Our Staff

The history of Thorup Tutoring and how it can help your child.



Nancy Williams

- CEO / Director

Nancy Williams has tutored children for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in the areas of ADHD and learning disabilities. She has a degree from the University of Utah in Elementary Education. She worked for 7 years as a tutor for Dr. Sam Goldstein and Dr. David Nilsson, focusing on children with learning disabilities, head injuries, and ADHD. 


Traci Baird 

- Administrative Assistant

Traci is the administrative assistant for Thorup Tutoring Company. She does everything from invoices, to paychecks, to shopping for candy for the kids! She has lived in Holladay most of her life. She has worked for Thorup Tutoring for 13 years. The business would not run nearly as smoothly without Traci! She has five children and 10 grandchildren. Traci loves to read, work on family history, and have her family around her.

Academic Coaches - Tutors


Beverly Lippman

Beverly Lippmann was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at two schools. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Utah State University with post-graduate studies at Chapman University. 


Sherrie Lake

Sherrie spent many years working for/associated with The Neurology, Learning, and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City. It was at that facility where Nancy Williams and Sherrie first met. 


Abi Olufeko

Abi holds a BS and an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has worked in the capacity of a field engineer in the oil industry. 


Sam Jones

Sam is a Biology Major at the University of Utah, hoping to, one day, be working in the field of Biotechnology. He has always been interested in science, but enjoys tutoring all subjects and all ages.



Christena has a master’s degree in education with an advanced reading endorsement from Westminster College where her thesis explored teaching critical thinking skills through reading and literature.


Brooke Jacobsen

Brooke was born and raised in Logan, Utah. In 2017, she moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah where she is currently pursuing a degree in mathematics teaching. 


Jack Veverka

Throughout the past ten years Jack Veverka has dedicated himself to becoming a scholar of sciences and humanities. In 2019 he earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in English from the University of Utah. His real-world experiences have revolved around writing for biomedical sciences, and helping start-up companies navigate the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system. 

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Spencer Hearne

Spencer has been a math and science tutor for over 12 years. He has a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of California Davis. Spencer understands how difficult school can be but has seen firsthand what students are able to accomplish with faith in themselves and reliable guidance from trustworthy mentors. 


Sydney Sundberg

My name is Sydney Sundberg and I attend Skyline High School. I have been a competitive swimmer and violinist for 10 years. In my free time I train horses, and teach people from 3-60 years old. I am very passionate and excited about my future and helping those around me. 


Holly Klossner

Holly has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Utah in Elementary Education. She taught school in grades third through sixth for a total of six years of teaching. She worked as a tutor for Dr. Sam Goldstein at The Neurology Learning and Behavior Center for two years alongside Nancy.


Jennifer Lilly

Jen grew up in Centerville, Utah spending her time reading and skiing. She graduated from Weber State with an Associates of Science and is currently attending the University of Utah studying to become an English teacher. Jen enjoys learning new things as often as possible and loves spending time with her family and her parents’ dog named Bruce. She loves traveling and experiencing different cultures. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sacramento, California speaking Spanish and she loves authentic Mexican food (arroz con leche is her favorite). 

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Sherilyn Swenson

Sherilyn Swenson has taught and tutored children for over 15 years. She
earned her M.Ed. at the University of Utah/Utah State University and began
teaching blind/visually/multiply impaired children in their homes alongside
their families in early intervention as a vision specialist.

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McKale Bladen

McKale was brought up in Hyrum, UT and since then has adventured throughout Utah. In 2021, she graduated from Southern Utah University with her BS in both Psychology and Exercise Science. After college she became a Behavioral Technician and tutor for children struggling with Autism, ADHD, and other challenges. McKale understands that school can be difficult and hard to be motivated in especially with the many challenges that may be going on in life, which is why she loves to bring fun into education.


Cassidy Crosby

Cassidy recently graduated with a B.A. in English from BYU, where she worked as a tutor for student athletes. That job sparked her passion for helping others succeed academically. She believes that academic success is possible for everyone, and loves helping students realize that they can achieve it.


Ashlyn Christensen

Ashlyn graduated from Murray High School where she took many AP and SLCC classes. Her favorite subjects are math and biology. She will be attending the University of Utah in the fall where she will major in Biology with an emphasis in neuroscience in hopes to become a psychiatrist. 


Preston Malen

Preston Malen recently graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Mathematics. He will be pursuing a M.S. in Mathematics then wants to continue on and finish a Ph.D. His research interests are in functional analysis, optimization, and differential geometry. With over 4 years of tutoring and teaching experience, he feels right at home at Thorup. Outside of school, Preston can frequently be found programming, reading, hiking, hunting or shooting. On any given day he can be at his desk or exploring the mountains. 

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Tony Sadler

Hello! My name is Tony Sadler.  I graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry.  I have worked in multiple laboratories as a chemist and taught as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher. Currently I am tutoring science and mathematics at Throup tutoring. I enjoy mountain biking, camping, cryptocurrency, and organic synthesis.  My dream is to start a drug company one day.  If you need help with science, mathematics or writing I am your tutor!