Epicenter is a nonprofit community design center that works with the town of Green River, Utah (pop. 952). We are committed to creating positive change locally through an intentional design-based practice in order to best fulfill our mission to accentuate Green River’s rural pride and pioneering spirit. At Epicenter, we nurture local businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and ideas. We’re dedicated to the town of Green River where we strive to provide local solutions to widespread rural challenges.
In 2009, Epicenter was founded by three entrepreneurial Auburn University architecture graduates. At that time, the designers worked as AmeriCorps volunteers for the local community center (“PACT”) through which the trio purchased a 110+ year-old building on historic Broadway, redesigned the space, and renovated the structure. Today from that building, the organization remains dedicated to its mission as directed by co-Founder Maria Sykes.
Epicenter is part of the larger effort to create positive change in Green River, and works closely with the local business community, the local community center (“PACT”), USDA Rural Development of Utah, City of Green River, Green River Improvement Team (“GRIT”), Green River High School, John Wesley Powell River History Museum, and many local residents.
Green River, UT
NICK ZDON – Board Chair
ETHAN MIGLIORI – Board Treasurer
DIJANA ALICKOVIC – Board Member
Salt Lake City, UT
RUTH LINFORD – Board Member
JASON WHEELER – Board Member
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialist – Housing & Community Development
Community Coordinator – Housing & Community Development
RCAC Rural Housing Specialist
Former State Director of USDA Rural Development of Utah
Financial Committee Member
Financial Managing Consultant
Frontier Fellowship Committee Member
RCAC Financial Management Specialist