Our Staff


Sue Cronover

Executive Director

Sue took on the role of Executive Director of Arts for All in 2021 and brings with her a long history of nonprofit experience. She served as an Arts for All Board Member for two years and volunteer for five years. Sue looks forward to getting to know our teachers and participants who take part in our Art Escapes school-based program, studio classes, ACCESS events, and in all that we do.


Michelle Bien

Program Manager

Michelle is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and cultural enthusiast. After earning her BFA at the University of Michigan, she worked in arts administration, design, art showcasing, research, and education. She moved to Traverse City in 2012 and has a growing appreciation for the region’s organizations, people, and beautiful natural environment. As Project Manager at Arts for All, Michelle loves building the community by bringing people and groups together through inspirational arts and cultural experiences.

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Valeri McCarthy

Admin/Accounts Manager

Valeri McCarthy is a children’s author, multimedia artist, and the Admin/Accounts Manager at Arts for All. Combining her professional background in HR and management with her lifelong passion for creativity, Valeri is on a mission to uplift and inspire children from all walks of life. She loves to connect with like-minded professionals and streamline organizational management, so that non-profits can spend more time pursuing their mission and enriching their communities. In her free time, you can find Valeri writing, creating art, cycling, and kayaking on Lake Michigan.

Our Volunteers