About Me

Crystal Young-Otterstrom was named one of Utah Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2013 and is a two-time recipient of the Community Foundation of Utah's Enlightened 50 (E-50) award. She specializes in copy writing, branding, print advertising, outdoor campaigns, guerrilla/non-traditional advertising, student marketing, graphic design, young professional marketing, social media, community outreach, public relations, and cross promotions and partnerships. Also a former Scene in SLC recipient from IN Utah This Week, Crystal has appeared as a spokesperson on every local and most national news sources. Clients include Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks, Intermezzo Chamber Music Series, Utah Chamber Artists, Utah Population and Environment Coalition (smallfamilies.us campaign), 5th Press, Utah Cultural Alliance, Pygmalion Theatre Company, Sarasota Orchestra, Greenville Orchestra, the Performing Arts Coalition, the Utah Democratic Party, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (a national organization), and many many more organizations and companies. Professional political campaign work includes: Mayor Ben McAdams, Mayor Ralph Becker, Sam Granato for Senate, Holly Mullen for County Council, Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, and several more.

Crystal is the founder of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Vivace, the largest group of its kind west of the Mississippi, an audience development effort for 20-40 year-old Utah residents. She is also the co-founder and Marketing Director of The Salty Cricket Composers Collective, a new music performing ensemble that only performs the works of composers currently living in Utah. Young-Otterstrom is a composer and coloratura soprano. She received her BA in Music Theory from BYU in 2002 (with minors in marketing, economics, and humanities), and her MA in Musicology/Composition from Queens College (City University of New York) in 2004. Young-Otterstrom is the Utah schair of LDS Democrats, which has become the largest caucus in the Utah Democratic Party. It is an elected position. She is also the vice-chair of LDS Democrats of America. Young-Otterstrom serves on the boards or steering committees of Alliance for a Better Utah (serving as the vice-chair of the c3 board), UTOPIA Early Music, Planned Parenthood’s Political Action Committee, LDS Composers Network, Studio D, and the Board of the North American Association of Young Professionals.

Past Board service includes: the Human Rights Campaign, Young Benefactors at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the OPERA America Young Friends of Opera steering committee, the Messaging, Women’s, and Platform committees for the Utah Democratic Party, Cottonwood Forum, the Utah Democratic Progressive Caucus, Mormons for Equality and Social Justice (MESJ), Utah Cultural Alliance, and is the former Communications Director of Young Democrats of Utah. Crystal is the mother of Betty and Edwin, wife of Joel, and special human to basset hounds Herman, Daisy, Ivy Rose, and Harvey.

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  • commented on The Problem and Opportunity with Bishop Paredes' Blog Post 2014-11-13 18:58:30 -0800
    In reading this, I feel that Prof. Davis is taking a stab at the statement made by LDS Dems, describing what we said as “humiliated into offering an abject apology and going through meetings with LDS Democrats.” Our statement is not humiliating the Bishop or even harshly critical. We simply pointed out the thousands of Mormon Democrats who disagree with his blog post and listed several of the general authorities who are democrats. Our invitation to dialogue is genuine and meant in a Christ-like spirit of striving to understand one another.
Crystal Young-Otterstrom is the chair of LDS Dems - Utah and vice-chair of LDS Dems of America. She works from home managing a marketing and event production business (Foursight Partners). She is the mother of two children and three basset hounds.


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