Board of Directors
The Utah Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is the main governing body of your Chamber, whose responsibilities include financial authority, long-range planning, and creating a lasting brand and image for the Chamber.
Tracey Dean, Chairwoman of the Board
Tracey Dean Financial
Tracey Dean is a licensed Investment Advisor Representative with Innovation Partners and is the founder and president of Tracey Dean Financial, LLC. She is an energetic, hard working, trustworthy partner who works in different facets of the financial services industry.
Kylee Howell, Vice Chair
Friar Tuck's Barbershop
Kylee Howell is a Utah native and the owner of Friar Tuck's Barbershop. Referred to as Utah's Queerest Barbershop, Friar Tuck's was founded on the idea that hair has no gender - we are here to give you the cut you want! Since it's inception, the barber shop is a community space to talk about life, community & current events. We are happy to fill that space for our local LGBTQ+ folks and friends of Friar Tuck's!
Kylee was born in Carbon County and graduated from Hunter High School, in West Valley City, in 2006. She came out in 2005 and was an active member of the HHS Gay-Straight Alliance. Her life experience directly informs her preference to work with nonprofits who support LGBTQ youth, struggling families, and the homeless.
Jon Jepsen, Treasurer
Sentry West Insurance
Jon Jepsen has been in the insurance industry since 1994 working as an independent insurance agent, broker, and risk manager. As a specialist in property and liability exposures, he has become one of the premier experts on insurance and risk management issues pertaining to nonprofits, beauty salons, technology firms, property managers, art galleries, and the LGBT community. Some of the other areas of insurance and risk management Jon handles include: Businessowners, Homes, Autos, Umbrella Liability, Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability, Workers Compensation, and Surety Bonds.
Trey Edwards, LGBTQSafeZone Resources Co-Chair
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Trey Edwards is grateful to be a survivor of suicide for over 12 years. Through these years and his experiences being an example of living, Trey shares insights, awareness, and connections to help others help themselves.
“I love that I can be here for myself and for others ... especially my children.”
Michael Aaron, Marketing Chair
Michael Aaron is an original founder of the Chamber, and is celebrating 15 years of publishing QSaltLake Magazine and 12 for the QSaltLake Pages directory. He Has been active in the LGBTQ+ community since the early 80's as chair of the Lesbian and Gay Student Union at the University of Utah, chair of the Gay and Lesbian Utah Democrats, and founder of the Anti-Violence Project.
Harrison Spendlove, Events Chair
Harrison Spendlove Photography