Angela H. Brown Editor and Publisher, SLUG Magazine Executive Director, Craft Lake City
Angela H. Brown has run SLUG Magazine for over 16 years. She launched the digital version, slugmag.com—where readers explore weekly content, view photo galleries, download SLUG’s back issues, or listen to the mag’s bi-weekly podcast, SLUG Soundwaves. SLUG’s combined digital and print circulation reach over 95,000 readers each month. Brown has created dozens of successful SLUG Magazine community events and was recently the recipient of The Josephine Zimmerman Pioneer in Journalism Award from Utah’s chapter of the society of professional journalists. In 2009, Brown launched Craft Lake City, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized for showcasing Utah’s handmade community with an annual Do-It-Yourself Festival. The DIY festival features over 250 local artisans, a STEM building, 50 local performers and attracts more than 20,000 attendees each year. In her spare time, Brown loves to print silver gelatin images in her photographic darkroom, run outdoors and volunteer for various local committees and advisory boards.
Jared Steffensen Curator of Exhibitions, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Jared Steffensen is an artist, educator, and curator. He earned a BFA in Intermedia Sculpture from the University of Utah in 2002, a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and received the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2006. In 2004, he was a curatorial intern at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been exhibited throughout the US as well as in Mexico, Germany, and The Netherlands. Steffensen has taught classes in design, sculpture, and new media at the University of Texas at Austin, Weber State University, and the University of Utah. He is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Jen Hepworth Representative, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Jennifer Hepworth is a busy mother of 4. She’s originally from Gilbert, AZ and settled in Utah after getting married. Her 3 year old little girl was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 3 weeks old. She now spends her time researching and fighting CF. She has also worked at Sephora for 9 years as a makeup artist, manager, and now works part time. She has done makeover and product knowledge morning news spots for local TV in Arizona. Her most memorable makeup experience was doing Tim Gunn’s makeup for a runway show in Scottsdale, AZ. She is also a licensed hair stylist.
Tanner Guzy Director of Store Operations, Beckett & Robb Creator, Author, Style Consultant, Masculine Style
Tanner Guzy is a Salt Lake native who is neck deep in the world of men’s clothing. He is the director of store operations for Beckett & Robb – a locally founded, global menswear brand and run’s Masculine Style, a popular men’s site which focuses on the unique philosophical and sociological underpinnings of men’s appearance, clothing, and grooming. Guzy has had the opportunity to travel the world and attend some of the most prestigious conferences and conventions in the menswear industry.
Anna Marie Coronado Milliner/Crafts Artisan, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Anna Marie is a transplant from Dallas, Texas but she’s very happy to be living in such a beautiful city as Salt Lake City. She is the resident Milliner/Crafts Artisan for Utah Opera, as well as, the Costume Designer for New World Shakespeare Company. Her most recent designs include, “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth.” She has her M.F.A. in Costume Technology and Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.F.A from the University of North Texas. Anna Marie has also worked for other theatre companies such as Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO, First Stage Children’s Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, PCPC Theatrefest in Santa Maria, CA, and New York Stage and Film in Poughkeepsie, NY. On the side, Anna Marie has a small business selling silk scarves that she hand paints/dyes.
Joshua Joye Lead Designer / SLUG Magazine
Joshua Joye has cloaked himself in the pages of SaltLakeUnderGround for the past eight years as the lead designer, building in-house graphics along with creating page layout designs for over 90 issues of SLUG Magazine. Joye’s passion for working with the local community can be seen in SLUG through his collaboration with local artists. In addition to SLUG, Joshua has worked as a fine-wood craftsman who constructed architectural woodworking for high-end fashion boutiques around the country. He is known to have worked doing a little of everything creative from screen printing, custom motorcycle fabrication, textiles and fabric, to building small analog electronics.
Val Rasmussen Editor / Utah Bride & Groom Magazine
With a background in weddings and floral design, Val Rasmussen is the current editor of Utah Bride & Groom magazine and assistant editor of Utah Style & Design magazine.
Anna Marie Coronado Milliner Milliner /Crafts Artisan at Utah Symphony / Utah Opera
Anna Marie is a transplant from Dallas, Texas but she’s very happy to be living in such a beautiful city as Salt Lake City. She is the resident Milliner/Crafts Artisan for Utah Opera, as well as, the Costume Designer for New World Shakespeare Company. Her most recent designs include, “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth.” She has her M.F.A. in Costume Technology and Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and a B.F.A from the University of North Texas. Anna Marie has also worked for other theatre companies such as Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO, First Stage Children’s Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, PCPC Theatrefest in Santa Maria, CA, and New York Stage and Film in Poughkeepsie, NY. On the side, Anna Marie has a small business selling silk scarves that she hand paints/dyes.
Laura Hadley Executive Director / Cystic Fibrosis
Laura, is the Executive Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Utah Idaho Chapter. Laura has been able to put her community involvement and 20 years of television production experience to work in growing the local chapter of this nationally respected charity through special events and gifts
Laura feels a deep responsibility to the families that she meets with who have a child who has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and shares in their hope in the advancements being made to find a cure for CF. Last year the FDA approved Kaleydeco for a small portion of the CF population. Kaleydeco was named Forbes most important drug discovery of 2012 and is the first drug of its kind to treat the underlying cause of CF rather than the symptoms. Laura loves having a front row seat to see the generosity and kindness of so many members of our community who support the Foundation and its events. You may also see Laura on the front row of the home Utah Jazz games where she has worked as the Assistant Director for the home Broadcasts for the past 17 years.
Bob Martin Display Director / OC Tanner
Bob Martin was born and raised in the Salt Lake City area. He attended the University of Utah and BYU studying art and interior design while running his own retail shops in two local malls. For the past eighteen years he has been employed by OC Tanner as the display director where he is responsible for the initial concepts, designing and building the displays and seasonal environments at the store. He was involved in the renovation of the Hansen Planetarium, which is now the OC Tanner flagship store. Bob has been married for 35 years and has two grown sons. He enjoys art, music, and the outdoors.
Adam Sklute Artistic Director of Ballet West,
following a 25-year career as a dancer with The Joffrey Ballet which began under Robert Joffrey. He served as Assistant Ballet Master/Artistic Coordinator prior to his appointment at Ballet West in 2007. For Ballet West, he introduced a modern repertoire to its established classical heritage as well as developed Ballet West’s Innovations program, designed to nurture and present new works by local, national, and international artists. He actively oversees Ballet West’s Academy, teaching and working closely with the faculty. He created Ballet West’s Viewpoint panel discussion series and speaks regularly at the company’s Director’s Pointe program, as well as throughout Utah. Sklute is also a guest teacher and coach for dance programs and workshops nationwide, as well as an adjunct professor of dance at the University of Utah.
Nineveh Dinha anchor/ reporter
Nineveh started off her career in Yuma, Arizona at KYMA and before that, got her degree in Broadcast Journalism in California. She’s Assyrian by descent but was born in Sweden, and though most of her family is in Europe she decided to stay out west. She now works in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has even won an ‘Edward R. Murrow Award’ for her work. Nineveh Dinha anchors Fox 13’s 5pm and 9pm weekend newscasts. She also reports during the week for Good Day Utah, Live at Eleven, Live at 5 and Fox 13’s New at Nine.
Jennifer Hardman reporter
Jennifer Hardman is an energetic Features Reporter for KSL 5 News Today. Previously she worked as an on-air host for 3 years for Park City Television hosting the Mountain Morning Show, Mountain Weekend Show and Festival After Dark during the Sundance Film Festival. She loves talking to people from all walks of life and has interviewed celebrities, to top Olympic athletes and everything in between that Utah has to offer. Jen also loves the live audience side of things as an Emcee. She has emceed events for the National Ability Center, Peace House, Women’s Business Network, Ski Parties and more. Jen gives back every chance she can to local charities and recently spent one month in Uganda, Africa working in Orphanages.
Melissa Fox brand manager
Missy graduated from Brigham Young University earning a BS and MS in Accounting from BYU’s Marriot School of Accountancy. Since then she’s worked in visual design for J. Crew and as a product manager for Del Sol where she sourced and developed apparel and homegoods. Missy currently works as a brand manager for Maggie Sottero, where she oversees the development and marketing of Maggie’s prom line, Flirt.
Wendy Harris BYU-I Interior Design Faculty
Wendy Harris, CKE, ASID has over 30 years of experience in professional interior design and higher education. Her professional experience has ranged from visual merchandising, architectural illustration, and retail sales to residential, corporate, healthcare, hospitality, and lighting design. She has been employed as a full-time Interior Design faculty member at Brigham Young University – Idaho for eighteen years; additionally, she worked as an adjunct Interior Design instructor at Northern Arizona University for ten years. She has been the kitchen and bath instructor and coordinator for BYU-Idaho’s NKBA accredited program since 1994 and has recently been appointed by NKBA as a Verification Evaluator for accreditation verification visits. She also serves as the faculty advisor for both NKBA and ASID student chapters. Her students have achieved tremendous success in NKBA student design competitions, including winners in the NKBA Student Design Competitions (both Kitchen and Bath categories) and the NKBA/GE Charette, as well as the GE Dream Kitchen Design, Best by Broan, Lamps Plus, and K+BB Student Essay competitions.
David Heuvel Costume Production Director, Ballet West
David Heuvel is presently Costume Production Director for Ballet West. He has been associated with Ballet West since 1979. Prior to his work in the United States, he was Chief Costumer for Ballet at P.A.C.T. in South Africa. Apart from Heuvel’s work with Ballet West, he has designed and built costumes for ballet companies both nationally and internationally, including Ballet Du Nord (France), Alberta Ballet, Ballet Met, Singapore Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Ballet Hawaii, Nashville Ballet and Ballet Memphis.
Heidi Larsen, Salt Lake magazine’s Senior Art Director, Ogden native and default fashion stylist, has the goal of proving that Utah’s fashion scene consists of more than North Face jackets and hiking boots. Now, with local boutiques carrying hip, fashion-forward lines, her job has gotten much more fun. After a 13 year stint in the Los Angeles publishing world, she photographed everyone from Eva Longoria to Ultimate fighters, professional bodybuilders to NASCAR racers. She lives in Olympus Cove with her husband, daughter and two dogs whom you’ve seen in the pages of Salt Lake because she calls on them often for free modeling gigs.
Clark was born in 1986 and raised in Alpine Utah. In 2005 Clark founded zuriick, a collection of mens and womens casual footwear based on principles of minimalism and color. Then Clark moved to NYC and attended FIT. He then took a position at Marc Jacobs where he designed for Marc by Marc Jacobs and the Jacobs specialty line as well as web and graphic design, Clark also was responsible for designing many of the large window displays in Marc Jacobs stores. Clark currently lives in Brooklyn NYC and is in production for his new line under the label Oliver Clark. He also has freelanced for many major labels and companies including Cassina, Marais USA, Brooklyn Industries, Chairlift (band), Pour la Victoire and many others. Clarks work can be seen here. Marc Herndon
Marc is an interior designer with RNL in Denver, Colorado and a graduate of James Madison University. He has over ten years experience in the commercial interior design industry, and has worked with a large number of local and nationally recognized clients including the University of Colorado, The World Bank Group, Quizno’s, the Army Corps of Engineers, and Prudential Financial. Prior to moving to Denver in 2005, he was an interior designer with OPX in Washington, D.C. He has served the IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter as the Vice-President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, and has been a Board member for the Colorado Interior Design Coalition (CIDC) since 2006. He is currently the President for the IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter.
Susie launched the modeling and acting business in 1974. McCarty Agency represents some of the finest talent in the Intermountain West. Countless models and actors began their careers with McCarty and achieved great success in Los Angeles, New York and Europe. In Susie’s words, ” The last 37 years has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. A heart journey on a roller coaster, always thrilling, a little scary , but definitely worth the ride.”
Nicole Wimmer started in the fashion industry at age 14 modeling in New York. She has modeled in numerous runway shows, print ads, and television segments. As a fashion model Nicole had the opportunity to work with Actor/Director Ben Stiller while featured in Zoolander. She has appeared in Magazines such as: Maxim, J-14, Gotham, and Coiffure Q and worked with clients like: Casio, Shapes by Anton, Roxxy, Redkin, Albert-Chloe, Cake Boutique, and more. Currently she works at Utah’s Finest Talent Agency, McCarty Talent, as their New Faces Director and helps assist those interested in Acting, Modeling and Voice Over work. She also coaches new models in runway, photo-movement and auditioning skills. Now as an Actress Nicole has recently appeared in Commercials such as Union Wireless and The Peppermill Hotel and Casino. You will be able to see her soon in an up and coming top secret nationwide television show that is being filmed here in Utah. Keith Bryce
Keith Bryce is many things: a fashion guru, an aspiring clothing designer, product enhancer, graphic artist, print master, entrepreneur, an extremely passionate fine artist – basically considered a fallen angel, with an extreme passion for life, fashion, and creativity. Keith is looking to find his opportunity & other passionate individuals with there own sense of style to share it with. Including his adventures on the T.V. show Project Runway, his life has been colorful with creation and concept. Keith has designed everything from outfits for T.V. stars, denim jeans, cocktail dresses and wedding gowns. He has done over 15 fashion shows including being the fashion coordinator at the Utah Arts festival for 2 years. Turning his retail store into a private studio, he has styled everything from food, custom gowns, products, beauty shots, and conceptual photo shoots. Designing was always something he really enjoyed. It began with tee shirts and jackets and now he make everything. Keith is grateful for his family and the burn inside for success. Keith adds “I won’t give up until I’m known for conceptual designs and can create with financial security.”
Nancy K. Bill, Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Utah/Idaho Chapter, has spent 27 years in health related non-profit management and fundraising. Originally from Chicago, Nancy has spent the last four years as a resident of Utah. She is a member of Executive Women International, Salt Lake City Chapter. She has been married for 47 years, is the mother of 2, and proud grandmother of 3. Her second desired career dream…interior design!
Danny was born in 1977 in Anaheim, CA Danny’s parents moved to Utah when he was 3 months old. He grew up in South Jordan, UT and attended Bingham High School. Danny got his associates degree from Salt Lake Community College and his bachelors in Political Science from the University of Utah. He worked at Lovesac as the head product designer for 2 years when he quit in 2005 he started Nappi Clothing and now has a store on 21st South and Main Street.
Tessa Woolf is the Associate Editor of Utah Style & Design magazine, the Editor of Utah Bride & Groom magazine, and a Contributing Editor for Salt Lake magazine. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she has also lived in Southern California and Spain. She graduated from Westminster College where she studied journalism, communications and Spanish. Her passion lies in magazines—when not at work editing or writing, she is at home devouring the latest decor, wedding, fashion and lifestyle publications.