STAFF


ALI LIGHTFOOT

Executive Director

 

Ali Lightfoot began her arts education with theater and film studies in New York City, which led to performances in Off Broadway productions and a Sundance award-winning independent film. She went on to work in television production where she hired cast and crew, managed budgets and assisted in all aspects of production and post-production on a wide variety of projects.

 

In 2008, Ali became the Program Director at KVNF. There she collaborated with hundreds of North Fork community members to create content and as a journalist, she researched and interviewed community leaders, authors, artists and musicians.  She brought the next generation of young people into our newsroom by developing several youth journalism and storytelling programs.

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She continued to work in video production with a series called “The KVNF Field Sessions.” The videos feature top notch visiting and local musicians performing a live set in a unique North Fork location.  She co-founded the Paonia Film Festival and the Delta County Film Collective, bringing local filmmakers together to create short films and promotional content for area non- profits.

 

In 2019, Ali moved to Nevada City, CA where she was the General Manager at KVMR community radio. In her 5 years at this station, she initiated successful online giving and marketing strategies, a website redesign, formed a news department, restructured volunteer training programs, and created a social media manager position.

 

One of her proudest accomplishments is the work she has done to bring in the next generation of broadcasters, journalists, filmmakers, storytellers and leaders.  Her work has always involved bringing in teams of young people working on creative projects, hosting events and radio shows, creating their own social media campaigns and engaging their community and volunteers with new music, short films, art and new perspectives.

 

Ali believes the Blue Sage is at the center of the North Fork’s vibrant local arts scene. As its leader, she hopes to facilitate creative collaborations, develop our partnerships, carry on our traditions, and help the organization transition into new media platforms to tell our story, fundraise and engage new and longtime audiences.

 

Working to open doors for creative expression in all its forms, in her beloved North Fork community, is incredibly meaningful work.

MORGAN MITCHELL

Gallery Manager & Development Coordinator

 

Morgan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in anthropology with a focus on Plains and Southwestern Archaeology in 2013. Since then, Morgan has been a great many things, including a yoga teacher, conservation and archaeology volunteer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, radio DJ, an online business manager, non-profit assistant, farmer, body worker, grant writer, and more.
Morgan’s diverse background and passion contributes to the diverse needs of keeping the Blue Sage’s mission alive and well.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


MaryBarnes

MARY BARNES

PRESIDENT
On Gallery & Building Committees

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CARRIE SOTO

VICE PRESIDENT

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DAVID MCCLELLAN

TREASURER
On Concert Committee

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EILEEN KEAVENY

SECRETARY
On Literary Committee

Francois

FRANCOIS PRETORIUS

BOARD MEMBER
Bookkeeper Gratis

BS GENERIC

NORM LEWARK

BOARD MEMBER
On Building Committee

Ulli

ULLI LANGE

BOARD EMERITUS

Our mission is to provide education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors Include:

 

  • Providing leadership and advisement for the Blue Sage.
  • Actively engaging with the community in promoting the Blue Sage.
  • Overseeing program planning and evaluation
  • Develop sustainable fundraising and outreach.
  • Hiring and evaluation of the center’s Executive Director
  • Familiarity with the Blue Sage financial needs, budget, and policies and procedures.
  • Keeping records of all actions of the Board and Blue Sage affairs.
  • Supervising committees and affairs of the Blue Sage consistent with the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws

See our current Bylaws and Board descriptions