Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education (Interim)
Education — Programming
Additional Contact Information
P.O. Box 28 | One Ames Avenue
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
I serve Chautauqua by overseeing the Institution’s strategic external and internal communications efforts in print, digital and otherwise, in service of our patrons, residents and partners, and colleagues on staff.
I began at Chautauqua full-time in 2009, first as the lecture associate within the Department of Education before moving to the Marketing and Communications department in 2014. My first Chautauqua experience was in 2007 as an intern with The Chautauquan Daily. I had the privilege years later to serve as the newspaper’s editor from 2014 to 2017.
Why did you choose to work at Chautauqua? What do you like about working at Chautauqua?
I chose to work at Chautauqua because I love how broadly and diversely it lives into its mission, and I care deeply about stewarding this good and important work so that it has lasting impact. What I like most about working at Chautauqua, besides having access to world-class programs and astonishingly talented and smart people, is the collegiality of our staff — we all are enthusiastic participants in this mission and we do whatever is necessary to ensure each other’s success.
Current and Former Volunteer or Board Roles
Regionally, I serve on the volunteer boards of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Arts Services Inc., based in Buffalo. I previously served as the Institution’s representative on the board of the Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce.
Biking/cycling, skiing, running, hiking, reading, binging good TV, road trips, craft beer