Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be closed from September 24th – October 2nd.

Our Staff

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Betsy Alwin

Visiting Director of Ceramics and Expanded Media

Betsy Alwin is a sculptor working across mediums. She has two decades of teaching and curriculum experience including serving as the Dean of Skowhegan School of Painting & Drawing for several years. She attended Skowhegan, holds an MFA from Illinois State University, a BFA in Sculpture and a BA in Spanish language from Minnesota State University. Her work has been exhibited widely, including the Berkshire Botanical Gardens (Mass MoCA), the National Botanic Gardens in Washington D.C., AIR Gallery, New York, The Phipps Center, Hudson WI, the Waiting Room Gallery, Edina, MN, Burnet Fine Art Advisory, Wayzata, MN and Rubine Red Gallery in Palm Springs, CA. Public commissions include sculptures at the Onoden Elementary School in Tokyo, Japan, Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN and Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2022 Artist Individual Support Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Alwin recently served as co-curator with Steve Locke for the exhibition Distance: Works on Paper at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, NY. Her work will be featured in the Clio Art Fair in New York City this May. Alwin is a member of the Minneapolis collective Rosalux Gallery and exhibits her work at Rubine Red in Palm Springs, CA

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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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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 Manager

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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Hillary Brigid Carpenter

Events Manager

With a BS in Industrial Design from Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO, Hillary specializes in creating handcrafted furniture. With a philosophical framework she explores space, material, form, and user interaction to create seemingly simple functional art. As an anti-mass production maker, Hillary believes when we surround ourselves with enduring beauty, made with care and intent we inherently enrich our lives for the greater good.  And through these meaningful engagements individual makers ultimately charter humanity.

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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 & Printmaking; Artists-in-Residence Program; Critical Dialogue Program

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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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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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 Facilitated Studio Practices. 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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Camille King

Registration Assistant

Originally from Memphis Tennessee, Camille received her BFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. In her work she explores her understanding of emotional intelligence and awareness. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and is excited to continue her practice and grow in Aspen and at Anderson Ranch.

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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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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

Youth and Community Engagement Manager

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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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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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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Samantha Resner

Registrar

Sam was born and raised in Colorado, and holds a BFA in Animation and Visual Effects from Academy of Art University, and earned both an MS in Library Science, and an MA in History from Simmons University. In her free time, Sam enjoys exploring various artistic endeavors, such as sketching, painting, and experimenting with digital media. She also has a deep love for literature, constantly seeking out new books to delve into and share with others.

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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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Brian Shure

Master Printer and Director, Anderson Ranch Editions

Brian Shure apprenticed to Tamarind Master Printer Ernest DeSoto while a student at Antioch College, and became a Master Printer at Editions Press, and then at Crown Point Press, where he also coordinated the China Woodblock Program. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Cornell University and conducted workshops in numerous studios in the U.S., China, Japan, Mexico, and Germany. Prior to becoming Director of Anderson Ranch Editions, he was production manager at Gemini GEL in Los Angeles. He is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York, and his work is in many public and private collections worldwide. He lives at Anderson Ranch with his wife and two children.

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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 & Chief Operating Officer

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 and Chief Operating Officer in 2023. Ashley earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2020. 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 embraces art-making as a neophyte – exploring various mediums for the simple pleasure of learning and making. He brought his business management and leadership experience to Anderson Ranch after serving as the Director of Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute. Peter is active in the Roaring Fork Valley, having served as president of the Aspen Young Professional Association, President of the Rotary Club of Aspen, and on the board of The Buddy Program. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Aspen Public Education Fund. He 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

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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Lindsey Yeager

Studio Coordinator of Paint and Printmaking

Fueled by a need to find closure in a deteriorating world, Wisconsin-born Lindsey Yeager paints and illustrates connections between society and nature, between human and animal, translating and reframing human contexts into fearful, raw, and feral allegories. Lindsey received a BFA in New Studio Practice and Illustration from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2021 and she went on to win two Society of Illustrators awards and participate in the 2021-22 cycle of Plum Blossom Initiative’s Bridge Work residency. Her work has been shown at Var Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Soft Times Gallery, Museum of Wisconsin Art, and Society of Illustrators, among others. Lindsey is represented by Var Gallery in Milwaukee.

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