The Clarkston Cultural Art Council Board of Directors is comprised of: 4 Executive Board Members, 5 Members-At-Large, 1 Creative Director and 1 Memberships/Education Director. The Board of Directors meet monthy.
Denyse Loveless Couture
Creative Director of the Clarkston Cultural Art Council
Denyse is a self-taught, multimedia artist, a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the founder of Free Art Friday Clarkston. She has lived in Clarkston for over 20 years, and is the proud mom of three boys and two cats, and has a pretty awesome husband.
Kelly Gagliardo Membership/Education Director of the Clarkston Cultural Arts Council
Kelly Hyer, President
Kelly has worked in the public sector for over 15 years, now managing Recreation Division for West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission. Kelly is a lifelong resident of Springfield Township (CHS Class of ’96) and received her Bachelors of Science from Michigan State University in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Resources. In addition to serving on the Board for Clarkston Cultural Arts, she serves as President of the Clarkston Coalition for Youth. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering for her community and spending time outdoors.
Cory Johnston, Vice President
Resident of the Village of Clarkston since 1980, two term member of the Village of Clarkston City Council (2005-2009), President of Johnston Design Inc. consulting engineers, registered Professional Engineer with education in architecture, engineering and planning, and an advocate of the arts.
Aimee Baker, Secretary
Aimee is a long time resident of Clarkston who was transplanted from the south. She grew up in a house full of art with parents who nurtured all things creative. She went to school for music and performing arts until the Physical Therapy bug bit her and she changed course. After 30 plus years of being a therapist, Aimee would like to get back to her original love--the arts. She dreams of a bricks and mortar center in the Clarkston area which would support the visual and performing arts by offering space, education, promotion and appreciation of those arts.
Susan Wallace, Treasurer
Susan Wallace, Treasurer. Owner of Springfield Accounting, a full service accounting and tax practice, since 1991. As a former member of Davisburg Rotary, a community service organization, where she has acted as president, treasurer and director. She is also currently a member of Clarkston Village Players. She believes that a community must support the arts and education for its continued health and vitality.
Craig Carrick, Board Member At Large
My wife and I have lived in Clarkston since May 2000 and have raised two children in the local public schools. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1981, trained in Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri, Ft. Jackson South Carolina and was stationed in Wurzburg Germany until the completion of my tour in 1984. Attended University of Maryland through the U.S. Army and studied German, Marketing, Social and Human Behavior, Writing and Business. RGIS Inventory Specialists until 2013. Music has been a primary focus since I was about 14 years old.
In 2002 I began working with the Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival in Mio, Michigan and soon became responsible for many aspects of the event including booking the talent and scheduling the events. Additionally, I created the “Guitars for Kids” program, which has become very popular-providing acoustic guitars for young people throughout the state of Michigan and other states as well. My program is responsible for placing approximately 200 guitars into the hands of young people.
My wife and I stared Carrick Concerts/Carrick House Concerts where we host concerts in our home and in other venues. It is highly respected throughout the country as a leading series-the list of performers we have hosted is staggering.
Diana Brang-Scott, Board Member At Large
Moved to Clarkston 2012, married mother of 4, local business owner. Former elected Redford Township Trustee and Elected Parks and Recreation Commissioner. Redford Parks and Art Conservancy founder and vice chair. Event planner, writer and photographer for Hear Magazine.
Sara Sanger, Board Member At Large
Lisa Gray, Board Member At Large
Lisa is a 26 year resident of Independence Twp. where she and her husband have raised 3 children. Her career began in Graphic Design but she quickly moved into the area of Marketing, Event Planning and Fundraising. Her volunteer service includes leading numerous charity events. She enjoys drawing, water color and acrylic painting, watching her son play soccer and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary Kay Hill, Board Member At Large