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.


Rick Kay, Sweet Candy Company

Vice President

Jim Hinckley, Hinckley Automotive (retired)

Past President

Paula Swaner Sargetakis, Frog Bench Farms


Piper Rhodes, Rio Tinto | Kennecott

David Clark, Zions Bank (retired)

Eric Smith, Morgan Stanley

Hamid Adib, Adib’s Rug Gallery

John Andrews, Snell & Wilmer

Melissa Garff Ballard, Utah House of Representatives

Jason Cryan, NHMU

Matt Dee, MRM/McCann

Madison Denkers, Susan E. & Steven G. Denkers Family Foundation

Jim Dreyfous, Pelion Venture Partners

Erik Erlingsson, Medical Intelligence Holding Corp.

Karen Hale, Salt Lake County

Victoria Hodgkins, Bamboo HR

Meghan Holbrook, Zions Bank

Senator Don Ipson

Julie Lewis

Carter Lowrance, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Leilani Marshall, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Christopher Meldrum, DCVC Bio

Wood Moyle, R. Harold Burton Foundation

Jane Perkins, Co-Founder High West Distillery (retired)

Kirk Ririe

Sarah Ross, Millcreek Investment Management

Aydé Soto, SimpleCitizen

Dave Thomas, (retired)

Bill Wirthlin, American Title (retired)

Ex-Officio Members

Mitzi Montoya, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah

Phillip Kinser, NHMU Volunteer President

Dustin Jansen, Utah State Division of Indian Affairs