Meet the Staff

jeanetteJeanette Bennett
Owner, Editor-in-Chief
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 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/Advertising Director
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.

DaveDave Blackhurst
Art Director
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.

Greg Bennett
Associate Editor
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 19 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).

Bri StewartBriana Stewart 
Associate Editor
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 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.

Ansalee Morrison
Associate Editor

Ansalee Morrison is a born storyteller, which is why she decided to pursue a career in writing. She’s an English major by education and a journalist by trade. Ansalee interned for Bennett Communications for two summers during college and returned to be an associate editor after graduation. As an alumna of Timpanogos High School and BYU-Idaho, she especially enjoys working on Utah Valley Magazine and the BYU-Idaho Alumni Magazine. She enjoys podcasts, musicals, movies, books and anything that tells a story.

Hayley Hammarstrom
Office Manager

johnJohn Stemmons
Ad Rep
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
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.

One Comment

  1. Ahna Vaoifi Reply

    I’m so driven to email you! I was watching the interview with the founder- Jeanette -and wanted to congratulate your organization in the values and direction you’ve chosen. It doesn’t feel like your founder has forgotten the young women. I’m so happy to see how grounded she is. My doaughter Gabrielle is a straight A golfer here in Independence MO. I wish we had a company here to let her spend some time volunteering at that could show that values don’t have to be compromised.
    She’s deciding on a mission or a pursuit of an acting/ singing degree. She’s got an aunt in Provo that told her to come spend next Summer – and try to find a company to volunteer/ jr intern at.
    If you have anything like that for any amount of time next Summer- this would be a blessing for her and our family. She’s a very sweet special outgoing light.

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