Adam is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up the son of working parents who always did their best for him and his four older siblings. His father was in a major car accident and has been mentally handicapped throughout Adam's life. Despite this challenge, his father has always been a model of doing your best no matter what your circumstances, a lesson Adam has sought to emulate throughout life.
During college he began traveling across the country with two of his professors, to provide support and manage logistics as they spoke at various conferences. After a few months they invited him to begin speaking as well and since then he has presented to audiences across the United States and Canada. It has become his life’s mission to help pull people out of life’s ruts and inspire them to reach higher.
After receiving his BA, Adam became a small business owner of two companies; one in windows and lighting and the other in business plan writing and consulting. Later he sold those businesses to help build Williamsburg Learning, an education services provider that operates multiple schools and partners with school districts and charter schools around the country, where Adam serves as Director of Leadership and CMO. Adam is married to the beautiful Laura Jensen Hailstone. She is an accomplished vocalist and brings the beauty of music and art into his life. They have been married since 2006 and have a fun and inquisitive son named Emmett. They hope to have more children soon if God allows.