Jonathan Bennion – Co-Founder/Director of Education/Lead Dissector/Anatomist
Jonathan found his love for teaching 5 years ago while attaining his degree in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah. During his pre-medical coursework he took an anatomy course from Professor Mark Nielsen. He was asked to be one of Professor Nielsens teaching assistants and immediately fell in love with teaching and learning about the human body. During his time at the University of Utah, Jonathan spent many hours in the cadaver lab receiving training in teaching and dissection. For the last 4 years he has been a full time instructor at the Utah College of Massage Therapy where he teaches Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology. When Jonathan is not teaching or dissecting he enjoys rock climbing, basketball, and traveling with his wife.
Jeremy Jones – Co-Founder/Executive Director
Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur and thrives on new ventures and experiences. He has a BS from the University of Utah and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He has engaged in a wide variety of industries from restaurant, retail and manufacturing, to real estate, fitness and technology. He is passionate about learning and education and the opportunity to provide todays healthcare professionals access to this type of educational experience was something that he could not resist. Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family of four, camping and the great outdoors, and is an avid fan and player of soccer.
Mark T Nielsen – Education Advisor
Mark Nielsen is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah and for the past twenty-five years he has taught anatomy and its related subjects to over 20,000 students and has trained 1,000 young anatomists to be teaching assistants in his cadaver lab. In addition to teaching human anatomy in the Department of Biology, he also teaches neuroanatomy, embryology, a human dissection course, and a teaching human anatomy course.
As a celebrated anatomist and anatomy professor, Mark has received the prestigious Presidential Teaching Scholar Award at the University of Utah, is a five-time recipient of the University of Utah Student Choice Award for Outstanding Teacher and Mentor, a two time winner of the Outstanding Teacher in the Physician Assistant Program, recipient of the American Massage Therapy Association Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and a two time recipient of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Mark has authored numerous books and software programs including Principles of Human Anatomy 11th ed. by Tortora and Nielsen; Atlas of Human Anatomy by Nielsen and Miller; Real Anatomy by Nielsen and Miller; Human Anatomy Lecture Manual and Workbook by Nielsen; and Anatomica by Nielsen, et. al. Mark is also a member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), and the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI).
In his spare time, Mark likes to travel, hike, dabble in photography, and play with his grandchildren.