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.
Brooks Kelley, CMA, Controller is a a Certified Management Accountant and has an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. He has 30+ years of Nonprofit Accounting experience having previously been the Controller of The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division and SOS Community Services. He was also the Director of Accounting for the Michigan Humane Society. He was also the controller for a retailer. He has extensive nonprofit accounting experience including grant accounting. As a CMA he attends a minimum of 30 hours of training yearly including Nonprofit Accounting Principles and Practices. He enjoys biking, gardening, and volunteering in his spare time.
MARGARET SMITH- DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Margaret joined A2AC in 2019, and has been a non-profit fundraiser for 30 years, with a strong background in funding for the arts. She assists A2AC in fulfilling their mission by elevating development office procedures through best practices and donor-centric values. She identifies funding sources, and manages donor relations. Margaret earned a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Ann Arbor Network of Development Professionals.
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.
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 heads up The Bang!, a long-running dance party whose visual aesthetics he has guided since 2001.
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.
Mike earned his BFA from Grand Valley State University in 2011 with an emphasis in Visual Studies. Before joining the gallery team in January of 2017, he spent several years facilitating numerous visual arts exhibitions and artist-run projects at nonprofit, academic and independent institutions in Grand Rapids, MI. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, biking, and feeding his curiosity with podcasts, books and documentaries.
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.
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.
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.
Alison earned her BFA in oil painting from Eastern Michigan University. She grew up in Buffalo, New York and was formerly a corps dancer with the local ballet company Neglia Ballet Artists. She loves watching classic horror movies and making eerie representational paintings.