Chief Development Officer, Denver Zoo
As a Development Director with over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, Scott Anderson oversees the architecture of the fundraising department, generating the crucial funds necessary to make it possible to reach organizations’ objectives. In particular, he enjoys building relationships with major donors, whether they be corporate sponsors, foundations or individuals. During his tenure with the MCA Denver, these relationships made it possible for the MCA to reach their goals for their consistently increasing annual campaigns as well as a significant, multi-million dollar capital campaign to build the new facility.
Artist & Founder, RedLine Milwaukee
Born in Milwaukee, Lori currently lives and works in Scottsdale as a studio artist. She is a 1994 graduate of Alverno College in Milwaukee, receiving a B.A. in Studio Art and Art Education, and a 2003 graduate of New York University, Steinhart School of Education, receiving an M.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis on video. Lori developed and taught the first video art electives at Alverno College from 2004- 2006. Lori was an artist-in-resident at the Milwaukee Art Museum for teen programs developed by Steve Vande Zande from 2001-2008. Lori and Steve founded RedLine Milwaukee in 2009. Lori sits on the Milwaukee Art Museum Print Forum Board since 2015.
Client Relations Executive, Accenture Mortgage Cadence
Chad Berreth holds a Bachelor of Science and Marketing at Moorhead State University and a Minor in Business Management. Mr. Berreth has held positions in both the financial, investment and foreign language service sectors. In finance, he has been an internal accounts executive and a mortgage loan officer. He is a father and presently works for Accenture Corporation.
Art Supporter & Enthusiast
Dina Bleecker joined the Redline board in January 2018 and is an art enthusiast and community and social activist. She is a member of the Arts Affinity Group (AAG) within the Denver Foundation and has been involved with Impact360, an after school academic and athletic support program preparing underserved students for high school graduation and college. Prior to moving to Denver, Dina worked with Groundswell Community Mural Project and InspireCorps in Brooklyn. She has worked in the investment industry as an institutional equity broker based in Chicago covering the UK, as well as living in London and participating in the arts.
Gagel served as a Denver District Court magistrate from June 1995 to December 1998 and as an Arapahoe County District Court magistrate from February 2002 through June 2002. During the January 2000 through June 2004 time frame, she worked for the Colorado State Court Administrator’s Office on projects to implement improved practice, policies and procedures in the handling of family cases. Gagel presently serves as vice chair of the Law Alumni Council of the Sturm College of Law. She served two terms on the board of the Colorado Judicial Institute and five years on the Legislative Policy Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. Gagel served on the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Issues from November 2002 through June 2005. She is also a past president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Gagel received her B.A. degree from the University of Denver in 1975 and her J.D. degree from the Sturm College of Law in 1985. Honors received: 2006 Alumni Professionalism Award from Sturm College of Law; 2000 Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers honoree.
Founder & CEO, Consultant, DCG Consulting
Davian Gagne, Founder & President of DCG Consulting, has over 20 years of blended experience with the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors. Most recently, she transitioned out of the nonprofit and philanthropic fields to build her consulting practice around resource mobilization and facilitating organizational equity processes. She is an alum of The Funders’ Network PLACES fellowship, and published author in the Foundation Review. Davian also has experience co-designing grantmaking strategies using an equity lens and has managed directed and responsive grantmaking processes for foundations and state systems that supported advocacy and policy strategies.
Program Administrator, Create Denver, Denver Arts & Venues
Lisa Gedgaudas has been recognized for her outstanding leadership in advancing arts and culture in the city for over 10 years. Lisa currently serves as the Administrator for Create Denver, a City initiated program with Denver Arts & Venues that showcases Denver’s talented and dynamic creative community, recognizes its role in making Denver vibrant and economically vital and catalyzes the sector to become cohesive and sustainable. Her role includes the enhancement of Denver’s quality of life through cultural programming, business development, art and cultural district development, research, policy and advocacy.
Real Estate Developer
Fred Glick is an active commercial real estate developer working on small, interesting projects, primarily in Denver’s urban core. He is also an active community volunteer, currently serving on the board of RedLine Gallery and on the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Mobility Council and Urban Exploration Planning Committee. Fred previously led the Learning Spaces Committee at Denver Shared Spaces and was a member of the Mile High Connects Advisory Council. As a non-profit consultant, Fred was instrumental in establishing the Aurora Welcome Center, a shared space serving immigrants and refugees. Fred is a Denver native, returning in 2012 after twenty years abroad in Swaziland, South Africa, India, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Before leaving the US, Fred was an arts administrator for modern dance companies in New York City. He holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently enrolled as a master’s student in University of Colorado Denver’s Urban and Regional Planning Program.
Educator & Collector of African Art
Dr. Paul Hamilton is a well-known Denver educator of 45 years and community activist, who has been a principal, college teacher, Colorado State Representative 1969-1973 (5 Points area), community organizer and elder, author, restaurant owner, and African art and book collector. He is author of African Peoples’ Contributions to World Civilizations: Shattering the Myths Vol. 1. He is also president of Hamilton Education Consultants, LCC and Thinking Skills Institute, LCC. They provide consulting services, personal coaching, seminars and lectures on African-American History, and workshops for educators to raise the ability of students to do academic work and improve test scores.
Dr. Paul Hamilton
Jason Jones is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef and after almost thirty years in the food industry he now works full time in real estate as a licensed broker. He works seasonally as a volunteer sit-ski instructor for disabled adults and children through the National Sports Center for the Disabled and is a member of the Board of Directors for Redline Contemporary Art Center in RiNo. Passionate about skiing, mountain climbing, hiking and camping, Jason and his wife Mary Helen moved to Denver in 2014 to be closer to the mountains and the lifestyle they love.
Managing Partner, TopYa!
Greg Laugero has been involved with RedLine since 2013 and a board member since 2014. During his tenure, he has led two strategic planning processes (2014-2017 and 2018-2021) and served on multiple committees, including executive, finance, and governance. He is an entrepreneur, executive and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. In addition to RedLine’s board, he is also a member of the board of trustees for Colorado Ballet, where he currently chairs the Long Range Planning Committee.
Cynthia Martin is an artist, mother, and presently works at Denver International Airport as a public art coordinator. She has been the designer and marketing coordinator for local Five Points Newspaper entitled "Brother Jeff."
Artist & Philanthropist
Laura Merage received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and her Masters Degree in Art from New York University. Laura is an artist/photographer with works in public and private collections nationally and internationally. She has launched several philanthropic organizations, including RedLine and Black Cube, an experimental art museum that operates nomadically and works with artists to produce pop up exhibitions in unexpected places. Laura serves on the Anti-Defamation League Board of Directors (Mountain States Region and National), and is deeply committed to their mission of promoting justice and fair treatment to all.
Associate Curator, NINE dot ARTS
Chris Roth is an Associate Curator at NINE dot ARTS, an award winning art curation firm known for creativity, management of large scale multi-phase projects, and forward thinking vision. Chris’ recent projects include supporting the upcoming expansion and redevelopment of the Colorado Convention Center and Dairy Block, a full city block of mixed-use development in downtown Denver. Chris currently sits on the Board of Directors at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, has volunteered with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s portfolio reviews for Month of Photography, and served as a juror for the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Chris graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Art History and has extensive experience working with nonprofit arts organizations including Studio in a School, The Glass House, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Vice President, American Mortgage Consultants
Brian Sherman has been involved in the securities and mortgage finance businesses for 21 years specifically in mortgage due diligence, servicer oversight, taxable fixed income distribution and options trading. Prior to joining AMC, Mr. Sherman was in Sales and Account Management positions with Stewart Lender Services/Allonhill in support of their diligence and servicer oversight operations. Earlier in his career Mr. Sherman spent a decade working with institutional clients in the taxable fixed income markets at several firms including Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan and trading interest rate futures and options on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Sherman holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Assistant/Real Estate, Kentwood City Properties
Amy Schaeffer was born in Dayton, Ohio to a family who supported the art scene in her small town. Amy began her love for the arts as small child, drawing constantly and then moving on to performing arts in classical ballet. Amy attended University in both Kentucky and Colorado, pursuing a career in the Digital Arts. She now works in Real Estate. Amy brings her passion for art, culture and social justice to the table as a board member at RedLine.
Amy Whiteside Schaeffer
RedLine Resident Artist, Shared Seat
Megan Gafford received her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2016, and her BA from the University of New Orleans in 2011. Her installations are made from materials most often associated with science, such as cybernetics and particle detectors, which Gafford uses to create environments where people may wonder at how the world works. Gafford's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally, including David B Smith Gallery in Denver, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Backyard Ballroom in New Orleans. She is currently based in Denver, Colorado, as an artist-in-residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center.
RedLine Resident Artist, Shared Seat
Boulder artist Clay Hawkley mixes mediums and materials with conceptual ideas and the hands of a craftsman, engendering new intellectual life for found objects. He worked his way into a RedLine residency with the skills of a professional designer and metal fabricator, an energetic will and the kind of imagination that spawned the DIY project Hitch Gallery, a rolling, morphing art installation hitched to the back of his car.