical Research for a startup company called RubiLife, and in curriculum development for IHC Pain Management. She received her BS in Dietetics and MS in Nutrition Science from Utah State University and more recently her PhD in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University. Her research interests are in intervertebral disc nutrition and activity. She and her husband have two sons, two daughters, one daughter-in-law, an adorable grandson and enjoy traveling together.

    Anton E. Bowden loves BYU and especially his interactions with the students in the Mechanical Engineering Department! His background and research interests are in spinal biomechanics, medical device design, computational biomechanics, and engineering leadership education. He directs the BYU Applied Biomechanics Engineering Laboratory. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from University of Utah and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is grateful to have been awarded the Weidman Professorship in Leadership and enjoys serving in various committee capacities for the Orthopaedic Research Society. He and his wife Jennifer love learning and traveling with their children and live in Lindon, Utah.

    Matt and Zoey Kaelberer

    Zoey and Matt Kaelberer


    Matt and Zoey Kaelberer have been married for three and a half years and have both recently graduated from BYU. Matt studied finance and is now working full-time at a mutual fund called Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, located in downtown Salt Lake. He enjoys all things aviation-related, traveling, and spending time outside. Zoey graduated with a psychology degree and will be applying to medical schools in June. She is currently studying for the MCAT and working at a dermatology office in Holladay. She will spend her free time running, hanging out with family and friends, or scheming of ways to live in Boston again after spending last summer there for an internship. We both love to spend time with our Cavapoo pup, Lulu! We are excited to be with all of you to share how we try to find what “balance” means for us."