The Team

Our Leadership

Terry Dickinson, Interim Executive Director

“We want people to have an experience, we want them to have access to affordable art, and all types of mediums.

We want people to bring their kids in to see that pottery and painting are art, but so are music and dance. We’re trying to give that breadth of culture and performance.

What I really want to see [the organization] be is a foundation where people can come and enjoy the community, build a community, and for Grayling to prosper.”

Radel Rosin, Assistant Director

Radel is one-half of the popular local duo, Oh Brother Big Sister.

Rosin’s roots run deep. He is a fifth generation Crawford County resident who was raised in a family of very talented musicians.

“I began performing at a young age with my father, aunts, sister and cousins, and my love of music quickly became my lifelong passion”.

“I feel I have a great grasp on what is needed at the “Ausable Artisan Village” and I’m deeply inspired to see what I can accomplish. I believe there is so much to be offered within the organization, and I will love bringing more art and culture to a community that hungers for it.”

Current Board of Directors

Board Chair: Andrea Hentschel
Vice-Chair: Clay Horton
Treasurer: Nancy Hatfield
Secretary: Susan Thiel
Andrea Hentschel, Board President: The board president supervises the
executive director, provides guidance and support and ensures appropriate
communication with board members. She is responsible for tracking
organizational progress, evaluating the completion of established goals
convening the executive board for regular meetings and retreats and
monitoring the progress of committees and aligning their work with the organization’s mission
and goals. Andrea served as executive director from January 2021 through September 2022 and
has continued her involvement with the organization as the board president from 2022 to the
present. She has 15+ years in non-profit and business management, supporting the creation of
inclusive communities through talent assessment, volunteer program management and
organizational development. She is finishing her PhD in business psychology at The Chicago
School of Professional Psychology. Her current position with the State of Michigan is executive
director of Disabilities Network of Northern Michigan promoting personal empowerment and
positive social change for persons with disabilities.
Clay Horton, Vice-President: Under the direction of the president and
executive director, the vice president manages staff and volunteers and the day-
to-day activities of the organization. This includes developing responsibilities for
the staff and volunteers to ensure the organization accomplishes the tasks
necessary to meet its overall goals. Horton holds a Master’s Degree and taught
at Kirtland Community College for more than thirty years. During the last few
years of service, he worked closely with the president, Dr Quinn, to advance the mission of the
college. He specialized in business, marketing, and IT network systems. He is now retired.
Nancy Hatfield, Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for financial
oversite of the organization and serves on the finance/budget committee
which, annually, submits a budget for the upcoming fiscal year and monitors
the income and expenditures to ensure compliance with the approved
budget. The treasurer also monitors the cash sales and deposits to avoid fraud or theft. Hatfield
is an AAV artist, gallery volunteer and retired administrative professional with the Grayling
Public School system.
Susan Thiel, Board Secretary: The secretary not only records the actions of the
board but also organizes the essential documents of the organization so that
they are readily available in both hard copy and e-copy. Thiel has a B.S. degree
in forestry and an M.B.A. with dual concentrations in human resources and materials
and logistics management. She is retired from a career in human resources and
management with the State Forestry Department of Natural Resources. Susan is a detailed
person and has spent countless hours organizing AAV’s records, which ensures that the board is
well informed and able move forward to achieve its goals.
Kemmoree Duncombe, Board Member: Kemmoree serves on the
finance/budget and the nominating committees: She is currently the director of
financial aid at Kirtland Community College. In this position she is involved in
budget management and is responsible for maintaining Title IV Participation
Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education submitting new programs for funding
approval. Kemmoree holds a master of science degree in administration from Andrews
University and has several years of experience in budget management.
Jomarie Leone, Board Member: Jomarie serves on the finance/budget,
performing arts, nominating and promo/branding committees. She has a master
of arts degree in theatre Studies from Regent University and a bachelor of
science degree in journalism from Arizona State University. She organizes our
performing arts events and community theater program. In 2020 she retired from Kirtland
Community College where she served as the community theater coordinator and is
currently a radio personality with Blarney Stone Broadcasting; she also oversees
broadcasting content and talent management for eight radio personalities and is tasked
with engaging, facilitating, and retaining industry-leading talent.
Shawn Witherspoon, Board Member: Shawn serves on the promo/branding,
nominating and building maintenance committees. He has two associate
degrees from Kirtland Community College — associate in applied
science/foundations in art & design and business management. Shawn is
currently employed at Kirtland Community College as its social media and video
coordinator. He is also an artist and was an intern/volunteer manager at Artisan Village in 2019.
Randi Dodgson, Board Member: Randi serves on the membership, building
expansion and building maintenance committees. She holds a BFA in product
design from the College for Creative Studies and is currently working towards a master of
science in sustainable bioproducts from Michigan Technological University (to be completed in
2025). Randi is a full-time instructor at Kirtland Community College in its Wood Science
Technology Program and also teaches several courses in digital art. She has experience at as an
industrial designer and rendering artist, specializing in contract furniture.
Colby Chilcote, Board Member: Colby serves on the building expansion and the
promotion and branding committees and assists with our website development
and social media outreach. She has a master of fine arts degree from Notre
Dame University and is the owner/director of an independent marketing
consulting business. She was the marketing and development director for Huron
Pines, a nonprofit committed to the preservation of Northern Michigan’s natural resources, and
she was a partner manager in small business marketing at Google.