As a business owner, Brent Ferrin Ashworth has desired to share his interest of history through his renowned collectibles store, B. Ashworth’s, in Provo, Utah. Opening the business in 2006, he collects and has on display various books, manuscripts, pieces of artwork and other types of curiosities. Notably, his store has received significant attention from the media and has been filmed for specials on the Travel Channel, CBS News and NBC, where they highlighted his collection of Butch Cassidy’s gun for their 50th anniversary special. He also had a biography written in his honor titled “Show and Tell,” which was published in 2017 and is available on Amazon.com. Currently, Mr. Ashworth and his business are working with the National Parks Service’s educational channel.
Alongside his interest in collectibles, Mr. Ashworth has also been a distinguished attorney for 45 years. Receiving his JD from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1975, he has been admitted to the Utah State Bar since 1977. Upon receiving a law degree, he served as an assistant county attorney for Carbon County, Utah, from 1975 to 1976 before becoming an associate attorney for Frandsen & Keller for the following year. From there, he began working for Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., in 1977, where he served as of general counsel, secretary and vice president of legal affairs before his departure in 2003.
In the latter stages of his career, Mr. Ashworth served Neways in Springville, Utah, as of general counsel and vice president from 2003 to 2004 before opening his own private practice. Remaining in that role for one year, he then served as partner of Ashworth & Sandberg in Provo from 2005 to 2006 and private practice from 2006 to 2020. From 2012 to 2015, he served as general counsel for ZIJA International in Lehi, Utah. He has operated a private practice and run his B. Ashworth’s store ever since.
Mr. Ashworth has also contributed much of his time to the Fort Douglas Military Museum, for which he has been an active board member since 2009. Likewise, he has maintained affiliation with Kiwanis International as vice president, president, lieutenant governor, governor-elect, governor, and immediate past governor between 1995 and 2012. Other associations to his credit have included the Emily Dickinson Society, Sons of the American Revolution, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Southeastern Utah Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
For his incredible support of the Boy Scouts of America, for which he served as the chairman and founder of the George E. Freestone Boy Scout Museum, Mr. Ashworth received the Silver Beaver Award in 2006 and Outstanding Eagle Scout Award in 2011. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has also been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.