Art & Apples Festival®: Sponsorships & Artist
Art & Apples Festival®: Sponsorships & Artist
Tami joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in February 2014. She brings to PCCA 15 years of successful experience with fundraising, special events, community leadership, and organizational management. Previously she was Executive Director of the Eight Mile Road Association where she worked with a Board of Directors comprised of 16 elected officials and a number of business leaders in Southeast Michigan. In this role, Tami established and facilitated collaborative initiatives that advanced important regional relations with tangible results. Tami has also held the position of Sponsorship Manager at the Michigan Thanksgiving Day Parade where she was responsible for raising $3 million annually for two major civic events in Detroit, America’s Thanksgiving Parade® and the International Freedom Festival, as well as sixteen auxiliary events. Under Tami’s leadership, PCCA is expanding its community reach and is creating more opportunities for people in the region to participate in and appreciate the arts.
Anna Romund has more than seventeen years of nonprofit management experience, particularly in the areas of marketing and fundraising. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Albion College and a MBA from Michigan State University.
Art & Apples Festival®: Kids Art Zone
Holly joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in October 2016. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Arts Education with an endorsement in K-12 Art Education. She gained experience in her college career teaching many different forms of art in urban communities to grade levels ranging from kindergarten to post-secondary. As an artist herself, Holly has a strong passion for art advocacy and is excited to share her love for art with the community.
Art & Apples Festival®: Food Vendors
Jenny joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in January of 2016. Artistically, she comes from a traditional illustration background, and holds Associate degrees in Creative Imaging and Illustration, and in Art for Advertising from Macomb Community College. In her off time she actively works as a freelance illustrator, and has displayed work at several local galleries and art events around the metro-Detroit area. With a combined background of several years of diverse management and retail visuals experiences behind her, she looks forward to the opportunity to work with the staff and students of Paint Creek Center for the Arts!
Art & Apples Festival®: Performers
Emma Boonstra is an active visual storyteller and photojournalist. Born into a family of avid travelers, Emma has been traveling—with a camera—snapping pictures, from Alaska to Amsterdam, since her early teen years. Determined to make her passion for the visual art into her profession, Emma attended the College for Creative Studies located in Detroit, Michigan via the Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence Scholarship. She graduated with honors in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. During her college career, Emma has had the privilege of working as a photo intern with Amazon Inc. and at Shinola in Detroit, Michigan. Emma has acquired expertise in digital media, photography, communications management, social media, and visual storytelling.
Emma enjoys actively being a part of her community and visually capturing people’s stories. She also, enjoys keeping viewers engaged and interested across a multitude of different platforms.
Art & Apples Festival®: Gates & Volunteers
Danielle joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in June 2017. She is a graduate of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing, Magna Cum Laude. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over ten years, holding roles in communications and marketing, volunteer management, and grant writing. Prior to Paint Creek, Danielle worked in after school programming and at a Montessori school. Outside of work, Danielle is a nonfiction and poetry writer, and also operates a used book, zine, and handmade journal business.
Sue joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in August 2015. She brings many years of experience from her extensive business management and entrepreneurial background. She has been instrumental in several small business startups and operates a very successful accounting and tax service. Sue possesses an uncompromising work ethic, meticulous attention to detail and sound judgement. She applies these traits consistently at Paint Creek to ensure accurate accounting procedures are maintained in an efficient manner.