Collin Kartchner, a life remembered

Good Things Utah

We had Emily Kartchner Frame, sister of Collin in studio with us today to share with us thoughts, love, and remembrance of her brother. Collin Kartchner was a well known activist who traveled the country giving 300-500 yearly presentations on the dangers of social media and smart phones. He changed and saved the lives of so many youth as well as their families.

Collin had a popular podcast, a TedX talk, and a huge following. He unexpectedly and tragically died on October 20, 2020 leaving behind his wife, four young children, as well as a community of hundreds of thousands across the world.

Emily wants to share the free, public celebration in his memory this Saturday November 7 at Thanksgiving Point. Months before he died he (maybe jokingly) told his family when he died he wanted it to be a party, “toes-tapping” and that is what they are going to give him! Come celebrate his life with us with live music from our favorite local bands, his kids, grab food and merch, a few amazing surprises you won’t want to miss and plenty of room for social distancing! His message lives on with his #savethekids foundation and his community, and we hope to see everyone there with their masks. If you can’t attend there will be a YouTube live stream as well. (

Free event, just register at this Eventbrite link.

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.

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