Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Robbie Breaux (President)
Rob Jenkins
Dean Harris
Jeremy R Franklin
Kirk Granum
Chris Briardy
Lancer Livermont
Dr. Michael Neste
Kevin Cochrane
Anita Pisciotte
Kay Ambrose (Art Center Foundation President)
Cathy Zippert (Art Center Guild Representative)

Robbie BreauxRobbie Breaux, President
grew up in Alabama and was a pharmacist for 18 years there.
When her family moved to Grand Junction in 1996, she became office manager for her husband Chuck’s pediatric surgery practice at St. Mary’s Hospital. After retiring as the office manager for what would become the Pediatric Specialty Clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital in 2013, she found a new home at The Art Center.

Robbie serves on several boards, including The Art Center Board, the Art Center Foundation Board,The Avalon Foundation Board, and her homeowners’ association board. She is active in her church, playing the piano and organ, singing in the choir and serving on committees.  She has worked with Art on the Corner downtown. She and Chuck are in the Schumann Singers, a local singing group.

Robbie and Chuck have as their mission to “support all things art” in Grand Junction. They want to ensure that everyone is exposed to lots of great art, both visual and performance.

Robbie is most often found at The Art Center. Her hobby in ceramic art has blossomed into her becoming a very credible ceramic artist with her work on display at the Oakley Gallery downtown.  She does demonstrations there once a month.


DSC_0275Dean Harris

is an associate attorney at Bechtel & Santo, a Grand Junction firm that specializes in employment law and related training on behalf of employers. He has served in a variety of roles related to law dating back to serving as a police officer in Aurora before 2004. He earned his degree in law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He has served on numerous boards and wants to increase the visibility of The Art Center. He plans to contribute analytic and problem solving skills with areas of interest in permanent collections, education, personnel procedures, planning and special events.

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