Kim Keith, Executive Director
Steamboat Springs Arts Council
Kim Keith is a catalyst for art oriented endeavors in the Yampa Valley with an eye for innovation and creative problem-solving. She has lived in Steamboat for 13 years and worked on a variety of collaborations with organizations and businesses to create local festivals and fundraisers for authors, artists, and women's causes. With a prodigious creative skill set and experience revolving around design, marketing and event coordination, she is an multi-faceted contributor to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Undergraduate and graduate studies in her home state of Louisiana include experimental psychology and sociology. She also attended the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver with a focus on photography and design. Kim is an accomplished artist in her own right with work including sculpture installations, mixed media and photography. With numerous gallery exhibitions and vast commissioned work, her art resides in private collections throughout the United States. Gallery affiliations have included RED Contemporary, Artists’ Gallery (which she co-founded) and the Steamboat Art Museum as well as a variety of alternative art venues in and around Steamboat Springs. Current exhibitions focus on paper transformed into 3-D sculptures as seen in the 20 foot long installation comprised of 7,000 origami doves at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. She also likes high-heels and anything that sparkles.
Denise Bohart Brown
Denise Bohart Brown is a Colorado native who has lived in Steamboat since 2005. A lifelong artist with a degree in photography and a background that includes fiber and clay, she now spends her right-brained time working with kiln-formed glass. Her left brain has always worked well with numbers and after having various experiences doing bookkeeping for employers large and small, she joined the Arts Council in 2016 and is thrilled to be able to put her skills with numbers to work in a way that supports and furthers the arts. When both sides of her brain need a break, she loves reading, teaching dance fitness classes, hiking and snowshoeing.
Dagny McKinley was given her start as a photographer at the Steamboat Springs Arts Counci. She was also fortunate enough to receive a 'Give Creativity A Shot' re-grant from the SSAC for her book on the history of Perry-Mansfield. When the job of Development Coordinator came up, Dagny realized there was a way that she could give back to the SSAC for all they have given to her. She can't wait to learn more about everyone who calls Steamboat home in order to find ways the SSAC can benefit them.
Marketing & Special Events Coordinator
Barb King is an award-winning designer. Her background is in book design, Art Director in advertising and most recently Development & Communications Director for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri. Barb moved to Steamboat permanently in 2015 after vacationing here with her family since the ‘90s. She is interested any activity that includes having a cup of coffee, which is why she can be easily bribed with a cup of coffee with cream and a pastry (any kind of pastry).
Administrative & Facility Manager
Christy Carter made her way to Colorado in 1996. Christy has always had a passion for the arts and will try her hand at just about anything, but photography has always been her favorite. Christy studied at the Art Institute to receive her degree in photography and could not be happier now that she is surrounded by art and artists daily with her new position with the Arts Council! Taking on the roll of Facility Manager is something Christy is excited to take on. To have hand in the upkeep growth of such an amazing and historical building is truly special to Christy.