About

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, 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 on 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 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 Seals
Deputy Director

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Angela is an arts manager whose passion for community, innovation, and quality has inspired 16 years of experience at diverse organizations. As Deputy Director, Angela focuses on communications, partnerships, advertising, and grant writing, coordinates Peak Arts Prize and the Business & Arts Lunch, and hosts the “Peak Radar Live” series on Facebook. She is a graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak and the Arts Education Collaborative Leadership Academy, and currently serves on the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Marketing Committee and the Colorado Springs Public Art Master Plan committee. 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 and Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., and volunteered for a variety of large and small arts nonprofits and community initiatives.

Jonathan Toman
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.

Alyssa Karpa
Peak Radar Coordinator

Alyssa began her career as a visual artist and event promoter in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Master of Fine Arts from East Carolina University, where she lead the Textile Department to create ways in which students could work together to bring internationally recognized artists to the school for workshops and lectures. Beyond her studies, she gained experience working with the local community to facilitate ways in which art and culture could flourish. In 2014, she began working with Spazz Presents, a promotional nonprofit, where she coordinated an annual four-day music festival, and worked to build avenues for the community to showcase diverse local talent throughout the year. After practicing art for seven years throughout the East Coast, Alyssa moved to Colorado Springs in search of new adventures and opportunities. As Peak Radar Coordinator, Alyssa manages Peak Radar’s cultural guides and directories, its lively social media presence and community outreach, and the popular Art-o-Mat program, and currently sits on the planning committees for several local initiatives. When she is not attending an art opening or enjoying live music, she can be found hiking in the mountains.

Baylee Parks
Community Outreach Intern

Baylee Parks is a Bachelor of Innovation student studying Music Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Baylee has over a decade of experience in various instruments and has her own EP of original music on iTunes. In 2014, she formed Little Mountain Music Company, LLC, and recorded with Monument Sound and Yucca Creek Records. Baylee is currently a Kane Scholar and involved with the Chancellor’s Leadership Class at UCCS. She also helps plan student and community events at her job in the UCCS College of Business. During her free time, Baylee participates in UCCS theater productions and music ensembles. After completing her undergraduate degree, her goals are to pursue event planning and marketing within the music industry. Baylee is incredibly excited to be a part of the COPPeR team and is eager to connect the community with arts and culture!

 

2018 Board Officers

Brenda Speer, President
Founder/Attorney
BL Speer & Associates

Deborah Mahan, Vice President
Client Manager
Northpointe Bank
 

Christine Lowenberg, Treasurer
President & CEO
Lowlands, LLC
 

David Siegel, Secretary
Executive Director
Bee Vradenburg Foundation

 

2018 Board Members

Andrea Barker
Partner
HB&A Architecture & Planning

Randy Doersch
Superintendent of Outreach
USAF Academy Band
 

Erin Hannan
Director
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
at Colorado College

Andrew Hershberger
Owner
Andrew Hershberger Creative

Sally Hybl
Citizen-At-Large
Local Performer

Drew Martorella
Executive Director
UCCS Presents

Martha Marzolf
Realtor
ReMax Properties

Yemi Mobolade
Vice President, Business Retention and Expansion
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC

Jeff Mohrmann
Financial Advisor
The Pikes Peak Group
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Jill Robinson
President & CEO
TRG Arts

Steve Sanchez
Business Development Executive
ALINK Insurance Services

John Spears
Executive Director
Pikes Peak Library District

Kathy Stults
Director of Engagement and Outreach
Youth Documentary Academy

Herman Tiemens
Senior Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President-Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Amy Triandiflou
Owner
Amy Triandiflou Public Relations