Family man, bridge builder, process guy, math nerd, transgender man of faith, Utahn.

Kris Campbell has lived in unincorporated western Summit County for 13 years (Summit Park, Timberline and Silver Creek neighborhoods near Park City). He was raised riding horses in eastern Wyoming. He then spent some time in central Pennsylvania after college before moving back to the mountains and high valleys of the West. He has two smart, considerate daughters with plenty of personality that keep him on his toes.

After years of feeling frustrated and helpless watching the Utah legislature produce so many flawed laws, Kris realized he could either let go of his concerns or take action to create positive change. He chose to act by helping to coordinate signature gathering efforts in Summit County for the tax reform referendum in 2019. In 2021, he advocated for fair boundaries during the once-a-decade redistricting process as part of the class project for Leadership Park City, Class 27. He has followed the legislative sessions closely since 2020, advocating for transparent, collaborative processes where legislators work with the people of Utah to meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Community service is important to Kris. He is a board member of Mountain Mediation Center, where he plans and facilitates community conversations to build understanding and connection. He is on the executive committee of the Summit County Communities That Care coalition to reduce youth substance use and suicide. He is a member of Park City’s LGBTQ+ Task Force which seeks to create, maintain, and enliven inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community in order to help the Wasatch Back become a place where all people feel they belong.

He was a software and systems engineer for several years, before joining the University of Utah, where he wrote software to study brain images of autistic people and people with Alzheimer’s. He then spent eight years developing new methods to study brain images as part of earning a PhD in Computing at the University of Utah. He is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the U.

Kris loves playing soccer, puzzles, playing games with his kids, volunteering with their school’s art program, and exploring the trails around Park City and in the Uintas.