Darlene Stevenson Hamblin was born in Duchesne and has lived in Ogden most of her life. She resides near Ogden Canyon and the Ogden River, surroundings that have inspired many of her paintings. Some of Darlene’s early memories are of having such a desire to draw that she drew on all of the blank pages of her mom’s encyclopedias. She studied art at Weber State University and Utah State University and has taught oil painting classes for 18 years. In 2004 she designed and painted two 32” seagull forms for Salt Lake City’s “Seagull Fest” which were displayed at the Gallivan Center.
In 1988, Alan Hall founded MarketStar in Roy. Now headquartered in Ogden, MarketStar is a world leader in sales and marketing outsourcing and is one of Utah’s largest and fastest growing employers, having tripled in size in the last three years. With over 2,600 employees worldwide, MarketStar provides nearly $5 billion in sales revenue for prominent IT and Consumer Electronics brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Verizon, Microsoft, Sony and Whirlpool. MarketStar has additional of ces in Salt Lake City, Denver and Atlanta plus eld employees in all 50 states and more than 20 countries. MarketStar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, the world’s leading marketing communications company. MarketStar actively supports local chapters of the Boys & Girls Club, the American Cancer Society and other needs-based charities.