Meet Your State Captain


Crystal Young-Otterstrom

Crystal is the Executive Director of Utah Cultural Alliance (UCA) and has over 15 years experience working in nonprofit arts, consulting, branding, fundraising, event planning, advocacy, and elections. UCA is the industry association for arts, humanities, and entertainment. Awards: A two time Enlightened 50 (E-50) recipient from the Community Foundation of Utah, Crystal is a certified Utah Change Leader, was named one of Utah Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2013, received a 2020 Star Award from the SCERA, and has been featured as a Utah’s Educated Woman of the Week. Crystal serves on the boards of SLC Planning Commission, Utah Arts Alliance, Tanner Humanities Center, Americans for the Arts’ SAAN Council (State Arts Advocacy Network), Utah Women & Politics PAC, LDS Dems (emeritus chair), BYU Political Affairs Society - UT chapter (co-chair), Better Utah Institute, UTOPIA Early Music, and is an active member of Utah Women’s Forum. Crystal is a composer and coloratura soprano. She earned her bachelors in music theory with minors in humanities, economics, and marketing as an undergrad at Brigham Young University and earned her masters in musicology and composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College, City University of New York).

Favorite Art Form: Modern Classical Music (New Music)

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