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Teddy Andriese

Studio Coordinator, Sculpture

Teddy Andriese is an artist focusing on functional and sculptural furniture, made primarily from wood and metal. He received his BFA with a concentration in Furniture Design and Woodworking from Northern Michigan University in 2020 and is the Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Preferred pronouns: he/him

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Josh Applegate

Sous Chef

Joshua Applegate is originally from Asheville NC but has lived in Colorado for about 15 years in both Vail and Aspen. He has worked in the culinary industry for 30 years in places including Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Portland, OR. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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Silma Sierra Berrada

Interim Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

Silma Sierra Berrada graduated from Princeton University in 2022, receiving her BA in English with certificates in African American Studies, Creative Writing, Theater, and Visual Arts. She received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, Alex Adams Award, and George B. Wood Legacy Prize. Silma’s artistic practice calls upon her time in the theater—playwriting, directing, producing, and scenic design—along with creative writing and visual arts—photography, painting, printmaking, and drawing. Her interdisciplinary work has been featured in the McCarter Theatre and the Lewis Center for the Arts New Works Festival. In the fall of 2023, she will attend Columbia University to earn her Theatre MFA in Playwriting. Preferred pronouns: she/her

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Andrew Betancourt

Studio Assistant

Andrew Betancourt is a Printmaker and Ceramics artist born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He earned his BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Ceramics from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). During his academic career, Andrew was the recipient of The Manuel Acosta Memorial Art Scholarship and The Carl and Margaret Jackson Fellowship. He worked as a studio assistant for Printmaking during his time at the university and now works as an assistant to Master Printer Brian Shure at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. Preferred Pronouns (He/They)

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Nicolette Bonagura

Operations 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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Trey Broomfield

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Trey L Broomfield is a practicing artist from El Paso, Texas who holds a BFA from New Mexico State University. He uses photography, video, and poetry as creative vessels to articulate his perspectives on the complex world around him. Trey’s work often comments on topics such as mass media distribution as well as personal and cultural identity. Through his various mediums, Trey aims to both inform and provoke the viewer to reflect upon themselves and become more conscious of how one’s reality is shaped and constructed through media.

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Jeff Bunchman

Jeff Buchman

Accounting Administrator

Jeff’s belief in enriching and strengthening small communities brought him to Colorado in 2011 to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the United Way of Weld County while finishing his Masters of Nonprofit Management degree. Having worked in higher education for almost a decade after completing his VISTA service, Jeff wanted to return to his nonprofit roots by helping people explore their talents and passion, which led him to Anderson Ranch. Growing up in the forests of Western New York has given Jeff a deep love of the outdoors and in his free time he enjoys all types of adventures, but his favorites are whitewater kayaking and skiing. Pronouns: he/him

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Alicia Creyts

Welcome Center Coordinator and Grants Administrator

Raised in a military family, Alicia bounced between coasts before studying English at the University of California, Berkeley and earning a Master of Divinity at the University of Chicago. She has worked as a Japan Exchange and Teaching Program teacher, Cultural Affairs Assistant for the Japanese Consulate in Houston, hospital chaplain, and freelance editor. She first became acquainted with Anderson Ranch when her children participated in summer workshops and art outreach programs in the local community. Impressed with the rigor of instruction and state-of-the-art technology on campus, she aspires to invite others into creative collaboration here at the Ranch. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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April Davey

Registrar

A Roaring Fork Valley native, April earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies and a certificate in Permaculture Design from Colorado Mountain College. She also holds a Watershed Management Technicians certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a former workshop participant, she is excited about creating and facilitating genuine, personable experiences with people from all backgrounds at the Ranch. Outside of work, you can find April volunteering as an alternate member on the City of Glenwood Springs’ Planning & Zoning Commission, spending time on outdoor pursuits with friends and family, or lounging about with her cat, Izzy. Preferred pronouns: She/Her

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Idalia Esperanza

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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Miriam Flores

Miriam Flores

Finance Manager

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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Douglas Fogle

Curator-in-Residence

In addition to being Anderson Ranch’s Curator-in-Residence, Douglas Fogle is an independent curator and writer based in Los Angeles. He is cofounder of the curatorial office STUDIO LBV. His most recent exhibitions include Luisa Lambri: Autoritratto, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2021); Shio Kusaka, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, Los Angeles (2020); Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude for NEON Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (2017–18); and Andy Warhol: Dark Star, Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2017). Fogle has held curatorial positions at a number of institutions, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he was Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs and chief curator (2009–12); the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, where he was curator of contemporary art and organized Life on Mars, The 55 th  Carnegie International (2008); and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where he was a curator in the Visual Arts Department and curated a number of exhibitions including The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1962–1984 (2003) and Painting at the Edge of the World (2001). He has also contributed essays to numerous artist monographs. Douglas is excited about working with an institution that puts the creative process at its core. He loves that the Ranch’s programs help people understand the importance and the impact of putting art out into the world. He will curate the Ranch’s Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations program, bringing artists’ visions to our community and, though his extensive network, be an ambassador for the Ranch on a worldwide stage.

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Lindsy Fortier

Director of Marketing and Communications

Lindsy moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2004 and has called Aspen home ever since. Lindsy has a background in nonprofit and resort marketing. With experience in photography, design and production she is thrilled to be part of the Anderson Ranch community. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Emil Gorman

Studio Coordinator, Digital Fabrication

Emil Gorman is the Studio Coordinator for Digital Fabrication. He is an artist and designer with a passion for furniture and the implementation of sustainable materials. He received a BFA with a concentration in Human-Centered Design at Northern Michigan University. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Julia Hart

Studio Assistant

Julia Hart currently has a BFA from Sierra Nevada University and pursuing a Master’s in Art Education. She is passionate about making connections through creativity, enjoys working in groups, and learning new things through others. She often finds herself comfortable in scenarios that involve problem-solving and an open mind. Julia’s artistic practice consists of working with mixed media and natural materials to create visual metaphors of growth, change, and emotion, which are a few of the things she finds the most important in human relationships. She believes that the ability to build good relationships is a fundamental value to have as an educator and is something she practices through her art as well.

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Taylor Hedrick

Taylor Hedrick

Studio Assistant

Taylor Hedrick is an artist based in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He received his BFA in studio arts from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and an MFA, with an emphasis in photography, at the University of Iowa. Taylor’s work uses alternative photography, time-based media, printmaking, and book arts to navigate the relationship between existence and consciousness. Taylor has displayed his works nationally, showcasing work in Arkansas, Iowa, Utah, and other states. His most recent achievement was his Solo Thesis Exhibition, Lossful, at the University of Iowa, Anna Mendieta Gallery, where he explores darkroom processes to embrace moments of uncertainty and loss.

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Carrie Hennefeld

Carrie Hennefeld

Director of Data and Database Systems

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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Joanne Seongweon Lee

Studio Coordinator, Ceramics

Originally from South Korea, Joanne Seongweon Lee received her BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University with a concentration in Ceramics in 2015. After graduation, she moved back to South Korea for an Artist in Residence program at the Korea Ceramic Foundation: Icheon Cerapia. She completed an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019 and achieved the Franz Rising Start Project Scholarship: Outstanding Performance in Porcelain Design in that same year. After graduating, she finished her Residency at Sonoma Ceramics in Sonoma, California. In 2021, Joanne taught numerous Ceramics courses for various levels at the James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Joanne Lee

Joanne Seongweon Lee is the Ceramics studio coordinator at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Originally from South Korea, she received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and achieved the Franz Rising Start Project Scholarship for Outstanding Performance in Porcelain Design. After graduation, she moved back to South Korea for an artist-in-residence program at the Korea Ceramic Foundation Icheon Cerapia.

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Alexei Locsin

Creative Services Manager

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. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Olivia Martinez

Olivia Martinez was raised in San Francisco, CA, and graduated from Colorado College in 2020 with a BA 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 Masters in teaching at Colorado College with a focus on elementary education in 2021.

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Yari Mena

Yari Mena

Studio Assistant

Yari received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Georgia State University in 2019 in Atlanta, GA. She is a mixed-media artist who explores memory, time, place, and identity through painting, drawing, photography, and monotype printmaking. Most recently, she worked with the skilled Mokuhanga printmaker Hiroki Morinoue and her coordinator Silma Berrada to co-curate a pop-up exhibition at the ranch. She has taught art to elementary and middle school-aged students in Georgia and Colorado and has a passion for spreading a love of the arts to others.  

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Esther Macy Nooner

Workshop Program Manager; 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, and most recently at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She has 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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Kimberly Patterson

Philanthropy Support Coordinator

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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Amy Kaiser Pendarvis

Events Manager

Amy Kaiser Pendarvis grew up on the Front Range and graduated from Hofstra University in New York with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She has spent most of her career in Arts Management from the Pearl Theatre Company, an off-Broadway theatre in NYC, to the Yale Alumni Chorus to the Wheeler Opera House here in Aspen. When not at the Ranch, she enjoys community theatre and watching her kids from the bleachers in sports year-round.

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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). Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Taylor Rumble

Sous Chef

Taylor has 12 years of professional cooking and kitchen experience. Local restaurants include the Snowmass Club, St. Regis and the Limelight Snowmass where he helped launch their restaurant. Taylor enjoys cooking a variety of types of cuisine and is looking forward to being part of a culinary operation that serves a community. Preferred Pronouns: he/him

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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 RISD, Brown, and Cornell and conducted classes in China, Japan, Mexico, and Germany. He is Master Printer, director of Anderson Ranch Editions, and chair of the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch.

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Mary Margaret Sims

Mary Margaret Sims

Studio Assistant

Mary Margaret Sims was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. She is an undergraduate student at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), majoring in ceramics with a minor in entrepreneurial studies, completing her BFA degree in May 2022. In 2019, Sims studied abroad at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, where she participated in a group show titled “Lessons in Looking.” Her artwork is included in the KCAI Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection. Sims has gained professional experience by interning with several artists in the Kansas City area and has served as a teaching assistant for ceramics professors at KCAI. She uses industrial ceramics techniques to create functional, ritualistic objects with luscious forms in a playful color palette.

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Evan Soroka

Digital Media Manager

Evan Soroka is an experienced digital media strategist with a unique background in human and spiritual sciences. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Aspen, CO, Evan was exposed to art at an early age through her father’s fine art photography gallery. This led to a lifelong appreciation and respect for creativity in all forms. An adventurer at heart, Evan received a dual degree in Anthropology, and Spanish/Portuguese from the University of Colorado. During her time as an anthropology student, she specialized in archaeology, working and living in South America for half a decade. Before coming to the Ranch in 2022, Evan was an educator and author, teaching workshops, classes, and programs worldwide. She is the author of Yoga Therapy for Diabetes and her work is featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International and Yoga Therapy Today.  She approaches her work from an integrative lens, with passion, excellence, and a deep understanding of human connection. Preferred pronouns: she/her

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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! Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Zenayda Villacorta

Café Supervisor

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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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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. Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

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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. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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