Terance White - President
Terance White is husband to Tiffany (Lewis) White; father to Spencer, Megan and Brevin; an architect who has worked with Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects since 1994 and currently serves as the Office Manager in the Southern Utah Office. Terance is also a long time Rotarian; a chicken farmer; gardener and, 'junk collecting'; artist who dabbles in the art form known as bricolage (construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things). A native son of Beaver, Utah, Terance served an LDS mission in the Philippines, then earned a BS degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Utah in 1997. He earned a Master of Architecture degree in 1999. In 2011, Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed him to the Utah Architects Licensing Board. He has also spent time working on various committees for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB); currently serves as a member of the Dinosaur Ah!Torium Foundation Board and on the board of the Escalante Heritage Center all service opportunities which bless his family.
MEET THE BOARD
Peggy was born and raised in Escalante. After graduating from Escalante high school she attended Dixie College and Evans Cosmetology College. She married John Meisenbach and they resided in Boulder several years. They relocated to Southern California, where John, his brothers and father started an aerospace business. John and Peggy have 4 children, 3 daughters and a son. They are expecting grandchild number 10. They recently returned to Escalante and are ranching and farming.
Quinn Griffin was born in Provo, Utah and raised in Escalante, Utah where he attended elementary school. In his early teens his family moved to Nevada where his father worked as a surveyor. In high school he was active in student government and sports. He graduated from Elko High School in 1969. Quinn attended Dixie Jr. College. He served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bolivia, where he learned Spanish.
Quinn worked with his father as a rancher. They held grazing permits south of Escalante on the Kaiporowitz Plateau, locally known as the Fifty Mile Mountain, where they summered cattle. He also wintered cattle at the the Hole-in-the-Rock area for 37 years. He has spent a lot of time in the exact area where the San Juan pioneers camped before going down through the Hole; and on to San Juan. Quinn is married to Doneen Liston and they have six children.
Clem H. Griffin was born in Escalante, Utah. He attended elementary and high school in Escalante. He was active in student government and sports. He played basketball, baseball and ran track. After graduation he moved to Salt Lake City where he met and married Donita Hendrix. They are the parent of four children. Donita succumbed to cancer on December 7, 1997. He married Joyce Wagstaff on July 1, 1999.
Clem is an active member of his Church and has served in many positions, including Bishop of the Escalante Second Ward. He and Joyce served as Senior Missionaries in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission.
As a young man he worked construction and on oil rigs and eventually went to work for Thom McAn Shoe Corporation, where he managed stores in Provo and Salt Lake City. Clem served four years as mayor of Escalante City. He presently serves on the Board of Adjustments for the City as well as being a board member of the Escalante Heritage Center.
Dr. Robert L. Eves
Robert L. Eves is the Interim Dean of the College of Science at Southern Utah University(SUU). He and his wife Trisha have three children and six grandchildren. Robert received his BS degree in geology from SUU in 1984. He received MS and Ph.D. degrees in geology/geochemistry from Washington State University in 1985 and 1991, respectively. Robert has been a member of the faculty at SUU since 1988. He has served on the Zion and Bryce Canyon Natural History boards of directors and has a great love for geology, people and history of Escalante and Scenic Highway 12.
Suzanne Jeppson Catlett was born and raised in American Fork, Utah. She later ventured to Escalante both as an explorer, kayaking 80 miles down the Escalante river and as a business co-owner with her husband, Joseph. Together, with their family, they opened NEMO’S Restaurant on Main Street. Her other company, High Desert Strategies, LLC and a non-profit organization serving rural, gateway communities keep her actively involved in Escalante.
Serving the community is an important part of Suzanne’s focus and she is also a member of the Board for the Garfield County Travel Council, School Community Council, and is the President of the Escalante & Boulder Chamber of Commerce. The Escalante Heritage Center is a way to connect with her own pioneer heritage in the area that includes the Burr’s of the amazing Burr Trail and the town of Burrville. Suzanne earned a Business Management degree at Utah Valley University in 2013, and has held positions in Operations, Human Resource & Risk Management, Sales and Real Estate. As a Utah native, she enjoys golfing, hiking, kayaking and camping; she likes to be involved, stay informed, and try new things.