Andy Vick Executive Director email@example.com
Andy Vick has been the Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council since April of 2003. He and his wife, Beth Piver, were full-time artists when they relocated to Western Maryland from Fairfax, Virginia in March of 1998. Prior to his career in the arts, Andy was employed as a Marketing Director and as a Manager of Human Resources for businesses in the Washington, DC area. In addition to his role as Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council, Andy is the Chairman of the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority (the State of Maryland’s first certified heritage area). Andy currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and is a former board member of the Maryland Tourism Development Board and the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, and is a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Cumberland. Andy is also a member the City of Cumberland’s Downtown Development Commission (which oversees the City's Main Street Program), a member of The Greater Cumberland Committee, and is 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.
Emily Thomas Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Thomas grew up in Short Gap, West Virginia, and currently resides in nearby Wiley Ford with her husband, Donnie. She was hired to work for the Allegany Arts Council in July 2002 through ACT Personnel Service and was named both ACT Personnel's and the Maryland Staffing Association's 2002 Employee of the Year. A former musician in the local band Murray the Cop, Emily is now the "administrative anchor” who keeps the Allegany Arts Council running smoothly. She also produces our weekly "Arts Flash" email and is a familiar voice on local radio. She is a volunteer with the Allegany County Museum and is currently a member of the WFWM Public Radio Community Advisory Council.
Jill Baldinger Gallery Assistant email@example.com
Jill Baldinger is originally from Fairfax County, Virginia. She moved to West Virginia with her husband Mike, a local actor, to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life. Jill worked twelve years at wonderful little gallery in Fairfax while attending college studying graphic design and fine art. She opened her own gallery in Berryville, Virginia and sold it before moving to West Virginia. In addition to being a member of the Allegany Arts Council, Jill is also a member of Arts at Canal Place, the Western Maryland Watercolor Society, and the Allegany Area Art Alliance. She also paints theatre sets for local theatres, and is a member of Highland Arts Unlimited in Keyser, WV.
Tiffany Santos Gallery/Program Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
A Western Maryland native, Tiffany Santos is an avid poet, writer, new media publicist, event planner, and educator. She has taught various types of writing classes for summer programs, colleges, writers’ retreats, and community schools. She is also the owner of Cranberryjade Services, a freelance writing and editing service. She graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in gender studies with a minor in Asian studies and is currently seeking her Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Carlow University's low-residency program. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in several literary journals including the Backbone Mountain Review and Dionne's Story: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose for the Awareness of Relationship Violence. Tiffany is also the program coordinator for the Allegany Arts Council’s Arts Bus program.