Art Reach of Mid Michigan Staff

Amy Powell,

Executive Director

Amy Powell has a Masters in Communication from CMU and is currently the Executive Director of Art Reach of Mid Michigan. Amy has been in the mid-Michigan area since 2003, and most recently worked at Central Michigan University. Her background includes volunteer coordinator positions, financial management/budget planning, and donor relations/development. Before moving to Mt. Pleasant, Amy lived in Gaylord, and Grand Rapids, where she attended Aquinas College for her bachelor’s degree; and she calls Petoskey home.

At Art Reach, Amy is responsible for community relations, grant writing, budgeting, Board relations and programming.

Kim Bigard

Administrative Coordinator

Kim Bigard is a Central Michigan University  graduate with a bachelor's degree in ceramics and a minor in museum studies. Currently she works mostly in fiber. Her free time is spent gardening, supporting Michigan art and music, and being mom to two beautiful girls.

At Art Reach, Kim is responsible for managing the office and store, coordinating exhibits for the Morey Family Gallery, and managing the shop and volunteers.

Danny McQuarters

Education Coordinator

Danny McQuarters Jr. is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He was recruited to Cameron University, in Lawton Oklahoma, to join the debate team. There, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor in Music Performance. Danny came to Mount Pleasant to coach debate and earn his Masters in Communication at Central Michigan University.

Danny is an instrumentalist, primarily playing cello and piano, as well as digitally producing music. In his spare time Danny loves to paint, play games, listen to music, and write poetry.

At Art Reach, Danny is responsible for developing new educational program ideas, scheduling classes, and maintaining the Idonea Hersee Classroom.

Jeff Silvernail

Marketing Coordinator

Born in Idaho and moving throughout the United States, Jeff settled in Alma in 2005. After earning his associate’s degree in psychology and a six-year stint in journalism, he decided to take his career in a new direction.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his friends and family, reading, gaming, and walking during the warm weather.

At Art Reach, Jeff is responsible for the all marketing aspects of Art Reach via graphic design, social media, and maintaining the website.