Jeff Teichert is an Assistant Attorney General in the Constitutional Defense and Special Litigation Division of Utah’s Attorney General’s Office (in this book he speaks for himself and not his office), and former founder, and owner of Teichert Law Office, PLLC. Jeff earned his bachelor's degree in family science at Brigham Young University and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate at Brigham Young University in 1994. He earned a post-doctorate Master of Laws Degree at The George Washington University Law School in 2008 with highest honors. He was a highly endorsed candidate for the Washington State Court of Appeals in 2006 and has filed three briefs in the United States Supreme Court. He is the author of numerous professional articles and publications, including an interdisciplinary article, coauthored with a family science professor entitled Value of the Law in Shaping Social Perspectives on Marriage which was presented at two international conferences.
Cathy Butler Teichert is a professional violinist and Suzuki music teacher. She is owner and founder of Cathy's Violin Studio and has played for hundreds of weddings and special events with her string quartet, Strings of Elegance. Cathy earned her associate degree in interpersonal communications from Ricks College in 1999 on orchestral scholarship and went on to earn her bachelor's degree in family science from Utah State University in 2001 on academic scholarship. She completed teacher-training for all 10 Suzuki violin books in 2017 and is considered an Advanced Active Teacher with the Suzuki Association of Utah, where she served as Chair for the Violin Celebration Concert in 2021.
Jeff & Cathy are co-authors of Intentional Courtship: A Mid-Singles Guide to Peace, Progress, and Pairing Up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff and Cathy each spent nearly a decade in the mid-singles community and draw on this experience to provide counsel and hope to the reader. Together they founded an organization called Love in Later Years (LILY) which ministers to Latter-day Saint mid-singles seeking peace, healing, and more joyful relationships. Jeff and Cathy are both certified life coaches. They are the parents of a blended family that includes four handsome sons and one lovely daughter-in-law.