Staff and Board

Staff and Board

Andy Vick

Executive Director

Andy Vick is an experienced leader and arts administrator who believes in the power of the creative sector to drive economic development, build community, grow tourism, and enhance quality of life for everyone. As the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region since 2014, Andy oversees the daily operation and financial management of the nonprofit, local arts agency that serves the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller counties) in Colorado. In conjunction with his work at the Cultural Office, Andy has been appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve as a Council member for Colorado Creative Industries (the State Arts Agency), and as a Board member for the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. At the national level, he is a member of the United States Urban Arts Federation (an advisory council for Americans for the Arts, composed of arts leaders from the 60 largest US cities). Locally, Andy is an ex-officio Board member of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, serves on the Colorado Springs Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) Citizen Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Regional Leadership Forum and the Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club. In addition, Andy is a graduate of the 2016 Colorado Springs Leadership Institute program, the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak Signature program, and the 2015 Colorado Creative Industries Change Leaders program. Andy is also an experienced public speaker on the topic of leveraging the arts as a tool for economic development and community vitality.

Jonathan Toman

Communications Director

Jonathan Toman leads the multi-platform content strategy of both the Cultural Office and Peak Radar, the organization’s flagship audience development program and one of the largest platforms of its kind in the country. His work also focuses on crafting cross-sector community partnerships, expanding audience engagement and development, and connecting locals and tourists to arts experiences and content. An experienced storyteller and Pikes Peak region native, Jonathan enjoys amplifying the varied cultural offerings of the area… and saying all puns that occur to him.

REBEKAH HIRE-SANTORO

Program Coordinator

Rebekah Hire-Santoro grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but after graduating from high school moved to the Chicago suburbs to pursue a degree in Intercultural Studies with a double minor in Political Science and Sociology from Elmhurst University. While earning her degree, she discovered a passion for arts and culture and is overjoyed to work in a field that advocates for the arts community in all ways here in the Pikes Peak region. As the Program Coordinator, she spends her time supporting PeakRadar.com, assisting other Cultural Office programs, and representing arts & culture on the Olympic City USA Task Force. In her free time, she loves to read, write, travel, and hang out with her cats Louie and Leo.

KATE HERTZ

Outreach Coordinator

Kate Hertz has always had a deep passion for the arts. Therefore, she’s thrilled that she gets to support and develop the incredible creative forces in the Pikes Peak Region for a living! Kate graduated from Palmer High School before attending Pikes Peak Community College to study Communications (and whatever other classes she thought sounded interesting). When not at work, Kate is an active member of Springs Ensemble Theatre. She loves to read, write, draw, and perform around town. Kate owes any and all successes to the support from her cat, Ruthie.

2022 Board of Directors

Officers

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

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

Erin Hannan, Secretary
Vice President of Communications
El Pomar Foundation

Peter Maiurro, Treasurer
Associate Financial Advisor
RBC Wealth Management

Members

Rodney Gullatte
Chief Executive Officer
Firma IT Solutions & Services

Scott RC Levy
Executive Director
Green Box Arts

Jeff Mohrmann
Financial Advisor
The Pikes Peak Group

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

John Romero
Vice President of Industry Solutions
Landis and Gyr

Kathy Stults
Director of Engagement and Outreach
Youth Documentary Academy

Danielle Summerville
Diversity and Community Outreach Programs Manager
City of Colorado Springs

Beth Ann Taylor
Community Member

Tara Sevanne Thomas
Director
Bemis School of Art

Sara Vaas
Executive Director
CONO

Laurie Wilson
Community Engagement Chief
United States Air Force Academy

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