iHelp Foundation was started in 2003.  The maiden voyage of iHelp was a trip of best friends on their way to save the world after a mudslide in El Salvador.  Two friends took all of their money, raided their parent’s food storage, bought an old van named “El Cacahuate de Plata,” which couldn’t even pass U.S. inspections, and headed for the US Mexico border.  Loaded with medical equipment, clothes, and first-aid provisions they travelled from Logan, Utah to San Salvador, El Salvador.  What began as two crazy kids spending every cent in their pockets on an old van has become an amazing ride that has blessed and served many people throughout the world.

Over the years we have participated in building medical clinics, schools, homes, rushing into disaster areas, and bringing physicians and students to Central America and Haiti.  We focus on disaster relief and education in the United States and internationally.  We desire everyone to come and learn, to grow their abilities, and to serve those around them.  We believe that you will find a program that resonates with you, challenges you, and brings you tremendous joy as you serve others!

Meet the Team

Dr. Bill Betz

William Bill Betz D.O., MBA


Bill is a board-certified ER physician. He grew up in Logan, Utah and first started in business in California. After meeting his much better half, Amy, they returned to medicine in Texas. He trained in Emergency Medicine for residency at Maricopa “Copa” Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He and his family returned home to Logan to work full-time, and they absolutely love being back.

Brent Skinner

Founder/ Board of Directors

Brent was president of the Wasatch Development Group, one of the real estate arms of the Wasatch Group where he was from 2011 until recently stepping down. While there, he led land acquisitions and the development and construction of over 1.2 million square-feet of commercial office, hotel, retail, and industrial space, as well as over 1,000 multi-family apartment units throughout the state of Utah. 

Brent graduated from Utah State University in 2006 with a degree in Finance. He has been acquiring land and developing single-family residential subdivisions since 2005. He has developed over 400 single family and recreational lots. He has his B-100 contractor’s license and has coordinated the construction of over 50 residential homes.

Brent is now more fully able to devote resources into life’s greatest investments: family and the community both local and international.

Doug Fullmer

Doug Fullmer

Chief Operations Officer

Doug is currently the COO of the NPO, Ihelp Foundation.
Doug recently retired as the Assistant Chief of Operations from the Logan City Fire Department after 26 years of service. He filled many roles within the agency as a Paramedic, Captain, Engineer and Battalion Chief.

Doug received much of his education while attending Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Utah State University, and Weber State University.

Doug has worked in the construction field since the mid 80’s and has owned and operated Fullmer Plumbing LLC for the past 15 years.

Married with 4 children, he and his wife have been able to raise a wonderful family. Doug continues to serve in the community in many roles and loves helping others.

Taylor Mendenhall

Taylor Mendenhall

Executive Director of Student Affairs

Taylor was born and raised in Logan, Utah. After high school he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cape Verde. When he returned from his mission he attended Utah State University (USU) and graduated in Human Biology in December of 2020. He is currently working on his MBA in Healthcare Management and is applying to medical school. While at USU he met his better half Ashtyn and were married in September of 2020.

While at USU he and his friend Jaden Connor founded the USU chapter of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) where he was able raise funds to support anti-human trafficking efforts. Taylor lived in Alaska and Chicago between semesters of school. While in Alaska he worked as a commercial salmon fisherman and volunteered at a health clinic. During his two summers in Chicago he worked as an intern for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
In his spare time he loves water skiing, and trips to Lake Powell. During the winter he enjoys snow skiing, playing basketball, and spending time with family.

Gordon Wood

Gordon Wood, MD

Chief Educator
Board of Directors

Doctor Wood is an experienced Otolaryngologist and neck surgeon.

Doctor Wood received his education at the University of Utah, Medical Doctor at George
Washington Medical University, and an internship and residency at Walter Reed Hospital.
He worked and owned CVENT (Cache Valley Ear Nose and Throat clinic and offices) for 30
years. He presently serves as the Medical Staff President at Cache Valley Hospital. Dr Wood
sets on the IHelp Board and the Chief Educator.

Eric Anderson

Eric Andersen

Lead Course Coordinator/Instructor

Erik recently retired as a Paramedic Firefighter with the West Jordan Fire Department in 2020. Erik has been in EMS and fire for 27 years with multiple fire departments and hospitals. Erik has been very involved in pediatric training in the states of Utah, Idaho and Arizona. As the Lead Pediatric Coordinator for Utah, he has brought and taught many educational programs throughout the state. He has recently brought a new pediatric tool for EMS agencies in Utah, to aid, and reduce medication errors. Erik has recently accepted the Lead Course Coordinator for IHELP and is excited to instruct all IHELP students both near and far.

Amy Betz

Board of Directors

Amy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where her desire to give back to her community through service was fostered.

Los Angeles is also where Amy met her husband, Bill, who began the iHELP foundation. For the better part of the last two decades they have had the opportunity to teach and mentor youth groups as well as spend time helping in orphanages, medical clinics and nursing homes.

Amy graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English Literature. Amy’s love of reading has influenced her own educational choices and that love also plays a strong role in her ongoing support of the iHELP Foundation.

Holli Thomson

Holli Thomson

Board of Directors/ Travel Director

Holli is so excited to be on the board of the IHELP foundation. From the moment she learned of their mission she knew she wanted to be involved.
Holli’s education is in Public Relations and Human Resources.  She is currently running the HR Dept for a busy 2 Dr Office.
Holli has had the opportunity with her husband to live overseas in Italy and Japan. They were able to explore those 2 countries as well as many others.  It was during that time in her life that her love of all different people and cultures was fostered.
Holli has had opportunities to mentor and support many youth groups. She has found service opportunities in all the communities she has lived as well as assisted her husband on a humanitarian trip to Guatemala.
Holli has a passion for helping people find their own potential and grow. She loves the outdoors, cooking and trying new things.  Her husband and 3 children bring her the most joy in life.

Breanne Skinner

Board of Directors

Breanne became a board member the minute she married Brent. She has since been supporting and encouraging the journey that IHELP has taken the past 17 years.

Breanne graduated from Brigham Young University in Math Education, and was a math teacher before embarking on full-time mothering. Her background in education has influenced every facet of her life, especially while raising children and serving in her church and community, making her a proponent of the educational aspect of IHELP.

Joel Betz

Joel Betz

Board of Directors

Dr. Joel Betz brings over 15 years of clinical and leadership experience to this position. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2002 and then attended University of Arizona School of Medicine graduating in 2006. After medical school he completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Betz is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians. After residency Dr. Betz joined the group covering Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. Three years later he joined Banner Gateway Emergency Dept. as Assistant Medical Director. Subsequently, Banner Health acquired Banner Payson Medical Center, and Dr Betz served as Medical Director during the transition and for 2 years following, after which he returned to the Phoenix metro area joining the Adeptus and Dignity family. Currently he serves as Regional Medical Officer East Valley, based at the AGH Mesa Hospital location.
His current interests and focus include increasing physician and staff communication, with a special focus on culture improvement. He is also passionate about patient satisfaction as well as physician satisfaction, and strongly believes the two are closely intertwined. Dr. Betz has organized and attended several medical mission trips to Guatemala and has provided care to the underserved communities in the Guatemalan highlands. In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and training for triathlons, recently completing his second IronMan in Houston.

Scott Grover

Scott W Grover, DO, FACOS, CWSP

Board Of Directors

Home Office
Cache Valley Surgical
2042 N 500 E 550 E 1400 N Ste D
North Logan, UT 84341 Logan, UT 84341

BS Microbiology – Idaho State University 1991
Doctor of Osteopathy – Des Moines University 1995
General Surgery Residency – Des Peres Hospital 2000

Board Certification in General Surgery 2005
with Recertification in 2015
Additional Certification in Advanced Wound Care 2016
Certified in ATLS, ACLS, BLS, PALS
Instructor for Stop The Bleed

Practicing General Surgeon @ Mountain River Medical Associates 2000 – 2002 Blackfoot, ID Practicing General Surgeon @ Cache Valley Surgical Consultants 2003 – current Logan, UT Medical Director Cache Valley Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic 2015 – current Trauma Medical Director Cache Valley Hospital 2007 – current
Infusion Clinic Medical Director Cache Valley Hospital 2020 – current

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor @ Rocky Vista University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine 2003 – current
Teaching 3rd & 4th year medical students on surgical clinical rotations

Eagle Scout – 1981
Outstanding Eagle Scout – 2018
Silver Beaver – 2018
Presidential Citation, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, 2020

Married with 5 children. Actively involved in Boy Scouts of America as Scout Leader / Volunteer. Latest involvement has been training leaders to be better leaders. Active in Hospital & National Surgical Committees. Enjoy outdoor activities and woodworking.

Jess Jewett

Board of Directors/Clinical Instructor

Dr. Jess Jewett is Medical Director of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine at Cache Valley Hospital in Logan, UT. He was born and raised in Orem, Utah and is an alumni of Utah State University.

After graduating from the American University of the Caribbean, he completed a surgical internship at Saint Joseph’s Exemplar in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Jewett then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi.

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