Cavett has a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science in Experiential Education from the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department at the U of U. He has teaching certificates in Physical Education, Health and an endorsement in teaching ESL. Previous to his 10 years at SLCSE, Cavett worked for over 21 years as an environmental educator, consultant, designer, and fabricator of natural habitats for zoos, museums, and aquariums including Utah’s Hogle Zoo, the Living Planet Aquarium, the Nature Conservancy, as well as owning his own Exhibit Design and Fabrication Business. As a founding faculty member at SLCSE, he has enjoyed shaping the Healthy Lifestyles program, emphasizing an experiential and holistic approach to PE, Health, Character, and Life Skills. Cavett was nominated by the Utah Association of Health, Physical Education and Dance, APHERD, as the 2013 Recreation Specialist of the Year.