Board Member Greg Miles at the end of summer Giant Thank You Party (aka Night of the Fun Junkies).
Photo credit Terry Rustin
President, Greg Miles, possibly born on the island of misfit toys and raised by wolves, has focused on art, music, and food. He is a former professional restaurateur and chef, a published author, a part-time musician, and an award-winning painter. Miles is the owner of "The Studio of Fine Art & Framing," Estes Park's newest gallery. One of his paintings hangs in the Louvre in Paris.
Treasurer, Nick Smith opened Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co in the summer of 2015. He is a volunteer board member with the Estes Valley Partners for Commerce and a Rodeo Committee Member. It is part of his (and his company’s) mission to perpetuate art, change, and thought in Estes Park. He partners with other businesses in town to try new products and events, hosts community events at his brewery, and in general is working to create a sense of local pride and place. He is specifically interested in the intersection of for-profit business, manufacturing, community, and the creative arts. He is a good human.
Laurie Dale Marshall, Vice President
Non Profit guru and all around great gal.
Digital Marketing, Amber Lausted, is a longtime resident of Estes Park. She spent 25 years in the Ranch Resort-Restaurant business in jobs including but not limited to horse wrangling, catering, event coordinating, marketing and advertising. Along the way she remained creative making and selling jewelry, upcycled lamps and making costumes for fun. Her advanced education was in Art with a focus in sculpture and metalsmithing. She now works full time in the art world helping to manage a fine art and handcraft gallery in Estes Park.
Board Secretary, Kendall Akin Kendall grew up with a love for live music living in Austin, TX and a love for the outdoors traveling with her family. One of those vacations were spent in Estes Park and she knew she would be back. She moved to Colorado to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Colorado State University and stuck around afterwards working for OtterBox and now, Visit Estes Park. She loves the way the arts intersect with the outdoors in Estes and wants to share that experience with others.
Susan Newendorp moved here with here family 12 years ago. The Newendorp family owns and runs Avant Garde Aleworks. Susan is a music festivarian, a lover of the arts and all forms of expression. When not enjoying music on the patio, she can be found hiking, pitching tennis balls for her pack of dogs or baking cookies. “I feel honored to be able to contribute to the growth of the arts here in beautiful Estes Park.”
Travis Machalek, the Town Administrator for Estes Park, guides the EAD. Machalek has worked with high-performing public sector organizations and to this point, has been instrumental in the Estes Arts District's development.