Staff and Board

Staff and Board

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Angela Seals

Executive Director

Angela Seals is a creative leader, project manager, public programs designer, and speaker with 20 years of professional experience with nonprofits. She has worked with the Cultural Office in a variety of capacities since 2013, both on staff and as a client of her arts consulting practice, Relevant Project Studio. Angela has built a reputation for dynamic and collaborative impact in her career in Colorado Springs and at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / Pittsburgh Dance Council, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. She was honored with the 2022 Juneteenth Community Award from Pikes Peak Diversity Council and was a finalist for the Mayor’s Young Leader Award in 2020. Explore her full bio here.

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KATE HERTZ

Engagement Coordinator

Kate Hertz has always had a deep passion for the arts. Therefore, they’re thrilled to support and develop the incredible creative forces in the Pikes Peak region for a living! Kate’s work focuses on strengthening the Cultural Office’s relationships with the creative community by managing communications, partnerships, and events.  When not at work, Kate is usually writing, creating visual art, performing in a play, or strumming the bass guitar. Any and all of Kate’s success is owed to their beloved cat, Ruthie.

dylan craddock

Program Manager, creative economy

Dylan Craddock brings this position to life with her strengths in research, community development, and project management. Craddock is a Colorado Springs native whose nonprofit experience and studies in Spanish language & culture have spanned Memphis, Peru, and Argentina. In her most recent role in the community as an El Pomar Fellow since 2021, she worked closely with many regional partners of the Cultural Office, as well as the Forum for Civic Advancement, and the RISE Coalition in Southeast Colorado Springs. Craddock earned her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Rhodes College, was a Fulbright Scholar, and is certified in project management through Project Management Institute and Equitable Community Change through Cornell University.

Jonathan Toman

Program Manager, Cultural Promotion & Tourism

Jonathan Toman builds local and tourist arts audiences, and the Pikes Peak region’s visibility as an arts destination, using the marketing, communications, and storytelling platforms of the Cultural Office and its partnerships. To that end, he spearheads the Cultural Office’s flagship cultural promotion & tourism program, Peak Radar – the local creative sector’s most powerful promotional tool. An experienced storyteller and program manager (and Pikes Peak region native), Jonathan enjoys amplifying and illustrating the value of the region’s arts sector…and saying all puns that occur to him.

jeresneyka rose

Program Manager, education

Jeresneyka Rose is a well-known local artist, educator, and community advocate. She has developed and led influential arts projects across the region, building curriculum and facilitating educational engagement with communities from children through seniors. Rose’s recent projects include Hillside Hub Oral History & Mural Project with Food to Power, Panorama Park Tile Art Project in partnership with Trust for Public Land, and Pencils in the Park in partnership with Generation Wild at the Catamount Institute, and several local schools and community organizations. Her public speaking, volunteerism, and activism have advanced issues like mental health, education, gun violence, and food insecurity. Rose was the 2022 recipient of the Colorado Springs Mayor’s Young Leader Award in Creative Industry and Trust for Public Land’s Community at the Center Award, in addition to serving as their CORE Fellow liaison to Southeast Colorado Springs and other local communities since 2021.

2023 Board of Directors

Officers

Erin Hannan, President
Vice President of Communications
El Pomar Foundation

Krithika Prashant, Vice President
Consultant
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Scott Levy, Secretary
Executive Director
Green Box Arts

Peter Maiurro, Treasurer
Associate Financial Advisor
RBC Wealth Management

Members

Holly Flores
Financial Advisor
Tiemens Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Rodney Gullatte, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Firma IT Solutions & Services

Jeff Mohrmann
Financial Advisor
The Pikes Peak Group

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Mari Moxley
Filmmaker & Social Worker
Moxley Studio

Kathleen Murphy
Owner & Curator
Art Etc. Gallery and Boutique

Tara Sevanne Thomas
Director
Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Ryan Trujillo
Deputy Chief of Staff
City of Colorado Springs

Sara Vaas
Executive Director
CONO

Laurie Wilson
Community Engagement Chief
United States Air Force Academy

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