Andy Vick is an experienced leader and arts administrator who believes in the power of the creative sector to drive economic development, build community, and enhance quality of life for everyone. As the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Andy oversees the daily operation and management of a non-profit, local arts agency serving a two-county region with a population of over 700,000 residents. In conjunction with his work at the Cultural Office, Andy serves as a Council Member for Colorado Creative Industries (the State Arts Agency), is the Vice-President of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors, is an Ex-Officio Board member of the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, and is on the Executive Committee for the United States Urban Arts Federation (an Americans for the Arts council of local arts agency executives from the 60 largest US cities). He is also an Honorary Commander at the United States Air Force Academy, and a member of the Regional Leadership Forum and the Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club. Andy is a graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute Class of 2016, the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program, the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, the Leadership Allegany Class of 2005, and has been certified through the Colorado Creative Industries’ Change Leaders Program. Previously, Andy had been the Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council, located in Western Maryland. During his tenure with the Allegany Arts Council, Andy served on the Boards of Directors for Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the Maryland Tourism Development Board, the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland Rotary Club, and the City of Cumberland’s Downtown Development Commission. In addition, Andy is an experienced public speaker and consultant on the topic of using the arts as a tool for economic development and community vitality.
Angela is an arts manager with 16 years of experience at diverse creative nonprofits. As Deputy Director, Angela focuses on communications, partnerships, advertising, and grant writing, coordinates Peak Arts Prize and the Business & Arts Lunch, and hosts a regular “Peak Radar Live” series on Facebook and arts segments on Fox 21’s “Living Local”. She is a graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak and the Arts Education Collaborative Leadership Academy. Before joining the Cultural Office staff in early 2013, she was Program Manager at the award-winning Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, where she managed over 400 live programs annually for 250,000 visitors, and founded the FINE Artist Residency Series and Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire. She has also served on the staffs of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Mellon University, and Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C.
Peak Radar Manager
Jonathan Toman, originally from Manitou Springs, is a graduate of the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS), where he earned a communication degree with a leadership emphasis and a minor in marketing. While there, Jonathan served as the editor-in-chief of The Scribe, the UCCS student newspaper, and was involved in the Green Action Fund, a student-led sustainability organization. Jonathan’s content management, editorial, and public speaking skills make him a natural leader for Peak Radar and its presence across digital, print and in-person platforms as the flagship audience development program of the Cultural Office. He is also lead coordinator for the popular Free First Friday Shuttle Bus, and is a freelance writer for local publications. He loves to get outdoors, read, and play sports, in addition to enjoying the lively cultural scene in our community.
cultural office assistant
Rebekah Hire 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 College. While earning her degree, she discovered a passion for arts and culture and knew she wanted to work in a field that advocated for the arts community in all ways. After graduating from Elmhurst, she relocated to Colorado Springs where she now works for the Cultural Office, as the Cultural Office Assistant, ready to help in whatever way she can. She loves to read, write, travel, and hang out with her cats Louie and Leo.
2018 Board Officers
Brenda Speer, President
BL Speer & Associates
Deborah Mahan, Vice President
Gazette Charities/Empty Stocking Fund
Christine Lowenberg, Treasurer
President & CEO
David Siegel, Secretary
Bee Vradenburg Foundation
2018 Board Members
HB&A Architecture & Planning
Superintendent of Outreach
USAF Academy Band
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
at Colorado College
Andrew Hershberger Creative
Vice President, Business Retention and Expansion
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC
Pikes Peak Group
President & CEO
Pikes Peak Library District
Director of Engagement and Outreach
Youth Documentary Academy
Senior Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President-Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Amy Triandiflou Public Relations