Filming in the Glen Canyon Region
Guest Speaker Kelly Stowell
Take a glimpse into the history of filming in the area and what has changed but more importantly, how the area can build on the heritage to be competitive and successful in the film business in modern day.
Stowell, is the Executive Director of the Center for Education, Business, and the Arts (CEBA), the Kane County Film Commissioner, where he is responsible for advancing economic development initiatives in Kane County.
A native of southern Utah, Stowell grew up on a farm in Parowan, Utah and is a constant adventure seeker and avid outdoorsman, who is not easily found in his favorite shed antler hunting areas, fly fishing secluded trout streams, or high in the mountains on his snowboard traversing the famous Utah powder covered slopes in the winter.
Prior to his current positions in Kanab, he was the Executive Director of the Utah Student Association under the Utah System of Higher Education. His background also included stints in Washington D.C. with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, the State of Utah Institutional Trust Lands Administration, and the State of Utah Senate.
Stowell served as the Kanab Area Chamber of Commerce President Elect for two terms, as well as two terms as the Kane County Republican Party Chair and still serves on both Executive Committees. He sits on many boards including the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area Highway 89 Alliance, Western States Arts Federation, and the State of Utah Arts Culture and Business Alliance.