Executive Board

Angela H. Brown

President & Executive Director

Angela H. Brown is the Executive Director and founder of Craft Lake City®. In 2009, Brown launched the Craft Lake City® DIY Festival®, inspired Utah’s own rich crafting history and cultural background. Together with a group of committed volunteers, she worked tirelessly to bootstrap Craft Lake City from a 100% volunteer-run event into a reputable nonprofit organization, employing two employees, ten year round contractors and over seventy seasonal contractors. 

Brown has also been Executive Editor & Publisher of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine (winner of Best of State in Journalism in 2012), for over two decades. She has been the recipient of The Josephine Zimmerman Pioneer in Journalism Award from Utah’s chapter of the society of professional journalists. In 2018, Brown was honored as a Distinguished Alum from the Salt Lake Community College. In 2019, Brown was cited by Utah Business Magazine as one of 30 “Women To Watch” and in 2020 Brown received the Community and Culture Sego Award. In 2023, Brown was selected as one of Utah’s 40 over 40, which recognizes and honors women who have made significant impacts in their respective fields and communities, showcasing their wisdom, expertise, and dedication.

ANGELA H. BROWN

Matthew Stevens

With degrees from the University of Utah in Japanese Language and Literature and Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese performance art traditions, Matthew worked in Japan for local government and non-profit public interest organizations for most of the past decade. Matthew is currently the Coordinator for Administrative Programs in the University of Utah’s Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity and is excited to be back in Salt Lake City and involved in Utah’s community of artisans.

 

MATTHEW STEVENS

Advisory Board

Allison Faulker

Alison Faulkner has made a career doing whatever she feels like doing. She is a branding and events expert, and author of the book, “You’re Already Awesome!” Alison built her business on the back of DIY, Etsy shops, and many craft fairs along the way! She hosts the podcast Awesome with Alison–a top 100 podcast, and acts as consultant for Fortune 500 companies, as a speaker, artist, and self-proclaimed nonsense dancer.

ALLISON FAULKER

Annie Quan

As a strategic advisor, Annie has led marketing and design teams in the creation and execution of successful event and branding campaigns for several Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, she has overseen the design and development of innovative software products and solutions created to streamline operations and increase stability and growth for her partners and clients as the Deputy COO of a strategic consulting firm. She is extremely active in her community and believes in community stewardship and supports efforts to educate our young people in the areas of arts and sciences.

 

ANNIE QUAN

Briana Pinales

Briana is  truly happiest when she’s either learning, creating or connecting with others! With a background in graphic design, marketing, product development, culinary arts, painting, silversmithing, and a master esthetics license – she is just getting started!

BRIANA PINALES

Britnee Bartlett

Britnee is an experienced Social Media Manager with a mischievous sense of humor and an uncanny ability to make brands come alive online. When she’s not busy crafting social media campaigns, Britnee can be found at the newest bar/restaurant or skiing the slopes. Britnee has previously served as a volunteer at Craft Lake City and is eager to put her skills to good use to support the organization.

 

BRITNEE BARTLETT

Cheyenne Smith

Hailing from Salt Lake City, dynamic entrepreneur Cheyenne Smith founded two thriving businesses within three years. BLK HIVE MEDIA offers innovative digital advertising solutions to small businesses, while Dakota Ridge pioneers with the market’s first all-weather cowboy boots for kids. A University of Utah graduate, Cheyenne’s exceptional business prowess is paralleled by her unwavering passion for her hometown.

 

CHEYENNE SMITH

Fiona Marcelino

Fiona has over 10 years of experience working in nonprofits and museums. She’s worked on great white shark research expeditions, a demolition derby tv show, and in science and art museums. Fiona is currently working in development at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. In her free time, Fiona also enjoys volunteering at UMOCA and the Sundance Film Festival, traveling, and talking to people about their favorite books.

 

FIONA MARCELINO

Greta Somerfield

A spreadsheet whiz by day & a sewist by night – Greta is eager to combine her love of finances, crafts, & community while serving on the Craft Lake City Board. When she’s not unpicking the entirety of her latest project – you can find her biking around town, trail running, or taking pictures of her two cats.

 

GRETA SOMERFIELD

Jeanette Padilla

Founder, President, & CEO of Food Justice Coalition, Jeanette is a Mexican immigrant’s daughter who rapidly learned English as a second language upon moving from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco at age five. Raised between central California & Sinaloa Mexico, she embraces her Mexican heritage by sharing it through culinary anthropology. With a background as a private chef, expertise in plant-based nutrition, and a childhood marked by systemic racism and homelessness, Jeanette founded Food Justice Coalition to decolonize diets and protect indigenous foods & food sovereignty. She’s a speaker, trusted advisor, and community activator dedicated to fostering just & sustainable communities for all. Based in Salt Lake City with her six-year-old daughter.

JEANETTE PADILLA

JESSICA WIARDA

Jessica Wiarda is an illustrator, muralist, and a graphic designer and is a registered member of the Hopi Tribe. Her apparel brand Honovi Design features various forms of authentic, Hopi-designed apparel, including scarves and hats. Jessica’s mural work can be found in Altitude Lab and Known Medicine on University of Utah campus and Project Open apartment complex. She also headed Utah’s First Indigenous Fashion week at The Leonardo museum in April 2023, where she was an artist in residence for Utah Diné Bikéyah between 2022-2023.

JESSICA WIARDA

KC Peek

KC moved to Utah in 2014 where she earned her Master’s of Professional Communication. As a learning and development professional, writer, and artist, KC is able to combine her knack for teaching with her love of creativity. She is passionate about creating an empowering environment where others can create and in their own way improve the world. She has published a deck of creative storytelling prompts that was a successful Kickstarter campaign.

KC PEEK

Marcie Young

A veteran newspaper reporter, magazine editor and digital executive producer and television news managing editor, Marcie Young Cancio joined the University of Utah’s communication faculty in 2023 after five years at Salt Lake Community College as assistant professor of journalism and digital media. In the summer of 2020, she founded Amplify Utah to help bolster representative storytelling in local media through student and emerging journalism and to amplify voices from across the greater Salt Lake community and state.

MARCIE YOUNG

Nick Hoffmann

Nick Hoffmann grew up in North Carolina and spent years working in science education for the University of North Carolina. After moving to Salt Lake City in 2015, Craft Lake City’s annual DIY Festival became his favorite summer fest. Nick currently works for Clark Planetarium and enjoys splitting his time between Salt Lake City and Utah’s outdoors.

 

NICK HOFFMAN

Rachelle Tuten

Rachelle Tuten is a Utah native that enjoys everything the state has to offer, from the mountains to the desert. After 18 years working behind the scenes with the theater industry she is now focused on raising a small human. Rachelle is the founder of Catchin’ A Buzz, a small local company that produces honey and beeswax products.  In her spare time she loves adventuring with her family on river trips or cycling endeavors. With a deep love of live entertainment and appreciation for local artisans Rachelle is excited to be a part of the Craft Lake City board.

RACHELLE TUTEN

Shanna Futral

Shanna is an experienced volunteer manager, event planner, and grant writer. She is also a professional fire performer and show emcee. She loves the creative process and helping others find ways to share their talents. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, attending music festivals, and playing outside with her friends and family.

SHANNA FUTRAL

Advisory Board

Allison Faulkner

Allison Faulkner has made a career doing whatever she feels like doing. She is a branding and events expert, and author of the book, “You’re Already Awesome!” Alison built her business on the back of DIY, Etsy shops, and many craft fairs along the way! She hosts the podcast Awesome with Alison–a top 100 podcast, and acts as consultant for Fortune 500 companies, as a speaker, artist, and self-proclaimed nonsense dancer.

ALLISON FAULKNER

Annie Quan

As a strategic advisor, Annie has led marketing and design teams in the creation and execution of successful event and branding campaigns for several Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, she has overseen the design and development of innovative software products and solutions created to streamline operations and increase stability and growth for her partners and clients as the Deputy COO of a strategic consulting firm. She is extremely active in her community and believes in community stewardship and supports efforts to educate our young people in the areas of arts and sciences.

 

ANNIE QUAN

Briana Pinales

Briana is  truly happiest when she’s either learning, creating or connecting with others! With a background in graphic design, marketing, product development, culinary arts, painting, silversmithing, and a master esthetics license – she is just getting started!

BRIANA PINALES

Britnee Barlett

Britnee is an experienced Social Media Manager with a mischievous sense of humor and an uncanny ability to make brands come alive online. When she’s not busy crafting social media campaigns, Britnee can be found at the newest bar/restaurant or skiing the slopes. Britnee has previously served as a volunteer at Craft Lake City and is eager to put her skills to good use to support the organization.

 

BRITNEE BARTLETT

Cheyenne Smith

Cheyenne has over a decade of media experience working with clients of all size but her true love is local media. She found a way to merge her love of digital media and the love she has for her community on her own terms and started BLK HIVE MEDIA. She also recently launched a kid’s shoe company called Dakota Ridge, which specializes in rainboots with a western twist.

Cheyenne truly believes Salt Lake is one of the most unique cities in the U.S. and she loves supporting those that help make it the city she calls home.

 

CHEYENNE SMITH

Fiona Marcelino

Fiona has over 10 years of experience working in nonprofits and museums. She’s worked on great white shark research expeditions, a demolition derby tv show, and in science and art museums. Fiona is currently working in development at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. In her free time, Fiona also enjoys volunteering at UMOCA and the Sundance Film Festival, traveling, and talking to people about their favorite books.

 

FIONA MARCELINO

Greta Somerfield

A spreadsheet whiz by day & a sewist by night – Greta is eager to combine her love of finances, crafts, & community while serving on the Craft Lake City Board. When she’s not unpicking the entirety of her latest project – you can find her biking around town, trail running, or taking pictures of her two cats.

 

GRETA SOMERFIELD

Jeanette Padilla

Founder, President, & CEO of Food Justice Coalition, Jeanette is a Mexican immigrant’s daughter who rapidly learned English as a second language upon moving from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco at age five. Raised between central California & Sinaloa Mexico, she embraces her Mexican heritage by sharing it through culinary anthropology. With a background as a private chef, expertise in plant-based nutrition, and a childhood marked by systemic racism and homelessness, Jeanette founded Food Justice Coalition to decolonize diets and protect indigenous foods & food sovereignty. She’s a speaker, trusted advisor, and community activator dedicated to fostering just & sustainable communities for all. Based in Salt Lake City with her six-year-old daughter.

JEANETTE PADILLA

Jessica Wiarda

Jessica Wiarda is an illustrator, muralist, and a graphic designer and is a registered member of the Hopi Tribe. Her apparel brand Honovi Design features various forms of authentic, Hopi-designed apparel, including scarves and hats. Jessica’s mural work can be found in Altitude Lab and Known Medicine on University of Utah campus and Project Open apartment complex. She also headed Utah’s First Indigenous Fashion week at The Leonardo museum in April 2023, where she was an artist in residence for Utah Diné Bikéyah between 2022-2023.

JESSICA WIARDA

KC Peek

KC moved to Utah in 2014 where she earned her Master’s of Professional Communication. As a learning and development professional, writer, and artist, KC is able to combine her knack for teaching with her love of creativity. She is passionate about creating an empowering environment where others can create and in their own way improve the world. She has published a deck of creative storytelling prompts that was a successful Kickstarter campaign.

KC PEEK

Marcie Young

A veteran newspaper reporter, magazine editor and digital executive producer and television news managing editor, Marcie Young Cancio joined the University of Utah’s communication faculty in 2023 after five years at Salt Lake Community College as assistant professor of journalism and digital media. In the summer of 2020, she founded Amplify Utah to help bolster representative storytelling in local media through student and emerging journalism and to amplify voices from across the greater Salt Lake community and state.

MARCIE YOUNG

Nick Hoffmann

Nick Hoffmann grew up in North Carolina and spent years working in science education for the University of North Carolina. After moving to Salt Lake City in 2015, Craft Lake City’s annual DIY Festival became his favorite summer fest. Nick currently works for Clark Planetarium and enjoys splitting his time between Salt Lake City and Utah’s outdoors.

 

NICK HOFFMAN

Rachelle Tuten

Rachelle Tuten is a Utah native that enjoys everything the state has to offer, from the mountains to the desert. After 18 years working behind the scenes with the theater industry she is now focused on raising a small human. Rachelle is the founder of Catchin’ A Buzz, a small local company that produces honey and beeswax products.  In her spare time she loves adventuring with her family on river trips or cycling endeavors. With a deep love of live entertainment and appreciation for local artisans Rachelle is excited to be a part of the Craft Lake City board.

RACHELLE TUTEN

Shanna Futral

Shanna is an experienced volunteer manager, event planner, and grant writer. She is also a professional fire performer and show emcee. She loves the creative process and helping others find ways to share their talents. In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, attending music festivals, and playing outside with her friends and family.

SHANNA FUTRAL

Open Executive Board Positions

Executive Board Secretary

Executive Board Secretary

The executive board secretary’s main task is to foster communication, ensure proper records management, and utilization of critical organizational records.

Term of office: Two years

Skills: Communication, scheduling, record keeping, general administration task associated with the Executive and Advisory Boards 

Qualifications:

  • Familiar with board bylaws and board job descriptions
  • Knowledge of the organization’s history and current programs
  • Skills in producing documents, calendars, and online formats

Duties:

  • Maintain records for the organization
  • Record accurate meetings minutes 
  • Develop and distribute a board calendar for each calendar year
  • Coordinate and communicate activities between the executive committee and advisory board
  • Provide advance notice of advisory and executive meetings to all board members and provide meeting information, agendas and past minutes promptly
  • Work with the executive board chair to ensure preparation of pre-meeting materials and meeting agendas, coordinate with advisory board committee liaisons to ensure they are prepared to report on committee updates in advisory board meetings
  • Work with the executive board chair to interview new advisory and executive board members 
  • Scheduling executive committee and advisory board meetings. Accurately maintaining meetings to bylaw regulation.
  • Prepare agendas and ensure advance copies to all board members
  • Record and maintain board actions in the board Google drive
  • Ensure that confidential matters are understood as such and carry procedure to keep items confidential
  • Volunteer at the Annual DIY Festival and Holiday Market
  • Attend and promote CLC at events as needed
  • Have fun and set a good example for other board members
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Develop and manage relationships with sponsors and stakeholders as needed
  • Make weekly posts in board Slack 

Financial obligation:

  • Give or get $500 annually
  • Work with the executive board and the advisory board financial committee to ensure that all board members are meeting their financial obligations to the organization.
Executive Board Treasurer

Executive Board Treasurer

Craft Lake City seeks an individual with professional experience in understanding, evaluating, and articulating financial documents and procedures to take on the role of Board Treasurer. The Treasurer will work with the executive board president and chair to determine spending, budget, and revenue. They will actively develop and grow financial resources. The treasurer will translate financial concepts and information to board members without substantial financial backgrounds.

Term of office: Two years

Skills: General accounting methods, non-profit accounting procedure, organizational procedure

Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent thereof experience
  • Familiar with Craft Lake City board bylaws and board job descriptions
  • Knowledge of the organization’s history and current programs
  • Experience with sound financial accounting, management, and reporting for nonprofits.
  • Ability to read and understand budgets, financial, and tax filings.
  • Appreciation of the kind of financial information needed at a board level to support decision making 
  • An ability to commit the time required to fulfill the responsibilities described

Duties:

  • Advise on board financial reviews, including annual reports and budgets as needed
  • Work with the executive director and development manager to ensure the timely availability of appropriate financial statements to the board and answer questions or suggest edits where applicable.
  • Keep the board informed of critical financial events, relevant trends, and issues.
  • Advise on financial implications of strategic and operational plans
  • Ensure the use of funds complies with conditions set by funding bodies
  • Review the annual audit and answer board members’ questions regarding it 
  • Work with board chair and board secretary to maintain a record of advisory board giving and ensure board members give annual dues
  • Advise on the organization’s fundraising strategy 
  • Recruit advisory board members as needed
  • Make weekly posts in board Slack 
  • Volunteer at the annual DIY Festival and Holiday Market
  • Attend and promote events as needed
  • Have fun and set a good example for other board members
  • Support the organization’s growth by raising funds and attending and promoting events.

Financial obligation:

  • Give or get $500 annually
  • Work with the executive board and the advisory board financial committee to ensure that all board members are meeting their financial obligations to the organization.

Join Us

Interested in joining our board? We are looking for passionate community leaders who can support the continued growth of Utah’s flourishing creative economy.