Darlene Stubbs

Darlene Stubbs was born in Hildale, UT and grew up in Colorado City, AZ. Her grandfather, Louis J. Barlow, was instrumental in the growth and improvement of Short Creek and provided a great source of inspiration for her. Growing up in the Twin Cities of Hildale and Colorado City, Darlene developed a tenacious work ethic managing a drive-thru restaurant and helping her father manage the Barlow University and KCCA radio station. Whether delivering flyers as a teenager, or participating in garbage cleanup alongside the highway, community involvement was, and still is, one of Darlene’s top priorities.

At the age of 15, having become disenchanted with the church and its leadership, Darlene chose to leave the town she had grown up in. Leaving friends and family behind was one of the most difficult decisions she has ever made, but it allowed her to expand her knowledge and perspective, achieving first her GED and then an Associates of Science degree at Dixie State University. During the course of achieving a formal education, she worked many jobs including waitressing, house cleaning, property management and veterinarian technician. Eventually her life experience and empathetic nature led to her current job, working as a mentor/life coach at a trauma treatment center for mental health.

Darlene enjoys travelling the world with her husband Lawrence Stubbs, who is also a product of Hildale, UT, running marathons, mountain biking, volunteering at animal shelters and spending time with close friends and family. Helping create and plan events that bring people together gives her a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Being able to assist in the planning and execution of the Short Creek 4th of July celebration has been one of the highlights of her life, and she is beyond excited to see the community pulling together and mending after the rough patch it has been through!

Harvey Dockstader “DOC”

Harvey “DOC” was born and raised in the twin cities and understands the history and potential of the area. Harvey brings a blend of distinct skills with over thirty years experience ranging from Direct Sales & Sales Management to Training, Business Consulting, Personal Development & Network Marketing. Harvey reconnected with George in 2014 while planning a High School Reunion, and shared memories of family and community activities that made the area a treasured place to raise a family. When George and Miriam decided to host a July Fourth event, Harvey was one of the first people George called. Harvey shares a passion for the culture, unique history and desire to restore challenged and broken relationships. Harvey has been very active in restoring and rebuilding the area through economic, civic and community growth. A true entrepreneur at heart, Harvey began his career as the owner/operator of a small construction company. Based on his humble beginnings, he understands the lifecycle of a small to medium-sized business along with the challenges they experience. Over his career, he has led mastermind groups, direct sales teams, personal development training, Sales Training Seminars, and several startups. His talents are continually utilized in community volunteer groups and projects. Harvey considers his marriage of thirty-four years, seven children and six grandchildren among his greatest achievements which is a testament to his loving character.

Miriam Jessop

Miriam is a lifetime resident of a the Short Creek area. She is mother to 12 children and is very interested in the development of places and things to do in the community that are oriented to children…

Villia Holm

Villia Holm has been doing bookkeeping and accounting for more than 30 years. Born and raised in Hildale, she spent many hours of her childhood outdoors, enjoying the beautiful mountains and surrounding area of Short Creek. Her father was one of the main supporters of bringing businesses and industry to the community, and she was raised to be very civic minded. Her parents had a great love for the area, and instilled that love into their children. She has been heard to joke about having “crick sand in her blood.” Married to Thomas Holm in 1985, she started keeping the books for his construction business, and together they were able to establish a very successful company which provided employment to many. Villia has many years of experience in an office, mostly in the construction industry. She is currently an Arizona Notary Public, and has been for 15 years. In addition to bookkeeping, she has experience with banking, insurance, bonding, licensing and payroll services. Villia is a consultant for personal income tax preparation, and gets fulfillment in teaching others new skills and helping people succeed. She has been involved in community projects and events all through the years, and is anxious to see more growth and success in the area.”

George Jessop

George has lived in these twin communities his whole life. He has a special appreciation for the beautiful landscape and area region. He has a beautiful family of 12 children, a loving and amazing companion Miriam, has been married to her for 27 years. The last 20 years he has spent serving others in the communities, working at the local hardware store, cooking for the community festivities which he enjoyed doing and still enjoys doing. He is active in seeing industry in our communities grow by being involved with the Uzona chamber of commerce, and is currently self employed as a appliace service and repairman, has people ask him to cater wedding parties and family functions quite often. He loves seeing people getting their lives back together after the jeffs dynasty. George looks forward to seeing many of his friends and family return to the home town they was once a part of even if its just for one day, the 4th of July.”