Anne graduated with honors from BYU in Business Education and for most of her adult life was worked in various offices and for a variety of businesses. She has been on the Benchmark Books staff as the office manager for about 26 years–almost since its beginning. Anne is also an editor, typesetter and author, and assisted her husband, Ogden Kraut, in writing and printing hundreds of publications. As an independent Fundamentalist Mormon, she has been an advocate for consenting adult polygamy for the past 15 years. She especially enjoys reading about every LDS history and doctrine.
Since Bryan gets shaky if he’s away from books for too long, he was very happy to join the Benchmark team in 2008. He is the new book buyer as well as the face you see walking in the front door in the store (unless you come on Saturday). He is a particularly proud graduate of the University of Utah–his degree in Hebrew was intended to be used in CES but he quickly realized that he hated that. In addition to Mormon history, Bryan loves to read biblical studies, American history, science and biographies. He and his wife both love sports as well as their three small people.
Christian recently graduated from the University of Utah in History and Latin American Studies. Born and raised in Bountiful, Utah, he has a deep love for and interest in Mormon history and has amassed an impressive library of his own. Together with his significant other, Jacob, they particularly enjoy simul-reading the latest and greatest in Mormon history, legal history, lingustics, and other topics and discussing it as they read. He particularly loves leatherbound editions and can be found breathing in the deep and satisfying aroma of a finely crafted special edition on his breaks. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Campinas, Brazil, he is a dog and a cat person, and he is currently pursuing a career in editing, publishing, and historical writing. If he had to recommend your next book he would pick: Conversions, by Craig Harline; David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Greg Prince; or Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, by D. Michael Quinn.