Crooked Tree Arts Center Elects New Board Members and Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

PETOSKEY — On September 27, the Crooked Tree Arts Center held its annual meeting of members. A new list of leaders was elected, as well as six new board members representing various professional backgrounds.

New members include:

Kathleen A. Davis: Having previously worked with a non-profit manufacturing organization, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; and later with The Dow Chemical Company, Davis and her husband, Matt, now reside in Bay Harbor. She is involved in several organizations within the community, including serving as co-chair of CCAT’s Dart for Art fundraiser.

John Fergus-Jean: Professor Emeritus of Photography, former museum curator and photographic printer, Fergus-Jean is a resident of Harbor Springs. He was also Director of Education for the Bay View Association and a member of the board of directors for the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society.

Steve Fritz: An architectural illustrator by trade, Fritz has worked on numerous local and national projects, as well as projects abroad. He is a painter and carpenter, and has a deep love of the outdoors. Fritz lives in Traverse City and has been a volunteer for several years.

DeJuan Jordan: Local Petoskey Jordan is an award-winning video production artist, serving clients throughout Michigan and beyond. His work with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra earned Jordan a 2021 National Telly Award. Other clients include CTAC, Blissfest Music Organization and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

Don Molosky: Originally from the Detroit metro area, Molosky earned degrees in finance and law. Now living in Harbor Springs and specializing in business law, his firm Molosky & Co. has offices in Harbor Springs and Petoskey.

Anne Montagne: Montagne served as Director of Development and Director of Admissions for a day and boarding school, and has long been involved with a number of local non-profit organizations. After years of spending summers in the area, Montagne and her husband moved to Petoskey from Lake Forest, Illinois.

At the annual meeting, CTAC thanked and recognized its outgoing board members, Development Committee Chair James Schroeder and outgoing Board Chair Joseph Kimmell. Elected to the Executive Committee were Elaine Smiley, President; Anne Morningstar, vice-president; Ragnar Avery, Treasurer; and Michelle Boyer, secretary.

CTAC also recognized two outstanding contributors as Volunteers of the Year.

They are:

Connie Landis: Landis sits on the Visual Arts and Dart for Art committees at CCAT in Petoskey and plays an important role on the installation team for new exhibits.

Steve Fritz: Fritz helps set up exhibits, sits on the Paint Grand Traverse Committee, and has built custom exhibit furniture for CCAT.

For more information, contact Crooked Tree Arts Center at (231) 347-4337 or visit crookedtree.org. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell St. in downtown Petoskey.

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