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.
Vice President, Abi Huebner, is living the Dream. Coming up to Estes Park the day after graduating college for an outdoor recreation internship, she has been here since. Obtaining a degree in Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality with a minor in Fine Arts, Abi has been attempting to intertwine her love for the outdoors and enthusiasm for visual and performing arts; from live music to plein air. Abi currently works for Visit Estes Park, helping business owners find avenues for advertising.
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.
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.
Angie hails from culturally rich New Orleans. Growing up with diversity, music, food, art and a passion for people set her on a path of hospitality and ambassadorship of all things expressive and fun. In 2015 It was punch drunk love for her first encounter of Estes Park. This love sounded off a calling for service to community.
Jason Van Tatenhove
Jason started piercing professionally in 1994 at Bound by Design in Denver, Colorado. He opened his first piercing, tattoo and removal studio Runic Body Art in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2009. Jason has also worked as an EMT doing Search & Rescue and Wildland fire in Montana.
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.