Meet our Team
Mikel Wintermantel, Executive Co-Director, email@example.com
Mikel Wintermantel is a nationally recognized Copley Master artist and unwavering supporter of the regional arts scene. He is also a local businessman in partnership with his brothers at Studio 4 East Screenprinting for more than 40 years. He has been an integral part of the Arts Council since its inception. After the Olean Arts Association dissolved in the early 80's Wintermantel held informal meetings with area artists and musicians in his studio on a monthly basis for years. He is driven to build the Tri-County Arts Council into the thriving, vibrant community of creatives it has all the potential to be. His work and CV can be seen here: www.mikelwintermantel.com
John Bartimole, Executive Co-Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalyn Burgess, Grants and Development Coordinator, email@example.com
Kalyn, an Allegany, NY native, joins Tri-County Arts after working as the fine art department's registrar at Freeman's auction house in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her undergraduate degree at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, and worked in the College's development office for several years before pursuing her Master's degree in Museum Studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. In her free time, she enjoys watercolor painting and consuming all things true crime. She is eager to join a small but mighty team helping the community find and enhance their artistic passions.
Laurie Oliver, Executive Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie is an Allegany Central graduate, settling back into small-town life after 22 years of living in Florida and Colorado all while raising 4 beautiful children. During her 6 years in Colorado, she Co-owned & operated a small business that supported local artists & her wellness products.
Her hobbies include cooking and creating healthy bath & body products made with essential oils. Laurie believes we're all artists in some way or another! She is happy to call Allegany her home and looks forward to supporting the creative, talented artists in our area.
Natalie Sacchitella, Education and Exhibitions Coordinator, email@example.com
Natalie joins the Tri-County Arts after having many opportunities to work under local ceramic artists in Bristol and Honeoye, New York. She attended SUNY Fredonia for a dual BFA in Ceramics and Graphic Design. Natalie believes that learning the process is just as important as creating the final result. By teaching the process, she feels that people not only have a better understanding but appreciate the art form more. In her free time she enjoys throwing pottery on the wheel and watching sketch comedy shows. Natalie is looking forward to helping the community in unlocking their artistic niche.