The People of Opus 40

Opus 40 Museum and Gallery Coordinator China Jorrin brainstorms with Opus 40 Events Committee Chair Simi Stone | A meeting of the Opus 40 Education Committee

Opus 40 Staff

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Caroline Crumpacker has worked in arts administration for 20+ years. Prior to coming to Opus 40, she worked in leadership positions at The Millay Colony for the Arts, Thirteen/WNET, The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival and The Poetry Society of America. She also served on the Board of Directors of The High Meadow School in Stone Ridge. Caroline has been a mentor for nonprofits through LitTap, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, and the Alliance of Artists Communities. She served as a consultant for the New York State Council on the Art and a juror for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and Yaddo. On the editorial board of Matters of Feminist Practice and a member of the Belladonna*Collaborative, Caroline was a founding Poetry Editor of Fence magazine, and an editor of the French/American online magazine DoubleChange. She has published one full-length book of poems (Astrobolism, 2016) and three chapbooks. She lives in Red Hook.

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Eileen Mcclatchy has been a happy inhabitant of the Hudson valley for 25 years, most of that time spent working in the field of horticulture, building houses and raising her family. She is lucky to live close to Opus 40 on a small farmette where she grows herbs and edible flowers and tends to a fortunate flock of chickens.

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China Jorrin was born and raised into a photographic family in New York City. She got her first camera at six, which she used to photograph the kids on the block where she grew up on in Chelsea. She began to pursue photography by working as a photo assistant to fashion photographers in Paris then working as a photographer in Prague for The Prague Post. When she returned to the New York China started to freelance for The Associated Press. Since 2001, China has been living in the Hudson Valley.

Lisa Ven Vertloh sees beauty and meaning in places that are often overlooked. As a mother, artist, and cook living in the Hudson Valley, she finds inspiration in her surroundings, extracting every flavor, texture, and view that nature has to offer. Born in Rochester New York, attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She has spent many years as a designer in the gift, home decor, and surface design world. She is happiest hiking with her dog and discovering the delicate environment surrounding us here in the Hudson Valley.

Gia Gonzales comes to Opus 40 with past experience in publishing and arts nonprofit work. She attended Bard College, where she graduated with a degree in Written Arts. She is also a poet, and currently lives in New York City, where she was born and raised.

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Tim Gilmore is a master carpenter and contractor who has served as GC on projects large and small in New York City, the Hudson Valley and in Ireland. His very recent projects as GC include The Mud Club in Woodstock, NY.

Financial Services Center, Inc. (FSC) is located in Red Hook, NY in the Northern Dutchess County area. Our firm is made up of accounting, tax professionals and certified financial planners that have been providing, Accounting, Tax Services, Financial Planning and Insurance Services to New York’s Hudson Valley area and beyond for more than 30 years.

Opus 40 Board of Directors

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Jonathan Becker is Executive Vice President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director, Center for Civic Engagement, and Associate Professor of Political Studies at Bard College. At Bard since 2001, Becker also taught at Central European University, University of Kiev Mohyla Academy, Wesleyan University, and Yale University. He is the author of Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States (1999; new edition, 2002) as well as many scholarly articles. He also serves as Director of The Global and International Studies Program and is Academic Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program.

Brigid Walsh is an expert brand strategist who has devoted her career to guiding organizations in building more lucrative and efficient business models. Her company 100MILESNORTH has worked on award-winning ad campaigns, experiences and digital strategies. Pior to launching 100 Miles North, Brigid spent nearly 10 years with Condé Nast as Vogue Magazine’s Executive Director of Partnerships, Communications, & Experiences. More recently, as Head of Global Business Development for MarioTestino+, she led the elite London-based creative agency in expanding globally and growing sales. Alongside her corporate and agency career, Brigid served as President of the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce, where she spearheaded initiatives promoting female-owned businesses.

Kevin Parker served as Comptroller for Bard College and its many affiliate programs for twenty years before retiring. He currently works as a consultant to Bard and other nonprofit organizations, and is Treasurer of the Opus 40 Board.

John Cederquist is a graphic artist, graffiti artist and designed who lives in Woodstock and grew up near Opus 40. His designs

Tim Smith is a stone mason whose work in the Hudson Valley and New York City includes restoration on St. John the Divine Cathedral.

Steven Turk

Steve Turk and his wife Shelley run the Turk Hospitality Group and is the owner of Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in Highland, New York, and SplashDown Beach Water Park in Fishkill, New York. He and his wife are in development for The Wildberry Lodge, a Napa-style destination in New Paltz.

Alan Wanzenberg, Architect, P.C. is a renowned multidisciplinary architectural firm based in New York that executes fine residential projects throughout the United States and abroad. It has been recognized for design excellence with numerous Architectural Digest AD100 and Elle Decor A-List awards. The firm also includes Taghkanic Studios. Alan serves as President of the Board at the Skowhegan School, where he developed and lead a capital campaign.

Opus 40 Community Committees

Facilitating community engagement by joining the Opus 40 Board and Staff with Ulster County and Hudson Valley locals.

Faheem Haider, Committee Chair; Artist, Curator and Educator, SUNY New Paltz and Newburgh Public Library

Pamela Badila, Executive Director, Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater; Educator, Kite’s Nest

Tisha Dunstan, Educator, Teaching the Hudson Valley

Elka Gotfryd, Urban Planner, Cartographer and Educator

Caitlin Langstaff, Actor, Director and Teacher; Co-Founder, Hudson Valley Story Workshops

Roberto Rossi, Co-Director, Great Small Works Theater; Educator, Kite’s Nest and High Meadow School

Jonathan Becker, Opus 40 Board of Directors

Caroline Crumpacker, Executive Director, Opus 40

Simi Stone, Committee Chair; Visual Artist and Composer/Singer

Alanna Medlock, Actor, Producer and Radio DJ

Matt Schrieber, Accordionist, Composer and Ethnomusicologist

Isabel Soffer, Curator & Programmer, founder of globalFest

Assa Zarcone-Sacko, Marketing Director, WDST/Radio Woodstock

Brigid Walsh, Opus 40 Board of Director

Caroline Crumpacker, Executive Director, Opus 40

China Jorrin, Gallery & Museum Coordinator, Opus 40

Django Houston, Living Stone

Karl Kaufman, Kaufman Masonry

Chris Layman, Fox Stonework

Ben Patrick, Living Stone

Mike Yonta, Custom Masonry

Sean Kelly, Habilis Stonework

Vince Curry, Stoneworker

Kevin Parker, Committee Chair,Opus 40 Board of Directors

Matthew Watzka, Accountant and Bookkeeping Specialist, Financial Services Center

Brigid Walsh, Opus 40 Board of Directors

Caroline Crumpacker, Executive Director, Opus 40

Ellen Barker, Committee Co-Chair; Opus 40 Board of Directors

Caroline Crumpacker, Committee Co-Chair; Executive Director, Opus 40

Molly Ahearn, Graphic Designer; Founder, Full Deck Design

Jennie Swantz, Professional Fundraiser; Founder, The Nonprofit Gardener

John Cederquist, Committee Co-Chair; Opus 40 Board of Director

Tim Gilmore, Committee Co-Chair; Facilities Manager, Opus 40

Django Houston, Principle, Living Stone

Sean Kelly, Habilis Stonework

John Luther, Arborist

Timothy Smith, Opus 40 Board of Directors

Alan Wanzenberg, Opus 40 Board of Directors

Caroline Crumpacker, Executive Director, Opus 40

Eileen Mcclatchy, Managing Director, Opus 40