Jennifer Bradford, M.S., Executive Director
Jennifer is a St. Louis native and a working artist with a focus on fine craft metalsmithing and fiber arts. Prior to her role with Artscope, Ms. Bradford worked in Diversity and Inclusion for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in the Continuing Education faculty for St. Louis Community College, as a Program Manager for Judevine Center for Autism and as a software programmer and IT manager for various silicon valley startups. As a volunteer, Jennifer has worked with Artscope for five years, as well as having worked with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Art Dimensions, St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Facility and the Community Arts and Movement (formerly Media) Project.
Ms. Bradford holds a Master of Science in Computer Education from Fontbonne University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Pierre Laclede Honors College of the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Contact Jen at email@example.com.
Lauren Lane, M.F.A., Marketing Coordinator
A native St. Louisan, Lauren Lane received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, and her Masters of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art.
Prior to working at Artscope, Ms. Lane was the Visual Arts Director at Arts Place, Inc., a regional arts nonprofit headquartered in Portland, Indiana. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Skepticon, a national conference that promotes skepticism and science. In addition, Ms. Lane is a professional artist who works in multiple mediums.
For press inquiries, volunteering, and more contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Hemeyer, B.F.A, Arts Educator
Emily is an Artscope hosted arts education teacher at St. Francis Cabrini School in Saint Louis City. In addition to Emily’s Bachelor in Fine Art from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she also attended the Aegean School for Fine Arts in Paros, Greece and is a Community Arts Training graduate through the Regional Arts Commission.
Emily has a wide background in community arts education with children nationally including Camp Kinder land (MA), Camp Wicosuta (NH), French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts (NY) and Columbia Art League (MO). Locally, Emily has collaborated with Chesterfield Arts, Metro Theater Company, and Viva Vox as a teaching artist. For more information on Emily’s artistic work visit www.emilyheymeyer.com
Sarah Paulsen, M.F.A, Arts Educator
Sarah is an Artscope hosted arts educator at Marian Middle School in Saint Louis City. Sarah holds a Masters of Fine Art from Washington University and has been internationally recognized for her varying artistic styles. Sarah’s animated documentary films including “Que, Sera, Sera”, a film documenting undocumented Mexican youth’s struggle with immigration and her more recent work, “Elegy to Connie”, documenting the events leading up to the Kirkwood city council shooting in 2008 have been internationally viewed and awarded.
Teaching art and animation through Forest Park Community College, The Saint Louis Art Museum, Washington University, Lewis and Clark Summer Institute, and Columbia Public Schools, Sarah has a wide background of youth arts education. For more information on Sarah’s artistic work and biography visit www.sarahpaulsen.com
Board of Directors
Todd Jones, ATT, President of the Board
Leilah Shabazaz, CPA, Treasurer
Sarah Bekemeyer, Board Secretary
Dave Weil, Board Member
Grants Coordinator at Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Ted Floros, Board Member
Independent Development and Research Chemist
Julia Lopez, LCSW, MPH, Board Member
Graduate Research Assistant, Saint Louis University
Katie Raesly, Board Member
Senior Marketing Coordinator at DTZ
Josh Peck, Board Member
Senior Research Administrator, The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine