MoCo Arts Board of Directors
Mike Blair moved from Vermont in 1981 when he accepted an engineering position at MPB Corporation, now Timken Aerospace. Shortly after that he met and married his wife, Kathy Barrett, and they live in Keene with their daughter, Christina. After 12 years at MPB Mike left to pursue an interest in the retail business and operated ReRun Sports for many years before becoming an active real estate agent. Today he is a practicing realtor with The Masiello Group. He’s active at his church as Chairman of the Property Committee, has been the Past President of the Keene Lions Club and the recipient of the Melvin Jones and Granite State Fellow awards for exemplary service, and he has served on many United Way Campaigns. In his spare time Mike enjoys playing competitive golf and skiing.
Steve Holmes is a professional photographer in Keene, NH. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Antioch University New England with an M.S. in Environmental Studies. Before becoming a full time professional photographer, he worked as an educator in a variety of different contexts including training outdoor educators in Alaska, working with East African rangers and guides in Kenya, instructing graduate students in the art of science education, and teaching high school filmmaking & photography students. He currently lives in Keene with his wife and two children.
Chad Walier is the Owner/President of Walier Chevrolet in Keene. Before joining the family business he graduated from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at The University of New Hampshire in 1991. Chad also serves on the board for the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association as well as the Automotive Wholesalers of New England. Chad lives in Keene with his wife and two daughters, who are both enrolled in MoCo Arts programs.
Matt Mucha is a certified public accountant and assistant controller for The Melanson Company. A Keene native, Matt graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Syracuse University. He then spent time as a controller for one of Boston’s oldest and largest commercial real estate developers. Matt is currently active in the community as a board member and baseball coach in the Keene Cal Ripken Baseball League. Matt lives in Keene with his wife and two children.
Ann Henderson Graduate of Hollins University in Art History and Studio Art, Interior Design studies at Vernon College and Technishe Hogeschul (TH) Delft. 25 years interior design work. Afilliations include Keene Downtown Group, Chamber of Commerce, Keene Elm City Rotary and ASID.
Kürt Blomquist is the Public Works Director for the City of Keene, a position he has held for over 20 years. He graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and earned a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served as a Civil Engineering Officer in the United States Air Force with eight years of active duty and nineteen years in the Air Force reserves retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Prior to coming to the City of Keene Kürt worked for a private consulting firm and has served on numerous professional boards focusing on the provision of public infrastructure. Currently, Kürt is a member of the Keene Lion’s Club and Keene Elks Lodge 927.
Maria Bradshaw is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norwood, MA. A native of Keene with strong family ties in the area, she is very active in the community and has served on the Allocations Committee for the Monadnock United Way. Maria worked for Anthony Toepfer Jewelers. She lives in Keene with her husband and two daughters who are both proud alumni of MoCo Arts Dance and Theatre Programs.
Michelle Clarke is a graduate from Menlo College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She worked as a account manager for the Oracle Corporation for 10 years. She was the Board President at Keene Montessori School. Currently, Michelle is an active volunteer in the Keene community and has been for the last 10 years, she co-owns and operates Pearl’s Famous Potsfield Relish company made in Keene, NH., and she resides in Spofford, NH. with her husband and their two children.
Mary Delisle is Director of Development for Monadnock Family Services. Previously she was Campaign Director for the Monadnock United Way. Mary has been the Board Chair and General Campaign Chair for the Monadnock United Way, Past President of the Keene Elm City Rotary Club, Trustee for the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and was honored by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce as the 2007 Citizen of The Year.
Dr. Anne E. Huot is the 10th president of Keene State College. Throughout her 25-year experience as a senior administrator and faculty member, Dr. Huot has focused her priorities on encouraging and supporting academic excellence, developing students as engaged citizens in local and global communities, and preparing them for meaningful careers defined by innovation and transformation. Her most recent positions include provost and vice president for academic affairs at the College at Brockport, State University of New York, and as associate provost and executive vice provost for the Office of Academic Affairs of the State University of New York System Administration. Anne holds PhD and MS degrees from the University of Vermont and a BS from the University of New Hampshire.
Maich Gardner MEd Harvard University (’75); MHSA Antioch NE (’84). Non-profit community volunteer for 20 years. Soloist in the Houston Ballet Foundation Company for 5 years (’58-’63); musical comedy singer/dancer in Texas (’63-’68); social science researcher at Abt Assoc in Cambridge Mass for 5 years; Assoc Director of HHCS in Keene for 7 years; core faculty in the ES Dept at Antioch University NE for15 years; independent organizational consultant for 10 years with the NHCF and for NH non-profits; founding coordinator/director of Cheshire Doulas at CMC/DHK for 10 Years.
Ted Kuchinski is the CFO at NH Community Development Finance Authority. He has been with CDFA since 2007, overseeing community development, affordable housing, economic development and energy efficient financing products that serve NH communities, businesses and nonprofits. Ted likes to spend his free time playing golf, and cheering for the Boston Red Sox and the NY Giants.
Erin Meenan is a general practice attorney with Bragdon & Kossayda, P.C. While in law school, Attorney Meenan gained hands-on experience through externing with the New Hampshire Public Defenders, UNH Law’s Criminal Practice Clinic and Consumer Law & Bankruptcy Clinic, and in private practice in Exeter, N.H. Before relocating to Keene, N.H. she spent over two years in NH’s North County as a trial attorney with a state-wide practice in both State and Federal Courts. Attorney Meenan currently lives in Keene with her fiancé and they both enjoy exploring the outdoors of Cheshire County and the Monadnock region. Attorney Meenan is also a member of the Elm City Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors for Dental Health Works.
Luca Paris is the Executive Chef and owner of Luca’s Mediterranean Café, The Market at Luca’s, and Luca’s Culinary Journey Catering in Keene, New Hampshire. He was previously on the Board of Directors of the Keene Chamber of Commerce and is a founder of the “Keene Snow and Ice Festival”. He also supports “The Culinary Journey Scholarship Fund”, a culinary scholarship that he created to help a local high school student going to hospitality or culinary school. Luca lives in Keene with his wife and two children.
Dr. Andrew Tremblay (Andy to everyone but his parents!) is a 1989 graduate of Keene High School. He went on to pursue his dream of becoming a physician starting at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where he graduated with a BA in biology. He moved on to medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1993 and had the great fortune of meeting his wife, Suzanne Nabi-Tremblay. They both went on to attend the Family Medicine residency in Toledo, OH at W.W. Knight/Promedica and graduated in 2000. Andrew completed the circle by moving back home to Keene in 2001 with their family. Andy is a practicing family physician and Chair of the Department of Primary Care at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He and Suzi have three daughters; Maddie, Sammie and Jackie, all of whom participate in MoCo in a multitude of the dance and theatre programs.