Crystal Young-Otterstrom, Chairwoman of the Board, is the managing partner and co-founder of Foursight Partners LLC: a full service cause-oriented marketing and event production firm created in 2010. She is also the Executive Director of the Utah Cultural Alliance. Crystal was named twice as an Enlightened 50 (E-50) from the Community Foundation of Utah, was one of Utah Business Magazine’s 40 under 40, and was featured as an IN Utah’s Scene in SLC. She is the co-founder and board chair of The Salty Cricket Composers Collective, the Utah chair of LDS Democrats, vice-chair of LDS Democrats of America, and one of the managing editors of MormonPress.com. Crystal serves on the boards or steering committees of Utah Arts & Cultural Coalition, Alliance for a Better Utah, UTOPIA Early Music, and Planned Parenthood of Utah. Crystal is a composer and coloratura soprano. She studied music theory, humanities, economics, and marketing as an undergrad at Brigham Young University and holds an MA in musicology and composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College, City University of New York).
Leland Dailey, Secretary is an engineer at L3 Communications and composer with a degree in chemical engineering (BS) from the University of Utah. Leland brings his unique dual perspective along with hard work, flexibility, & dedication, to help the organization reach its funding and operational objectives.
Dr. Nathaniel Eschler is a theorist, guitarist and educator working in the Salt Lake Valley. Nathaniel, has music degrees from Brandeis University(PHD), Freie Universitat, University of Utah(MM), and the College of Charleston(BA). Nathaniel’s music has been played United State and in Europe. Nathaniel currently serves as President of the Board for the Mundi Project and sits on the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Boards of directors.
Kay Hoyama was born in Japan and currently lives in Cottonwood Heights on a large ranch. Kay has run a very successful international marketing consultancy practice in both the US and Asia. Her husband George Gerpheide is the co-founder of Cirque Inc. Kay is currently homeschooling their two children and brings extensive marketing, education, and fundraising experience to the organization.
Angie Keeton is an experienced Arts Administrator, Teaching Artist, and performer who brings 15 years of supporting artists and arts organizations across the country. Prior to relocating to Utah with her family, Angie served as a Program Manager at Arts Midwest, and as Teaching Artist and Program Manager at Minnesota Opera. She brings experience in organizational and leadership development, program management, community education and engagement, social change strategy, and communications.
Aaron J. Kirschner (Ph.D., M.M., B.M.) is a composer, theorist, clarinetist, and conductor. His music has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, and Italy by performers from the JACK Quartet, the American Modern Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Utah Symphony|Utah Opera, and the Des Moines Symphony, among others. His theoretical research focuses on empirical modeling and transformational theories of American and British modernism, and has been presented and published in the United States and United Kingdom. As a performer, he remains a strong advocate for new music, having premiered over two dozen new works throughout the country. Dr. Kirschner currently serves on the faculty at Utah Valley University and sits on the Board of Directors of the Salty Cricket Composers Collective.