Greg Miles at the end of summer Giant Thank You Party (aka Night of the Fun Junkies).
Photo credit Terry Rustin
Interim President & 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.
~Estes Arts District Board Member since 2019
Treasurer, Steve Tice
Steve has been in love with Estes Park since his first visit in 2007. In 2019, the universe whispered that a permanent move from Cedar Park, TX would be good for his wife Peggy and him. The universe gives good advice! Since completing the move, Steve has wound down his career as a software engineer and fired up his efforts to create (and support the creation of) art. He is a founding member of musical duo Random and True. After also starting Estes Nightscapes, Steve partnered with Aspen and Evergreen Gallery to make his night sky photographs available to the public. Steve firmly believes serving the artist community of Estes Park is a genuine privilege.
~Estes Arts District Board Member since 2021
Digital Marketing - present, 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.
~Estes Arts District Board Member since 2017
Lars is the gallery manager of the Art Center of Estes Park, President of the Board of the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies and a returning a member of the Estes Arts District Board. Lars was part of the original group that organized the Estes Arts District and a member of the first Board in 2016. Lars has been committed and involved in the Estes Park art scene over nearly 10 years.
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.