Board Members

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Andy Ulmer

Andrew Ulmer

Board Member
Position
Suzuki Liaison & Director
Committees
Executive Committee
Facilities Committee

Andrew is a patent attorney with Frost Brown Todd LLC.  He is passionate about music and the arts, and particularly about art and music education for children.  His two children are involved in piano lessons and the Suzuki violin program at the Fine Arts Center.  His goals as a Board member include expanding the Suzuki program, enhancing outreach to children in Wyoming’s neighboring communities, and enhancing the facilities at the Center while maintaining its historic character.

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Autumn McKinley

Autumn McKinley

Board Member
Position
President
Committees
Marketing/Communications Committee
Program Committee

Autumn McKinley is a local abstract artist, and jewelry designer who had spent 15 years working in the nonprofit and community organizing sector across the country. Always a fan of the arts, Autumn discovered her inner artistic voice while going through treatment for breast cancer in 2017. Art became her form of healing, strength, and love. Now a survivor, she turned her love of color and texture into a growing business where she creates beautiful abstract art, jewelry and accessories inspired by her creations. She views life as a magical moment to inspire and be inspired.

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Elise

Elise Edelman

Board Member
Position
Secretary
Committees
Executive Committee
Development Committee

Elise Edelman (Secretary) has worked as an Innovation and Human Potential Consultant for the past 8 years. She previously spent 24 years in Product Development at Procter & Gamble, where she uncovered consumer insights to guide technology development and bring products to market. Her experiences developing new product ideas led her to coach teams and leaders on strategy, creative problem solving, and holistic idea development. She specializes in assessing organizational dynamics and leadership coaching. She holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Toledo. She lives in Wyoming with her husband Ken and daughter Fiona, who participates in art and musical theatre classes.

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Jason Bartel

Jason Bartel

Board Member
Position
Board Advisory Positions

A lifelong Wyoming resident, Jason Bartel grew up in a musical family and business. Jason’s father Paul, founder of the Baroque Violin Shop, as well as the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, exposed Jason to his passion for the arts at an early age.

After growing up in the family retail store, the Baroque Violin Shop, he chose this as his career path after graduating from the University Of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design. In 2011, Jason took his passion for music, and his experience in the orchestral string retail shop, and combined them into a new business, Maple Leaf Strings.

Maple Leaf Strings is an orchestral string manufacturer and national distributor that offers instruments from the student level to the professional level, as well as complimentary marketing and branding solutions for their customers.

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Jen Pinson

Jennifer Pinson

Board Member
Position
Vice President
Committees
Marketing/Communications Committee Chair

Jen has over 20 years experience with GE Aviation – in sourcing, manufacturing, and program management. Most recently, she spent 4 years living abroad – Turin, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic – where she found a renewed passion for the arts. After spending four years abroad, Jen moved to Wyoming, taking a new role as the Chief Operations Officer for the Business and General Aviation division at GE.  

Outside of work, Jen and her husband Bobby spend much of their time taking care of their two daughters – one enjoys voice lessons, and both are enrolled in the The Center's summer camps. Jen also has a passion for running – completing half-marathons in 7 countries, and running her first full marathon in Ohio this past fall.

In addition to the Wyoming Fine Arts center, she serves on the board of Queen City Opera.

Kate Miller

Board Member
Position
Trustee
Committees
Facilities Committee Chair

Kate Miller is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  After law school, she served a year at the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review, helping write policies for the nation's immigration courts. She spent the better part of the next decade working at the Department of Justice's Civil Division, where she represented the United States in federal district court and appellate cases around the country.  

A Cincinnati native, she moved to Wyoming in 2013, where she has served on a variety of local boards.  As a graduate of the county's Master Gardener program, she has devoted volunteer hours to improving local outdoor spaces, and she spearheaded the creation of the outdoor learning garden at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center.  She has sung in numerous choirs and currently sings with One Voice.  Her two boys have taken music lessons at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center for years.

 

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Kevin

Kevin Gillie, PhD

Board Member
Position
Trustee
Committees
Program Committee

Kevin Gillie is a veteran of polymer and material science applications.  His career has been primarily focused on formulating and manufacturing substrates and coatings for the food packaging and labels industries.  He has held R&D leadership roles for global organizations and continues as a Technical Product Manager for a specialty chemicals company.

He is an avid musician, having played french horn for over 45 years performing with many community bands, orchestras, and brass quintets.  He has played in pit bands for high school musicals and taught privately for many years while living in Delaware.  He supported the musical and performing arts endeavors of his own children and many of their peers throughout their educational years.  He was on the Middletown High School (Delaware) band boosters board for 9 years serving as president for 5 years.

His passion is working with young people using music and art to enhance their skills and learn important life lessons.  The educational focus of The Center is what brought him to this organization.

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Rachael Hussong

Rachael Hussong, CPA

Board Member
Position
Treasurer
Committees
Finance Committee

Rachael is currently a controller with Sibcy Cline with a history of strong leadership and management skills when overseeing internal financial controls. She is a dependable, enthusiastic, and ambitious certified public accountant professional with strong attention to detail and a commitment to quality work. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College. She has also earned a Certificate of Accountancy and is a Certified Public Account. Rachel’s record of effective communication, building relationships, and adapting to evolving technology has allowed her to supervise and strengthen professional relationships.

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Sam Cooper

Sam Cooper

Board Member
Position
Trustee
Committees
Marketing/Communications Committee

Sam currently serve as Vice President of Dakota Watch Company.  He oversees management and operations of their retail management and operations, the corporate office, and the ecommerce presence.

He has been a member of the Board for the Schilling School for Gifted Children for the last 15 years.

He has also served on the Board of Congregation Beth Adam for 8 years and was Board President for 2 years.

Sam received his BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.