David Andersen, Trustee

David Andersen and his wife Tricia are the parents of five wonderful (and rambunctious) children, three of whom attend American Heritage. In 2016, they moved from David’s native land (Mesa, Arizona) to American Fork to be close to American Heritage, BYU, and the mountains. David is the litigation chair for the BYU Office of the General Counsel, where he manages litigation matters for BYU, BYU–Hawaii, BYU–Idaho, and Ensign College. After serving a mission in Maceió Brazil and receiving a bachelor’s degree in business from BYU’s Marriott School, David graduated from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the BYU Law Review and as a fellow for the International Center for Law and Religion. After law school, David served as a law clerk to the Hon. J.L. Edmondson, then chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Atlanta, Georgia. Thereafter, he practiced law at Jennings Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix, Arizona and later became a partner at Bacal Andersen & Garrison Law Group. David is passionate about family, religious freedom, intellectual property, education law, and BYU athletics. Tricia teaches school in the home and has served the AHS ultimate frisbee coach. The Andersens are grateful for the opportunity to be part of an exceptional school community that is and always will be part of their heritage.

Mr. Andersen was elected to the AHS Board in 2020 and serves as the Chairman of the Legal Committee.