Marisa Kelly-Rigney | President
Marisa is a local photographer and owner of Four Little Birds Photography here in town. She was born and raised in Anderson and moved back into the downtown area about 10 years ago with her husband Shane, and their four lively children. Marisa graduated from Marian University in Indianapolis with a degree in Psychology and has volunteered for numerous organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Wheeler Missions Ministries, The Geater Community Center, The Anderson YMCA, The City of Anderson, Anderson Young Ballet Theatre, and The Paramount Theater. Marisa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, eating, running, and learning about art & design in all forms.
Kim Rogers-Hatfield | Treasurer
Kim is a lifelong native of Madison County, a graduate of Highland High School and Anderson University. She is a founding member of the White River Watchers. A former President, she now serves as volunteer board member and treasurer. Kim is Vice President of Engagement with United Way of Madison County directing volunteer projects including the RSVP (55 and older) volunteer program, Madison County COAD (County Organizations Active in Disaster) and Operation Weatherization. She served as tree commissioner for the city of Anderson for nine years and is a trained Master Gardener through the Purdue Extension Master Gardener program. Kim resides in Anderson with her husband, Steve.
Levi Rinker | Artistic Director, Ad Hoc
His passions are photography, sculpture, poetry, and travel! After collecting 26 stamps abroad, Levi returned home to Indiana and started working on community engagement projects through the arts as well as working for Anderson city government to better my community. From Walking Man sculptures and disc golf courses, to bike trails and artist studio spaces at A Town Center, he'll gladly work with anyone wanting to be a catalyst of change and increase the quality of life.
Katherine Kester | Board Member
Originally born in Nashville, Tennessee, Katherine Kester has lived in Indiana for most of her life. She is an art teacher at Anderson High School where she teaches a variety of classes: Ceramics, Jewelry, Fibers, and 3D. She graduated from Liberty Christian, and Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education and minor in English.
She lives in Anderson, with her husband, and pets. In her free time, she creates her own artwork for KMK Designs, using a variety of media from oil paint, acrylic paint, felting, beading/metal work, and recycled materials. She is passionate about helping A Town Center provide the Anderson community with more artistic opportunities for residents as well as see the value in art.
Michele works in marketing for Community Health Network and was born and raised in Madison County. She and her husband Jason live in Anderson with their two sons, Sam and Ben. She graduated from Ball State with a BS in History and Political Science and from Anderson University with an MBA. She has served as a volunteer or member of a variety of local organizations, including Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Tri Kappa, Madison County Community Foundation, YWCA of Central Indiana, Exchange Club, Madison County Historical Society, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Anderson. In her free time she loves to travel, watch movies, read, and play trivia and all sorts of games.
Sonia Caldwell | Program Director
Sonia is a Kindergarten Reading Specialist for Anderson Community Schools and has been a teacher with ACSC since 2000. She loves all art forms including dance and is the former Vice President for Anderson Young Ballet Theatre, Inc. She also Co-Chaired the Paramount Theatre's Dancing Like the Stars Event and worked on the event for many years. Sonia loves community engagement, volunteering and the Arts.
Betsy Dugan | Board Member
Betsy is a Dean at Anderson High School. She has worked for Anderson Community Schools since 1999. She is married with two children, ages 23 and 16. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with family.
Evan Williams | Secretary
Evan is in his 15th year of teaching journalism education to middle school students. He leads students in creating the yearbook, newspaper and weekly broadcasts, which allows him to stay in touch with his creativity. While he doesn't necessarily consider himself an artist, he's always working on photography, digital designs, drawing in his notebook or writing for his website. He's been on the lookout for a volunteer opportunity in Anderson, and during the October First Friday in 2018, he stepped foot in A Town Center for the first time and knew immediately he wanted to be a part of its journey.
Edward Fry | Board Member
Edward Paul Fry is enthusiastic about the promotion of the arts, community, and cultural development. He grew up in Paulding, OH and he and his family have called Anderson, IN home for the past 15 years. A life-long musician, Ed began his artistic career as a songwriter and touring musician which carried him to Nashville, TN. While in Nashville he and his wife, Heidi were instrumental in the launch of Masterpiece Project, a summer camp that helps young artists identify and develop their gifts. Upon his return to Indiana, Ed held a variety of positions focused on public relations, communications, and development.
He has served as a grant panelist for Indiana Arts Commission and as a consultant with the Story Shop's, “What’s Your Side Effect” media campaign. He currently serves on the Board of Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre and as a Principal Associate with Live Bait Entertainment in Nashville, TN. He has served posts as an Executive with an Anderson, IN based XADS and as the first Problem Solving Courts Coordinator of Madison County Superior Courts. In 2012 Ed became the Executive Director of the New Harmony Project, a theatre arts organization dedicated to developing new works for stage and screen. He is currently the Development Officer for Heartland Film where he continues to realize his enthusiasm for helping artists and story-tellers nurture and create works that inspire communities to a deeper understanding of our shared humanity.
He continues to create and perform music and can be seen slinging his guitar at various venues primarily in and around Central Indiana. He also serves on the Board of Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre, where he also loves to perform in musicals when his schedule permits. Ed enjoys a potent beverage, hot or cold, and loves to connect with people for a good conversation.