Our Featured Guests

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Mindy Gledhill - Pop ArtisT

Mindy Gledhill’s musical journey has led her all over the map— from recording a wildly successful independent album in Los Angeles with Juno-nominated producer Stuart Brawley (Lenka, Emmy Rossum) to creating her latest solo record in the creative epicenter of East Nashville with acclaimed producer Cason Cooley (Sixpence None the Richer, Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones). Sparks flew when she was featured on a Grammy-nominated album (Kaskade’s Fire & Ice), and when her songs debuted on primetime TV (So You Think You Can Dance, Bones, 20/20 The Good Wife), and in commercials (LG Phones, Fruit of the Loom’s Olympic ad campaign 2012 and State Farm Insurance's Super Bowl Campaign 2014). Her most recent creative endeavor has been the release of an electronic project called Hive Riot, which was launched as a platform to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQIA rights. Coincidentally, Hive Riot won "Best Pop Album" at the Independent Music Awards in 2016.

Stephenie Larsen - Encircle Executive Director

Stephenie and her husband, Mitch, love Utah County and have chosen to raise their six children here. She received a law degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School. She is a member of the Utah State Bar. While living in Washington, D.C. Stephenie was an attorney for abused and neglected inner-city children. She worked on Capitol Hill for both the House Committee for Children, Youth & Family and Utah Congressman Bill Orton. In Washington, D.C, she also worked for the lobbying firm MacAndrew and Forbes. Stephenie combines these years of experience advocating for youth with her passion for supporting LGBTQ+ individuals.  She believes that all young people are deserving of love and acceptance and is committed to making Encircle a safe place for all who enter.

 

 

C. Jane Kendrick - EMCEE

C. Jane Kendrick is a writer, blogger, columnist, speaker and community activist. For twelve years she has cultivated her award-winning blog CJaneKendrick.com where she writes about life, religion, birthing, wifehood, motherhood, womanhood, body acceptance, her love of community and all the spaces in between. As a lifetime Provoan, she co-founded, produces and hosts Provo's most exciting cultural event, The Rooftop Concert Series. She's a former columnist for the Deseret News, and has recently been featured on NY Magazine's The Cut and Scott's Simon's Weekend Edition on NPR. Currently she is the Community Outreach Advisor for the Provo City Mayor's Office. She lives in Provo's Tree Street community with her husband Christopher and four children.

Our Sponsors

 

GURUS CAFE

Located in the heart of downtown Provo (45 East Center Street Provo, Utah 84606). Join us each week for a set of live music performed by some of Utah’s most talented songwriters in the warmth of the Cafe… the music is FREE, the setting is intimate. 

 

GATEHOUSE NO.1

Gatehouse No.1 is a custom furniture store and professional interior design firm located in downtown Orem, Utah. We have established a reputation for interior design in Utah by offering innovative, high-quality home décor and furnishings that represent an exceptional value. Our extensive selection combines function, style, and fun, and includes furniture, accessories, seasonal accents, and more.