MARIE KLOPF – PRESIDENT & CEO
Marie’s management experience and education are well suited to lead the Art Center to effectively accomplish its mission. In 2005 she founded iSupplyCon where she provided strategic advisory and business development services to a variety of businesses throughout Michigan. She has a Masters in Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering.
KATE ROBERTSON – SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Kate received her BFA in Studio Art with a Minor in Art History from Minnesota State University. She is a practicing artist and arts administrator/educator. Kate enjoys gummified candy of all varieties, creative problem solving and talking about art.
MEAGHAN CLARK – DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Meaghan joined the Art Center staff in January of 2014. Meaghan grew up in the small town of Pinconning, also known as the Cheese Capital of Michigan and she has a deep love for the Detroit Red Wings and all things hockey-related. She attended Eastern Michigan University and received her BS in Arts & Entertainment Management with a minor in Marketing.
JEREMY WHEELER – MARKETING MANAGER
Jeremy Wheeler made a name for himself as a creative in the Ann Arbor area by working with such local organizations as Vault of Midnight, the Ann Arbor District Library, VGKids, Duo, 826 Michigan, and Lo-Fi. His personal work, a blend of comic-book vibrancy and dynamic graphic design, has been included in national exhibitions as well as in prominent entertainment editorials, book releases, and music-event promotions. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he enjoys movies, comics, and occasional pop-culture writing assignments. Jeremy co-created and headed up The Bang!, a long-running dance party whose visual aesthetics he guided between 2001 and 2019.
ANDREW COHEN – LEAD CURATOR
Andrew grew up in the California Bay Area and is a California boy at heart. He graduated from the University of Michigan with BA in Spanish and a BFA in Art and Design. Andrew currently photographs events and portraits for Between the Lines, southeastern Michigan’s LGBT newspaper, and has experience doing travel, newborn, and wedding photography. He loves performing, making art, going on walks with his Welsh Terrier, Archie, and bird watching in and around Ann Arbor.
JEAN SPINDLER – DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Jean graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Fine Art and an emphasis in painting. She also dabbles in illustration, ceramics, and graphic design. Jean has worked at a number of different camps over the last 11 years in places such as Maine, Colorado, Ireland, and Michigan. She enjoys beading, going to trivia night, and playing extreme dodgeball.
MARC J. MCCAY – CERAMICS STUDIO MANAGER
Marc received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Coming from California and having traversed the country several times he finally landed here at the Art Center. In addition to being a Printmaker and Ceramicist, Marc has a passion for all things Mid-Century.
CHELSEA O’HAYER – EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Chelsea graduated with an MFA in Printmaking from Michigan State University. She enjoys engaging the public with all forms of art and can provide all the info you need to know about taking a class at the Art Center. On the side, she enjoys traveling, researching internet memes, and spoiling her poodle, Phoebe.
RACHEL DEROCHER – EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Rachel graduated from Albion College with a BA in Psychological Science and Environmental Studies. She joined the Art Center staff in the summer of 2019 and assists with educational programming, including teaching classes and developing new ArtBoxes. Outside of the Art Center, you’ll find her exploring new hiking trails, taking on new crafts, and befriending all sorts of dogs.