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Arts Council Management Team

Executive Director

JTJohn Tannous has led the Arts Council as Executive Director for over ten years. He moved from Prescott to Flagstaff in March 2007, and has lived in Arizona for 30 years, working in Prescott, Tucson, Tempe, and Phoenix. In Prescott, he served as the Director of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art & Culture, as well as with the Tsunami on the Square performing arts festival and the Prescott Area Arts & Humanities Council. John has over 20 years leadership experience in the non-profit field, including the past 15 years in the arts. He hosted the Prescott Arts Beat radio show for three years, and was a regular writer for the Noise and Flagstaff Live. John enjoys spending time with his two children and going to art exhibitions, indie music concerts, and theatrical productions.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x101

Deputy Director

elizabeth voglerElizabeth Vogler has been involved with the Arts Council since 2006, first joining our team as an Americorps member. She also served on the Board of Directors in 2011-2012 during her stint as the Assistant Director of the Arboretum at Flagstaff, where she led the production of the Arboretum’s public programs. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. She recently served as secretary of the Board of Directors of The Northern Arizona Book Festival and is currently on the advisory board for Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona. Elizabeth enjoys travel, running, and competing in triathlons.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x109

Marketing Director

sarahSarah Smallwood returned to the Arts Council as Marketing Director in August 2016. Previously, she had served as Marketing Coordinator at the Arts Council for an Americorps term in 2012. In the interim, Sarah was employed at the Orpheum Theater, where she served as Marketing Director and Co-General Manager for three years. Sarah graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x103



Arts Council Staff

Program Assistant

Margaret LangworthyMargaret Langworthy joined the Flagstaff Arts Council in October 2014 as a member of AmeriCorps. She has lived in Flagstaff for four years and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. She has served as an intern with both the Museum of Northern Arizona and the NAU Art Museum. Margaret is passionate about promoting fine art and performing arts in the Flagstaff community and believes that the Arts Council has much to offer the people of Flagstaff. In her spare time Margaret enjoys hiking, singing, playing guitar and ultimate frisbee.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x108


Assistant to the Executive Director

kris kosolaKris Kosola joined Flagstaff Art Council in October 2014.  She and her husband, Scott moved to Flagstaff from Prescott in 2010.  Most recently Kris worked for three years as the Curriculum Coordinator at BASIS Flagstaff.  Also a previous business owner, Kris brings operations knowledge as well as expert customer service to Flagstaff Arts Council.  She and her husband enjoy hiking and backpacking as well as boating and kayaking during their spare time.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x105



Facilities Manager

marioMario Samano has been the Facility Manager since late 2012. In between repairing and cleaning the facility, he is best described as the guy that ties up loose ends for event prep. He was born and raised in Flagstaff and is currently an undeclared major at CCC. Mario’s interests seem to change every week, though talk about computers and technology delights him.




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