Arts for All is growing and currently looking to fill several board positions! We are seeking interested individuals with experience or expertise in fundraising, legal and compliance, and outside board experience. If interested, please send brief letter of intent and your resume to

Meet Our Board

Caroline Simaz —Board Co-Chair, 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 Co-Chair, 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.

Jill Miklos —Board Vice Chair, Traverse City, MI

Hagerty Insurance

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.

Elizabeth Clarke—Board Secretary, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Colleen Berger – Board Member, Traverse City, MI

Empireblu Vintage Furnishings

Colleen is a senior vendor and contributor at Empireblu Vintage Furnishings in Traverse City.
Colleen also works in Real Estate marketing for Real Support, Inc. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technical University. Colleen is new to Traverse City and met the Arts for All community almost immediately upon arriving in T.C. She has a special
needs daughter who enjoys all that A4A has to offer. Colleen is excited about joining the board and the team to further the benefits that Arts for All is doing throughout the Grand Traverse

Renée Herman – Board Member At Large, Traverse City, MI

Vocal Instructor & Music Program Developer

Renée Herman has a Bachelors in Music from Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She currently runs a private vocal studio and creates tailored music programming for organizations and businesses to help people to discover and develop their unique voice. Renée is the proud younger sister of Nikki Herman, an avid A4A attendee, and has worked in non-profit development and management for over 15 years.