Board and staff
Christina has lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years and says that her passion for the arts started as a toddler when she was first sprinkled with Mary Mashburn fairy dust. In addition to the typical run of music lessons, Christina grew up taking classes at the Bemis School of Art. As a student at The Colorado Springs School, she was exposed to and participated in all aspects of fine arts thanks to the strong arts curriculum.
After receiving a scholarship based on the merits of her entering portfolio, Christina chose to attend Miami University. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Minor in Arts Management. While at Miami, she played Baritone in the Marching Band and was an active member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Service Fraternity. Additionally, she was a grant recipient in the Miami University Summer Scholar program. Visiting museums across the country, she researched and then architecturally designed an arts center for youth.
In 2007, Christina was selected to join El Pomar Foundation’s leadership and professional development fellowship. She worked on the Ackerman and Hambrick Funds, the Empty Stocking Fund, and oversaw the compliance program.
Christina has participated in Leadership Arts, a nonprofit arts and cultural board training program hosted by the Colorado Business Committee of the Arts and is a 2010 graduate of the Center for Creative Leaderships Community Leadership Program. She also serves on the board of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.
Director of Community Outreach and PeakRadar.com
Raised in the small town of Pagosa Springs, CO, Brett came to Colorado Springs in 2005 to pursue her BA in English at UCCS. She completed that degree, along with a BA in Communication, only to continue to get her Master’s in Communication from UCCS in May 2011. Previous work with the AmeriCorps program has made her passionate about nonprofit work and volunteerism. In her spare time, she loves to read, make music videos, and play outside.
But, if there is anything that Brett really loves, it’s going to arts and culture events around the Colorado Springs area. Now, she gets to help others stay in-the-know about just such events through PeakRadar.com! She works hard to keep PeakRadar.com the most comprehensive guide to arts and culture, because she fears boredom when she knows there is so much going on. Hopefully you’ll spot her at a gallery opening or concert.
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.
2013 Board of Directors
Development Officer, Pikes Peak Community College
Pikes Peak United Way
Lara Holman Garritano
Creative District Manager, Downtown Partnership
Medicare Enrollment Specialist, Kaiser Permanente
Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC
Thomas Puckett Advertising
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Community Outreach, Inc.
BL Speer & Associates
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Colorado Wealth Management of Raymond James