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Leah Aegerter

Studio Coordinator, Digital Fabrication

Leah Aegerter is an artist working primarily in object-based sculpture, furniture, and installation. She received a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2017 and is the Studio Coordinator of Digital Fabrication at Anderson Ranch.

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Doug Casebeer

Markell Brooks Artistic Director Emeritus, Ceramics

Doug Casebeer is Artistic Director Emeritus at Anderson Ranch where he served as Artistic Director of Ceramics for over 34 years. He is currently Resident Artist for the University of Oklahoma. Doug was recognized by NCECA in 2019 for his contributions to the field as an Honorary Member. Doug has lectured, taught, exhibited and built kilns worldwide. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Doug was honored with a solo exhibition in 2019 at the Huntington Museum of Art in WV.

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Jessica Cerise

Jessica Cerise

Operations Manager

Originally from Carbondale, Colo., Jessica received a B.A. in Art from Fort Lewis College. She joined the Ranch in 2010 bringing nearly 20 years of experience in the luxury guest services industry. Jessica oversees housing, the ArtWorks Store and front desk as well as administration of the Artists-in-Residence program.

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Louise Deroualle

Studio Coordinator of Ceramics

Louise Deroualle received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017. She has exhibited her work in the US and Brazil. In 2017 she was awarded the Roswell Artists-in-Residence fellowship. She is currently the Ceramic Studio Coordinator at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in Colorado, where she also keeps her studio practice.

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Marit Evans

Marit Evans

Development Associate & Grants Manager

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Fla., Marit joined the Anderson Ranch in 2016. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Master’s in Arts Administration. In her free time, Marit can be found painting, hiking or catching up on a good book.

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Liz Ferrill

Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking; Chair, Artists-in-Residence Program; Chair, Critical Dialog

Elizabeth Ferrill received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including in Aspen, CO; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NE; New York and Berlin, Germany.

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Miriam Flores

Miriam Flores

Assistant Controller

Miriam is a rare native of the Roaring Fork Valley and grew up in Carbondale. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado Mountain College with a love for numbers. She first started accounting at the age of 16 for YouthEntity, a nonprofit in Carbondale.

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Lindsy Fortier

Senior Creative Manager

Lindsy moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2004 and has called Aspen home ever since. Lindsy has a background in resort marketing and was the Senior Creative Marketing Manager for Aspen Skiing Company for nine years. With experience in photography, design and production she is thrilled to be part of the Anderson Ranch community.

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Roshni Gorur

Digital Media Manager

Roshni is a Virginia native and graduate of the University of Virginia with degrees in English and Media Studies. She previously worked as an event producer and communications strategist for bands, music festivals, and music networks across the UK and EU, and most recently worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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Ellie Hahn

Director of Individual Philanthropy

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Ellie Hahn received her degree in Art History from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2007. Since graduation, she has pursued a career in development working for arts and higher education institutions. Ellie is thrilled to be back in Aspen, supporting Anderson Ranch and enjoying the outdoors. When not at the Ranch, she can be found chasing her two little boys all over the mountains.

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Carrie Hennefeld

Carrie Hennefeld

Registrar

For the past 20+ years, Carrie has overseen the enrollment of students in our summer work­shops, Destination Workshops and January Studio Concentrations. Previously, she was the Registrar at the Boston Center for Adult Education. She holds an M.A. in political science from CU Boulder.

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Idalia Hernandez

Café Steward and Maintenance Assistant

Idalia joined the Ranch in the summer of 2016. She is from El Salvador and is a mother of three sons, Ediberto, Ricardo and Luis. She is a hard worker, deep souled, quick to learn and a self-motivated team player.

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Emilia Hernandez

Café Steward and Maintenance Assistant

Emilia joined the Ranch in 2013. She is from El Salvador and is a mother of two sons, Brandon Kennedy and Javi. She is a hard worker, quick, diligent and competent in work.

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Cate Johnson

Guest Services Assistant

Originally from Atlanta, Cate graduated from Colorado College where she studied fiber arts and printmaking. In her free time she can be found hiking, skiing, or weaving.

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Paul Keefe

Studio Coordinator for Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Paul Keefe is an artist working primarily in painting and sculpture. He has exhibited at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Lane Meyer Projects in Denver, CO. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas and was an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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Alexei Locsin

Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

Alexei is originally from Washington State and received his B.S. in environmental science at Western Washington University. With a brief stint working as a marine biologist/groundfish observer in Alaska, the mountains were calling and the Rocky Mountains have been home ever since.

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Olivia Martinez

Latinx Arts Community Leader and Children’s Program Coordinator

Olivia Martinez, raised in San Francisco, California, graduated from Colorado College in 2020 with a B.A. in Education and minors in Southwest Studies and Spanish. She has worked at the Denver Art Museum and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and is also a certified Colorado Environmental Educator. Olivia is completing her Master’s in Teaching at Colorado College with a focus on Elementary Education. When not working with young people she is always looking for good food, creating, and cruising around on her bike. Olivia is the Latinx Arts Community Leader and Children’s Program Coordinator at Anderson Ranch.

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Meriwether McClorey

Artistic Administrative Manager

Meriwether McClorey grew up playing in the hills of Kentucky and swimming in the lakes of Michigan. She attended SCAD in Savannah, GA, where she received a BFA in Photography and Interior Design. After college she lived in Aspen for several years and interned at the Ranch in the summer of 2010. She left the valley to pursue her Masters degree at New York University, where she completed her MA in Visual Arts Administration in 2014. She’s worked at several prominent galleries in New York City, including 5 years at Jack Shainman Gallery, working with artists such as Nick Cave, Richard Mosse, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. She’s excited to return to the Ranch and the mountains, continuing her work with artists and skiing and hiking in her free time.

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Helen Molesworth

Curator-in-Residence

Helen Molesworth is a curator and writer. Her major exhibitions include: One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art; Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957; Dance/Draw; This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s; Part Object Part Sculpture, and Work Ethic. She has organized monographic exhibitions of Moyra Davey, Noah Davis, Louise Lawler, Steve Locke, Anna Maria Maiolino, Josiah McElheny, Kerry James Marshall, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans. She is the author of numerous catalogue essays and her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Documents, and October. The recipient of the 2011 Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence, she serves as the Curator-in-Residence for the Anderson Ranch in Aspen. She recently hosted a podcast series called “Recording Artists” with The Getty and is currently at work on a book about art, love, and freedom.

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Esther Macy Nooner

Studio Coordinator, Photography & New Media

Esther Macy Nooner received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas, School of Art. She has participated in Artist in Residencies in the National Park System, shown work nationally and internationally and is currently the Studio Coordinator for Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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Molly O’Leary

Program and Events Coordinator

Molly called Portland, Ore., home before joining the Anderson Ranch team. Molly previously worked with galleries as a preparator and as an exhibition and archives assistant. She has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Craft and most recently at the Sitka Center for Arts & Ecology. Molly is excited to continue working with a close-knit arts community.

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Zakriya Rabani

Studio Coordinator, Sculpture

Zakriya Rabani, Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch, received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He was a resident at Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN and has exhibited work nationwide in galleries, competitions and public art spaces. He was ArtFields 2019 Best Installation/Performance Winner.

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Meg Reilly

Accounting and Database Coordinator

A native of eastern Iowa, Meg graduated from Coe College in 2015. She studied art history and studio art, focusing on printmaking.

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Kenny Reyes

Facilities and Grounds Manager

Originally from Honduras, Kenny has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 13 years and graduated from Basalt High School. He currently lives in Willits with his wife and two children, Clark (5) and Easton (3).

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Katherine Roberts

Director of Marketing and Communications

Katherine is Emmy-nominated, formerly working in the advertising agency world and as a network TV executive. Originally from St. Louis, Katherine graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She’s lived from Boston to San Francisco and is thrilled to indulge her passion for arts and culture at the Ranch.

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Charlotte Roennau

Artistic Administrative Manager

Charlotte moved from her native country, Denmark to Aspen in 2010. With a degree in sports science, Charlotte worked for the Danish government in their attempt to use sports as a platform in humanitarian work for developing countries. In Denmark she specialized in managing and developing sports and cultural facilities.

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Brian Shure

Master Printer Director, Anderson Ranch Editions Chair

Brian Shure is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown and Cornell Universities, and has printed at Editions Press, Crown Point Press, Graphicstudio, Houston Fine Art Press, and Gemini G.E.L. He is Master Printer, Director of Anderson Ranch Editions and Chair of the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch.

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Jose Saul Sura

Gardener and Grounds Assistant

Jose Saul Sura is from El Salvador. He moved to Colorado in 2015 and has been living in the Roaring Fork Valley for four years. Jose, who goes by his middle name, Saul– likes to play soccer and is happy to be working at Anderson Ranch!

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Ashley Todey

Vice President, Operations and Business Units

Ashley oversees the operations and business units as well as Board of Trustees relations and governance. She joined Anderson Ranch in 2011 and was appointed as a Vice President in 2020. Ashley is currently a 2020 MBA candidate at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Zenayda Villacorta

Café Staff

Zenayda Lisseth Villacorta was originally from El Salvador and has lived in Colorado for the past 4 years and went to Carbondale Roaring Fork High School. She enjoys learning about other cultures through interacting with people. Zenayda is interested in immigrant rights and eventually would like to work in immigrant advocacy.

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Alison Viola

Registration Assistant

Alison was a former participant in Anderson Ranch workshops before joining the registration staff in 2017. She holds an Associate Degree in Graphic Design, a B.F.A. in Fine Art and received certifications in both elementary and art education. She taught elementary through high school art education in New Jersey and Virginia before moving to Colorado.

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Peter Waanders

President and Chief Executive Officer

Peter owned both independent bookstores and was a partner in David Floria Gallery before working at the Aspen Institute. He is active in the Roaring Fork Valley, having served as president of the Aspen Young Professional Association and the Rotary Club of Aspen. He is on the board of The Buddy Program and is married with two children.

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Andrea Jenkins Wallace

Vice President of Artistic Affairs, Artistic Director of Photography and New Media; Chair of The Center

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Andrea received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder. Andrea’s work is exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

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