Bridge21 Park City recognizes the isolation crisis individuals with disabilities face while approaching adulthood. Opportunities are growing within the Park City community for this population, however there are not enough Neurodiverse Housing options. We believe Park City and Summit County are ready to build a more inclusive community and Bridge21 seeks to create a network of bridges connecting individuals with disabilities to local housing. Ultimately, Bridge21 aims to build a Neurodiverse Co-Housing neighborhood.
View our Board Members below
Wes Stout – Board Chair
Wes has been a resident of Park City for 10 years and currently works as a sales leader for Pepsi where he leads teams across the west coast.
Previous to Pepsi, Wes ran Young Life in Park City for several years and helped start Capernaum, Young Life’s neurodiverse outreach to students ages 12-21.
He and his wife Hannah, of 11 years, both have siblings with special needs and are passionate about making Park City a place where neurodiverse adults can have a thriving life.
In his spare time, Wes enjoys cooking for friends and traveling with Hannah.
Stephanie Polukoff – Board Member
Stephanie is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 30 years of experience running her own business, SAP Services, providing healthcare/therapeutic services to a variety of schools and clinics that support special needs children and their families.
She worked in the Park City School District for 17 years as well as Primary Children’s Hospital, Blue Sky Therapeutics, and private practice. The very *definition of her profession has prepared her for developing a co-housing inclusive community. She is a founding member of Bridge21 Park City and considers it her final act to create an inclusive, sustaining, nurturing community for her special needs friends to thrive and succeed in life. She has also been an advocate for her own children growing up in Park City where she was President of school PTO’s, member of PCEF and PCSTF, Jans Winter Welcome volunteer and NAC volunteer when it was just one building and a barn. Currently, Stephanie is dedicated to B21, Walter, the pug, and her family, Jerry, Izaac and Natalya.
Occupational therapy (OT) is a global healthcare profession. It involves the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities.
Liza Howell – Board Member
Liza Howell is a founding member of Bridge21 Park City.
She is the mother of a young man on the autism spectrum and his 3 adoring sisters. An artist and children’s book author, Liza has volunteered countless hours to organizations she believes make a difference in the world.
Liza is president of the Kenan Family Foundation and co-director of the Hope through LIFE foundation with her husband Drew. Running, hiking, gardening, and leading Bible studies are some of her favorite activities.
Clay Weldon – Board Member
Clay has been with B21 from the very beginning.
My early years growing up back East outside Philly were spent living an adventurous life riding freestyle BMX, go-carts, unicycles, dirt bikes, playing all the sports, and… delivering lots of wedding cakes. My parents owned a bakery that’s still around today and I’m one of six kids who all worked in the bakery.
I have a beautiful wife, Cristy, and some amazing kiddos with one being a special needs son, Luke, who lights up everyone’s life.
I founded a fitness software business back in 2011, absolutely love what I do, and am surrounded by incredibly supportive people. Be content, but never settle.
Ed Aloe – Board Member
Mr. Aloe is the Founder and CEO of CALCAP Advisors.
CALCAP was founded in 2008 and sponsors alternative real estate investment opportunities for individual and institutional investors. Ed is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and performance of the company and its affiliates, CALCAP Lending, CALCAP Properties, CALCAP Asset Management and CALCAP Strategic Opportunities. Mr. Aloe is also Chairman of the company’s Investment Committee responsible for guiding the overall investment strategy of the firm. CALCAP has over $700 million in AUM and has raised money from over 350 high net worth individuals.
Mr. Aloe graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.B.A. degree in Business. He founded CALCAP Cares, a 501(c)(3) Foundation created to raise money for autism awareness and currently serves on the Board of Bridge21, a non-profit, based in Park City, Utah. He has also served on the University of San Diego Emerging Leaders Council as well as the USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.
Ed is also the host of “The Real Estate Wealth” podcast, and resides in San Marino, CA with his wife and three children.
Scott Shulman – Board Member
My wife Rhonda and I came to Park City for the first time in December of 2004 to teach our two boys, then 7 and 8 years old, how to ski. After spending just one week here we knew this is where we wanted to eventually, permanently move.
We purchased property in 2005 and just waited for the right time to move.
I practiced internal medicine for almost 30 years in Atlanta before we realized our dream and moved to Park City in January of 2021.
Our younger son, Drew, who is now 25 years old and is on the spectrum, moved to Park City with us. Rhonda and I never thought Drew would ever achieve any significant level of independence but he is now living here by himself and has had a full-time job at the Canyons with benefits and a 401K for the past two and a half years. The self-worth and happiness that his independence has brought to him and the joy and satisfaction of seeing Drew living this life have been life-changing for Rhonda and me. When I learned about Bridge 21 in April of 2022 I wanted to play some role as I want other parents and caregivers to be able to experience what my wife and I have through Drew’s independence. I strongly believe that every person should be given the opportunity to live his/her life as fully as possible no matter what their starting point.
I still work full-time for my practice in Atlanta of 67 providers both in clinical and administrative roles. Rhonda is a Rehab Medicine physician practicing at Park City Hospital and serves on the board of the NAC. I love anything exercise: biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and also volunteer at the NAC. I enjoy building things and creating art on the side.
If I can change someone else’s life for the better then I have accomplished my goal in life.
Dwight Flenniken III – Board Member
Mr. Flenniken is an entrepreneurial minded executive, focused on consumer centric digital innovation and transformation. Over the course of his career Dwight has worked in the financial sector, including banking and fintech startups. He has helped these companies develop plans to scale and grow their businesses through data insights and market driven technology.
In his nearly 20 years of marketing experience, specializing in enterprise level campaign planning, strategy & execution, team building & management, cross-channel advertising and digital marketing platform design and integration.
Prior to joining Sunwest Bank, Mr. Flenniken served as an executive for some very successful startups including Americor, Goldco, Loanpal and Quinstreet.
Mr. Flenniken graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2002 with a B.A in Journalism, having recently moved from Huntington Beach, CA, he and his family currently reside in Park City, Utah.
Safia Keller – Board Member
Safia has been the Director of Development for the College of Education at the University of Utah since 2019.
Before this position, she was the Chief Employment Development Officer at Columbus Community Center for 3 ½ years, Director of Corporate Relations at Westminster College for 10 years from 2006-2016, and Director of Group and Corporate Ticket Sales for Broadway Across America for 11 years from 1995-2006.
She sits on several boards, including the AFP Utah Chapter, the University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives, the Rotary Club of Millcreek, CNS Home Health & Hospice, and MS Society Utah/So. Idaho Board Emeritus Board Member. She is also the past Chair of the Utah Women’s Giving Circle, which is part of the Community Foundation of Utah. She received her BA in International Relations at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
She has one son, Maclane, who is 27 years old and is the light of her life. She is a fierce advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life and making sure that DEI statements include disabilities as a form of diversity. When not working or volunteering, she loves to ski, go camping, and enjoy a nice glass of wine with a good book!
Nancy Seraphin – Board Member
As a 32 year “local”, Nancy Seraphin has held leadership positions throughout the Wasatch Back since she stopped in Park City to be a “ski bum” in 1991.
She has held numerous leadership positions at several of Park City and Northern Utah’s largest real estate companies. She has always felt that giving back to the community in which she lives is essential. She has served on the Boards or volunteered for of numerous organizations including Recycle Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Ogden Weber Convention and Visitors Association, the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival and Preserve Midway.
She is eager to help Bridge21 implement their vision in Park City. Currently, Nancy is Vice President of Sales for the Red Ledges community in the Heber Valley.
Our Mission & Vision
We create housing opportunities for neurodiverse adults in Park City that integrates quality of life within a supportive community.
Every neurodiverse adult has the opportunity to live in community-integrated housing in Park City, Utah.
There are many ways you can help propel Bridge21 forward in our housing initiative. You can donate, volunteer, and follow us on social media.
Bridge21 appreciates any and all donations. Your tax-exempt donations are twofold; they:
- Help Bridge21 host community-supported events
- Establish a fund to create more housing options for our community members with disabilities.
Join a Committee
There are a few different ways you can volunteer with Bridge21.
- Community Engagement
- Buds&Blooms – Community Gardens
- B21 Circle – Support for Families
- Fundraising, etc.
Here are a lot of resources for not only Park City, Utah but also national resources for neuro-typical individuals and their families.
We Need Your Support Today!
With your contribution we can create stable housing opportunities for our community members with disabilities. Showing your commitment helps us continue to support our community members with disabilities. Together we will make a more inclusive and diverse Park City community.