Board and staff

Andy Vick
Executive Director

Andy is a 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. Andy was also the co-Coordinator for the Arts & Entertainment Districts in Downtown Cumberland and Downtown Frostburg. Andy is a graduate of Leadership Allegany’s Class of 2005, and a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012. In his spare time, Andy is also an experienced public speaker and consultant on the topic of using the Arts as a tool for economic development and community revitalization. Andy is excited to be living in Colorado, and is looking forward to serving the vibrant arts community in the Pikes Peak region!

Angela Seals
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.

Lila Pickus
Community Arts Development Specialist

A 2013 graduate of Colorado College, Lila is a recipient of the college’s Public Interest Fellowship Program, allowing her the opportunity to work with COPPeR for a twelve-month period. Lila’s passion for the arts began at a young age in the form of piano lessons at a university in her hometown, Wichita, Kansas. The arts remained an extracurricular outlet through high school, but it was not until her college career that Lila began to pursue visual art academically. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and minors in Spanish and Museum Studies, Lila’s artistic work primarily utilizes printmaking techniques. Noteworthy pieces include a commissioned mural for the lululemon athletica showroom in Colorado Springs, CO and an artist book titled “My Trip with Grandma,” which was featured in the Abecedarian Gallery’s Spring 2013 book show in Denver, CO and now belongs to Colorado College’s Special Collections. Following internships with Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Lila is thrilled to join the COPPeR team and absorb everything the Pikes Peak Region has to offer.


2014 Board of Directors

Jenny Stafford
Board Chair
Philanthropy Director, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

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

Deborah Muehleisen

Brenda Speer
BL Speer & Associates, Local Musician


Board Members

Gary Bain
President, Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC

Andrea Barker
Partner, HB&A Architecture & Planning

Lara Holman Garritano
Creative District Manager, Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership

Andrew Hershberger
Managing Partner & Creative Director, Thomas Puckett Advertising

Sally Hybl
Citizen-At-Large, Local Performer 

Kevin Johnson
Citizen-At-Large, Local Musician

Martha Marzolf
Realtor, ERA Shields

Nathan Newbrough
President & CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Cyndi Parr
Employment Consukltant, Community Outreach, Inc.

Mike Selix
Medicare Enrollment Specialist, Kaiser Permanente

David Siegel
Executive Director, Bee Vradenburg Foundation

Amy Triandiflou
Brand Communications Account Specialist, Vladimir Jones

Joshua Waymire
VP of Investments, Colorado Wealth Management of Raymond James