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, Chairman 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.
Tracey’s journey began after working through a profound life-changing event, in which she nearly lost her life. This caused her to take a deep, introspective look at her own path and to make a conscious change to help others.
Stephen Sherman, Vice Chair
Blueprint Asset Management
Stephen Sherman is the President/Owner of Sherman Consulting, a firm dedicated to providing education and process improvement to financial institutions and real estate brokers/firms to enhance their volume and profitability.
Stephen is also the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Blueprint Asset Management, a service company to banks and Wall Street trading firms to manage the maintenance and sales of luxury properties nationwide.
Daniel Gaffin, Secretary
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
As a potential homebuyer or seller, you're about to make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.
Daniel Gaffin brings eight years of real estate experience. He began his real estate career in the bustling Washington, DC and Northern Virginia markets. Daniel is excited to bring his talents to the Salt Lake City metro area.
When Daniel was looking to join a Real Estate Brokerage in Salt Lake City, he chose Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Utah Properties because of its stellar reputation for exceptional agents who put their clients’ needs first.
Richard Huber, Treasurer
Richard came from a Sales and Management background in the corporate world, with 25 years experience in the Grocery Business.
When he and his wife, Lynn, "accidentally fell into Avon" in 2001, everything changed for him.
Richard and Lynn were able to quit their jobs and become their own boss, allowing them the financial and time freedom to live their lives the way they choose.
Lynn Huber, Marketing Chair
Lynn came from a Marketing background in the corporate world.
When she and her husband, Richard, "accidentally fell into Avon" in 2001, everything changed for her.
Lynn & Richard now manage an award winning Avon team.
As a Professional Networker, Lynn serves as a mentor; teaching people how to increase their net worth by growing, cultivating and nurturing their network; which empowers them to fulfill their biggest and most incredible dreams…whatever they choose those terms to be!
Ryan Taylor, Membership Chair
A native of Rexburg, ID, Ryan ventured south to Logan, UT, where he obtained degrees in International Business, Finance, and Economics at Utah State University. After living and working abroad for several years, he fell in love with traveling the world, learning new cultures and languages, and developing relationships with people of all races, creeds, and cultures.
As the co-founder of Kroger Financial and founder of LGBT Financial, he is passionate about helping individuals and families from all walks of life navigate and plan for their most important, and sometimes most emotionally difficult, financial decisions.
Teinamarrie Scuderi, Ambassador Chair
Teinamarrie Scuderi has been an Ally and Activist in the LGBT community for 25 years.
She started as a volunteer with the Campus AIDS Project through the Lowell Bennion Center at the University of Utah as a Freshman. She then became an HIV/AIDS Educator at the Utah AIDS Foundation and the Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of American Red Cross.
She has been a volunteer for many events and organizations in the LGBT community through the years and has served on a wide variety of boards and committee.
David Le, Education Chair
America First Credit Union
Born and raised in Utah, David Le recently picked up snowboarding and has become obsessed. He enjoys sleeping till noon, spending time with his dog, and excessively gaming.
David is currently the Manager for the America First Innovation Center. Even though he works in the world of finance, he is a biologist at heart. Graduating from Westminster College with a B.S in Biology, David plans to continue his education in Microbiology.
Dr. Nguyet Nguyen, Board Member
The Specific Chiropractic Center
Dr. Nguyet Nguyen graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas; after receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree.
She is currently working at the Specific Chiropractic Center in Draper Utah under Dr. Eric McEntire D.C. (Life University / Life Chiropractic College). Their philosophy is to “empower our communities to make smart choices relative to their health and wellness.
Her philosophy as a chiropractor is to inspire and empower people to make smart choices for themselves, to provide comprehensive and empathetic care to her patients, including everyone in the family and to establish a respectful and open relationship with her patients to work together on preventing illness, managing chronic diseases, and achieving overall good health. She believes in a world without limitations.
Kylee Howell, Board Member
Friar Tuck's Barbershop
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.
While attending Barber School, she worked for Even Stevens as the sole member of their street team, helping raise awareness about the brand as well as help build up the street team to keep up with their growth! Kylee graduated from the Barber School in April 2015 with an appreciation for compassionate capitalism and decided that when she opened her own barbershop, she would incorporate a “give back” in her business model.
Scott Pirraglio, Board Member
Scott is a born and raised native of Park City, Utah. His early career was developed in resort hospitality where for years he managed and developed property management companies and upscale resort hotels in the Park City/Deer Valley areas.
Over the past six years, Scott’s focus has been exclusively centered on his passion for marketing and selling residential real estate in and around the Salt Lake Valley. He loves meeting and working with new people, professional networking and volunteering for local non-profit events.
Advisors are in place to keep us informed of events that are happening and how they affect the Chamber and Chamber Members.
Sophia Hawes-Tingey, Legislative Liaison
People Empowered, LLC
Sophia Hawes-Tingey is a software engineer and US Navy Veteran who moved to Utah in 2010, hoping to work in a discrimination-free zone for a company that valued diversity in order to send money back to her daughters living in Texas, during a time when the economy went flat in the Lone Star State.
She has been an LGBT advocate since then, as well as having worked in charge of welcoming for two Unitarian Universalist churches. Her objective is to make Utah a welcoming place, with fairness and opportunity for all, celebration of diversity, access to clean air and water, and excellent education.