About

Staff and Board

Andy Vick
Executive Director

Andy Vick Headshot 2015Andy relocated to the Pikes Peak region from Maryland with his wife (visual artist Beth Piver) in January 2014. In addition to working as COPPeR’s Executive Director, Andy also 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. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the United States Urban Arts Federation, which is a council of Americans for the Arts representing the 60 largest US cities. Andy is a graduate of the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program, the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, the Leadership Allegany Class of 2005, and is currently working to certify in the Colorado Creative Industries’ Change Leaders Program. He has also been accepted to participate in the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute Class of 2016. 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 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. In addition, Andy is 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 serve and support the vibrant arts community here in the Pikes Peak region.

Angela Seals
Director of Community Partnerships

Headshot 1Angela 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 son, Everett.

Brittney McDonald-Lantzer
Peak Radar Manager

2014-03-14 00.14.29A 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 continues to enjoy all that it has to offer. Brittney is ecstatic to be a part of the COPPeR team!

 

2016 Board Officers

Herman Tiemens, Chair
Senior Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President-Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Amy Triandiflou, Vice Chair
Owner
Amy Triandiflou Public Relations

Brenda Speer, Treasurer
Attorney
BL Speer & Associates, Local Musician

Sally Hybl, Secretary
Citizen-At-Large, Local Performer 

2016 Board Members

Andrea Barker
Partner
HB&A Architecture & Planning

Al Buettner
Citizen-At-Large 

Randy Doersch
Superintendent of Outreach
USAF Academy Band
 

Andrew Hershberger
Owner
Andrew Hershberger Creative

Christine Lowenberg
President & CEO
Lowlands, LLC

Deborah Mahan
Vice President, Loan Officer
Kirkpatrick Bank

Drew Martorella
Executive Director
UCCS Presents

Martha Marzolf
Realtor
ERA Shields

Nathan Newbrough
President & CEO
Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Jill Robinson
President & CEO
TRG Arts

David Siegel
Executive Director
Bee Vradenburg Foundation