The Ogden Pride Board of Directors is committed to making sure the organization serves the needs of the LGBTQ* community of Northern Utah. 

Meet our Board of Directors:

Brian Barnum, President
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Brian has been a school counselor in Granite School District since 2017. When he is not working with his students at his school, he can be found volunteering with the Utah School Counselor Association and Ogden Pride. Brian is extremely excited to be able to steer Ogden Pride as President of the Board. In his free time, he likes to be a homebody and watch movies, or he can be found at drag shows or Lagoon most weekends.

Sean Childers-Gray, Vice President
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Sean is a father, educator, student, graphic designer, advocate, and trans man. He recently took his case, along with Angie Rice, to the Utah Supreme Court after being denied a gender-marker change. “I know my fight doesn’t affect everyone, as our journeys are 100% unique, but if me taking the fight to the top could help more than myself, then I know I am doing it for the right reason.”

Sara Childers-Gray, Treasurer
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Sara is a zombie-loving mother of two. When she isn’t preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her amazing transgender husband (and family), she is volunteering with the Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah (IRCONU) and Ogden Pride (of course). She loves horror movies and pretty much anything horror related. Sara is also an avid prepper with a basement full of gear and tries to be ready for anything that may come along. With a degree in forensic accounting and public relations, Sara is well rounded and ready for any challenge.

Lisa Keyes, Secretary

Dr. Heather Ambrose, LMFT, LCMHC
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Dr. Heather Ambrose is a mental health professional who has a passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth. She was a volunteer with OUTreach Utah for 6 years. She also serves as a member of the NUHOPE Suicide Prevention Task Force and often provides workshops focusing on preventing suicide among LGBTQ+ youth. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and their two rescued greyhounds.

Jamie Lewis

Lynn Reinsel
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Lynn is a proud Ogden resident who is happy to have the opportunity to support the LGBT+ community so close to home. She has been volunteering for Ogden Pride since 2016 and oversees the vendors for the Ogden Pride festivals as well as helps manage the OP website. Lynn enjoys hiking, camping, rollerskating, and trying new vegan recipes.

Naomi Anson
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Naomi Anson is a published artist, elementary teacher, and certified parenting coach. She is often seen as a guest presenter for organizations around Utah, where she is invited to discuss issues around working with children and parenting, and occasionally gives group painting lessons as team building exercises. She is an Ogden native and earned her bachelor’s degree in art and design and master’s degree in professional communication at Weber State University. Naomi is fascinated with history and world religions and minored in Asian history as an undergraduate. Naomi is an advocate for LGBTQ+ children in the community and their families as a member of GLSEN’s educator network. She is thrilled to serve as a member of the Ogden Pride board where she can support the community in a meaningful way.

Skyler Hokanson
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Skyler is an Ogden native who has been volunteering with Ogden Pride since it started in 2013. He has mad crotchet skills and a channel on Twitch where he live streams crochet projects. Skyler officially joined the board in 2018 and considers Ogden Pride to be his second family.

Dr. Theresa Kay
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Theresa is an associate professor of psychology at Weber State University and a licensed psychologist. She has been actively involved with supporting the LGBTQ+ community for over 5 years and is in charge of the Ogden Pride Youth OUTreach program. Theresa enjoys knitting, camping, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.

Tyler Bottema
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Tyler is studying zoology at Weber State University with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. Tyler had always wanted to help the LGBT+ community but could never figure out the best way on his own. When a friend asked him to help with Ogden’s first Pride festival, it was the spark he needed—it kept him motivated and feeling like people actually cared. He started out as a volunteer and has now joined the board and is having the time of his life figuring out more ways to help the entire community! Tyler lives with his husband as well as their dog, Kaia, and two cats, Sasha and Chloe. When not working or going to school, you can usually find him reading a book on the couch or building a virtual theme park on his computer.