Petoskey front desk: (231) 347-4337
Traverse City front desk: (231) 941-9488

Megan DeWindt

President, Crooked Tree Arts Center

With a focus on community and collaboration, Megan DeWindt has been an advocate for the arts in Northwest Michigan for over a decade. Megan is based in Petoskey and manages the organization and operations.

Liz Erlewine

Visual Arts Director

As Visual Arts Director, Liz curates, organizes, and designs art exhibitions for CTAC-Petoskey and CTAC-Traverse City. She also oversees the studio art education classes, workshops, and programs for CTAC-Petoskey.

Carina Hume

Business Manager

Carina Hume, Business Manager, joined the CTAC staff in 2005 and has overseen the business office since 2009.

Brian Iler

Gallery & Volunteer Coordinator
CTAC Traverse City

An abstract art maker originally from the metro Detroit area, Brian joined the Crooked Tree Traverse City team in November 2022. He has years of experience (and adventures) in picture framing, art installation and art center administration.

Brianne Munch

Guest Experience Associate
CTAC Traverse City

Brianne Munch joined the CTAC team recently and will be the first face you see at the front desk at the Traverse City location.

Julie Povolo

Regional Development Manager (Grand Traverse)
CTAC Traverse City

Julie Povolo joined Crooked Tree Art Center as Development Manager in February 2022, but is no stranger to fundraising.

Heather Raue

Artistic Director – Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet
CTAC Petoskey

Heather founded Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet in 2003 and presently directs the program, as well as instructs the upper level ballet classes of CTAC School of Ballet.

Jason Scheper

Facilities Manager
CTAC Petoskey

Jason Scheper, Facilities Manager, is a Licensed Electrician and holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science. He joined the staff in 2017 and is responsible for the oversight of three buildings.

Alissa Seelmann-Rutkofske

Gallery Coordinator
CTAC Petoskey

Alissa Seelmann-Rutkofske joined CTAC as Program Assistant in 2021. Alissa acquired her BA in art history with a minor in fine arts and experience in public relations from Wayne State University. She has a background in graphic design and photography.

Haley Van Patten

Assistant to the Artistic Director – Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet
CTAC Petoskey

Haley started dancing with the School of Ballet in 2008 and presently works as the Artistic Director’s Administrative Assistant as well as teaches Dance Fusion and Upper Level contemporary.

Kristi Wodek

Vice President, Crooked Tree Arts Center
CTAC Traverse City

Kristi Wodek oversees the day-to-day operations and directs the education programs and community events at our Traverse City location. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art, with emphasis on ceramics.

Bobby Yarger

Guest Experience Associate
CTAC Petoskey

Bobby Yarger, Guest Experience Associate, joined the CTAC-Petoskey Staff in 2023. He manages the front desk and will be the first friendly face you'll see upon entering the Arts Center! He graduated from Michigan State University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science.