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Board of Advisors 2022

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.


Paula Swaner Sargetakis, Frog Bench Farms

Vice President

Rick Kay, Sweet Candy Company


Jim Hinckley, Hinckley Automotive (retired)

Past President

Piper Rhodes, Rio Tinto | Kennecott


Senator Stuart Adams, The Adams Company

Hamid Adib, Adib’s Rug Gallery

John Andrews, Snell & Wilmer

Melissa Garff Ballard, Utah House of Representatives

David Clark, Zions Bank (retired)

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.

Diana Garcia, Ad Media Solution

Karen Hale, Salt Lake County

Jim Hinckley, Hinckley Dodge (retired)

Victoria Hodgkins, Bamboo HR

Meghan Holbrook, Zions Bank

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)

Sarah Ross, Millcreek Investment Management

Eric Smith, Morgan Stanley

Aydé Soto, SimpleCitizen

Dave Thomas, (retired)

Bill Wirthlin, American Title (retired)

Kirk Ririe, O-Zone BioTech

Ex-Officio Members

Martell Teasley, Interim Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah

Phillip Kinser, NHMU Volunteer President

Dustin Jansen, Utah State Division of Indian Affairs