Meet Our Board
Claire Walters – Board Chair, Traverse City, MI.
Claire is a Senior Manager of Engagement at Hagerty Insurance. Claire received a B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University and a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University. She brings 10 years of experience in digital marketing, client experience, editorial and video production, and social media management. Claire applies these skills toward Arts for All’s Marketing and Fund Development efforts.
Gina Thornbury – Board Vice President, Traverse City, MI.
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Gina is a program officer with the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, where she has been on staff since 2012. She grew up in Traverse City and moved to Grand Rapids to attend Kendall College of Art and Design. Gina also spent time in Eugene, OR, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of Oregon.
Lois Edson – Board Secretary, Traverse City, MI.
Lois has served on the A4A board since 2016. She has worked and volunteered with with other local nonprofits, including the Multiple Schlerosis society and Safe Harbor, which serves people experiencing homelessness.
Annie Kerr – Board Treasurer, Traverse City, MI
Annie Kerr, CPA, is a Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst at Midmark RTLS Solutions and is responsible for financial analysis and leading the accounting team. Previously, Annie served in assurance roles with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Dennis, Gartland and Niergarth CPA.
Annie has been the Financial Representative of Special Olympics Michigan – Area 2 since September 2017 and formerly served on the Polar Plunge Committee for Special Olympics Michigan – Area 2 for the 2018 plunge. From January 2016 to December 2018, Annie served on the Volunteer Committee of FUSE, Traverse City’s young professional focused program.
Annie received both her undergraduate and graduate degree in accounting from Wayne State University. Annie resides in Cedar, Michigan with her husband, Rich, and two dogs, Charlie and Daisy. She enjoys exploring all her home state has to offer, as well as traveling to new places.
Ashley Bosley—Board Member, Traverse City, MI.
JP Morgan Chase
Ashley graduated in 2009 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors in Communication Studies, and recently received an MBA at Davenport University. Currently, she works as a Private Client Investment Associate at JPMorgan, where she had been for nearly ten
years. Ashley has been on the board for four months and sits in the finance and governance committee.
Elizabeth Clarke—Board Member, Traverse City, MI.
West Shore Bank
Liz is a branch manager with West Shore Bank and sits on the Finance and Governance committee for Arts for All. She has been on the board for five years.
Nick Edson —Board Member, Traverse City, MI
Cherryland Electric Cooperative (retired)
Nick was an editor of the Traverse City Record-Eagle for 25 years and editor of Country Lines Magazine for 15 years. He has been on the A4A board for four years. Nick has served a number of local boards: the YMCA board for nine years, with two as board chair; NMC Scholarship Committee board for six years, with three as board chair; TC Rotary Club board for two years; Communities In Schools board three years (and running), taking over as board chair this fall.
Jill Miklos —Board Member, Traverse City, MI
Jill is a Senior Manager of Corporate Services Operations and has served on the Arts for All board for two years. She is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA and an active volunteer with her daughter’s school.
Danielle Price —Board Member, Traverse City, MI
Heartland Hospice , Northern Roots Wellness
Danielle has been on the Arts for All board for two years. She is an account liaison for Heartland Hospice and a director for Northern Roots Wellness. She is originally from Marquette MI but now calls Traverse City her home.
Caroline Simaz —Board Member, Traverse City, MI
Cherryland Electric Cooperative
Caroline is employed at Cherryland Electric Cooperative as a GIS Technician. She has been on the Arts for All board for two years.
Ellie Vratanina – Board Member, Traverse City, MI
Real Estate One
Ellie has been a realtor with Real Estate One in Traverse City, MI for the past 7 years and has been an Arts for All Board Member for two years. She also serves on the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation Executive Board of Directors for Northern MI.