Meet the members of the Sandy Rotary Club
Kevin Hoopes, CPA, CLU, ChFC has been assisting clients in with Tax, Insurance, Finance, Investment, and Estate Planning for more than 30 years. During this time, he has also taught educational courses throughout the insurance industry training other agents in specialized fields.
Through his vast experience in these fields, he can improve the quality of your life or business.
He works with many different insurance companies - allowing for a wide variety of products and services to be offered to you.
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Medicare Products
- Income Tax Planning
- Retirement Planning
2014-15 Past President
Brenda Suta is Vice President of Small Business at Workers Compensation Fund in the marketing department. She oversees the customer servicing segment of the company and the development of products that emphasize servicing over 13,000 small policyholders. Brenda enjoys the opportunity to work with a variety of people from policyholders to assisting with community events. Brenda is past president of the Sandy Rotary Club and is on the Guadalupe School Board. Previously she worked in California for the State Compensation Insurance Fund where she held such positions as Broker Relations Manager, Claims Manager, and Sales Representative. Brenda received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California University, in Fresno, and is currently studying for an advanced insurance designation. When Brenda is not at work or volunteering her time, you can find her hiking one of Utah’s scenic trails.
2015-16 Past President
Chris assists in the operation and management of a family real estate development, management and investment company; Terramerica Corporation, located in Salt Lake City. Terramerica is a real estate brokerage established to manage and lease the Horman’s retail and office property as well as oversee the development and investment activities of the Horman Family. Prior to joining Terramerica, Chris worked many years for the Utah Jazz and the Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment Group. Chris graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Economics.
Currently, he serves as the President of the Sandy Rotary Club, he serves on the Golf Tournament Committee for the Sandy Boys and Girls Club and is also a board member of the College of Social and Behavioral Science Advancement Board for the University of Utah.
He was raised in Sandy and attended Alta High School. He has known his wife Katherine since they were children and are now the proud parents of three kids. Chris loves to travel, ski, and play golf. He is a big fan of the University of Utah and the Utah Jazz.
2012-13 Past President
Sandy Rotary Member since 2010
Diana is a Mortgage Loan Officer for Academy Mortgage Corporation. She has worked in the mortgage industry for over 35 years and has originated loans for the past 23. Diana loves helping her clients realize the dream of home ownership. She enjoys working with people and loves to serve. Diana has been married to Don for 42 years and she enjoys being a mother to their 4 sons and 7 grandchildren. Diana loves to travel, camp, read and cook but most of all she loves to spend time spoiling her Grandchildren. She loves to serve and volunteer and help those less fortunate. Being a Rotarian is something she really loves to do.
She grew up in Sandy and even though not currently living in Sandy, she will always call Sandy “home”.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2015-16 & 2016-2017 Membership Committee Chair
Ken presently works for the Utah Department of Public Safety in the Division of Emergency Management as a Community Support Liaison with the Be Ready Utah program. Previously he served as the 2-1-1 Outreach and Disaster Coordinator for United Way of Salt Lake, and also served for ten years as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Sandy City.
He is a past-president of the Utah Emergency Management Association (UEMA), and has served on the board of directors of the Utah Association of Contingency Planners (UACP). He also worked with the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) as a course instructor for their Creating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient Communities program.
He is a Charter Member of the Sandy Rotary Club since it was organized in 1986, and has served as past-president of the club as well as in other positions.
Ken served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and is a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife Marsha are the proud parents of 4 children and 17 grandchildren. His favorite activity is hiking the Zion Narrows and just being outdoors!
Sandy Rotary Club Member since 2016
David is a retired information technology professional with 36+ years’ in customer liaison, computer software analysis, design, development, installation, maintenance, and deskside technical support.
He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, taught released-time seminary in the Church Education System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) for two years, and got a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Utah State University (USU) in 1974.
He worked for Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) and Planned Marketing Associates in Ohio and Texas before working at LDS Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT for 33+ years, retiring in 2011.
David married “Tisha” Sorensen from Dietrich, ID in 1969. They have 11 children and 36 grandchildren. They have resided in Sandy, UT since 1979, enjoy traveling and developing investment properties, served a full-time LDS mission from January 2014 to June 2015 in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT and continue to do family history research and temple work. David enjoys running, hiking, and camping. Tisha is a former nurse, a master herbalist, consultant, counselor, and talented problem solver.
Cementation USA Inc.
Corporate Member of The Sandy Rotary Club
Cementation USA Inc. is a mine contracting and engineering company providing mine development and production services for Clients throughout the world. The company is focused on safety and committed to the ultimate goal of zero harm within its operations. Cementation USA first opened its office in Sandy in 2008. The company values being a member of the Sandy community and encourages all of its employees to positively contribute to the community. Cementation’s Community Involvement Committee is continually seeking opportunities to serve in the area and allow employees and their families to be active participants towards a “good cause.” As a sponsor of the Sandy Boys and Girls Club, Cementation employees regularly provide volunteer service to the club whether it is delivering fruit or helping out with study hour. Steve Leatherwood, Director of Finance, serves as a member of the Sandy Club board, continuing the tradition of past Cementation president Mike Nadon. Many of Cementation’s employees are involved at a high level in other organizations throughout the valley. Tyler Mertlich, Engineer, is on the Board of Directors at the Utah Hemophilia Foundation. Charles Campbell, Senior AR Analyst, serves as a board member of the Sandy Rotary Club.
Sandy Rotary Club Member since 2016
My name is Kyle Taylor and I specialize in helping women lose weight at my health club, Anytime Fitness in Sandy, UT. In fact, I spent 15 years in the Assisted Living industry and the most important thing I learned working with senior citizens is that there is no substitute for proper diet and exercise. The seniors that were the sickest were those that relied on pills for their health, while those that were the healthiest were and had been the most active and had eaten the best diets. This led me to pursue a career in the fitness industry with the goal of helping establish proper diet and exercise habits in a persons younger years so they can have a better quality of life in their later years.
Duncan Wright has worked for Wells Fargo Bank since he graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Finance in August of 1985. He was a Branch Manager of several branches prior to working in his current position as a Relationship Manager in the Wells Fargo Business Banking Group. He has worked in his current position for 20 years. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Sandy Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Chamber Finance Committee. He has served as the Sandy Rotary Club President and currently serves as the Club Treasurer. He is also a member of the Sandy Honorary Colonels.
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