Crooked Tree Arts Center Board of Directors

Ragnar Avery

Treasurer, CTAC Board of Directors

Ragnar Avery is a retired Executive Account Manager for Dow Corning Corporation (now Dow Silicones). Ragnar and his wife, Kristy, moved to Kalkaska in 2009 after her retirement from Dow Corning as a Senior Event Planner.

Susan Beaufait-Bingham

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

A transplant from Rochester, Michigan, Susan Beaufait-Bingham retired from a nursing career and lives in Traverse City. She pursued an interest in art after her retirement, and has contributed to various exhibits and has been an active member of CTAC since her move to northern Michigan.

Michelle Boyer

Secretary, CTAC Board of Directors

Michelle Boyer is a retired National Board Certified middle grades teacher, and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Miami University, a Bachelors in Education from The Ohio State University, and a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton.

Ed Boyer

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Ed Boyer, a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in Marketing and a masters degree in International Marketing from Ashland University, is a long time supporter of the arts.

Carole Carroll

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Carole Carroll has had a 30 year career in Special Education as a classroom teacher and as a countywide teacher consultant for physically impaired, health impaired, and traumatic brain injured students. She truly loved working with students, parents, and educators.

Kathleen A. Davis

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Kathleen Davis had a rewarding and diverse career in a nonprofit manufacturing organization (Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, MI) and then at a global materials science corporation (The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI).

John Fergus-Jean

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

John Fergus-Jean, is an Emeritus Professor of Photography, former museum curator of photography, and currently a master photographic printer. He has created graduate and undergraduate art curricula, museum and university exhibitions, national art symposia, and essays and lectures.

Steve Fritz

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Steve Fritz started his business as a commercial artist with the help of his mentor, Charles Forman, and found his niche in architectural illustration. He has worked on many local and national projects, as well as projects abroad from the Far East, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

Rob Harold

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Rob Harold and his wife retired to Petoskey in the spring of 2015. They joined CTAC that summer and have been active in the Crooked Tree community ever since. He enjoys taking classes, exhibiting his photographs, acting as a docent in the galleries, and serves on several committees.

DeJuan Jordan

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Petoskey local DeJuan Jordan has spent the last decade reinventing himself and diving into the world of video production. His award-winning work has been seen by thousands and has helped various clients throughout Michigan and beyond.

Bill Millar

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

A Michigan native, U.S. Army veteran, and graduate of the University of Michigan, Bill Millar holds a degree in dentistry and a Masters of Science in Orthodontics. In 1972, Bill moved to Petoskey and started his orthodontics career, which spanned over four decades.

Don Molosky

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Don Molosky grew up in the Metro Detroit area and attended the University of Detroit where he obtained a degree in finance. After graduation he worked for General Motors as a financial analyst before attending Wayne State University Law School.

Anne Montagne

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Annie Montagne and her husband, Marty moved “home” to Michigan from Lake Forest, Illinois after years of spending summers Up North with their three, now adult, children. Annie started her career as a Development Director, and later served as Director of Admission for a day and boarding school.

Anne Morningstar

Vice Chair, CTAC Board of Directors

Anne Morningstar is a full-time Professor of Art and Design at North Central Michigan College. She is co-owner of Bear Creek Organic Farm and an active member in the Northern Michigan community, serving on myriad boards and committees.

Stephen Palmer

Traverse City Leader, CTAC Board of Directors

Stephen Palmer is currently a full-time artist making fish sculptures out of found objects. His work can be seen in galleries across the country. Professionally, Steve retired from Birmingham Public Schools as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

Elaine Smiley

Chair, CTAC Board of Directors

Elaine Smiley is a former general education teacher, special education teacher, special education school administrator and university instructor who has worked in North Dakota, Minnesota and Michigan.

Jennifer Tobias

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Jennifer Tobias currently resides in Chicago, IL and on Old Mission Peninsula, MI. She maintains art studios in both places, and her painting reflects the experiences of living on both sides of Lake Michigan.

Kurt Weitzke

Member, CTAC Board of Directors

Kurt Weitzke and his wife, Phoebe, are enthusiastic in their support of our neighboring communities. Kurt has served as Board President of CTAC, chair of the executive committee, as well as chair of our current development committee.