Our Staff

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Leah Aegerter

Studio Coordinator, Digital Fabrication

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

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Nicolette Bonagura

Operations Assistant and Human Resources Coordinator

Nicolette Bonagura earned her MFA in photography from the University of Arkansas and holds a BFA from Arcadia University. She is interested in investigating the complexities of visual perception, using the camera as a tool to document time and light.  Her practice is interdisciplinary but revolves around the role of the image and its representations.  Nicolette’s work has been exhibited online and in galleries both nationally and internationally.

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Cung Davidson

Guest Services Assistant

Cung Davidson is an Alaskan Native who has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 6 years. She has a passion and appreciation for all forms of art, but is looking forward to furthering her education in Art Therapy. Outside of the art world Cung has a love for adventure. You can find her from the sublime ski slopes of the Rocky Mountains and beyond to the chilly waters of the Pacific trying to catch a wave.

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Louise Deroualle

Studio Coordinator, 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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Katie Dugan

Guest Services Assistant

Katie is a native to Colorado and studied floral design in Fort Collins. She decided to move to the Roaring Fork Valley for a summer and has ended up staying for over two years. She has an interest for all things art and design, and loves to hike and be outdoors in her free time.

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Elizabeth Ferrill

Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing and 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, NY; and Berlin, Germany. Liz is the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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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

Housekeeping 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 Staff and Steward

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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Rob Ittner

Director of Food and Beverage

Rob Ittner has been in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years and has owned 5 restaurants over that time.  Notably, Rustique Bistro in Aspen, awarded by Esquire Magazine “American’s Best New Restaurants” when it opened in 2000.  Rob also owned the Cooking School of Aspen.   Rob sold his restaurants in 2019 and has recently been working as a restaurant consultant and Director of Food and Beverage at a luxury hotel in California. Prior to his 20 plus years in Aspen, Rob was an instructor at the New England Culinary Institute and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Rob’s approach to food is based on his philosophy that “Food is Art”.  Rob’s definition of Art is “something that we experience through our senses that inspires an emotion” and he believes that is how food should be experienced just as one would experience a painting, sculpture or composition of music.

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Paul Keefe

Studio Coordinator, Painting, Drawing and 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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Esther Macy Nooner

Studio Coordinator, Photography and New Media

Esther Macy Nooner received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas School of Art. She has participated in the Artist-in-Residence program 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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Olivia Martinez

Latinx Arts Community Leader and Children’s Program Coordinator

Olivia was raised in San Francisco, California, and 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 completed her Master’s in Teaching at Colorado College with a focus on Elementary Education in 2021. When not working with young people she is always looking for good food, creating, and cruising around on her bike.

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Meriwether McClorey

Artistic Programs 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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Kimberly Patterson

Development Assistant

Raised on the shores of Massachusetts, Kimberly Patterson, graduated from Fitchburg State University in 2021 with a B.S. in Communications Media with a dual concentration in Professional Communications and Photography. Having previous experience with the Fitchburg Art Museum through the Fitchburg State University partnership as well as the non-profit Opportunity Works, Kimberly is excited to continue to support the arts and non-profit aspects of Anderson Ranch Arts Center alike. In her free time she can be found enjoying the outdoors and working on her Photography.

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Zakriya Rabani

Studio Coordinator, Sculpture

Zakriya Rabani, Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 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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Stephanie Richardson

President’s Office Administrative Manager

Stephanie is a Texas transplant, moving to Snowmass Village in 2014. She has 20+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant working alongside C-Suite Executives and Business Owners. Stephanie is passionate about clear and effective communication. Inspired by the mountains, she can be found running the trails, hiking, and XC skiing in her spare time.

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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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Brian Shure

Master Printer and Director, Anderson Ranch Editions

Brian Shure is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York, where he curated the 2018 show Bathing. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Cornell University and conducted classes in China, Japan, Mexico and Germany. He is Master Printer and Director of Anderson Ranch Editions.

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Leila Sunier

Campus Events and Rentals Coordinator

Leila Sunier, a nomad at heart, most recently calls Colorado home. She has a love for building community and connection, as well as a deep reverence for the well written word. On weekends, Leila is likely to be found out in the mountains, exploring new peaks, or at home with her guitar and music.

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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 and Cashier

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

After completing an undergraduate degree in Communications Media, Andrea Jenkins Wallace received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder. Before coming to the Ranch in 2008, she worked for over ten years in academia, holding tenure track appointments at Lake Forest College and Willamette University. She is often an invited speaker to colleges and universities including Pratt Institute, the University of Denver and the University of South Florida. She has also been a featured speaker at the Denver Art Museum and the Stonewall National Museum. In 2021, Wallace co-taught a class entitled Photography, Race and Gender at Colorado College. Her film, Rochell and Brian, a documentary about teenage pregnancy, premiered at the New York International Independent Film Festival. She exhibits nationally and internationally with numerous shows throughout the Americas, Europe, China and the Middle East.

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