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The Dairy Arts Center | 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302 | Phone: 303.440.7826
Hartman Box Office: 303.444.7328 |  Boedecker Theater Box Office: 303.440.7826 x110

To reach any member of our staff, dial 303.440.7826 and the appropriate extension.


Melissa Fathman | Executive Director |  melissa@thedairy.org  x180

Melissa Fathman is thrilled to join The Dairy Arts Center following over 20 years of nonprofit administrative and performing arts experience. Previously she was Director of Development & Community Partnerships with the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts and before that, Assistant Director of Development with Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA).
 
Prior to her move to Colorado, she spent 10 years with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center where she served as Education Director, overseeing a wide array of educational concerts and programs for school children, families, and adults, serving over 16,000 people. She created and launched a nationally recognized arts administration teen program, featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and established and maintained collaborative relationships with arts organizations throughout the New York City greater metropolitan area, including the Lincoln Center Institute, the Americas Society, Harlem School of the Arts, and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.
 
In addition to her administrative background, Fathman has enjoyed a vibrant and eclectic performance career performing in a variety of settings from Carnegie Hall, the Joyce Theater, Joe's Pub, the Aspen Music Festival, to commercial recordings for Nickelodeon and the celestial voices in New York’s Hayden Planetarium space show The Search for Life: Are We Alone? narrated by Harrison Ford. 

Amarie Soderlind | Director of Finance | asoderlind@thedairy.org x101


Amarie Soderlind is pleased to join the Dairy Arts Center as the Director of Finance. In this position she works with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and the Leadership Staff to maintain fiscal oversight. She comes to The Dairy Arts Center with nearly 15 years of experience in non-profit arts management. Her background spans finance, patron services, front of house operations, development, and general management. Previous employment includes Colorado Symphony Association, Third Rail Repertory Theater, Portland Center for Performing Arts, Portland Center Stage, Live Bait Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and others.

Craig Bushman | Technical Director | craig@thedairy.org x102

Craig Bushman received his BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado - Boulder in 1992. He began working in The Dairy Center for the Arts that same year as technical manager for the Space for Dance. He served as production manager for Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in 1996 and 1997. He then became production manager for the Colorado Dance Festival in 1998 and 1999. In the summer of 2000, he served on the production staff of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. In October of 2000, he was hired as the technical director of the Performance Space (now Gordon Gamm Theater) at The Dairy Center for the Arts and has been here ever since. As a freelance lighting designer, he works for Hannah Kahn Dance, 3rd Law Dance Theatre, Frequent Flyers Productions, Boulder Ballet, among many others. He has toured nationally and internationally as a technical director and lighting director for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Doug Varone And Dancers, and others.

Glenn Webb | Director of Programs | glenn@thedairy.org x106

Before coming to The Dairy, Glenn Webb had a long career as a sound engineer. The range and quality of artists with whom he toured was exceptional, including Grammy winners Tim O'Brien and Nickel Creek, Grammy nominees Alison Brown and Hot Rize, and Tony-award winner Savion Glover. In addition to his touring career, he spent a decade as production manager of the Boulder Theater, and a year working in the Performing Arts Center at the Naropa Institute. He has been the resident house engineer for various jazz, folk, and bluegrass festivals in the West, as well as technical director for summer concert seasons at Chautauqua Auditorium. His time as a Latin American Studies major at the University of Colorado has given him an appreciation for many cultures and their artistic traditions, as well as some facility in Spanish and Portuguese language.

Kathy Blegen-Huntley | Development Director | kbhuntley@thedairy.org x113
 
Kathy’s has worked for more than 16 years with non-profits focused on building relationships, increasing revenue and nonprofit capacity.  Career fundraising achievements include raising more than $370 million dollars through events, sponsorships, grants and individual giving.  She recently completed managing a $9.2 million-dollar capital campaign raising funds to build a new performing arts center in Minnesota. Prior to working with non-profits, Kathy spent fifteen years in a corporate career including sales, training, marketing and project management. Kathy has served on boards of directors and in many volunteer capacities focusing in areas of advancement for women and girls and the humane treatment of animals. Kathy formed a community action collaborative, which is a partnership of four non-profits, working together to build social awareness using the arts as a catalyst for change. Kathy is a Racial Justice Facilitator, teaches a grant writing class for artists and recently chaired the board of directors for Theatre Unbound, The Women’s Theatre.
 

Kit Marcy | Cinema Manager | kmarcy@thedairy.org


Kit Marcy is a published author, award-winning photographer, award-winning lighting designer, and has a degree in mathematics. He has danced the role of the Rat King for Boulder Ballet's "Nutcracker," and is co-creator of Frequent Flyers Productions Nutcracker parody, "The Ratcracker." Most recently, Kit has narrated "Carnival of the Animals" for Boulder Ballet, become a Truth Be Told: Boulder Storyslam Grand Slam finalist, and has performed his one-man show, "Coloring My Time Sheet" as part of the 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival.

Shay Wescott | Senior Operations Manager | swescott@thedairy.org x105

 

Shay Wescott serves as the Senior Operations Manager at the Dairy. A lifelong lover of independent film, she also assists in programming the Friday Night Weird series at The Dairy’s Boedecker Theater. Shay is also on the programming committee for the Crested Butte Film Festival. Originally from upstate New York, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ithaca College and moved to Colorado in 2014. Shay first discovered The Dairy Arts Center as a volunteer and immediately felt at home. She is incredibly proud to represent the arts and the community here in Boulder.  

Jessica Kooiman Parker  | Curator of Visual Arts |  jkparker@thedairy.org  x107

 

Jessica Kooiman Parker believes in the power of art to change lives. She strives to bring thought provoking and process-based work to new audiences, while promoting art collecting and paying artists fair compensation. She fostered her love of art and design by acquiring a BFA from the University of WI-Stout. Since that time she has held the role of Small Business Owner, Freelance Graphic Designer, Creative Director, Executive Director and Curator.
 
Most notable was her role at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont where she was Executive Director/Curator for 4 years. Under her guidance, the Firehouse emerged as the leading space for contemporary art in the area, winning the Times Call Best Art Gallery in 2014-17 and the Daily Camera Best Art Gallery 2013-17. She founded a monthly film program in 2012 and created Longmont’s only film festival – the Front Range Film Festival in 2013. Her work as Creative Director for Colorado Festival Productions continues to drive independent film in our region.
 
Recently Kooiman Parker partnered with multi-disciplinary artist Drew Austin and founded Studio.Public. Through podcasts, digital interviews, critical discussion, and a print publication, Studio.Public documents what makes an artist thrive and brings the person behind the work to the forefront.
 

Jacqui Mirelle | Marketing   Coordinator  |   marketing@thedairy.org x 111
Originally from Chicago, Jacqui has lived in DC, London, NYC, and South Florida before calling Colorado her home. She graduated with a BA in Communications from American University and took graduate courses in Arts Advocacy at New York University, dedicated to a career in nonprofit arts administration. She has worked at a gallery and event space in New York, a medical nonprofit, a ballet company, and a multi-media arts organization. She is thrilled to be in Boulder, and equally excited to be a part of the team at the Dairy Arts Center!   

Juliette Leon Bartsch | Community Engagement Manager | Juliette@thedairy.org x108

Juliette is thrilled to join the Dairy Arts Center as the Community Engagement Manager. For the past 20 years she has curated the Concert Series and cultural programming at the Boulder Public Library. Prior to moving to Boulder, Juliette worked for the Chautauqua Institution’s School of Music and Dance Programs. She taught art and music at the International School of Peshawar, PK, worked as a research assistant at CBS News in NYC, and directed a choral group at James Madison University. Juliette is also a soprano and has had the honor of performing with the Kronos Quartet, beneath the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dancers, as nun number 9 in ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’ and worked with the composer William Bolcom. 
In her role at the Dairy Arts Center, Juliette spearheads the education Kids at the Dairy program, facilitates Teen & Adult Workshops, and works to build bridges in our community.
   
Allison Toth Sales & Client Services Manager | atoth@thedairy.org x100

Allison currently owns & operates Old Gold Vintage - a refurbished mini school bus boutique. With her business partner / sister, she manages all financial, marketing and social media, and operates an online store using the Etsy platform. She has extensive experience organizing various sales events and artists' markets around the Boulder & Denver areas.
 
She is passionate about vintage clothing, recycling clothing (to help save our Mother Earth!), and aspires to provide styling & wardrobe services for local and national theaters. 
 
Previously, she managed a high-volume local restaurant, managing numerous front of house employees and performing daily duties including the opening & closing of the restaurant, inventory, and payroll. 
 
Allison taught English overseas for several years - in Madrid, Spain and Prague, Czech Republic - to students of various ages and levels, from children and teenagers to adults. She loves to travel & aspires to visit every continent some day. 
   
     
Support Staff
Ashley Berg – Patron Services Associate
Lou Creech – Patron Services Associate
Olivia Dwyer- Patron Services Associate
Claire Garrison – Patron Services Associate
Stephen Geering – Patron Service Associate
Jacqui Mirelle – Marketing & Patron Services Associate
Sarah Halpern – Patron Service Associate
Amaya Hunsberger – Patron Service Associate
Grace Khalsa – Patron Service Associate
Nigel Knutzen – Patron Service Associate
Braden Ledford – Patron Service Associate
Frank Lucero – 
Adria Markovic – Patron Service Associate
Michelle Mikoni – Patron Service Associate
Caitlin O’Connell – Gordon House Manager
Anne Pendergrast – Patron Service Associate
Allen Scott – Patron Service Associate
Katayoun Rostamian – Patron Service Associate
Brenda Taylor – Patron Services
Erin Thibodaux – Technical Director Carson & Patron Service Associate
   
     

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