Meet Our Board Members
Richard Markosian in the CEO of Utah Stories Magazine. Richard studied documentary film and journalism at the University of Utah. His background was in computer programming when he decided to start an experiment to see if local journalism and short documentaries could find an audience online. From there he began recruit local reporters and journalists until he and a group of writers launched the concept into a print magazine in 2009. Richard and his wife Golda also launched the Made in Utah Festival in 2014, and by 2018 the festivals hosted over 80,000 people in three annual events. Richard has a passion for local business, economics and journalism, he started a podcast in 2019 called the Utah Stories Show, which offers, “The voice of local Utah.” interviews with small business owners and experts on Utah’s most important issues as well as in-depth analysis on questions related to gaining a better understanding of why things are the way they are.