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Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Mara Doane
Ms. Doane develops high-level branding concepts and seamlessly integrates those concepts across all media channels including web, print, TV and radio. Ms. Doane earned a BS from Colorado State University and has worked in communication arts for more than 30 years. She “dabbles” in watercolor and enjoys backyard beekeeping and home winemaking.

James Harbison (Vice President)
Mr. Harbison is a native Oregonian. He serves on the Board of the Jackson County Human Rights Coalition, a Britt Festival member, and past volunteer with Adult and Family Services Big Brother program. His areas of interest include building strong community relationships and fundraising. Mr. Harbison has a passion for art and has been collecting since the age of five.

Ed Houck
Mr. Houck graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Microbiology and was the Chief Medical Technologist of Providence Hospital's medical laboratory for 30 years. He and his sister are current owners of Houck Farms Inc. in Northern Idaho. Ed is a singer of both Rogue Valley Chorale and Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and is a former board member of both RVC and SORS.
He values his importance of music and visual arts in our community.

Russ Milburn (Treasurer)
Mr. Milburn is the Chief Financial Officer at People’s Bank of Commerce in Medford. He has worked in small community banks for over 25 years. Raised on the Oregon coast and then off to college in Arizona, it took 30 years for him to return to his native state. He enjoys woodworking and the outdoor activities of southern Oregon.

Mary Sutherland (President)
Ms. Sutherland has extensive experience in sales and internet advertising. Originally, from Portland, OR she spent over 20 years in Denver where she received her Master's Degree in Applied Communication from the University of Denver. Mary relocated to Medford 10 years ago and has become an active supporter of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center's annual auction for several years. She is interested in promoting the Rogue Gallery through fundraising events.

Ginny Walker
Ms. Walker is a school administrator with Jackson County District #9. A longtime art patron, she holds a BA in Art History from Smith College with a minor in Studio Art, and is an art collector. Previous board experience includes the Medford YMCA. She hopes to help expand art education for the valley’s underserved youth.

John Williams (Secretary)
Mr. Williams is a software developer, entrepreneur, and 3rd-generation Ashland resident. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1988 and founded or co-founded more than half a dozen innovative software and biotech companies in the past 25 years, including one of the largest digital art publishing companies on the Web, Letters & Arts. He currently co-owns a wide variety of software and biotech companies from Seattle to Berkeley, including two in the Rogue Valley. In the past decade, he served on the Ashland School Board for 6 years, chaired various city commissions, and is currently the president of an arts fundraising organization benefitting Ashland public schools.

Staff

Kim Hearon - Executive Director
Ms. Hearon joined the Rogue Gallery & Art Center in the fall of 2012. She has over 20 years business experience as owner of a retail gift and home interior store. An artist herself, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Southern Oregon University. Additionally, she has served on the board of directors for various organizations.

Rachel Barrett - Office Administrator, Database Technician & Graphic Artist
Ms. Barrett has a background in graphic design and fine art. She has expertise using PowerPoint and other graphic templates and has worked as a project coordinator and secretary at major corporations in California.

Ashley E. Clasby - Education and Events Manager
Ms. Clasby attended art classes through Rogue Gallery as a young girl and wished to continue being a part of the gallery after graduating college. After obtaining an art degree in printmaking and fibers she wanted to expand her knowledge of the mechanics based upon gallery and nonprofit organizations. She received a MAT (Masters of Arts and Teaching) from Southern Oregon University.

 

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