Executive Director (Full-time since August 20, 2007!)
My training includes a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Music from the University of Southern California, and Doctoral Work at the University of Maryland, all in Oboe Performance. After playing professionally in orchestras across the country for many years I took up managing them. Eventually I decided it was time for a grand adventure and I packed what would fit in a U-Haul and drove from Michigan through Canada directly to the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. It has been my honor to become part of the Ketchikan community and to help facilitate the direction of this extraordinary organization. I believe the arts are an integral part of who we are as individuals, they help us understand the world, and they can teach us how to treat each other with compassion and respect. The arts in Ketchikan are powerful, nurturing and inspiring and help to make our island even more breathtaking.
Program Director, (Full- Time since July 30, 2018)
And she is tearing it up!!! We can hardly wait until she writes her mini bio for the page...we are wondering how much she will divulge!
Administrative Manager, (Full-time since July 30, 2015)
A long-time resident of Ketchikan, Jeff has been involved in art via song, puppetry, theater, and photography for most of his life. He has a Double Master of Arts in Education and Communications. Married to Bonnie Paddock for over 15 years (they met on stage, cast together in First City Players’ The Sound of Music) and a co-concierge for four cats who currently allow Bonnie and Jeff to live with them and attend to all their needs. Although usually able to assimilate himself into the general community, watch out if he has a puppet on his arm…he’ll get away with saying (and doing) almost anything.
Art Dog and Greeter (Full-time since May 2010).
Since being adopted by Kathleen, Calamity spends her time greeting her adoring fans, training humans to bring her treats, and howling at the fire trucks. She likes art too.