Staff

Bronwyn Minton

Executive Director

Bronwyn Minton is a multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She joined the Art Association after being at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for more than 13 years. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, and is in public collections including the Wyoming State Museum and the Nicolaysen Art Museum, St. John’s Hospital Foundation, and Teton Media Works, as well as private collections. Over the past fifteen years Minton has curated many art exhibits that brought together a wide range of the Jackson Hole community. She has been awarded two Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships, and the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole’s Creative Pulse Award.

Jill Callahan

Director of Development

Jill is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and began her Development career with the American Cancer Society. Following that role, she worked for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Since moving to Jackson in 2010, Jill has raised funds and executed special events for the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Jackson Hole Community School. Jill serves on the Old Bill's Fun Run Committee and the Thursday Roundtable Group Outreach Committee. She is also a regular volunteer with Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding.

Kirsten Corbett

Director of Marketing and Communications

Raised in Lander and Jackson, Wyoming, Kirsten Corbett works as a storyteller and digital media communicator. She holds a degree in Modern Culture & Media: Literature & Society from Brown University, where she specialized in travel literature. Fond of books as a child, she pursued that passion as an Americorps volunteer to help co-found Teton Literacy Program (now Teton Literacy Center) and later work in Outreach and Communications at Teton County Library. While at the library, Kirsten oversaw adult programming and coordinated community and national exhibitions for eight years. Her love of words also led to work locally as an outdoor columnist and freelance writer. Following the library, Kirsten initiated and managed Center of Wonder's art calendar DailyWonder.org, as well as collaborating on the community-wide initiative Wildly Creative Jackson Hole in partnership with The Center for the Arts. Kirsten has served on the Teton Literacy Program and Cultural Council of Jackson Hole boards and is currently Secretary of Teton Toastmasters. In her free time, she studies, leads meditation and yoga, and writes at kirstencorbett.com. She thrives on being a parent, playing outdoors and constantly learning.

Kelli Reinertson

Special Events Manager

Kelli has planned events for hotels for the past 14 years. Since moving to Jackson in 2016, Kelli worked at Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge as the Catering and Conference Services Manager and, for the past two years, as the Director of Catering. Kelli is thrilled to join the Art Association and be a part of the creative arts community. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, skiing, hiking, floating the rivers and exploring all that Jackson has to offer.

Anika Youcha

Operations Manager

Annessa Melnick

Youth Studio Manager

Annessa is originally from Accord, New York, a small town 90 miles north of New York City. She has lived in Jackson for 12 years and enjoys exploring the great outdoors and also dabbles in the variety of arts that this community has to offer. Annessa has a degree from NY in Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming. She has worked in the public school system for the past five years and is excited to expand her artistic thinking here at the Art Association.

Brittany Hill

Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Studio Manager

From the foothills of South Carolina, Brittany received her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking and a minor in Arts Management from the College of Charleston. Upon graduation, she took a printmaking residency at the Vermont Studio Center and has interned with master printer and originator of the printmaking technique called Solarplate, Dan Welden. In 2015, Brittany moved to Jackson for opportunities to apply her passion in fine arts and relish in the massive outdoor lifestyle Jackson has to offer.

Billi Harrington

Outreach Program Instructor

Billi Harrington serves as our Outreach Program Instructor. Under the direction of Jennifer McNaughton, the Art Association now serves 37 organizations in our community outreach partnerships. Billi has an active schedule that includes sessions run in collaboration with Teton Behavior Therapy, Community Entry Services, and St. John’s Living Center. Billi, a Wyoming native, focused on art therapy in college and is thrilled to be able to bring healing and artistic enrichment to the wider Jackson community.

Jen Hoffman

Manager of Student & Retail Services

Born and raised in a Pennsylvania Dutch family in the small town of Ephrata, Jennifer began drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her love of the outdoors was only exceeded by my fascination with art. After a year in college as an English major, her desire to create art took over. In 1992, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Painting from the University of Delaware, where she studied under Stephen Tanis, Robert Straight, and Rosemary Lane. A few years later, she moved to Jackson Hole to explore her budding interest in landscape painting. By serendipity, she found employment as a studio assistant for the great landscape artist, Scott Christensen. She learned volumes about painting outdoors and about the business of art in his studio. In the years since, she has been fortunate to be mentored and befriended by many generous artists, including Ned Jacob, Greg McHuron, Hollis Williford, Kathy Wipfler, and Skip Whitcomb, among others. Learn more about Jennifer's work at www.jlhoffmanfineart.com

Jennifer McNaughton

Outreach Coordinator

Jen McNaughton has lived in Wyoming on and off since 2000. She attended Michigan State University where she received a BA in English. She has always supported and participated in the arts but her interest in metal smithing came together with the help of the fabulous teachers here at the Art Association over the past several years. As an educator, she enjoys helping children experience and explore what art can be for them.

Jina Kim

Youth Program Instructor

Jina Kim joins the Art Association as the Youth Program Instructor. A formally trained artist who grew up and received her bachelor’s degree in South Korea, Kim is an artist who focuses on radiant juxtapositions of color that reflect her fascination with indigenous cultures and the interconnectedness of humanity. Her playful and empathetic approach to art makes her especially well-suited to teach children. Learn more about her work at colorfreakjina.com.

Jon Stuart

Photography Studio Manager

Jon Stuart's photographs examine the modern West. He began teaching as an assistant to Ansel Adams' Yosemite Workshops. Since the 1970s he has led workshops for Teton Science Schools, Snake River Institute, Central Wyoming College and the Art Association. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Wyoming State Museum, and the Wyoming Arts Council Gallery.

Kate Jensen

Multi-Purpose Studio Manager

Kate grew up in Boston and spending her summers in Teton Valley. She received a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Utah where she also studied Studio Art and Art History. Kate has been involved with facilitating several community art programs in Utah. She has also enjoyed teaching art in schools and for community programs. As a business owner, Kate owned and operated a picture framing and art consulting business. She has curated art shows and facilitated the Art Lab at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City. Kate has also worked as a professional artist in a variety of mediums. When she is not enjoying spending time with her family, she loves to make art and play outside.

Leigh Reagan Smith

Video & Digital Arts Studio Manager

Leigh Reagan Smith graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and since then has worked in film production for the past 20 years. Leigh has produced, shot and edited environmental and sports programming in the form of network shows, independent documentaries, web shorts, and a children educational video series for PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Fuel TV, and academic distribution. She was the award-winning Director of Photography on Bag It, a feature length documentary about world-wide plastic consumption and the health of our oceans. Her latest project was as editor for the PBS documentary, The Drift, a film about the last remaining cattle drive done solely on horseback along the Green River. As a teacher of art, photography, video, screenwriting, and creativity workshops, Leigh continues to assist and inspire students in accessing their creative voice and their visual sensibilities. Her website is www.mountainfiremedia.com

Sam Dowd

Ceramics Studio Manager

Sam Dowd was born in Omaha, NE. Sam was introduced to art at an early age and by the seventh grade was enamored by the responsive qualities of clay and has pursued that medium to present day.  He earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University.  Sam moved to Jackson in 2007 to manage the ceramics department. Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold locally and in regional art fairs. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, cross country skiing in the winter, and watching "B" movies year-round with his wife and their cat Merlin. https://www.dowdhousestudios.com/

Sevi Hagen

Ceramics Studio Assistant