Jim Kissane, President
Jim has lived in Steamboat Springs, permanently, since 1979. He originally came to Steamboat in 1970 after graduating from Colorado State University. After spending several years as an accountant, controller and supervisor on the Front Range, he moved back to Steamboat Springs. He was the Chief Financial Officer for TIC at the time the company was acquired in 2008 and retired in August 2012. He has been married to his wife Erin since 1993. They have four children. Jim has served on the Board of the Family Development Center, the Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Steamboat Springs School District. He likes to ski, hike, mountain bike and read. 

Sharon Pace, Vice President and Development Committee

Betse Grassby, Secretary and Governance Chair
A consultant in the Performing Arts Industry, Betse has over 30 years experience in performing and fine arts administration, production, budgeting, booking and technical oversight. A resident of Steamboat since 1971, she had her own Fine Arts business before founding Strings in the Mountains (Strings Music Festival) with John Sant’Ambrogio in 1988.  She participated in all facets of building the organization from 8 concerts to a nationally recognized and award winning summer festival and year-round diverse performing arts presenter. Her most recent position at Strings was Director of Operations and Non-classical Program Director.  Since leaving Strings after the 2013 season, she served as Interim Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for the Musical Arts for the 2014 season. She is active as a talent buyer for clients and was instrumental in establishing Art Steamboat.  She currently sits on the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association Board. She also serves as a grant panelist for numerous organizations. 

Candice Jones, Visual Arts Chair
I grew up in the Berkshires of New England in Upstate New York.   I have always lived in the mountains and value the lifestyle that it affords.  I am an avid horsewoman and enjoy the outdoors immensely especially on my horse… trail riding. I am currently the owner two companies: Jones Wither Steamboat Property Management and Naturally Clean.

I have been involved in the arts throughout my life. In my youth I constantly was drawing, designing and creating from drift wood mobiles to giant macramé sculptures.  My major was Advertising and Design with a minor in Printmaking. I am now learning & enjoying stain glass and I am taking fusing & slumping classes. I also am currently experiencing my renaissance in Printmaking at Oehme Graphics. I am looking forward to many more wonderful experiences serving on the Board and being the Visual Arts Committee liaison. I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

Matt Eidt, Creative District Chair

Colleen Peabody, Finance Committee Chair

Susan Hover Oehme
, Past President 

Susan Hover Oehme received her BFA in printmaking and painting from the University of Michigan, School of Art in Ann Arbor.  Sue is a life-long artist who launched Oehme Graphics in 2010. As master printer she works with internationally known artists. As a freelance printer she teaches numerous printmaking workshops in Colorado. Ms. Oehme lives in Steamboat with her husband, Randy, and their son, two dogs and one fat cat. She works in her painting studio at her home, and also likes to ride her mountain bike and practice yoga.