Rogue Gallery Art Center




Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Mara Doane
As Creative Director for AllCare Management Services, 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.

Kassia Galloway
Ms. Galloway is a Marketing Program Manager at Procare Software Inc. She serves on the board of Great Shape! Inc. that provides children and families of Jamaica and the Caribbean access to education and health care. She seeks to use her digital knowledge to help market local talented artists.

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 - Chair of the Building Committee
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 the current owners of Houck Farms Inc. in Northern Idaho. Ed is a member of both Rogue Valley Chorale and Southern Oregon Repertory Singers and is a former board member of both RVC and SORS. He values the importance of music and visual arts in our community.

Russ Milburn - Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee
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.

Wendy Scott, Retail Strategy
Wendy is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been a collector of new and up and coming artists for the past 25 years. She recently relocated to Medford Oregon in the Fall of 2016 joining Harry & David as VP, Retail Strategy. She has a tenured career in Specialty Retail leading creative strategy and US growth with such iconic brands as Crabtree & Evelyn, L’Occitane and Godiva Chocolatier. Wendy wishes to participate in the support of local artists and assist in inspiring the community through artistic expression and education.

Mary Sutherland - President
Ms. Sutherland is the Area Sales Manager for Dex Media. She has extensive experience in sales and internet advertising. Originally from Portland 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 the school principal of White City’s Table Rock Elementary School. A longtime art patron, she holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Smith College, 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. He was elected to the Ashland School Board in 2011 and chairs that city's Forest Lands Commission.


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 - Graphic Designer
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.

Laurie Kleker - Bookkeeper 
Mrs. Kleker has extensive bookkeeping experience from working in medical offices. She may be a familiar face as she works mornings at People’s Bank.


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