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Steven Dougherty, Chair Managing Partner, Anderson & Karrenberg, SLC, UT

Steve was born and raised in the West. Prior to his legal career, he gained real-life experience that has served him well as a lawyer representing clients in such fields as construction, food service, wildland fire suppression, auto repair and ski resort operations. He began his legal career as in-house counsel of Northwest Energy Company and its subsidiaries in the natural resource, dive resort and ski equipment industries. He also was general counsel and corporate secretary of Apco Argentina, Inc. Northwest and Apco were both publicly-traded international companies.  In 1985, Steve left his in-house practice to stay in the West and joined the Salt Lake City firm of Berman & Anderson. There and at Anderson & Karrenberg (which he co-founded). Throughout his education and career to date, Steve has enjoyed a family tradition of ski instruction as a full-certified member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, teaching at Deer Valley Resort in Utah for the last 28 years and at other Utah and Idaho resorts since 1972.  In addition, he coached the Pocatello Ski Racing Team from 1973–1975.  Steve has worked with and contributed to nonprofit organizations over the years and finds fulfillment in working with them.


John Logan, Treasurer CFO, Mineshaft Brewing, Santa Clarita, CA

John brings a wealth of experience to Arts-Kids after a career as a CPA, CEO and CFO. He started an outsourcing company in 1992 that grew to $12MM in five years and was named one of the Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” in 1997. John merged the company and became CEO in 2001, then sold his share in 2004 and retired to Utah a year later where he has been very active in business start-up activities, charitable work and the Park City Mountain Sports Club where he is a ski leader at Park City and Deer Valley and current Vice-President. He is also Treasurer of Suncreek Condominiums located in Prospector Square and is current overseeing a $1.3 million renovation project to enhance the building and the neighborhood.


Patti Eddington, Board Member We Brand West, SLC, UT

Patti Eddington has always been involved in tourism, education and the creative arts. As the recipient of a Sterling Scholarship to Brigham Young University, and a graduate (cum laude) of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, Patti released a number of limited edition prints of Native American portraits, and is an award-winning International Association of Business Communicators graphic design recipient for her work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in producing symposium materials for the Uintah Basin Utes during her tenure with the Utah Geological Survey. She was publisher of a regional magazine for several years, Desert & Alpine Lifestyles, which was distributed in six western states.

Several of her illustrative book covers and designs for Zion Natural History Association are also available in Utah’s National Parks visitor centers. She also produced the collateral design and branding materials for the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument science symposium.

With a great love of indigenous cultures and wildlife, her career as Publications Editor for the Utah Division of Wildlife allowed her to expand horizons in the great outdoors, while managing the state’s wildlife regulatory proclamations, quarterly magazines, and releasing a line of marketing materials for public outreach. She has also facilitated several outdoor art and photography workshops at Utah’s national parks with renown artists and photographers, and hosted international visitors to the national parks as a receptive operator in association with the Utah Travel Council.

Her creative branding continues today as the founder of WebrandWest.com (an e-commerce website presenting new talented artisans). Her close association with friends at American Indian Services, a non-profit scholarship foundation for Native Americans, and as a board member of Arts-Kids.org keeps her in the circles she loves – combining creativity and expanding friendships to benefit these and other organizations.

Isaac Allen, Board Member VP US Bank, SLC, UT

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Scott Peppler, Board Member Ret. Public Service Director, SLC, UT

Scott has had two careers.  He has been directing public works, city engineering, and construction management for over forty years.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy-West Point. His first career was as an Engineer Officer in the US Army.  His twenty years of service included combat and construction engineering positions. He also served in Iraq during Desert Storm.

His second career was working in Municipal Public Works He is a licensed professional engineer in Utah, Iowa and Virginia. Scott spent nine years in Iowa as a Streets Director and Public Works Director He retired as the Provo City Public Services Director in July of 2012.  While at Provo, Scott was responsible for Provo City’s fleet and street maintenance programs, the Municipal Airport and the City’s sanitation and recycling programs. He was responsible for the development and implementation of Provo City’s curbside recycling program.  He is a Past President of the Utah Recycling coalition.

Gary Auerbach, Board Member TV & Film Producer, Park City, UT

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Will Unga, Board Member Salt Lake Community College, SLC, UT

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Jane Poulton, Board Member Positive Education Project, SLC, UT

Jane Poulton is a clinical social worker and former elementary school teacher. When the field of Positive Psychology/Education was born, she became motivated to create PEP-Positive Education Project, where optimism and character strengths enable teachers and students to thrive rather than just survive.

For Jane, life is at it’s best when she has freed the flower garden from all the weeds, walked in the sun, laughed at her husband’s silly jokes, marveled at her children’s uniqueness and has a chocolate donut waiting for her at the end of the day. 

Ted Hallisey, Executive Director Cowboy Ted and Friends Foundation, Bountiful, UT

Cowboy Ted Hallisey has visited with over 260,000 kids across the United States to share wellness programs and encourage kids to find their “happy place” several times during each day. He has spent the majority of his career as a media host for radio and TV and created the Cowboy Ted & Friends program and www.cowboyted.com  web site – along with Cowboy Ted & Friends You Tube Channel and Facebook page for kids and families to have fun and stay healthy.

CT has a Master of Education degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Bachelor’s degree in communication. He has been an instructor for elementary, high school and college classes and has hosted over 1,000 after school programs.

He patterns all of his lessons on the model of experiential learning and is a strong believer in the quote by Gennedy V. Oster – “I hear-I forget, I see - I learn, I do – I understand.


The cornerstone of his programs are Get Outside – Get Active – Get Healthy

Pat Drewry Sanger (Founder) & Judy Summers (Artist and Honorary Board Member)