Raihana Omri

Raihana was drawn to the North Fork Valley in February 2020, when she participated in Elsewhere Studios’ residency program. She holds a BA in Art with a minor in English Literature from Colorado College, and has since completed the Columbia Publishing Course and studied at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and the Art Students League of New York. In recent years, she has worked with arts and conservation nonprofits in New York, Seattle, St. Louis and Paonia. She now serves on Elsewhere Studios Board of Directors, and in her spare time loves playing music, painting, and the outdoors.

Susie Lowe
Marketing & Graphic Design

Susie is thrilled to keep the Coalition’s brand lookin’ spiffy!


Sara Rodriguez

Sara is one of the founders of the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, helping to organize the arts community since 2010. She teaches handwork at North Fork School of Integrated Studies, a Waldorf inspired school in Paonia. She has an up-cycled fashion company, ReMixed, where she creates garments from recycled clothing.

Kaspar Keil
Vice President

Kaspar Keil is an entrepreneur, artist and family man.  He has divergent life experience from USA distributer of Biomega Danish life-style design products to owner operator of Redstone Records, a studio boutique.  Kaspar is a self taught maker, hacker, automotive slacker, that personifies the mantra “if you build it they will come”, he looks forward to cultivating the awareness of local creators.

Amy DeLuca

Amy DeLuca

Amy owns The Cirque Boutique in downtown Paonia, Colorado which represents over 40 handmade, women-owned artist produced lines. She is passionate about arts & culture and is a dedicated advocate for small business and supporting a local economy.
Mary George

Mary George

Mary George is thrilled to be the Creative Coalition treasurer.