These Men are Taking Care of Business and Being Charitable
Chad Booth works at Academy Mortgage in Draper.
“We believe the greatest asset of this wonderful town is caring people willing to serve others,” Chad says.
After the proposed homeless shelter town hall took a negative tone, Chad and friends had the idea to establish I Am Draper service day. They invited organizations that help those in need to meet Draper residents at Corner Canyon High School last August, resulting in the donation of hygiene kits, food, clothing and blood. Residents also signed up to volunteer at those community partner organizations. I Am Draper will happen again September 8.
Cal Wadsworth grew up on a Draper farm with six brothers in a historic Victorian home they remodeled. His father started Ralph Wadsworth Construction in 1975 to provide employment for his sons and others in the community. Cal and two of his brothers continue to work there today.
Cal donates his time to a program that provides emergency home repair and accessibility to elderly, disabled and low-income families in the valley. He also helped establish The Ridge Café in Suncrest, a philanthropic endeavor financed by a Wadsworth family member that provides a place for locals to have a meal and connect.
Levi Ernest founded Every Teen Seen with the mission of reducing the teen suicide rate in Utah by 50 percent. The husband and father of four battled addiction and severe depression and came out on the other side wanting to help others.
“Surviving the experience awoke something inside of me,” he says. “I decided to see what I might do to make the world a better place.”
His organization does school assemblies, hosts weekly activities for teens in the form of roller skating at Classic Skating in Sandy every Monday night and partners with other suicide prevention organizations.
Brett Sellick has been with Re/Max Associates in Draper for 15 years. He’s a husband and father to three boys. As a Realtor, his family has lived in five different homes in Draper, giving Brett and his family a chance to get to know different people and neighborhoods.
“We have met some amazing people and made friendships we cherish all over the city,” he says.
Brett tries to be a helpful neighbor, coming to the aid of others with his snowblower and chainsaw. He and his family enjoy mountain biking, trail running and hiking Corner Canyon as well as Disneyland getaways.
Chris Hargis is the finance director for Intermountain Alta View Hospital. He hails from Washington and attended college in Montana where he became a CPA. While working in the health care industry in Washington, he heard that Intermountain was doing innovative things in health care. He watched for job openings with Intermountain for several years, was hired, and moved to Sandy in 2014 with his wife and three daughters.
“Sandy has been a great place to find volunteering opportunities,” Chris says.
He serves on the boards of the Sandy Club and Blessed Sacrament school, and he coaches volleyball for Dimple Dell’s youth leagues.