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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Venessa Castagnoli

Venessa is an Ogden-based artist who graduated from Weber State University with her degree in Fine Arts 3D/Sculpture. She has held several state-wide exhibitions, including a group exhibition at our very own PLATFORMS in 2018 and the Kiesel Avenue Project commissioned by Percent for the Art in 2014. Most recently,

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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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