Jonathan Stone is thrilled to start his career with the Arts Council and join the team as Executive Director in January 2019. He most recently served as ED of the Downtown Oregon City Association. There, he introduced new community traditions and events as well as expanded outreach and partnerships. Under his leadership, the non-profit organization DOCA was awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award in 2018. Prior to his career in nonprofit management, Jonathan worked in architecture and has focused in historic business district revitalization. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and an MS-MBA from Boston University.
Elizabeth 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.
Sarah 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, she 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. Her passions include live music, and outdoor recreation.
Arts Council Staff
Rachael Howard joined the Arts Council team serving as the Exhibitions Intern shortly after her move to Flagstaff from Florida in August 2017. She quickly took to the position and in September of 2018 moved into the full time roll of Program Assistant. Rachael has an Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts from St. Petersburg College and is currently continuing her education at Northern Arizona University. She also has a background coaching teams for Odyssey of the Mind, a worldwide creative problem solving competition. When not at work Rachael enjoys drawing, playing music, and running with her dog.
Assistant to the Executive Director
Kris 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.
Mario 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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