Board President - Michelle E. Troxclair, MPA, MFA
A published poet and spoken word artist for over 20 years, Michelle is a staunch supporter of the arts and has coordinated showcases, murals, exhibitions and concerts for local artists. She is the founder and creator of the spoken word troop, The Wordsmiths, co-creator of the open mic Verbal Gumbo, Deputy Director at The Nebraska Writers Collective, FAYD Program mentor in Creative Writing and Poetry and radio personality at Mind & Soul 101.3fm.
Vice President - Adam Price is a former lawyer who stepped away from his practice to pursue arts administration. He has been the Executive Director of major arts museums in Utah and most recently, at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.
Secretary - Tracie Schacht is a performance poet and social activist. She is a Teaching Artist with the Nebraska Writers Collective and a touring poet. She has performed regionally and is well known in the slam community. She also has extensive experience in fundraising/grant writing having worked for Planned Parenthood and for non-profit health clinics.
Treasurer - Manuel Cook, Jr. MPA currently works at the City of Omaha Planning Dept. in neighborhood revitalization, development and transportation. He has also worked closely with the artist community as a member of the FLIYE Arts Company in administration and coordination.
Vanessa Warren is an Omaha native who holds Master Degrees in Public Administration and Alternate Dispute Resolution. A Human Resource Generalist she has managed Human Resources and Contract/Employee Dispute Management for Union Pacific for 12 years recently moving over to Centurylink. She is a community partner as a member of The Links and as an avid supporter of programs through Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Benson Theater/ B-Side
6054 Maple St.
FLIYE Arts Company
Love’s Jazz & Arts Center
2510 N. 24th St.
2510 N. 24th St.