UDAM Teaching Artist; Writer
Jared Quan has been published in genres from Spy-Thriller to Horror/Supernatural, to Fantasy-Comedy. His works include Ezekial’s Gun, Changing Wax, Classified, Pathological Passion, (Futuristic/Romance/Steampunk, which he co-wrote with his wife), Unclassified, Prepped and Last Outpost on Zombie Highway.
He has served extensively in the community in roles ranging from the President for the League of Utah Writers, as a board member for several non-profit cultural or- ganizations, to being the Executive Director of Big World Network, as well as serv- ing as a general volunteer for countless events and organizations. Jared has written for Sports Illustrated and Yahoo. He has been a special guest for Salt Lake FanX, LTUE, and The League of Utah Writers conferences.
Jared started the League of Utah Writers Annual Leadership Conference to develop current and future leaders within the community. He also serves as a mentor to a handful of aspiring writers in the community. He has received three Gold Volun- teer Service Awards from the President of the United States for his more than 2,000 hours of service to the writing community from 2015 to 2019. He has also received recognition and awards from the Governor and Lt. Governor of Utah for his volunteering.
Jared has extensive leadership training certifications. He has presented and key- noted at conferences, workshops, small classes, and school assemblies on topics from motivation, future proofing your works, plot twists, time management, mar- keting, and leadership in the community. He has worked with people of all ages and varying audience types. Jared loves introducing people to the resources they need to be successful. When he isn’t working one of his four jobs or five non-profit boards, he is spending time with his family, and working with his two sons who are on the spectrum, one of which is on the heart transplant list.