About the Board

UAD’s Board meets 10 times a year on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 5:00 pm at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (aka Deaf Center) at 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, UT 84123.

Meetings are called to order at 5:30 pm. The public is welcome to join. From time to time the UAD Board may meet virtually or in other locations. 

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Board members are elected at the biennial UAD Conference to serve a two-year term. 

2024-2025 Board Members

Ashli-Marie Grant


Ashli-Marie was born in Alaska and is a Tlingit (Native Alaskan).  She was raised in Washington State.  She got involved in local politics when she was twelve years old.  She has loved community involvement and advocating ever since.  She attended Rochester Institute of Technology and now lives in Salt Lake City, where she works for Sorenson Interpreting Services. She loves traveling, reading, chatting with friends, watching movies, and playing with her deaf dog, Buzz.

Eric Bryant
Vice President

Photo and bio to come…

Susan Stokes

Born deaf in Canada, Susan moved to Logan at 3, attended Central School for the Deaf in St. Louis, mainstreamed at Logan H.S., and got a BA in history at Occidental College.   After raising 5 children, she got an elementary education teaching credential at the Univ. of CA at Riverside and a MA in Deaf Education at CA State Univ. at Northridge.  After 6 yrs of teaching and subbing at CSDR, she returned to Logan and taught ASL 3 yrs.  She served a full time mission at the Family History Library in SLC.  She has been involved in the US Deaf Skiers/ Snow-boarders Association and Deaflympics as a racer in 1971 and as a volunteer in 2007.  She also has 10 grandchildren (and one due May), and 2 great-grandchildren.  Her hobbies are canoeing, family history, gardening, hiking, quilting, reading, skiing, and globetrotting.

Ryan Layton

Ryan hails from Steeler country (Pittsburgh) and has held numerous jobs in the tech industry. He and his wife, Susan, own Access Simplified, a Deaf-centric company here in Utah that specializes in ASL translation and video production. His biggest reason for joining UAD is his strong desire to give back to the Deaf Community by sharing his expertise and talents for the betterment of the community.  He and Susan are the proud parents of four children.

Rachel Enggas
Board Member

Born and raised in suburban Chicago. Graduated from Hersey High School. Moved to Utah and fell in love with the mountains. Rachel works as a Deaf Mentor and always wants to see the deaf community thrive and flourish, that’s why the decision to get involved. Rachel enjoys hiking, volleyball, and reading.

Jodi Becker Kinner
Board Member

Photo and bio to come…

Kristi Lee Mortensen
Board Member

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Kenz Smith
Board Member

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Morgann Smith
Board Member

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