A fond farewell to Steph

Alickovic (former Board Member), Huerta (former Community Coordinator), Briceno (Board Member), Sykes (Executive Director), Crabtree (exiting Deputy Director), Trejo (former Community Coordinator), and Wheeler (former Board Member) pose for a photo on Monument Hill during the 2019 Enterprise Rose Fellow retreat in Green River.

Since its founding, the accomplishments of Epicenter have been impossible to attribute to any single individual. The spirit at the heart of the organization is the sum of the efforts of all those involved in its programs and initiatives. And yet, it is with sadness and gratitude that we announce the departure of an individual who has given so much to the organization: Steph Crabtree. Steph joined Epicente originally as a summer intern between semesters studying architecture at the University of Utah. After completing her degree, she joined the team full time as a Housing Specialist and even became the Deputy Director shortly after Epicenter restructured in 2017.

Steph working on a roof repair through Epicenter’s Fix It First program (2017). Photo by Tristan Wheelock.

Steph has been instrumental in helping to execute programs and projects that brought positive change to the town of Green River and its residents. Significant projects include: the Green River welcome sign, Pearl Baker Park, the Fix-it-First home repair program, “This is Green River” exhibit, the Frontier House, and the forthcoming Canal Commons affordable housing development.

We thank Steph for the passion and enthusiasm she has committed to the organization and community of Green River over the years and look forward to the next chapter of her career with pride and support.