Staff and Board
Andy is a relatively new resident of the Pikes Peak region, having relocated to the area with his wife (visual artist Beth Piver) in January 2014 to join the team at COPPeR. Previously, Andy had been the Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council, located in Western Maryland. During his tenure with the Allegany Arts Council, Andy also served on the Boards of Directors for Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the Maryland Tourism Development Board, the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland Rotary Club, and the City of Cumberland’s Downtown Development Commission. He was also the co-Coordinator for the Arts & Entertainment Districts in Downtown Cumberland and Downtown Frostburg. Here in Colorado, Andy serves on the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, and is a member of the Regional Leaders Forum, the Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club, and the Downtown Colorado Springs Creative District Steering Council. Andy is a graduate of Leadership Allegany’s Class of 2005, a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, and is currently a participant in the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program. Andy is also an experienced public speaker and consultant on the topic of using the Arts as a tool for economic development and community vitality. Andy is excited to be living in Colorado, and is honored to be able to serve and support the vibrant arts community here in the Pikes Peak region.
Director of Community Partnerships
Angela is an arts manager whose passion for community, innovation and quality has inspired a decade of experience at diverse organizations. As Director of Community Partnerships, Angela works to grow COPPeR’s resources internally and those it can offer to our region. In her previous role as Program Manager at the award-winning Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, she managed over 400 live programs annually for 250,000 visitors, founded the FINE Artist Residency Series and Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire, and co-produced an online maker show for children, The MAKESHOP Show. She has served on the staffs of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., and volunteered for a variety of large and small arts nonprofits and community initiatives. She lives in downtown Colorado Springs with her husband, David Seals, Director of Client Development for TRG Arts, and their new baby, Everett.
Peak Radar Manager
A 2014 graduate of Colorado State University Pueblo with a degree in Mass Communications, Brittney started at COPPeR as an intern working on the 2014-2015 update of the Peak Radar Pages and eventually took on a paid position. Brittney previously used her skills volunteering at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Jusani.com, a fashion website that supports the welfare of pets. Brittney has lived in the Pikes Peak Region for twenty-four years, and enjoyed all it has to offer. Brittney is ecstatic to be a part of COPPeR team!
2014 Board Officers
Philanthropy Director, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Vice President, Investments Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
BL Speer & Associates, Local Musician
President, Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC
Partner, HB&A Architecture & Planning
Lara Holman Garritano
Creative District Manager, Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership
Owner, Andrew Hershberger Creative
Citizen-At-Large, Local Performer
Realtor, ERA Shields
President & CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Product Management Coordinator, elope
Executive Director, Bee Vradenburg Foundation
VP of Investments, Colorado Wealth Management of Raymond James