Our People

OCA BOARD MEMBERS

Tim Hutter

Board Member

 

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Southern California expat and now Huntsville resident, Tim Hutter is proud to be member of the O1ARTS board. While he’s not operating his Aviation Insurance Agency or managing his booming Craft Beer Distribution Company, you can find Tim soaking in all that Ogden area has to offer. From embracing the changing seasons, to enjoying local fares on 25th Street he truly has adapted to the UT lifestyle. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three dogs, whether it be hiking in the summer or snowshoeing in the winter! Tim received his BA in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton and his Associates Degree in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America. He is a member of Weber County R.A.M.P. Board, the Brewers Association, and has served in various leadership roles with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego County Palomar Airport Advisory Committee.

Though not an artist himself, Tim is a longtime appreciator of the arts. He believes in the importance of all types of creative voices being heard, and is passionate about living in a community that celebrates its artists and town legacy while enhancing everyone’s quality of life. He’s honored to a part of an organization like O1ARTS that helps perpetuate this notion and takes strides to preserve the rich history of Ogden

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Cori Swisher Anderson

Board Vice President

 

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Cori Anderson is a Utah native, having grown up Park City and eventually migrating to the Ogden Valley. The years that Cori spent earning two Bachelors degrees in Art History and French Language from  the University of Utah, was time well spent. If she learned anything, it was that existing in an art-rich environment makes a world of difference in one’s attitude, perspective and approach to life. She holds certifications in fundraising and proposal writing, which is the focus of most of her professional and volunteer work.

Cori spent the early days of her career fundraising for non-profits and did a short stint selling death to the dying at a hospice agency in the Salt Lake Area, before landing in her current role at R&O Construction. She spends her work days organizing people, ideas, pictures and words.  She spends her free time in the mountains with her husband, toddler and two loveable shelter dogs. Her life philosophy is that the time between worn in and worn out is where the magic happens, so make every day count. Her favorite artist works in all mediums and favors improvised performance art, with an emphasis in exploring emotional reactions to life situations.(She’s three and is the absolute joy of her parents’ life.)

Larry Beddome

Board Member

 

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Fifteen plus years of highly-focused real estate investment practices as a developer, consultant and business owner. Commercial Real Estate Broker managing a top ten brokerage in Utah based on total sales, purchases and leases.
Past member of Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council, Active Member of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) organization, top tier of Commercial Real Estate Brokers Worldwide. Past Advisory Board Member of Historic 25th Street Association in Ogden, Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce, edcUtah and Economic Club of Utah.

Previous professional work experience includes 24 years in executive consulting in electric and water utilities, specializing in energy consulting, wholesale power marketing, contract negotiations, complex litigation and water law. Expert witness and lobbyist on state and national level.

Live in Huntsville, Ut, patron of the arts, enjoy all outdoor activities especially snow skiing.

Janice Lopez

Board Member

 

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Janice Lopez is a seasoned designer, producer and community builder. She is a recipient of Interior Design Magazine’s Future Furniture Designer award, and several of her projects have been published in national and local publications.
She has over 15 years of design and construction experience including architectural, landscape, interior, furniture, and event production. Managing projects from conception to completion.

Her agility and competency in project management and design-driven problem solving are founded in years of product development, operations and marketing.
Prior to designing physical properties and products, Janice developed web and mobile platforms with Tech start-ups like Rent, imAthlete, and eToys.
She has authored product specifications, implemented QA and operational processes, built Sales and CRM tools, defined marketing and content strategy, and trained customer service teams.

Janice thrives on projects that allow her to exercise her core competencies in both physical and virtual design in order to positively impact the human experience.
She hopes to engender thoughtful community development through her commitment to design and technological innovation.

Janice is presently working as: Summit Institute’s Program Manager – the Institute is the non-profit arm of Summit whose mission is to apply creative solutions to real-world challenges related to the environment, education, the arts, health and social innovation.

She recently worked at: Downtown Project – a $350M commercial development project within the heart of downtown Vegas, funded by Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, whose purpose is to help make Downtown Vegas a place of Inspiration, Entrepreneurial Energy, Creativity, Innovation, Upward Mobility, and Discovery.
To learn more, visit https://janicevlopez.com/ or https://janicelopezdesign.com/

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Jo Packham

Board Member

 

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Jo Packham, the creator/Editor-in-Chief of WHERE WOMEN CREATE, has been a leading innovator in the handmade publishing market for more than 40 years. A successful entrepreneur with her own publishing companies, Chapelle Ltd. And WWC PRESS, she has authored, compiled, or packaged more than 1,000 titles for publishers including Barnes & Noble, Time Warner, Meredith, Rodale, Chronicle, Random House, and others.

Jo is currently partnering with Disticor Publishing to produce the best-selling magazines: WHERE WOMEN CREATE, Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women; where women create WORK, The Passion of Success; WHERE WOMEN COOK, The Heart & Soul of Cooking; and her newest imprint: WHAT WOMEN CREATE, Inspiration for Your Imagination.

Between 2000 and 2005 Jo created the Historic 25 Association and together with her daughter Sara Toliver, and several other Historic 25 business owners, worked closely with Mayor Godfrey to actively begin the revitalization and growth of 25h Street.

Jo was Chair of Christmas Village for 11 years and responsible for rebuilding it to become the largest holiday celebration in the state of Utah. She was, also, Chair of The Arts for Ogden Pioneer Days during their 75h Anniversary where her chief responsibility was the creation of the Artist’s Painted Horses on display in downtown Ogden. Jo was born and raised in Ogden.

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Thaine Fischer

Board President

 

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A social entrepreneur, Thaine has an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. Most recently redeveloping historic commercial buildings in Ogden’s downtown core.

Founder (1989) of Fischer Villa Resorts he acquired, developed and operated multiple resort hotel locations including Arizona: Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tucson. Thaine sold the company to ResortQuest(NSE:RZT), Arizona in 1999.

In 2006 Thaine and wife Tahna moved to Ogden, Utah and shortly thereafter Fischer Regan Enterprises began joint venturing on the purchase and redevelopment of historic commercial buildings. Using NMTC, HTC and RDA tax credits Fischer Regan Enterprises has successfully redeveloped and stabilized multiple income producing assets.

Other career highlights for Thaine was co-founding the Arizona Chapter of Young Entrepreneurs Organization, now EO. Today, Thaine continues to be involved in the Utah Chapter of EO and various non-profit boards benefiting his community.

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Venessa Castagnoli

Executive Director

 

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Venessa is an Ogden-based artist who graduated from Weber State University with her degree in Fine Arts 3D/Sculpture. She has held several state-wide exhibitions, including a group exhibition at our very own PLATFORMS in 2018 and the Kiesel Avenue Project commissioned by Percent for the Art in 2014. Most recently, Venessa was the Global Events Manager for Tentsile, a small outdoor start-up. Venessa combines a passion needed to make OGDEN CONTEMPORARY ARTS an epicenter of the Arts for our community with established networking, fundraising, marketing, administrative, and managerial skills needed to run our fabulous non-profit.

 

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