r Troy Barnum, owner of Payson Total Fitness for opening a second location. This is exciting news for Troy and the community. With the dedication needed for two facilities, Troy has stepped down as a Board member for the Payson Santaquin Chamber of Commerce. He has been a great asset and the board wishes him continued success.
Doug Tarter with BHHS Elite Real Estate has volunteered to fill Troy’s remaining time on the Board. Doug is a fairly new member of our Chamber but has been very active and involved from day one. The chamber is delighted to welcome Doug as the newest Board member and look forward to what he will bring to the Chamber.
Tarter was born in Provo, Utah and raised in Spokane, Washington. After high school, he served an LDS mission in San Bernardino California and then returned to Utah to pursue a Marketing degree at BYU and Utah State; where he achieved a Bachelors Degree in Marketing.
While at BYU, Doug met his fantastic wife of almost 30 years. He and Wendy have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 daughter. He said, “Living here in Payson for 17 years, we love the community and the great beauty that exists here in the area. There is nothing better than the smell of hay and sounds of pheasants and birds in the area. Having a bull elk walk down our street a couple of years ago was indeed a treat that doesn’t happen every day.”
Doug has worked for years in sales and marketing and currently uses his expertise in the field of real estate with Berkshire Hathaway. Real Estate has been an interest of Doug’s for a long time and being able to help all types of people sell their homes or in helping that new married couple get into their first home; Doug loves it all. He loves being outside and meeting people all over the area.
In his free time, Doug has spent many years coaching football at the Jr High level, fly fishing, camping, working with the Boy Scouts and spending time with friends and family. He has volunteered as a guest speaker at Salem High School and Salem Jr High School teaching about Marketing and sales.
He is looking forward to working with everyone in the area and especially with those in the Chamber of Commerce.