…is the wife of Kent Nuttall and mother of three – “his, mine, and ours”. In 2016, she was awarded the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal by The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Utah Society, for her "notable services in behalf of our American principles and patriotic service in the cause of Liberty." In 2013 she received a Certificate of Excellence from the Utah State Board of Education for her dedication in improving education for Utah students through researching and compiling the Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution.

In 2012 she was awarded the Community Leader in Civic and Character Education Award by the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education. On numerous occasions, she has presented her thoughts and ideas for solutions to her local and state education boards, city and county councils, governor, state senators and representatives. She is a dedicated volunteer serving in her children’s schools and in a myriad of other community and political capacities. She received a B.A. from Brigham Young University after living eighteen months in Ontario, Canada as a service missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lydia enjoys the adventure of public speaking, traveling to new places, meeting new people, and trying new foods. She somehow developed an affinity for raising chickens – she owns six hens – and enjoys horses, hiking, hockey, figure skating, skiing, soccer, mountain biking, and dirt-digging in her vegetable and flower gardens. Because of the Stories, she has developed a newly found love for research. Her favorite time of the day is having family dinner and listening to everyone share the best and worst part of their day, how they helped someone else, and/or something for which they are grateful.