Garrett Chesley, PhD
After my first year of college, I decided to live life with gypsies in Spain. I volunteered for two years to help my church develop the social and spiritual needs of the people. After I returned, I focused on my education and continued to volunteer, centering my efforts on working one on one with at risk youth. Eventually I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health Science from Brigham Young University. I then earned a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology, a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Education, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University. I currently work at Utah Valley Pain Management and help people adjust and cope with the difficulties and challenges of their pain condition and decreased functionality. During my spare time I enjoy reading, music, playing the guitar, hiking, and snowboarding. I would also like to learn more about photography, ceramics, and study the Humanities.
Growing up I wanted to be a doctor, specifically a cardiothoracic surgeon. While serving an LDS mission in New York City I fell in love with the fast pace of finance and big business and decided to change directions. I was obsessed with capital markets, profits, returns and money circulation. Upon completion of my mission, I switched from pre-med to finance and went to work in banking. I graduated with a Finance Degree from Weber State University and looked at several investment banking offers in NYC. Ultimately, lifestyle and family kept me in Utah. I spent the last ten years in commercial banking and during my last two years with JP Morgan Chase, I finished in the top five in the nation in commercial banking. I still love finance, but I’ve fallen out of love with profits and returns. Ultimately, I decided to leave banking to start a consulting company, a construction company and to work with some former bank clients. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family, traveling, hunting, fly-fishing, reading, and scuba-diving. I don’t enjoy relaxing.