Board of Advisors

The Natural History Museum of Utah is governed by the Board of Regents. A group of community volunteers are elected to serve on the Museum's Board of Advisors, providing advice on and support for key issues while advancing the Museum's mission.

NHMU Board of Advisors


Randy Dryer, S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney School of Law

Vice President

Bing Fang, AMT Labs, Inc. (retired)


Peggy Hunt, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Past President

Curt Crowther, Serta Mattress of Salt Lake



Senator Stuart Adams, The Adams Company

Kim Casaday, Larry H. Miller Management Corporation

Mary Ann Ellis Cassell, Civic Volunteer

Max Chang, American Estate Management Corporation

David Clark, Zions Bank (retired)

Stephen E. Denkers, Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation

Lisa Eccles, U of U Board of Trustees

Erik Erlingsson, MD, Janet Q. Lawson Foundation

Muffy Mead-Ferro, CEO, Nush Foods

Diana Garcia, Ad Media Solution

Sarah B. George, Ph.D., NHMU Executive Director

Keith Griffall, Western Leisure Tours

Victoria Hodgkins, Civic Volunteer

Rick Kay, Sweet Candy Co.

Pete Meldrum, Meldrum Foundation

Wood Moyle, R. Harold Burton Foundation

Heidi Redd, Indian Creek Cattle Company

Piper Rhodes, Rio Tinto | Kennecott

Paula Swaner Sargetakis, Frog Bench Farms

Susan Speer, Zions Bank (retired)

Stephen Swindle, Fabian Van Cott

Pete van der Have, Weber State University

John West, Cottonwood Partners

Bill Wirthlin, American Title (retired) 


Ex-Officio Members

Ruth Watkins, Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah

Jeanette Bonnell, NHMU Volunteer President