Staff

Elizabeth Chilton
Executive Director

Art & Apples Festival®: Sponsorships & Media/PR

Joining the PCCA team in May of 2018, Elizabeth brings more than 20 years of experience working in the region’s cultural sector. She has 10 years of successful fundraising experience including corporate, foundation, and individual giving as Director of Development for both the Detroit Science Center and Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit. As Manager of Curatorial Affairs for the Arab American National Museum and Director of Exhibit Content for the Detroit Science Center, she collaboratively led the development, design, curation and installation of four permanent exhibit galleries, three temporary exhibits and five traveling exhibitions. Her experience includes strategic planning and managing multi-million-dollar projects including developing and managing budgets and timelines; overseeing personnel, consultants and contractors; and cultivating relationships key stakeholders and nationally-recognized artists. Elizabeth is the Founding Director of the Exhibit Professionals Group and a member of the Board of Directors for two national professional networks (museum exhibitors and curators) for the American Alliance of Museums.

Jenny Creech
Manager of Galleries and Digital Media

Art & Apples Festival®: Artists, Graphics & Layout

Jenny joined PCCA in January of 2017. She comes from an illustration background, and has over ten years of diverse sales and management experiences behind her. She is attending Academy of Art University to complete her BFA in Graphic Design, and holds Associate degrees in Creative Imaging and Illustration, and Art for Advertising from Macomb Community College. In her off time she actively works as a freelance illustrator, and regularly displays work at galleries and art events around the metro Detroit area.

Nicole Bush
Manager of Art Education

Art & Apples Festival®: Make & Take Activities, Entertainment & Food Vendors

Nicole joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in April of 2018 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from MSU. Nicole has taught art therapy, art classes, and worked with fine arts nonprofits. It is Nicole’s dream to educate and allow others to be able to express themselves through art. “Excited to facilitate Summer Camps and the outreach programming!”

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Kelly Lehman
Accounting

Art & Apples Festival®: Accounting

Kelly joined the PCCA team in December of 2020. She has a Master of Science degree in Taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan. She brings over ten years of accounting experience in both the public and private sector. She also teaches both accounting and tax courses for local business schools. Kelly is using both her experience and strong work ethic to ensure that PCCA is following proper accounting procedures and realizing all possible efficiencies.

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