Deb Hartley – Executive Director
Bio coming soon.
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
Bio coming soon.
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
Bio coming soon.
Scott Shulman – B21 Circle Leader
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.
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.