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Phone: 440-964-3396
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Meeghan Humphrey
Executive Director
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Meeghan received her BA in Art History from Oberlin College. She joined the staff of the Ashtabula Arts Center in 1992 as Visual Arts Coordinator.  In her tenure here, she has taught thousands of classes, curated gallery exhibitions, painted dozens of sets, made costumes and props, managed the permanent collection, partnered with outside organizations, created outreach programs, raised funds, planned classes, hired and managed a teaching staff, and advocated for local artists. Promoted to Deputy Director at the beginning of 2016, Meeghan has taken on an increasing number of administrative duties, and was named Executive Director by the board in June 2016.


Clover Robinson
Director of Dance
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Clover Robinson is a native of Ashtabula and began her dance training at the Ashtabula Arts Center under the direction of Shelagh Dubsky.  Clover holds a BFA in dance from Wright State University, where she trained and performed with the Dayton Ballet and was a faculty member for the Dayton Ballet School. Furthering her career in Chicago, Clover performed with Ballet Theatre of Chicago, The 58 Group, and eventually joined Hubbard Street 2 under the direction of Julie Nakagawa (Artistic Director, DanceWorks Chicago).   Working with choreographers Lou Conte (founder, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Robert Battle (Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey), Jessica Lang (Artistic Director, Jessica Lang Dance), Ron De Jesus, Harrison McEldowney, and Ginger Farley, among many others, was an exceptional artistic experience in Clover’s career.  During her time with Hubbard Street 2, Clover was part of a trade mission and cultural exchange between the State of Illinois and South Africa. She performed for the Governor’s Delegation among other audiences in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and worked closely with South African dancers in the cultural exchange. Clover retired and moved home to teach dance at the Arts Center beginning in 2001. She became Assistant Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre Ashtabula and worked closely with Shelagh Dubsky for more than a decade.

Kimberly Godfrey
Kimberly Godfrey
Director of Theater and Music
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Kimberly Godfrey received her Bachelor of Music in musical theater from the nationally-renowned musical theater program at Baldwin-Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. Kimberly studied musical theater under director Victoria Bussert and studied voice under Joan Ellison. She has been musically directing children’s choirs, orchestras, and musicals along with choreographing musicals and award-winning show choirs since the age of seventeen. Since 2008 Kimberly has served as an adjudicator for high school choirs and show choirs across northeastern Ohio. She has performed as an actress and soloist in musicals and concerts from Southern Ohio to New York City. She is the current director of the Arts Center Singers, Starlight Singers, and The Showoffs. Kimberly’s recent students that she has mentored are being accepted into the top musical theater schools in the country, such as Boston Conservatory of Music, Syracuse University, and Baldwin-Wallace University.

Ray Beach
Ray Beach
Technical Director
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Ray is back for his second time around as Technical Director with the Ashtabula Arts Center, having returned in 2013.  He previously worked for the arts center from 1987-89. In the intervening years, he has designed and built sets for the Geauga Lyric Theater in Chardon and the Dobama Theater and Ensemble Theater in Cleveland, as well as for Lake Erie College in Painesville and Perry High School. He is a licensed electrician in Virginia, where he also worked for the Barter Theater and Virginia Highlands Community College. As a finish carpenter, he has worked in a cabinet shop for 16 years, including four years of running his own shop in Cleveland. Most recently he served as the Technical Director for Rabbit Run Theater in Madison from 2005-2012, after having also worked there from 1992-94 and 2001-2004.

Nancy Nelson-Brotz
Visual Arts Coordinator

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Nancy Nelson-Brotz is an East Coast native who joins the AAC staff having been part of the arts family in Madison for years through her art education work at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, the Painesville Recreation Department, Perry Library, Madison Library, Mentor Senior Center, the Painesville Senior Center, and Stella’s Art Gallery. She is a Madison transplant, hailing originally from East Hampton, Conn. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art from California University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in printmaking. As fate would have it, she immediately abandoned printmaking for a three-credit elective class in stained glass. After teaching and creating Tiffany-method stained glass for years, she had many scraps, which has led her to her current obsession: mosaics. Recently, she has been spending most of her energy and spare time with tweezers in hand, placing tiny pieces of glass and found objects into some semblance of order – typically until she can’t see straight. She has won many awards for her mosaic work (and even clay pieces). She also spends time creating oil pastel, inspired by the beauty and nature around her. She is especially inspired by Lake Erie.  Her current projects include creating a studio space at home, playing with a new pottery wheel, and having fun teaching classes. Nancy and her husband Phil Brotz have two children, Bailey and Morgan. She always says it’s a good thing she married a patient woodworker because Phil is extremely helpful in making Nancy’s visions come to life – no matter how insane he might think they are – often creating custom frames in record time.

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Amanda Frazier
Marketing and Public Relations Director
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Amanda Frazier obtained her BA in English from Kent State University at Ashtabula in 2010, and her MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014, focusing on nonprofit and global communications. She has worked as a writing tutor at KSUA, an early writing interventionist for Buckeye Local Schools, and as an English teacher in Germany. She can typically be found writing, editing, or designing in her office, located in an isolated corner not far from the coffee machine, and is considered mostly harmless when well-caffeinated.

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Kristi Morris
Finance Director
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Kristi Morris is a graduate of Edgewood High School in Ashtabula. She has served on the Kingsville Public Library Board of Trustees, and has volunteered with Homesafe and The Dream Center of Ashtabula County. She first became involved at the arts center eleven years ago when her son began exploring the arts. In addition to working at the front desk and box office as an administrative assistant, she has managerial and artistic experience as a house manager, stage manager, and costumer.