our story


Personal Improvement Academy started from the lifelong learning mentality we developed in engineering school, and grew into an obsession with self improvement. The knowledge and techniques here were refined from our experience over a decade in the technical field. We’ve distilled those skills to help you apply them directly into your home and life.

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It all started in the Engineering classes at Utah State University. (Go Aggies!)

Spencer spent 2 semesters studying Electrical Engineering. I was the only girl in most of our classes, and always had a group of guys sitting around me. 

In Digital Circuits class, I always strategically sat right behind Spencer. I would come up with really hard questions that none of my friends could answer so I would have an excuse to ask Spencer. (Spencer apparently hated my questions.)

As the second semester came to a close, Spencer planned to ask me out to dinner, but I beat him to the punch by asking him to be my partner for the extra credit project- a digital divider. (How romantic!)

We started dating just in time for Spencer to change majors to Biological Engineering. We both graduated from the Engineering department a few years later.


Ever After

We found that the technical skills and processes we learned in industry were highly beneficial to our home.
Kashele Wong
Personal Development for your life, home and family

We moved on to jobs in the corporate world, and enjoyed life as a couple for a few years before I stopped working so we could start our family. We had 2 kids, and I built a newborn photography business so I could work while staying home with them.

When I decided to go back to my dream job in the corporate world, we knew we needed to do some optimization on the home-front. We started actively applying our technical skills into every aspect of managing our lives to maximize our quality time as a family.

Soon, we realized that other families could benefit from this process, and the Personal Improvement Academy was born!

The family that developed the Personal Improvement Academy


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Our Team

Learn more about the Personal Improvement Academy Instructors.

Perswonal Improvement Academy Instructor Kashele

Kashele is a Systems Engineer with a background in software development and communications systems (think radios, but cooler). She is certified in Lean Basics and designated as an Advanced Lean Practitioner.

Perswonal Improvement Academy Instructor Spencer

Spencer graduated in Biological Engineering and works as a Research and Development Engineer in the medical device industry. He has been certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Engineering.



We are excited to help you optimize your life and create more room for the things you value most!