Ted Hallisey, Executive Director
Ted Hallisey accepted the invitation from the Board of Directors to become Executive Director on Nov. 1, 2017. Ted is also known as "Cowboy Ted," after spending several years behind the microphone on radio stations in California and Utah. Ted has spent the majority of his professional career as an educator and media host and has visited more than 250,000 kids across the United States to share positive messages. He holds a master’s in education from Utah State University. "I am looking forward to expanding our awesome Arts-Kids programs into Salt Lake City and other Utah locations."
John Logan, Financials
John brings a wealth of experience to Arts-Kids after a career as a CPA, CEO and CFO. He started an outsourcing company in 1992 that grew to $12MM in five years and was named one of the Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” in 1997. John merged the company and became CEO in 2001, then sold his share in 2004 and retired to Utah a year later where he has been very active in business start-up activities, charitable work and the Park City Mountain Sports Club where he is a ski leader at Park City and Deer Valley and current Vice-President. He is also Treasurer of Suncreek Condominiums located in Prospector Square and is current overseeing a $1.3 million renovation project to enhance the building and the neighborhood.
Jorge Rodriguez, Programs
Jorge Rodriguez, Program Director, holds a BFA in Arts and Visual Communications from Utah Valley University. He has served as a facilitator and artist at Arts-Kids since 2011. He is host of KPCW radio show Cada Domingo. Jorge has worked at Park City Health Care as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients and as a substitute teacher in the Park City School District. Jorge moved to Salt Lake City after completing service in the US military in 2003.
Lola Beatlebrox, Training & Development
Lola Beatlebrox has served as a volunteer, educator, and instructional designer at Arts-Kids for 17 years. She created Arts-Kids’ training program for facilitators and volunteers, and has served in the capacity of grant writer. Lola has developed curricula for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development STEM initiative, the North Summit Elementary School, the Park City Museum, and Recycle Utah. She currently serves on the Park City Historic Preservation Board.
Mary Anne Neumeister, Programming
Mary Anne Neumeister serves on the Arts-Kids Board as the Program Chair. After retirement from teaching elementary school, Mary Anne moved to Park City in 1999. She volunteered many hours with the US Olympics in 2002 as well as the Sundance Film Festival for 13 years. She has worked for Park City Chamber of Commerce and served on the Park City Public Art Advisory Board. Arts-Kids has always been her main focus for children in need in Summit County, participating for 17 years as a volunteer, facilitator, fundraiser, and Board of Directors member. She believes that the youth development program using the arts and group dynamics has changed the lives of the children it has served.