Originally from Colorado Springs, Kari went to college in Ohio majoring in Theatre Production and Design. After graduation she moved to New York City where she worked off-Broadway for 5 years. She moved back home to Colorado Springs in 2003 and worked for 8 years at Theatreworks, a professional theatre company based out of the University of Colorado. At Theatreworks she stage managed productions and was later promoted to producing director. Kari moved to Pinedale in 2011 with her husband. Kari was named one of "Wyoming's 40 under 40" in 2014 and was appointed by Governor Gordon to serve on the Wyoming Arts Council in 2019. She enjoys spending time camping with her husband and 3 kids.
A Pinedale native and graduate of the University of Wyoming, Tim joined PFAC in 2006 as Marketing/Outreach Director following a 4-year stint as a local newspaper reporter/photographer. With a background in graphic design Tim handles all of PFAC's print and web design and since 2007 has run his own freelance design business Boxcar Arts. Tim loves punk rock and cult movies and spending time with his wife Hayley and their two daughters.
Brianne enjoys raising her kids in Big Piney and working at the Sublette County Fairgrounds for the past 9 years. She serves on the Chuckwagon Days Rodeo Committee and has been a past board member of the International Association of Fairs and Western Fairs Association. She stays active with both of those organizations. She thinks Art in all forms is good for every human being on Earth and loves being able to help bring amazing things to our County especially the schools.
Growing up here in Pinedale, PFAC was a part of my childhood. After living in a large urban area I returned to Pinedale with even deeper appreciation for access to the arts. My son Symon, daughter Yulia, husband Scott and I love Wyoming's endless outdoor recreation opportunities AND getting to see world class musicians, acrobats dancers, and actors without driving for miles. I am currently a preschool teacher at Sublette BOCES Early Education Program; everyday is new discovering the world from my three year old students' perspectives!
Matt could never dance, draw, paint, sing or play anything more than a bad Hank Williams cover on the guitar, so he figured the best way to promote and advance the arts was to serve on the PFAC Board. Originally from Northern California, he found his way to the Cowboy State to attend law school at the University of Wyoming. He has lived in Pinedale since 2010 with his wife and two daughters.
Tesa Manning joined the Pinedale Fine Arts Council in 2016 and serves as the Treasurer. She received her Accounting degree from the University of Wyoming where she also minored in graphic design and spent as much time as she could in the art studio. She is a Sublette County native and a licensed CPA, operating her own firm in Pinedale. She loves the small town life, helping out on the family ranch, year-round PFAC shows, and the amazing access to the outdoors.
Dorothy Grove has served on the PFAC board for 17 years. Dorothy moved to Pinedale in 2002. Previously she served on Colorado State Consortium of Arts Councils, Colorado State Board for Very Special Arts, and as President and presenter for Moffat County Council of the Arts. Her speciality with PFAC is feeding visiting artists. You can often find Dorothy backstage before our shows feeding the artists who delight in having a home-cooked meal while on the road.
Besides being a dark, handsome art enthusiast, Matt is husband to a total babe, father to four crazy good-looking boys, and an around the clock welder. He enjoys long walks on the frozen beach, sleep (from what he remembers about it), and really long board meetings. He is also big fan of art in all its forms.
David grew up in Pinedale, Wyoming. In 1994 he opened Dire Wolf Studios, his art and custom furniture production studio. David has been a board member for the Pinedale Fine Arts Council since 1996 and has served as chairman and co-chairman of the board of directors.
David is a founding member of the Pipeline Art Project, a project for marketing and expanding the opportunities of Wyoming contemporary artists outside the state of Wyoming. David was a 2011 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Visual Arts Fellowship. From 2008 – 2015, David was the Chairman for of the In|Site:Ex|Site Public Art Program (ISES) of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council.
In 2013 David was chosen for a residency at Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, WY where he developed his Pedestrian Series of ink drawings, acrylic paintings and wood sculptures.
In late 2015 David opened Mystery Print Gallery and Frame in Pinedale, Wyoming. The gallery mounts curated exhibitions hi-lighting Wyoming’s talented and diverse contemporary visual artist community alongside work from regional and national artists. The gallery also has a full-service picture framing component. In 2017 David partnered with Clay Paper Scissors Gallery in Cheyenne, WY to launch Rendezvous: A Juried Exhibit of Wyoming Artists. In 2016-17 David was included in the 25 Fables: Aesop’s Fables Illustrated exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. 25 Fables was curated by Bronwyn Minton, and his piece has since become part of the museum’s permanent collection. In June of 2017 David’s solo exhibit titled At Rest was installed in the The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College in Sheridan, WY. The exhibit featured ink drawings and wood sculptures.
Melanie Bennett has served on the PFAC board for over 10 years. She and her family live in Big Piney and are huge supporters of the arts. She enjoys hiking, skiing and connecting with others.
Jenn was thrilled to join the board in 2018 and has worked with one of our umbrella organizations, Pinedale Theatre Company, for two productions. She served as the stage manager for Oliver! and was an ensemble performer in Beauty and the Beast. In her free time she can be found in the mountains on an adventure, spending time with her husband and dog, dancing to 90s R&B, and eating tacos. Jenn works at the Pinedale Library, teaches yoga classes at PAC, and looks forward to serving on the PFAC board for many years to come!
Sid is awesome
Dan grew up in Pennsylvania and enjoyed the arts since his youth, active in band, chorus and drama in school. He spent several years in community and professional theatres in Florida, both on stage and behind the scenes, from stage managing to stitching in the costume department.
Over the last 30 plus years, Dan has played drums and mandolin on several worship teams, from Florida to Wyoming.
Moving to Pinedale two and a half years ago, Dan gets joy giving back to the community by serving on the board of PFAC.