Board of Directors

The Ogden Pride Board of Directors is committed to ensuring the organization serves the needs of the LGBTQ+ community of Northern Utah. 

Meet our Board of Directors:

Sean Childers-Gray | He/They

Sean is a husband, father, educator, student, graphic designer, advocate, and transgender man. He’s been involved in charity work since he was 19.

He took his case, along with Angie Rice, to the Utah Supreme Court after being denied a gender-marker change. In May 2021, the Utah Supreme Court ruled in their favor, making gender marker requests easier and equitable for all transgender Utahns.

“This is a victory along a journey that we all take together. So, to the next mountain, let’s make it a molehill. “

Laury Mattenson | She/Her
Vice President & Volunteer Director

Laury is a certified Crisis counselor and Trauma response advocate. She is a fierce supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and helping people find their place in this world. This led her to Ogden pride.

In her spare time she love all things outdoors, hanging out with her family, random adventures, and teaching dance.

Sara Childers-Gray | She/They
Registered Agent/Treasurer
& Festival Entertainment Co-Director

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).

They love 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.

Jacy Morgan-Barnum | She/Her
Secretary & Festival Family Activities Director

Jacy is a mother of two, wife, special educator, Mama Dragon, and Eiffel Tower loving middle-aged woman who resides in Ogden. Jacy was raised in Colorado and Wyoming, attending the University of Wyoming and playing piccolo in the Western Thunder Marching Band.  It was at UW that she met her first out trans person before, during and after their transition.  Little did Jacy know that this friendship would lay the foundation for her own child’s transition a decade and a half later.

When Jacy’s son was 13, he came out as transgender. Jacy attended PFLAG and joined the Mama Dragons.  The education and support she found allowed her to help her son flourish and become an amazing young adult!  The two of them joined the board of directors (and youth board) for Ogden Pride in 2015.

In her spare time (haha…..what’s that?) Jacy enjoys spending time with her family, Broadway musicals, traveling, binge watching TV, reading, sewing and crafting.  She also loves snuggling with her family’s two dogs and three cats.

Liz Cardon | She/Her
Youth OUTreach Director

Liz is a small business owner who was born and raised in Ogden. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Weber State University and has been supporting our military members at Hill Air Force Base since 2000.

Liz volunteers with Ogden Pride specifically to support young people because they have the power to change the world. The Youth OUTreach program and the Ogden Pride Youth Council provide a safe place for youth to hang out with each other, develop their ideas, and lead our community to a brighter future.

Olivia Taylor | She/Her
Adult Programs Director
& Festival Entertainment Co-Director

A mother and an advocate.
Olivia is a graduate from Weber State University with a degree in Social Work. She has worked with international students and students with disabilities. She believes in creating accessibility for all and making sure that everyone feels like they are in a safe place.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, geocaching, reading, volunteering with Ogden Pride, hanging out with family and teaching her daughter to love everyone.

June Feld, MPA | She/Her
STARS in Action, Transgender GNC Program Director

June believes in the power of community connection & social action. Since taking the helm of the STARS program in March, 2023, Ogden Pride has grown its trans/gnc social base by over 100% with 60+ members, nearly weekly social events. She has grown the program through a data-centric needs-based approach. Nothing makes her prouder than seeing the strength of members grow through the power of our shared community. She is a transgender woman, a wife, & a mother.

Professionally, she is an artificial intelligence developer & works as a senior data scientist at Brightside Health, an online mental health & psychiatry startup. Over the past 15 years, she’s worked at several Fortune 50 & 100 companies in Tech & Investment Banking. Currently, she’s the founder & CTO of a Pay Equity SaaS consultancy.

Her philanthropic background includes cycling to raise money for children’s cancer research through GCCUSA, developing programming for FreeBYU, & delivering services for local schools & community members.

She received her Master of Public Administration degree in 2011 with an emphasis in non-profit management & human resources management. Her undergrade work was in History with an emphasis on gender & sexuality in the US.

Larry Quinn | He/Him
Seniors Out and Proud Ogden Liaison

Bio Coming Soon

Sarah Langsdon | She/Her
Grants Coordinator

Sarah is a mother of two, librarian, and historian of Ogden. With both her children being gay, she is a fierce advocate and ally for not only her children but all LGBTO+ people. As the head of Special Collections, she has spearheaded the “Queering the Archives” project which documents the stories of the queer community in Northern Utah.

In her spare time, she spends time with her kids, reading and playing Kirby video games with her kiddos.

Dr. Theresa Kay | She/Her
Board Member – Grants

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, and cuddling with her puppy Murphy.

Dr. Heather Ambrose, LMFT, LCMHC | She/Her
Board Member – Youth OUTreach

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.

Kristina Kaleel | She/Her
Festival Logistics & Vendor Co-Director

Kristina is a Community Health Worker with a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She first fell in love with nonprofits and advocacy when she found the nonprofit organization To Write Love On Her Arms.

During her time in the Air Force as a Civil Engineer Operations Manager, she was also a certified Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate, volunteered as a Resiliency Trainer and Training Officer for a Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup. Kristina also has a background in Sociology and Business Administration; she uses her knowledge to assist Ogden Pride with all things administrative, operations, and project management.

In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her wife Kayli, and their pets Raven and Thor. Her favorite hobbies include skiing, paddle boarding, escape rooms, and buying too many things for their pets.

Kayli Morris | She/Her
Festival Logistics & Vendor Co-Director

Kayli is a certified dog mom and Civil Engineer in the Air Force. Kayli first developed a passion for diverse communities while earning her Bachelor’s in

Anthropology. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and volunteers as a Resiliency Trainer. Kayli also works with on base Pride organizations in an effort to raise awareness within the military community. She started out as a volunteer for the Ogden Pride Festival, seeking more opportunities to advocate for her community.

Having education and experience in Business

Management, Construction Technology, and Social Studies, Kayli assists with Ogden Pride’s, planning and logistics for events and projects.

During her free time, Kayli enjoys spending time with her wife Kristina and their pets Raven and Thor. They love to travel and be outdoors. Some of her favorite hobbies include running, hiking, snowboarding, and paddling.

Emma | She/Her
Youth OUTreach Council President

Bio Coming Soon

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