Sturgis Center for the Arts is led by a combination of paid employees and volunteers. Each staff member is hand-picked by the Board of Directors because he or she has the skills, experience, personal traits, and motivation that we feel will best shape our organization in the years to come. Please feel free to contact them anytime; they're here because they care about each and every person that walks through our door.

We are pleased to introduce our current managing team:


Cathy Shay

Executive Director

Cathy handles daily on-facility operations at SCA. She's the person you'll see behind the desk, collecting lesson payments, managing the schedule, and responding to questions and comments at our Main Street location! She also helps plan and implement our great programs and marketing campaigns!


Carol Brookens


Carol fills in greeting students and answering phones whenever Cathy cannot be at SCA. Carol has an extensive education background and is also one of our art instructors at SCA. She loves kids and is always game for coming up with birthday party themes and activities!

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is the guiding team behind our mission, values, and goals. Each Board member is nominated and voted on for a maximum two-year term, in addition to the President's four-year term. SCA's Board includes the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three untitled seats for active community leaders and individuals who are motivated to make a difference in the arts of our area.

We are pleased to currently include the following members on our Board of Directors:


Michelle Grosek



Alex Nold




Jordan Ross



ethan engel

Board Member



Kathryn klopfenstein

Board Member



Vacant Position

Board Member

Emily Lisko

Board Member




Sturgis Center for the Arts occasionally takes on a special advisor for the purpose of ensuring that its operations and programs are in alignment with the mission and original vision of the organization, and to assist in times when new management or Board officers must be trained. We are pleased to have one of our original co-founders as a current Advisor as well as a past Chief Operations Officer:


veronica GROSEK

Board Advisor and Past COO



Co-Founder and Board Advisor