Mrs. Cervantes received her BS in Visual Journalism and has worked with NGOs, Peace Corps Nicaragua and community organizations in other countries to implement sustainable and comprehensive education programs based on community needs. Through her work in communities she has focused on promoting critical thinking through media projects with children and adolescents.
Greta Andreini, who has a quiet, easy-going and confident way with children, has been a facilitator with Arts-Kids for many years. She has tutored youngsters in the Park City School District and taught environmental education for Recycle Utah. Her expertise as a film editor and storyteller has been put to good use in the creation of documentaries and other audio visual presentations.
Tony Ollerton is a graduate of Utah State University, completing her Masterâ€™s Degree in Music Therapy at Immaculata University. Tony has worked with a variety of different populations since the late 1980's, including hospice, pediatrics, psychiatric, adolescents, eating disorders, special needs, and substance abuse. She served as the internship director while at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute and at Primary Childrenâ€™s Hospital. Tony has specialty training from the NICU Music Therapy Institute in Florida and is certified in Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy. She is currently working on her certification for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Tony founded Expressive Therapies Utah in 2005.
Bridgette Smith is a graduate of Weber State University with an Associates Degree in Science. Bridgette has worked with young children in a variety of areas over the past twelve years including, owning and teaching a preschool, STAR tutoring through AmeriCorps, working as a teachers aide,volunteering with the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program, tutoring in reading and math, and being a daycare provider.
She has four children of her own and enjoys working with young children and developing their creativity.
Erin originally became involved with Arts-Kids as a donor in 2005. She owned a small face painting business and would donate face painting packages for fundraisers. Of course Arts-Kids immediately wanted her to come teach face painting. The kids loved the class and Erin fell in love with the program. She has taught and facilitated at multiple schools. Bubble Art is another favorite for the kids but face painting has always been her favorite class to teach. Although Erin has a BS in Environmental Management, she continues to be involved with Arts-Kids out of the pure love of the program. Her two sons love to help and participate. Eventually she hopes Arts-Kids will come to her sons’ schools. In her free time, Erin loves to go camping with her family and strives towards sustainable living.