Varlo Davenport graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in Theatre and a minor in English literature. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at The Ohio State University. Varlo has produced, directed and performed in numerous theatrical productions throughout the country, and has many film and television credits. He wrote and performed the award winning one-person show John Wesley Powell: The Last American Adventure. He has taught at Utah State University, College of Eastern Utah, Utah Valley State College and Ohio State University. Varlo taught at Dixie State University for 15 years where, while building an award winning theater program, he directed more than 22 productions.