This group was created in 2016 with the goal of increasing the awareness of the impact and reach of the ZAP Program by leveraging ZAP's relationships with its grantees and partners. The initiative empowers ambassadors to define the growth and direction of the group.
To engage the community and ZAP-funded organizations to showcase ZAP's arts and cultural impact through development, interaction and collaboration.
Check out ZAP Ambassadors' first project.
Meet our ZAP Ambassadors
Joshua Perkins is the Chief Executive Director of The Bboy Federation -- a ZAP Tier II organization. Josh is passionate about encouraging growth among his organization, his students and the community. He is a born leader and inspiring presenter.
Jyn Van Putten
Jyn Van Putten is the Foundation and Government Giving Manager for Ballet West -- a ZAP Tier I organization. Jyn has an astounding breadth of experience in nonprofit arts. Jyn also has a background and education in film.
Katie Van Riper
Katie Van Riper is the Social Media & Communications Manager for Visit Salt Lake -- a Salt Lake County community partner. Katie moved to Utah in pursuit of snow. She comes to us from the Skiing industry and has a passion for volunteering.
Margo Richards is the Executive Director for Holladay Arts -- a ZAP Tier II organization. Margo has an impressive background in finance and administration. She is a skilled leader and also teaches school art classes and works for Clever Octopus.
Maren Slaugh is the County Records and Archives Manager -- a Salt Lake County agency. Maren has volunteered with Sundance Film Festival and Center for the Arts for many years. She has a great managerial skill set and a background in dance.
Michelle Ludema is the Communications Specialist for Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks and the Program Coordinator for Mundi Project -- a ZAP Tier II organization. Michelle has specialized experience in social media, community arts and education.
Robin Saville is the Marketing Director for Sandy City and the Sandy Arts Guild -- a ZAP Tier II organization. Robin has an impressive entrepreneurial background and is well-versed in the world of video storytelling.
Sheri Jardine is the Communications Manager at UtahPresents -- a ZAP Tier I organization. Sheri has a deep understanding of the marketing/communications/PR world. She is passionate -- and has an incredible knack for -- writing.
Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources -- a ZAP Tier II organization. Susi is an experienced nonprofit leader and grassroots community organizer. Susi understands the community and is passionate about building bridges.