Tip Boxell has been a professional actor, writer, director, and production worker in Utah since 1975. He is also a professional educator, teaching acting, film studies, communications, and English for Salt Lake Community College.
B.A. in History with extensive study of English literature and creative writing as well as philosophy from Tufts University
M.A. in Theater and Film from Brigham Young University
Marine second lieutenant infantry platoon commander in Vietnam,
Army national guard military intelligence NCO in Iraq,
Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, and LDS Business College as a college instructor of theater, film, history, and communications
New Canaan High School graduated 1964. Tufts University, BA History, 1968. USMC 68-73 (Vietnam 1969). Married 2-2-70. Lived in Hawaii 70-75. Marines til 73. Then realtor. Then student BYU-Hawaii. While there was in Marine Corps Reserve. First two kids born in Hawaii. Came to BYU-Provo in 75 to go to grad school at BYU. Marine Corps Reserve until 1980. Full time student 75-78. Third kid born in Provo in 77. Moved to Salt Lake City 1979. Full time writer-producer-director-actor of stage, screen, and television in Utah 1980-1988. Fourth and final kid born in Salt Lake City in 1980. Divorced in 1988. Entered Utah Army National Guard in 1988. Got MA from BYU in Theater and Film in 1989. Taught at LDSBC 1989-1995. Taught at Salt Lake Community College 1989-1990; 2000-2001; 2005; 2010-2011. Active duty Guard 1995-2000. Then Iraq War 2003-2004 (Vietnam '69, age 22; Iraq, 12 months Baghdad, Kuwait, Qatar, age 57). Active duty Guard back in Utah 2004-2006. Retired age 60 with 30 years service 15 of which was active. Two wars one wound. Went back into show business DBA Wordsmith Ink. Unicity International franchise owner.