Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

Dr. Christina Lynn-Craig

ASTER Women's Chamber Choir

Dr. Christina Lynn-Craig founded ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir in April of 2000 with the goal of gathering accomplished choral singers who wanted to explore women’s lives and music together. Prior to that, she sang with Ars Nova Singers for many years and is a former member of the music faculty and alumna of Loretto Heights College. She received the MM degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and the DMA degree from the University of Colorado (1994), where she was a student of Barbara Doscher and member of the voice faculty. She is the 2004 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts. Devoted to contemporary music, Christina has premiered the works of many composers of her generation. Her private voice studio is filled with talented singers of all ages.

 PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Hunter Mack

Music for All Colorado

Hunter is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who teaches out of his home studio in Longmont, Colorado. He studied classical guitar performance, composition, and music theory at Metropolitan State University. When Hunter is not teaching one of his many instruments, he manages his family's farm, providing organically grown produce to local food banks and families in need. Hunter is also the Program Director of BCAH’s newest program in development scheduled to launch in Q2 2022, Music for All Colorado.

 

The Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities provides two types of programming:

  • Staff-presented programs are those in which our operational staff plan and execute events with the assistance of a volunteer event committee. These programs meet the creative needs of a wide range of ages and interests while attracting visitors to Broomfield and providing opportunities for other BCAH programs and member groups to interact with attendees. Staff-presented programs are largely offered for free to the public and include single event booths, contests, and full-scale events, like BCAH's longstanding Summer Event Series.   
  • Program director-led programs allow BCAH to present diverse offerings while relying on the expertise and creativity of artists, performers, and directors to create a vision for their program and perform the tasks necessary to present events and productions. These tasks may include: site scouting; working directly with program members; selecting vendors; and preparing a budget and reports for BCAH. BCAH provides direction and guidance as needed to the program director and performs accounting, marketing, grant-writing, and collaboration opportunities. 

Russ & Jo Ramsey 

Broomfield Community Players

Jo Ramsey has more than 30 years experience in teaching and directing theater. She was honored with having a high school theater named after her as a thank you for her years of theatrical teaching. She spearheaded the program along with her husband, Russ Ramsey. Russ, who has years of experience with set design, serves as the producer and house manager for many of the productions. While other program members have the opportunity to experience directing select shows, BCAH most often works with this duo on ensuring the program continues to grow and succeed. 

Heather Doran

Broomfield Film Project

Heather Doran joined BCAH in 2017 and is the Program Director of Broomfield Film Project, a BCAH program. She worked as a location scout and manager for 18 years in Seattle, finding locations and managing set logistics for studio films including “Life or Something Like It” starring Angelina Jolie, “The Ring” starring Naomi Watts, “Get Carter” starring Sylvester Stallone, and “Solaris” starring George Clooney. Now a digital marketer in Colorado, she enjoys supporting arts and science events, ideating fundraising strategies with the board, and introducing Colorado films to Colorado audiences. 

Julie Toepper

Broomfield Spellbinders

Julie Toepper is the current chair of the Broomfield Spellbinders.  She joined Spellbinders in 2019 and loves her "retirement career."  As a former project coordinator, Julie enjoys the change of pace that telling stories to children and adults provides.  She finds Spellbinders is a way to keep active in the community and fulfills her desire for creativity, making connections with others, and sharing the gift of stories.  Julie looks forward to working with BCAH, expanding the outreach of Spellbinders to not just schools and senior centers, but to community events.