Tina Hastings, Executive Director, email@example.com
Tina joined the arts council in May 2014. At Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIUC) she worked in the University Museum and loved everything about working with art, artifacts and artists. She graduated from SIUC with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2002 and a Masters of Public Administration in 2006. Originally from central Ohio, Tina and her family moved to western New York in 2007 when her husband accepted a teaching position at SUNY Fredonia. She was named Director of the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia where she enjoyed working with artists in all mediums and curating diverse exhibitions for the campus and community. She also coordinated and taught courses for students in the Museum Studies minor program. Tina lives in Silver Creek, NY with her husband and filmmaker, Phil, and their two boys, Owen and Cole.
Kara Frisina, Grants and Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Olean, Kara is excited to be back home and promoting the arts. She received her bachelor’s in Visual Communication and her master’s in Communication for Development at Ohio University. Her goal is to work with community members and donors to create a more resilient and vibrant region. She spent a good part of 2017 traveling the country and decided that the Enchanted Mountains are one of the most beautiful places to call home! Kara lives on her family farm in Potter County with her boyfriend and her dog.
Ardyth VanScoy-Rupp, Education & Exhibits Coordinator, email@example.com
Ardyth is a native of Limestone, NY. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art from St. Bonaventure University with a minor in Women’s Studies. Her senior thesis focused on fiber arts and ceramics. She is an avid performer for many local theatre groups as well as a singer and choreographer. After college she spent four years as a professional costumer for several NY regional theatres and ran a local alterations shop. She is thrilled to be back home and back in the art community. Ardyth lives in Limestone with her husband, John, and dog, Daisy.
Susan Andrews, Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduating with an independent major in communications and design from Cornell University, Susan has enjoyed creative work in the fields of fashion, theater, interior design, marketing for small businesses, education and non-profits. She lived and worked in New York City and Baltimore before returning to the family farm in western New York. Sue has worked with many creative individuals over the years - directors, designers, artists and craftsmen - and is happy to join the Arts Council to promote the artists in Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties.