Roger joined the BYU Studies team in June 2006 after serving seven years as a senior editor at the Ensign and the Liahona. Prior to that, he was (as he and his wife like to joke) self-unemployed—running his own business, the funcompany, but not making much profit (funcompany motto: “We’d have more fun if we had more money”).
In a former life, he taught for nine years at BYU's Marriott School of Management and edited the school's alumni magazine. Roger earned a BA in German and an MBA, both from BYU. He likes to write in his spare time, which has resulted in several books, numerous articles and essays, a few newspaper editorials, a blog, and even a few pieces of short fiction.
He is married to Sheri Peterson, and they have four children, all of whom have graduated from BYU. They also have three grandchildren. Roger enjoys playing basketball (at an ever-slower pace), reading everything from cosmology to economics, watching way too many athletic events, working in the yard, avoiding Facebook, taking family vacations, and eating chocolate (for health reasons, of course).