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 Board 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 was recently appointed to serve on the Downtown Colorado Springs Business Improvement District (BID) Board, and is a member of 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 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 professional whose passion for community, innovation and quality has inspired a decade of experience at diverse organizations. As Program Manager at the award-winning Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, she managed over 400 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. In Pittsburgh, she served on many regional committees and actively volunteered in the arts community, including chairing the red carpet Work of Art Awards in 2008. She is as happy to emcee an event for 1,000 people as she is to sweep up the confetti afterward. Her curiosity and joy in people inspires her to explore, from Alsatian wineries to Appalachian snake-bagging festivals to moving across the country to Colorado. She joins Colorado Springs with her husband, David, the new Community Networks Program Director at TRG Arts, and their beautiful “boxador”, Georgia.
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