STAFF

  Hassan Najjar  Executive Director  hassan@foothillsartcenter.org   Hassan joined Foothills Art Center as the Executive Director in March 2016 where he strives to create an environment where the arts are appreciated, valued, and utilized to help individuals think critically and creatively about the world around them. As a museum professional with 14 years of experience, he’s leveraged mission-focused thinking and community input to create memorable museum experiences for learners of all ages. He thoroughly enjoys working in a field that is chocked full of creative and passionate people who solve problems in unique ways through the arts. Hassan is a member of Golden Rotary, serves on the editorial board of  Curator: The Museum Journal , and as a board member of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. He is currently trying to master child-rearing with his wife Alysia and their new-ish twins as they explore all of the art, culture, and outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer.

Hassan Najjar
Executive Director
hassan@foothillsartcenter.org

Hassan joined Foothills Art Center as the Executive Director in March 2016 where he strives to create an environment where the arts are appreciated, valued, and utilized to help individuals think critically and creatively about the world around them. As a museum professional with 14 years of experience, he’s leveraged mission-focused thinking and community input to create memorable museum experiences for learners of all ages. He thoroughly enjoys working in a field that is chocked full of creative and passionate people who solve problems in unique ways through the arts. Hassan is a member of Golden Rotary, serves on the editorial board of Curator: The Museum Journal, and as a board member of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. He is currently trying to master child-rearing with his wife Alysia and their new-ish twins as they explore all of the art, culture, and outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer.

  Maura McInerney  Curator of Education  maura@foothillsartcenter.org   Maura is an artist, a strong advocate for youth and her community, and is thrilled for the opportunity to serve as the Curator of Education. She leads and creates educational experiences at Foothills Art Center, and spends her days with emerging artists in summer camps, hosting tours and adult classes, and is responsible for in-gallery experiences and outreach. She is a Colorado native and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western State University of Colorado and a Master of Arts from F.I.T, a State University of New York.

Maura McInerney
Curator of Education
maura@foothillsartcenter.org

Maura is an artist, a strong advocate for youth and her community, and is thrilled for the opportunity to serve as the Curator of Education. She leads and creates educational experiences at Foothills Art Center, and spends her days with emerging artists in summer camps, hosting tours and adult classes, and is responsible for in-gallery experiences and outreach. She is a Colorado native and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western State University of Colorado and a Master of Arts from F.I.T, a State University of New York.

  Eriq Hochuli  Curator  eriq@foothillsartcenter.org   Eriq was born and raised in New York and after receiving his MAT in Visual Arts, he relocated to Colorado in 2010. He began working at FAC as a summer camp instructor in June of 2013, and shortly thereafter took over as Education Coordinator. Starting in August 2013, Eriq took on the Exhibition Preparator role, which provided him with a new and exciting relationship within the organization and the arts in general. Recently Eriq has pivoted towards a dedicated position in exhibitions to focus on the design and curation of FAC’s shows. Eriq enjoys helping FAC provide members and participants with opportunities for growth, learning and artistic passion.

Eriq Hochuli
Curator
eriq@foothillsartcenter.org

Eriq was born and raised in New York and after receiving his MAT in Visual Arts, he relocated to Colorado in 2010. He began working at FAC as a summer camp instructor in June of 2013, and shortly thereafter took over as Education Coordinator. Starting in August 2013, Eriq took on the Exhibition Preparator role, which provided him with a new and exciting relationship within the organization and the arts in general. Recently Eriq has pivoted towards a dedicated position in exhibitions to focus on the design and curation of FAC’s shows. Eriq enjoys helping FAC provide members and participants with opportunities for growth, learning and artistic passion.

  Sherry McEachran  Business Manager  sherry@foothillsartcenter.org   Sherry is a financial and administrative professional with experience in small business ownership, large corporations and local government. Sherry graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. A long time resident of the Golden community, Sherry has served on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Symphony Association for the past eight years and also volunteered as an officer and project coordinator with Golden’s elementary, middle and high school PTA’s .

Sherry McEachran
Business Manager
sherry@foothillsartcenter.org

Sherry is a financial and administrative professional with experience in small business ownership, large corporations and local government. Sherry graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. A long time resident of the Golden community, Sherry has served on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Symphony Association for the past eight years and also volunteered as an officer and project coordinator with Golden’s elementary, middle and high school PTA’s .

  Cheryl Tittsworth-Lavender  Guest Services & Volunteer Manager  cheryl@foothillsartcenter.org   Cheryl is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, coming to Colorado in early 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and European History from Belmont University. Cheryl retired in 2010 after 35 years as Accounting Manager and Board Secretary from Corporate Communications Incorporated of Nashville, and Corporate Design Inc. Cheryl is a poet and songwriter, painter, avid gardener and enthusiastic devotee of the arts. Cheryl start as an FAC volunteer and now serves as an integral staff member that works closely with our community.

Cheryl Tittsworth-Lavender
Guest Services & Volunteer Manager
cheryl@foothillsartcenter.org

Cheryl is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, coming to Colorado in early 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and European History from Belmont University. Cheryl retired in 2010 after 35 years as Accounting Manager and Board Secretary from Corporate Communications Incorporated of Nashville, and Corporate Design Inc. Cheryl is a poet and songwriter, painter, avid gardener and enthusiastic devotee of the arts. Cheryl start as an FAC volunteer and now serves as an integral staff member that works closely with our community.

  Anna Schoen   Marketing Manager  anna@foothillsartcenter.org   Anna came to Foothills as an Education Intern in 2016 after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a Minor in Communications at Lake Forest College in Illinois. She was promoted to Marketing Manager and is responsible for all online, print and social media messaging for FAC.

Anna Schoen
Marketing Manager
anna@foothillsartcenter.org

Anna came to Foothills as an Education Intern in 2016 after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a Minor in Communications at Lake Forest College in Illinois. She was promoted to Marketing Manager and is responsible for all online, print and social media messaging for FAC.

  Haley Connell  Guest Services Associate  haley@foothillsartcenter.org   Haley first joined Foothills as a Summer intern; assisting the staff with projects and kicking off their first annual Artsweek Golden Festival. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Art History at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a minor in Business Management. Haley has 6 years of customer service experience in both small and large corporations. When she's not listening to art history podcasts, you can find her hiking, reading, or playing fetch with her dog.

Haley Connell
Guest Services Associate
haley@foothillsartcenter.org

Haley first joined Foothills as a Summer intern; assisting the staff with projects and kicking off their first annual Artsweek Golden Festival. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Art History at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a minor in Business Management. Haley has 6 years of customer service experience in both small and large corporations. When she's not listening to art history podcasts, you can find her hiking, reading, or playing fetch with her dog.

  Kiba Hochuli  Chief of Security eriq@foothillsartcenter.org  Kiba is our faithful office dog. Motivated and passionate, he is quick to help whenever needed. Kiba carefully maintains office morale with a combination of wit and a caring ear. Since the very beginning of his tenure in early 2017, he proved himself to be a key member of the FAC staff.

Kiba Hochuli
Chief of Security
eriq@foothillsartcenter.org

Kiba is our faithful office dog. Motivated and passionate, he is quick to help whenever needed. Kiba carefully maintains office morale with a combination of wit and a caring ear. Since the very beginning of his tenure in early 2017, he proved himself to be a key member of the FAC staff.