Writer, artist, outdoor enthusiast and general expert!
A retired librarian and owner and artistic director of the Glennie Coombe Gallery, and owner of Ollie’s Ice Cream. Susie has loved art and art history since her first painting classes overlooking the Niagara River.
Ed Marston has lived in Paonia since July 6, 1974, where he ran newspapers and manages real estate. Despite the photo, he says he is not retired, but he is running a little thin on tread and good puns.
A retired nuclear sub captain, Brian traded the oceans for mountains, the rat race for community, and the couch for a dream. His vineyard and passion for winemaking keep him busy.
A retired attorney, former Vice Chancellor at the University of Denver, co-owner of the Glennie Coombe Gallery and Ollie’s Ice Cream. John is an oil painter and life time art student.
Cyndi is a traveler, quilter and farmer. She believes that life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
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:
Provide leadership and advisement for the Blue Sage.
Actively engage in the community in promoting the Blue Sage.
Oversee program planning and evaluation as well as personnel hiring and evaluation.
Develop sustainable fundraising and outreach.
Supervise the officers, committees and affairs of the Blue Sage consistent with the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws
Set fees, policies and procedures regarding the use of the Blue Sage.
Be familiar with the Blue Sage financial needs, budget, and policies and procedures.
Keep records of all actions of the Board and Blue Sage affairs.
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Susan officially joined the Blue Sage in January of 2012 after starting our classical music series. She received her undergraduate degree in music from Oberlin, and her graduate degree from The Manhattan School of Music (The Juilliard School). Her years of experience as a pianist, composer, and producer, have made her uniquely suited to program and perform in an annual music series at the Blue Sage.
Concert Series Artistic Director
David’s expertise includes drum set, frame drums, tambourines, marimba ensembles, and auxiliary hand held percussion instruments with a focus in jazz studies, grooveability, and ethnomusicology. He has collaborated with many wonderful artists, and offers lessons, classes, & workshops focusing on the musical, creative, experimental, improvisatory, healing, universal, and interdisciplinary concepts of the percussive arts.
World Music Artistic Director
Neal used to be the Mayor of Paonia and is happy to put his administrative skills to use helping local kids gain access to quality arts education. A self proclaimed over achiever, he contributes to the community in many ways, including free kayak instruction for kids, and a perpetual smile.