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.

Tami Salisbury
Executive Director

Art & Apples Festival®: Sponsorships & Media/PR

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.

Alex Wilson
Manager of Art Education

Art & Apples Festival®: Kids Art Zone

Alex Wilson joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in July of 2015. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Art Education with a concentration in ceramics from Michigan State University. For the past few years at Paint Creek Center for the Arts she has been a ceramics instructor for both children and adults, and has also instructed the summer camp programs. When it comes to art, she is passionate about community involvement and making art accessible to people of all backgrounds. She is very excited to apply all that she has learned while teaching in public schools and in the ceramic studio to her new position as Manager of Art Education.

Jenny Creech
Manager of Galleries and Digital Media

Art & Apples Festival®: Artists

Jenny joined PCCA in January of 2017. She comes from an illustration background, with several 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 has displayed work at several galleries and art events around the metro Detroit area. Jenny looks forward to applying her unique art experiences and background to assist the staff and students of Paint Creek Center for the Arts!

Kelly Bradsher
Social Media & Memberships Coordinator

Art & Apples Festival®: Volunteers & Gate Groups

Kelly Joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in August 2017. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Leadership. She has communication experience from Central Michigan Athletics as a social media analyst and website editor. She is extremely excited and grateful to be in a position dedicated to the love of art with the staff and members of PCCA.

Sue Wood
Accountant

Art & Apples Festival®:Accounting

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 PCCA to ensure accurate accounting procedures are maintained in an efficient manner.

Jackie Weaver
Receptionist

Art & Apples Festival®: Food Vendors & Performers

Jackie Weaver joined Paint Creek Center for the Arts in May 2018. She brings years of experience in creative settings including television/film set design and marketing and sales for a special effects/t.v. production company.  As a result of classes she took at PCCA, Jackie built a successful business hand-painting black and white photographs and was featured by the Detroit News for her work using this technique to create Christmas cards.  She is excited to be at PCCA sharing in the joy of art!

Nicole Bush
Art Education Intern

Art & Apples Festival®: Kids Art Zone

Bio coming soon.

Luke Price
Gallery & Digital Media Intern

Art & Apples Festival®: Artists

Luke brings his talent as a designer, artist, photographer, and media specialist to support PCCA as the Gallery & Digital Media intern. He has an Associate’s Degree from Schoolcraft College and a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from Madonna University. Born and raised in Metro Detroit, his work reflects his love for vibrant design and clean presentation. He is thankful for the creative, loving company of his new coworkers at PCCA.

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