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.
Laurie Dale Marshall, Vice President
Non Profit guru and all around great gal.
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.
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.