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Meet the Staff

jeanetteJeanette Bennett
Owner, Editor-in-Chief
jeanette@uvmag.com
Jeanette Bennett is founder and editor-in-chief at Bennett Communications, where she primarily focuses her pen on Utah Valley Magazine, BusinessQ Magazine and Prosper Magazine. Jeanette earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from BYU and has been a regular guest on HuffPostLive. She has moderated gubernatorial debates and numerous business panels. Jeanette plays the piano and organ, but her feet did the talking last year when she took third place in “Dancing with the Community Stars.” Jeanette has a love/hate relationship with deadlines, half marathons and the stock market — and she has a love/love relationship with glossy pages, watching her kids play sports and enjoying Utah’s canyons. She and her husband, Matt, are raising their five children in Cedar Hills.


mattMatt Bennett
Owner, Publisher
matt@uvmag.com

Matt co-founded Bennett Communications in 1998 with his wife Jeanette.

Bennett Communications publishes its own proprietary magazines, like Utah Valley Magazine, Utah Valley BusinessQ and Utah Valley Bride. The company also produces a number of custom magazines for companies and associations and publishes work online.

Matt loves spending time with his wife and five kids, listening to audio books, watching college football and basketball (BYU specifically) and taking in the beauties of this world whenever possible.


jasonJason Nelson
Managing Partner
jason@uvmag.com
Bennett Communications is happy to have this Ventura, California native on the team. His advertising career includes stops at KSL and the Provo Daily Herald. Jason has been a faithful BYU fan since 1984 and alternates between laughter and tears as he cheers on his alma mater. Some of his other favorites are golf, surfing, pickleball (whatever that is), and family time. He lives in Highland with his pretty wife Karen, four cool kids, and a dog named June Bug.


Shane Toponce
Advertising Director
shane@uvmag.com
Shane is excited to join Bennett Communications as the new advertising director. He loves being back in Utah County. He joins us following a short 16 year stint in the automotive industry where he ran sales departments and operations at several franchised car dealerships. Although he loves cars, his true passion is his family. Shane enjoys spending as much time with his sweet wife and four kids as possible. He loves traveling, swinging a golf club from time to time and cheering on his alma mater…Go Cougars!


gregGreg Bennett
Associate Editor
greg@uvmag.com
The Idaho native met a California girl while both were working at the Brick Oven as students at BYU, and now they have been married for 15 years and are raising four Utahn children. Besides working extensively as a writer and editor with Utah Valley Magazine, Greg supervises many of the company’s partner-based publishing projects, including the Utah Valley Parade of Homes magazine, Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days publication and magazines for Layton Construction and Clyde Companies. This graduate of BYU is a sports fan (go Cougars!) and also enjoys non-work writing and reading. In his younger days, he used to sing to get girls. Now, he sings to put his kids to sleep and will occasionally sing with his church choir (although not often enough, if you ask his mother).


DaveDave Blackhurst
Art Director
dave@uvmag.com
Dave’s a simple guy. Other than his family, there are basically 3 things that make him happy… Fly fishing on small Utah streams, shooting par, and anything Patagonia. He officially wears the most hats at Bennett Communications, both literally and figuratively. He is the art director, web master, handyman and occasional IT guy. Dave likes to say it can’t be done, as he is able to just about do it all.


Bri StewartBriana Stewart 
Associate Editor
bri@uvmag.com

With 10 years at Bennett Communications, Briana has keyed into Utah Valley. As managing editor for Utah Valley Bride and Utah Valley BusinessQ, she is well versed in both weddings and workforces. Born and raised in Hawaii, Briana now lives in Lehi with her husband, Adam, and their three little girls. She is a pun perfectionist, a headline heroine and (clearly) an alliteration addict.  


kate2Kate Nash
Associate Editor
kate@uvmag.com
Kate Nash first joined Bennett Communications as a summer intern in 2009. Now, as an associate editor, she writes for magazines including Utah Valley Magazine, Utah Valley Bride and Prosper. Kate lives in Lehi with her husband Steve and enjoys running, reading, sushi and her French bulldog, Chief.


alishaAlisha Gallagher
Associate Editor
alisha@uvmag.com
Alisha swapped plains for peaks when she moved to Utah from her Kansas hometown. After graduating from BYU and traveling around China with her husband, Shane, they put down roots in Utah Valley, where Alisha first fell in love with yoga, learned to ski and discovered fry sauce. Alisha is an associate editor, writing for Utah Valley Magazine and UtahValley360.com. Follow her on Twitter: @alishagallag.


Lindsey MugshotLindsey Williams
Associate Editor
lindsey@uvmag.com
Even though she grew up in Colorado Springs, Lindsey has always called Utah Valley her second home. She visited Orem every summer to see her grandparents and later made Provo her home while she attended Brigham Young University. Lindsey writes for Utah Valley Magazine, UtahValley360.com and custom publications. In her spare time, Lindsey can be found exploring hiking trails, cheering on her sports teams (BYU and the Broncos) and spending time with her family and friends.  Follow her on Twitter: @lindsey5brooke


Selina Burgess
Office Manager
office@uvmag.com

Selina is a Utah County native and BYU graduate.


rebeccaRebecca Lane
Web Editor
rebecca@utahvalley360.com
While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado’s mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccalane.


johnJohn Stemmons
Ad Rep
john@uvmag.com
When he’s not selling advertising for the greatest magazines and website in Utah Valley, you can most likely find him looking for the elusive eagle on the golf course or trying not to slip while fishing in the Provo River. John is also an avid BYU and Utah Jazz fan, and enjoys attending and watching games whenever possible. John lives in Provo with his wife Jen of 18 years as well as their 5 children: Eliza, Ethan, Carson, Grace and McKay.


stacy2Stacy Beck
Ad Rep
stacy@uvmag.com
A Spanish Fork native, Stacy can’t see herself anywhere outside of Utah Valley, which is one of the reasons she is currently serving as the president of the Spanish Fork/Salem Chamber of Commerce. Married for 25 years, Stacy finds joy in her family, travel, reading and meeting the amazing people throughout the community. Stacy has worked as an ad rep for Utah Valley Magazine for 10 years.


Shannon Kelley HSShannon Kelley
Ad Rep
shannon@uvmag.com
Raised in Provo, Shannon attended Timpview High School. While she’s left Utah for part of her college education and a LDS mission in Santiago, Chile, Shannon always returned home to Utah County. For the past 12 years, Shannon has lived in Cedar Hills with her husband, who she met at BYU, and three children. Shannon loves traveling in the warm sun, running half marathons and trying new food. She loves to meet and work with new people and is excited about her new role as an account executive on the advertising team here at Bennett Communications.