Episode 74 - Save Wasatch Back Dark Skies

The Lighting And Darkness Foundation is taking on its first project! With your donations (please donate at https://restoringdarkness.com/save-the-night-in-wasatch-back-utah) we can help Shawn and Lisa and the other concerned residents, preserve their Wasatch Back night sky in Utah. Find out what the story is in this podcast. Lisa and Shawn are co-founders of Save Wasatch Back Dark Skies along with several other passionate Wasatch County residents. You can find more information at Savewasatchbackdarkskies.org. Lisa Bahash is an experienced and successful business leader with over 30 years in the automotive industry. While her business acumen has allowed for a successful career, more important to Lisa is her approach to leadership. People and relationships are to be cherished; leadership is a privilege given to those you lead. Outside of her industry, Lisa was on the Board of Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit for several years. She is very passionate about the humane care and treatment of animals and believes that the companionship offered is nature’s sacred gift to humans. Originally from Michigan, Lisa moved to Utah in 2021 as she values the great outdoors and abundant wildlife. Lisa holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. While currently retired from her professional career, Shawn Savarino has immersed herself in volunteer opportunities and family. She balances her time between Utah and Texas, her schedule often decided by the football schedule for her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. After earning her Master in Professional Accounting degree, Shawn began her career at KPMG as a CPA focused on corporate taxation. That role took her to Prague in the Czech Republic where she undertook many fascinating opportunities, including assisting the Ministry of Finance draft and improve its tax regulations. After spending a decade in the public arm of the profession, Shawn took a position as the CFO for a children’s clothing manufacturer, a role she held for close to ten years before moving with her family to live in Singapore. Beyond her professional career, Shawn has volunteered in various roles including participating on several school boards, chairing multiple large annual fund raisers, and serving as a Child Advocate in the court system. Shawn enjoys seeking new outdoor adventures such as running the Ocean to Ocean race in Thailand, climbing Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia and sleeping under the stars in Utah. Travel, tennis, and time with family and friends are Shawn’s personal passions.

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