Larry Beddome

Fifteen plus years of highly-focused real estate investment practices as a developer, consultant and business owner. Commercial Real Estate Broker managing a top ten brokerage in Utah based on total sales, purchases and leases. Past member of Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council, Active Member of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

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Kent Winward

Kent Winward received his undergraduate degree in English from BYU, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, but he made Ogden the home of both his thriving consumer bankruptcy practice and his other home: his love for the arts. For over two decades,  Kent has been an active

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Janice Lopez

Janice Lopez is a seasoned designer, producer and community builder. She is a recipient of Interior Design Magazine’s Future Furniture Designer award, and several of her projects have been published in national and local publications. She has over 15 years of design and construction experience including architectural, landscape, interior, furniture, and event production.

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Jo Packham

Jo Packham, the creator/Editor-in-Chief of WHERE WOMEN CREATE, has been a leading innovator in the handmade publishing market for more than 40 years. A successful entrepreneur with her own publishing companies, Chapelle Ltd. And WWC PRESS, she has authored, compiled, or packaged more than 1,000 titles for publishers including Barnes

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Scott Sprenger

Scott Sprenger is the dean of the Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities at Weber State University and director of the Hurst Artist in Residency Program and Browning Presents!, a performing arts presenting organization. Prior to his appointment at WSU, he was the Provost and Executive Vice President at the

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Jim Jacobs

Jim Jacobs is a practicing artist. A native of Philadelphia, he moved to Ogden in 1985 to teach visual arts at Weber State University. Jim has taught a variety of courses ranging from Painting to Digital Media, and has led several study abroad trips to Peru. For ten years he

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Deanna Byck

Deanna L. Byck, Sc.D, MPH is an experienced health and communications specialist with an extensive academic and professional background in media, film and television production. She holds a Doctorate from Harvard University in Health and Social Behavior, Health Policy and Communications and a Masters of Public Health Degree in Maternal

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Chelsey Phippen

Chelsey E. Phippen is a founding member of Ogden First, Inc. A native of nearby North Ogden, she has worked for several years to revitalize historic buildings in downtown Ogden. In addition to being a board member, Ms. Phippen is a civil defense trial attorney with the law firm of

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D. Scott Patria

Scott is a seasoned, high-energy Arts Professional: director, curator, and manager, with 24 years of experience. He’s known as a creative thinker, producer and promoter of engaging, enriching and educational art exhibitions and events. He is experienced in ALL aspects of exhibition management: concept, budgeting, design & installation, marketing, public

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Thaine Fischer

A social entrepreneur, Thaine has an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. Most recently redeveloping historic commercial buildings in Ogden’s downtown core. Founder (1989) of Fischer Villa Resorts he acquired, developed and operated multiple resort hotel locations including Arizona: Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tucson. Thaine sold the company

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