Who We Are- Radio Division

Radio Division Director

The Radio NETWORK Division Director

BRAD MORRIS

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Brad Morris has been a part of Utah Communications Authority since 2005 where he began his career as a two-month temporary in the install bay. He started building public safety vehicles for many Utah State agencies, this position allowed him to form relationships with many of Utah’s finest law enforcement officials. Brad moved to certifying radars on the repair bench and eventually progressed into a critical role as UCA’s Lead Field Technician; many of you may know him from this capacity as he worked in various dispatch centers servicing radio and console issues throughout the State. He has also served consecutively as UCA’s Projects Manager and Warehouse Manager before taking on the challenging role of the Radio Division Director. Brad is commitment to build and expand UCA’s relationships with all those he interacts with. He never takes life too serious (unless he has to) and is…always willing to share his wit with a good joke.

 

Radio Division Manager

RADIO PROJECT MANAGER

MICHAEL BRIGHT

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Michael graduated from the Salt Lake Community College with a degree in electronics. He spent 4 years working on repairing home audio/video equipment before he started with the state. With the state Michael spent a couple of years in out vehicle install bay and a year on the bench repairing radios. After that he was a field tech working out of the Ogden shop for 15 years.

 

MiKE LINDQUIST

MIKE LINDQUIST

RESOURCE COORDINATOR MANAGER

Mike’s radio experience started in junior high school when he bought a CB radio for $5.00 at the swap meet to talk to his friend who lived across town. He upgraded over the years and became interested in how the radio worked. By 12th grade he earned his amateur radio license, was making his own antennas, and repairing/modifying radios for his friends usually without schematics.

A couple years later Mike started working at a CB radio shop part time while working at Standard Supply Electronics full time. He eventually moved on to Sound Warehouse doing sales and installation of automotive audio/video and security systems. With the birth of his first son coming he decided to look for a long-term career.

Mike applied for a position at the ITS radio shop doing equipment installation in UHP vehicles. A little over 6 years later he moved up to radar technician and then after a few more years he was the radio technician.

ITS merged with UCAN in 2014 when he took a field tech position shortly after. He was replaced a tech that was retiring and trained with him with a focus on the Motorola Gold Elite dispatch consoles.

He learned the detailed workings of the UCAN system over the next couple years working closely with one of the senior technicians that helped put the system together.

Taylor Carroll

TAYLOR CARROLL

SUPPLY CHAIN/PURCHASING MANAGER

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Taylor Carroll has 8+ years of experience in Supply Chain between various industries. He is currently a Senior at Utah Valley University and is pursuing a BS in Technology Management. Taylor is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is constantly looking for ways to eliminate waste and improve efficiencies within the supply chain. Outside of work Taylor is an avid Jazz fan and enjoys hiking, camping and being outdoors with his family.

 

TECHNICIANS:

Ray Angel

Ray been in comms for 23 years. He started in the Army and went on to be a remote tester for US West. Then he worked in a central office and field doing everything from telephone installs to fiber repairs. He moved here from Elko where he worked in the mines putting wifi 2000 ft underground. He's excited to be here and looking forward to working with everyone.

Curtis Benjamin

Curtis became interested in radio and electronics during high school in his hRayome state of Michigan. He afterward obtained an Amateur Radio License, attended ITT Technical Institute for Electronics Engineering Technology and served as an Electronics Technician in the US Navy. After his term in the Navy, he worked for BF Goodrich Aerospace on aircraft collision warning products. Curtis then worked as a Radio Technician for the Michigan State Police and Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System for 20 years before moving to the beautiful state of Utah. He’s now happy to serve as one of the Radio Technicians for UCA.

Travis Colby 

Travis is a USAF veteran with 16 years of electronics systems experience and 5 years working in the realm of radios. He’s been with UCA for 3 years.

Wayne Diamond

Wayne started in two way radio communications right out of high school in 1981. He graduated from night school in electronics from Salt Lake Community College and passed his FCC general class license. He then worked for UCS Radio for 28 years and was in charge of Kennecott copper and several mines in Nevada’s radio system. Wayne then took a job at UCAN which is now UCA in 2010. Wayne has a total of 38 years of service in Radio and microwave. He loves the outdoors, exercising and working on sites in the mountains.

Tice Guymon

Tice works as a Field Tech fr UCA and enjoys working with the quality of co-workers that surround him.  He enjoys the outdoors and tower work.  

Dakota Jackman 

Dakota is a technician for UCA out of Salt Lake. He is a graduate from USU with a bachelor’s degree. He’s an avid outdoorsman and enjoys what nature has to offer. He hopes to learn lots over the years from the great people at UCA.

Loren Lamoreaux

Loren enjoys working with radio and microwaves.

Kevin Meek

Kevin has worked in radio communications since 1981, most recently spending 24 years with the State of Colorado supporting their public safety communications network. He is excited to bring his experience to UCA and the State of Utah.

Sean O'Neill 

Sean is Utah born. He left for the military for 8 years and came back to Utah. He has now worked for the state for 14 years.

Trevor Pollock 

Trevor Pollock works for UCA as a Microwave/Radio Field Technician primarily covering the area of Southwest Utah. He has worked for UCA and the State of Utah for over 20 yrs working out of the radio shop in Cedar City. He has been responsible the design, installation and maintenance of many of the radio sites in southwest Utah as well as the main point of contact for many the dispatch centers in the region. Prior to working for the State of Utah he worked for a private technology company, spent several years as a seasonal employee of the US Forest service doing wildland fire fighting and timber contracting, and graduated from college with a BS in Electronic Engineering and a BA in Spanish Literature.

Kirk Rogers 

Kirk started out in radio 30 years ago with CB radio's, doing repairs and modifications. That expanded in 2001 when he started in the State of Utah radio shop doing vehicle equipment builds for UHP. In 2006 he moved to Arizona working for the city of Mesa where he started with field work and microwave. Fast forward 12 years, Kirk had the opportunity to come back to Utah and work with the same group of guys under the UCA organization and it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made!

Phil Singleton 

Phil works at Utah Communications Authority. He enjoys making yogurt, smoking ribs and chicken. He has a fascination with historical perspectives applied to current situations. His favorite fiction book is “Of mice and men”. Phil really like the office view from many of our sites.‚Äč

Josh Turner

Josh was born in Alaska, moved around frequently (Army brat) Arizona, California, Las Vegas, but lived mostly here in Kearns and considers Utah home.   He's been an electician for almost 13 years with experence in commercial, solar, controls, plc's and spent the last two years at the airport expansion doing the baggage handling.  Working on Bachelors degree in business, loves soccer.  

Jeremy White

Jeremy started at a very young age (much to his parents dismay) taking things apart to see how they worked, which developed into the love of fixing (any)things. In high school he spent as much time in the metal welding, fabrication, and woodworking shops as the teachers would allow. Jeremy then went to Idaho State University and earned an Associate’s degree in Diesel mechanics, and Engine Power Generation. In 1993 he started fixing things professionally for Petersen Electric, generators, engines, pressure washers, and motor homes. He spent a short time With C.W. Silver repairing welders and generators, and discovered that he’d much rather use the welder to build something, than repair a broken one. In 1995 he worked for EC Power Systems on large engine driven equipment such as, Kohler generators, John Deere, Ford, and Kubota industrial engines. In 1999 he worked for Jeff Petersen Generator and 4x4 service on everything listed above, plus doing vehicle modifications for pay, which he had done until now for himself and friends as a hobby. Seeking financial stability, Jeremy started working for UCAN in 2005, doing all the things that he loves to do, as a career. He get to learn new things, plus, fix everything that helps keep the “System” going.