BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    BRIAN WEGNER

    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.

BRIAN WEGNER

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    CYNDI LANDES

    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.

CYNDI LANDES

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ROBIN NICHOLOFF

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.

STAFF

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    DEBRA MUZIKAR

    Debra extensive background in nonprofit management includes experience in program coordination, gallery curating, marketing and public relations, development, and fundraising.  Adding to this repertoire is her experience in property management which has given her a highly developed skill set to manage a community center and more specifically an art center.   She is also a recipient of the highly prized award from the Colorado Arts Education Award for Outstanding Service.

DEBRA MUZIKAR

Director

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    SUSAN ELLINGER

    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.

SUSAN ELLINGER

Artistic Director

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    NEAL SCHWIETERMAN

    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.

NEAL SCHWIETERMAN

Arts for All Program Coordinator