BOARD

  Terrey Harrod, President Artist   For over 35 years, Terrey has been a Re/Max Realtor in metro Denver. She majored in art and business at Red Rocks Community College after graduating from Golden High School. Terrey has a long association with Foothills Art Center: she currently serves on Foothills Art Center’s Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Committee, and in the past she served on the education committee and helped initiate the fundraising event, “Glitter in the Garden.” She is a founding member of The Painted Toe Society, a watercolor group that paints at Foothills on Monday mornings. She served twice on the board of directors for Colorado Watercolor Society, currently as the VP of Workshops. Terrey was born and raised in Golden and baptized in the First Presbyterian Church, now the location of Foothills Art Center. She raised two children in Golden, and is blessed with two grandsons.

Terrey Harrod, President
Artist


For over 35 years, Terrey has been a Re/Max Realtor in metro Denver. She majored in art and business at Red Rocks Community College after graduating from Golden High School. Terrey has a long association with Foothills Art Center: she currently serves on Foothills Art Center’s Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Committee, and in the past she served on the education committee and helped initiate the fundraising event, “Glitter in the Garden.” She is a founding member of The Painted Toe Society, a watercolor group that paints at Foothills on Monday mornings. She served twice on the board of directors for Colorado Watercolor Society, currently as the VP of Workshops. Terrey was born and raised in Golden and baptized in the First Presbyterian Church, now the location of Foothills Art Center. She raised two children in Golden, and is blessed with two grandsons.

  Jamie Sheridan, Vice President  Registered Patent Attorney    Jamie is the managing member of Sheridan Law LLC in Golden, Colorado. As an intellectual property specialist, he has 20 years of experience helping clients identify assets, avoid infringement, and secure valuable rights involving patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, and technology transfer matters. His education includes a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University. Go Orange! In addition to the Foothills Art Center, Jamie’s civic involvement includes volunteer activities with the Rotary Club of Golden and Calvary Church. He is a past board member of these two local organizations. Jamie lives in Golden with his wife, Julie, and their two teenage children. In addition to enjoying various art exhibits, including several remarkable collections at the United Nations Headquarters, Jamie and his family members each have varying degrees of appreciation for reading, skiing, camping, hiking, traveling, basketball, dance, domestic cats, watching live sports, theatre, and golfing, especially golfing.

Jamie Sheridan, Vice President
Registered Patent Attorney


Jamie is the managing member of Sheridan Law LLC in Golden, Colorado. As an intellectual property specialist, he has 20 years of experience helping clients identify assets, avoid infringement, and secure valuable rights involving patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, and technology transfer matters. His education includes a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University. Go Orange! In addition to the Foothills Art Center, Jamie’s civic involvement includes volunteer activities with the Rotary Club of Golden and Calvary Church. He is a past board member of these two local organizations. Jamie lives in Golden with his wife, Julie, and their two teenage children. In addition to enjoying various art exhibits, including several remarkable collections at the United Nations Headquarters, Jamie and his family members each have varying degrees of appreciation for reading, skiing, camping, hiking, traveling, basketball, dance, domestic cats, watching live sports, theatre, and golfing, especially golfing.

  E. Tom Hughes, MBA, Treasurer Community Volunteer and Investor   Tom’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and later as Corporate Actuary/Treasurer for GenAmerica Corporation. Tom’s community service includes serving as president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and as a club member he has focused on fundraising, public relations, and various other projects. Tom has served on numerous nonprofit boards and he is well known throughout the community in Golden and Jefferson County. Tom received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

E. Tom Hughes, MBA, Treasurer
Community Volunteer and Investor


Tom’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and later as Corporate Actuary/Treasurer for GenAmerica Corporation. Tom’s community service includes serving as president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and as a club member he has focused on fundraising, public relations, and various other projects. Tom has served on numerous nonprofit boards and he is well known throughout the community in Golden and Jefferson County. Tom received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

  Patricia A. Rucker, Past President Artist and Art Instructor   Patricia Rucker moved to Colorado, after graduating from Kansas State University to become an art educator. She taught art in the Jefferson County Public Schools for 26 years. In 1997 she was named Middle School Art Educator for the state of Colorado. She was the Art Education Coordinator for Metropolitan State College in Denver, from 2002 – 2005. Pat’s passion for art and education has continued since she retired. She currently teaches “Creating a Personal Visual Language” for professional artists. Pat has been active in the arts community, serving on the Colorado Watercolor Society Board, and for the Golden Public Art Commission. As an artist, Pat has had work displayed in many Colorado Watercolor Society venues, and in national and international exhibitions. The International Society of Experimental Artists has selected “Turner’s Storm” for an art exhibition in Barry, Wales.

Patricia A. Rucker, Past President
Artist and Art Instructor


Patricia Rucker moved to Colorado, after graduating from Kansas State University to become an art educator. She taught art in the Jefferson County Public Schools for 26 years. In 1997 she was named Middle School Art Educator for the state of Colorado. She was the Art Education Coordinator for Metropolitan State College in Denver, from 2002 – 2005. Pat’s passion for art and education has continued since she retired. She currently teaches “Creating a Personal Visual Language” for professional artists. Pat has been active in the arts community, serving on the Colorado Watercolor Society Board, and for the Golden Public Art Commission. As an artist, Pat has had work displayed in many Colorado Watercolor Society venues, and in national and international exhibitions. The International Society of Experimental Artists has selected “Turner’s Storm” for an art exhibition in Barry, Wales.

  Kathy Jacoby, MBA, Secretary Vice President Marketing and Member Experience, Delta Dental   Kathy Jacoby is the Marketing Director of Delta Dental of Colorado responsible for advertising, public relations, marketing research, product development, corporate and marketing communications. Kathy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Kathy was an Assistant Vice President for 12 years at MetLife where she created and implemented the thought leadership strategy for their employee benefits sales and marketing organizations. Through her government affairs relationships, Kathy partnered with key industry trade associations such as the American Benefits Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute to identify emerging benefits issues impacting businesses now and in the future. Kathy has a BA in Speech Communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

Kathy Jacoby, MBA, Secretary
Vice President Marketing and Member Experience, Delta Dental


Kathy Jacoby is the Marketing Director of Delta Dental of Colorado responsible for advertising, public relations, marketing research, product development, corporate and marketing communications. Kathy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Kathy was an Assistant Vice President for 12 years at MetLife where she created and implemented the thought leadership strategy for their employee benefits sales and marketing organizations. Through her government affairs relationships, Kathy partnered with key industry trade associations such as the American Benefits Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute to identify emerging benefits issues impacting businesses now and in the future. Kathy has a BA in Speech Communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

  William F. Deeley   A native of Chicago, Il, Bill moved to Denver in 1973 after graduating from the University of Texas and began a career of almost 40 years in the Municipal Bond Industry in 1974.  During that time, he specialized in trading, underwriting and sales of Municipal Securities for a number of firms and levels of responsibility culminating in being named Managing Director – Fixed Income Securities for Morgan Keegan and Co. Inc. in Memphis, TN. After retiring in 2012, he and his wife, Jolan, moved to Lake Geneva, WI where he became active in Rotary International   while they evaluated various locations for their permanent retirement home, ultimately moving to Genesee in August of 2014.  In 2016, Bill joined the Finance Committee of the Genesee Foundation and in 2017 was elected to the Board and named Treasurer. A common theme throughout their marriage has been the enjoyment of viewing and collecting art in various themes which informed his involvement with the Foothills Art Center.  Together they enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado, travel and shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays.  

William F. Deeley

A native of Chicago, Il, Bill moved to Denver in 1973 after graduating from the University of Texas and began a career of almost 40 years in the Municipal Bond Industry in 1974.  During that time, he specialized in trading, underwriting and sales of Municipal Securities for a number of firms and levels of responsibility culminating in being named Managing Director – Fixed Income Securities for Morgan Keegan and Co. Inc. in Memphis, TN. After retiring in 2012, he and his wife, Jolan, moved to Lake Geneva, WI where he became active in Rotary International   while they evaluated various locations for their permanent retirement home, ultimately moving to Genesee in August of 2014.  In 2016, Bill joined the Finance Committee of the Genesee Foundation and in 2017 was elected to the Board and named Treasurer. A common theme throughout their marriage has been the enjoyment of viewing and collecting art in various themes which informed his involvement with the Foothills Art Center.  Together they enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado, travel and shooting skeet, trap and sporting clays.  

  Shelley Devitt Director of Grants and Stewardship, Denver Academy   Shelley is the Director of Grants and Stewardship at Denver Academy. In that capacity she works with foundations and corporate sponsors to bring critical funding to Denver Academy. She most enjoys working on individual grants to help teachers implement great things in their classrooms. Shelley also devotes time to ensuring that grantors and donors see the true impact of a Denver Academy education. Prior to DA, Ms. Devitt spent several years in the database marketing industry and developed an expertise in sales force automation. Ms. Devitt earned her B.A. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University.

Shelley Devitt
Director of Grants and Stewardship, Denver Academy


Shelley is the Director of Grants and Stewardship at Denver Academy. In that capacity she works with foundations and corporate sponsors to bring critical funding to Denver Academy. She most enjoys working on individual grants to help teachers implement great things in their classrooms. Shelley also devotes time to ensuring that grantors and donors see the true impact of a Denver Academy education. Prior to DA, Ms. Devitt spent several years in the database marketing industry and developed an expertise in sales force automation. Ms. Devitt earned her B.A. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University.

  Sue Martin Griggs, PhD Business Director, SteveGriggsWatercolor   Sue works alongside her partner Steve, as the business half of SteveGriggsWatercolor. Her role encompasses all marketing, promotion, social media, and financial management aspects of the business. Basically, Sue does everything that doesn’t include holding a paint brush. Prior to starting a full-time art business, Sue made her career in higher education. She has a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver and has held a variety of positions in teaching, training, recruitment, and leadership. She started her career in corporate training and program development. In addition to her roles in Higher Education Administration, Sue has consistently served as adjunct faculty for several years, primarily teaching both Higher Education Leadership and Qualitative Research Methods courses. She currently keeps one foot in the higher education world as an adjunct professor at Regis University.       

Sue Martin Griggs, PhD
Business Director, SteveGriggsWatercolor

Sue works alongside her partner Steve, as the business half of SteveGriggsWatercolor. Her role encompasses all marketing, promotion, social media, and financial management aspects of the business. Basically, Sue does everything that doesn’t include holding a paint brush. Prior to starting a full-time art business, Sue made her career in higher education. She has a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver and has held a variety of positions in teaching, training, recruitment, and leadership. She started her career in corporate training and program development. In addition to her roles in Higher Education Administration, Sue has consistently served as adjunct faculty for several years, primarily teaching both Higher Education Leadership and Qualitative Research Methods courses. She currently keeps one foot in the higher education world as an adjunct professor at Regis University. 

 

 

  Vivienne Douglas, Artist and Art Lover    Vivienne was a Senior Executive for a major multi national insurance brokerage and risk management firm. After retirement, she put her time and energy into interests long put on hold, including all things related to the fine arts. She joined art groups, museums, took art classes and developed a whole new appreciation of the visual world around her. Vivienne has been a founding member of the Open Studio group that meets and paints at Foothills. Over the years, her work has been shown at various art exhibits in the area, and any recognition and awards she received must be shared with a cadre of fine art teachers too numerous to mention. Persuaded by the new leadership and mission of the Foothills Art Center, she joined the organization in 2017 as a board member. As a resident of more than 40 years in Golden, she has seen the area grow and diversify, and feels the time is right for Foothills to expand its reach. Vivienne wants to see a mix of families, cultures, community and events come together at Foothills to form a place, not just for art in and of itself, but as a mecca to promote thought, excitement, conversation and sometimes, controversy. She hopes the art experience gained from Foothills Art Center will be relevant to our times, offer a cultural and learning context, and become a catalyst for change. 

Vivienne Douglas, Artist and Art Lover


Vivienne was a Senior Executive for a major multi national insurance brokerage and risk management firm. After retirement, she put her time and energy into interests long put on hold, including all things related to the fine arts. She joined art groups, museums, took art classes and developed a whole new appreciation of the visual world around her. Vivienne has been a founding member of the Open Studio group that meets and paints at Foothills. Over the years, her work has been shown at various art exhibits in the area, and any recognition and awards she received must be shared with a cadre of fine art teachers too numerous to mention. Persuaded by the new leadership and mission of the Foothills Art Center, she joined the organization in 2017 as a board member. As a resident of more than 40 years in Golden, she has seen the area grow and diversify, and feels the time is right for Foothills to expand its reach. Vivienne wants to see a mix of families, cultures, community and events come together at Foothills to form a place, not just for art in and of itself, but as a mecca to promote thought, excitement, conversation and sometimes, controversy. She hopes the art experience gained from Foothills Art Center will be relevant to our times, offer a cultural and learning context, and become a catalyst for change.