Linda Ashton


Our Board

Steve Gunn
Board Development

Steve Gunn has resided in Holladay with his wife, Ginger, since 1993.  Steve grew up in East Millcreek and attended Olympus High School and then the University of Utah.  He practiced law in Salt Lake City until his retirement in August 2011. During thirty-six of his thirty-eight years of practice, he worked for Ray Quinney & Nebeker. From 1989 to 1999 he served as a part-time instructor at the BYU Law School.  He has also served on the Alumni and the Emeritus Alumni Boards of the University of Utah. 

Henry Kesler

Hank loves being a part of the community and believes that individual participation in local government is important and sees art as a vehicle to finding common ground one with another. Hank and his family moved to Holladay in 1977 because they wanted to be closer to ski resorts. 

Hank has worked in real estate finance, sales, and appraisal, and is passionate about photography.

Lisa O'Bryan
Executive Director

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Lisa has lived in the Holladay area since 1994. She graduated from Granite High School and attended the University of Utah before becoming a co-owner and operator of several restaurants in Salt Lake City. She has also worked as Director of Sales and Marketing for hotel corporations.

She currently owns and operates a full-service real estate brokerage “Salt Lake City Realty” while raising her family, in the Holladay area she loves so much. 

Lisa has served on numerous boards and committees throughout her life. Actively involved with the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, Granite School District, and her community.

Although not an artist, Lisa enjoys all aspect of the arts, music, dance, theater, and visual arts. Lisa's philosophy is that volunteering makes a difference in individual lives and in the community as a whole.

When Lisa is not working you will find her with her husband and their two children camping, boating and enjoying Utah’s great outdoors.

Serene Kergaye
Youth/School Coordinator and Artist collective 

Serene's love for art really blossomed when she took a class from Mr. Fackrell at Cottonwood High School. She loves watercolor for its unpredictable nature and likes to say that, "Some call that talent but I call it a happy accident." Life is like that too and she tries to apply the same techniques that she does in art to living life itself.

Kathy Murphy

Kathy joined the Arts Council to help promote art in our community, to become a voice “within a choir” for the arts. She believes that it’s our calling to promote arts awareness and advocate its value. The essence of art is how we become ourselves.  It has nothing to do with skill.  It’s the true nature of experimentation without boundaries – trying out something and not worrying about being right or wrong. Kathy is a grandmother to her amazing 4 yr old granddaughter Andrea Sophia, and is also a Potter, and Master Gardener.  She has lived and worked many years in both northern and southern California as well as Tucson, AZ. Kathy lives in Holladay with her husband Larry and three of her best friends-- dogs Molly, Madde and Sam.

Holladay Arts Council is committed to providing access to the arts for all residents of Holladay and the surrounding area.  We use ongoing evaluation of events and systematic feedback from participants, which we use as we plan and organize future events. We strive to offer all of our events for free or at a reasonable price to make them available to everyone.

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