Serve Daily is a FREE monthly newspaper distributed at local grocery stores, restaurants, offices, and other locations on the first Thursday each month.

Publisher: Chris Baird
Chris@servedaily.com  (801) 477-6845


Chris grew up in Orem and graduated from Utah Valley University with an Accounting Degree in 2008. He loved to play paintball and worked at the East Bay Post Office until 2012. In 2011 he started Been Served, Pay Forward a company that produced business cards, vinyl lettering, and promoted service. Eventually in June 2012 Serve Daily newspaper was created and the company changed names.

Serve Daily has been on a continual growth pattern as people come to realize that it is much more than a newspaper, it is promoting a way of life. It promotes that people in fact Serve Daily those around them and remember to show gratitude for any act of service received.

Chris is excited for the growth of the newspaper and ever grateful for all those who have supported the cause via advertising, distribution, photography, writing and submitting articles, etc.

Editor: Christi Babbitt

White Knight Enterprises

Christi C. Babbitt has been a professional writer and journalist for more than 25 years. After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Utah State University, she went on to work for the Daily Herald and the Deseret News as well as three weekly southern Utah County newspapers: the Springville Herald, the Spanish Fork Press and the Nebo Reporter. She has also written publicity materials for many nonprofit organizations including Art City Days, the Springville World Folkfest, the Springville Arts Commission and the Springville Playhouse.

In 2004, while working as a full-time education reporter for the Daily Herald, Christi was recognized by the Nebo School District Board of Education with a special award for her journalistic professionalism while covering the district. It is the only time the district has honored a reporter in this fashion. She also won the awards for Best General News Story in 2008 (Group II newspapers) and Best Front Page Design in 2009 (Group III newspapers) from the Utah Press Association.

Over the years, Christi has written copy for a variety of special newspaper sections and magazines. In addition to working as editor at Serve Daily, she currently writes for and serves as editor for Josh Walker Productions, which produces publications for Utah County chambers of commerce and city celebrations. Christi has a special interest in the arts and currently plays flute with the American Fork Symphony, where she also serves as publicist and graphic designer.

Reporter: Ed Helmick

Ed Helmick
Ed Helmick

Ed Helmick has enjoyed photography and writing since his high school days.
He has several books and magazine articles to his credit and particularly enjoys documenting the beauty in the world we live in.

Ad Design: Mikell Johnson

Being creative, whether in design or other aspects of life, is Mikell’s passion. He loves building relationships with new clients and has been finding solutions that complete their design and marketing needs quickly and with style for over 16 years.
Mikell was born and raised in California and started learning about design in high school when he wasn’t out riding skateboards or waves. He moved to Utah to attend University in 2000 and has lived in Utah Valley ever since.
Mikell also spends as much time as possible serving the local and international community as a member of the Springville Rotary Club.

Photographer: Eric Melander

With over 35 years experience as a Graphic Designer Artist and Photographer. In 1979 I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Brigham Young University. One of the biggest helps to me was to study art history and that has helped me throughout my career especially in Photography. In 2008 I opened my own Photo Guru Studios, supplying Graphics and Design and  then Photography which I quickly discovered that I had a natural ability to take good images that could stand the test of time. My Wife Nancy and I live in Salem Utah and we have raised 6 children and now have 13 Grand Children. Our family is the center of our life. I owe a much to my dear wife family and local business leaders that support my efforts to create lasting images for families and the Community.


In 2009 I started to take many scenic shots of the local area in Panoramas. I was awarded the Business person of the year from The Spanish Fork / Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. A local restaurant Culver’s displays many of my scenic photography in their Spanish Fork and Orem resultants.One of the main opportunities cam up last year and that was to take portraits of the local Veterans in Rest homes displayed in a large “Wall of Honor”. To date I have had the chance to take 35 plus portraits of the men and women who have served our county.

Photographer: Steve Gray


Photographer: Steve Parsons


Steve Parsons an MFA candidate at the Academy of Art University always feels at home behind a camera. Having started his fascination with image making at age 10 with his first Instant camera, he has explored film, digital and historic processes ever since. Though he has lived and traveled all over the world, he is grateful to call Payson home. He operates The-Photo-Shop on Main.

Most important to Steve in images regardless of the project or assignment is that the stories and character of the people come through.

Writer: This could be you

Share about yourself and become a sub-contracted writer for Serve Daily.

Send your resume to chris@servedaily.com to help write articles for Serve Daily.

It’ll be a paid for story position.