Shaun Hayes joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in February 2022. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in General Management from Oakland University. He has worked in non-profits for the past 10 years, including three as an executive director prior to joining PCCA. His responsibilities include oversight of all staff, budget preparation and evaluation, grant procurement, development of new programming, and execution of the annual Art & Apples Festival.
Nicole Bush is the Art Education Manager at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Southeastern Michigan with the personal mission of bringing quality art-making opportunities to as many individuals as possible. Since starting there in 2018, Nicole has established the Art Anywhere outreach program, oversees the sold-out fine art summer camps, and manages over 250 classes, workshops, and events annually. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a certification in Global Education. They have over eight years of experience of working with local art nonprofits. In their free time, they enjoy working in the mediums of ceramics, resin, and embroidery.
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.
Manager of Galleries & Digital Media
Art & Apples Festival®: Artists, layout and design
Jenny brings over 11 years of professional experience as a graphic designer, illustrator and exhibiting artist. She holds two Associates from Macomb Community College and is completing her BFA in Graphic Design through Academy of Art University and Oakland University. She is passionate about everything creative- especially creating opportunities for other artists to make and share their work. As Manager of Galleries & Digital Media, she works on everything from the PCCA website to Summer Camp t-shirts, class catalogs, retail and gallery displays, and festival layouts.
Marketing & Engagement Coordinator
Art & Apples Festival®: Volunteers
Hunter Parsons joined PCCA in June 2023. In her role as Marketing & Engagement Coordinator, she is responsible for PCCA communications such as social media posts and the member e-newsletter. Her responsibilities at the festival include recruitment and management of volunteers, as well as oversight of our Gate Group program to help encourage donations into the festival. Hunter is passionate about expanding accessibility to the arts, previously working in roles at the Detroit Institute of Arts and as a creative writing instructor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s MFA program in Creative Writing and holds a BA in English from Kalamazoo College.