Liz was born and raised in Moab, Utah. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Colorado Mesa University. After graduation, Liz came back to her hometown to raise her family, Allie (6) and Justin (4) and has worked at Moab Arts for five years. Being an active part of the Moab community is something she is passionate about, and you can find her at most public events. In her free time, Liz enjoys playing volleyball and softball, hanging out with her kids, and spending time outdoors. Liz is eager to continue to evolve the busy art center. plan community-based activities and expand public art throughout town.
Makeda holds a BA in Studio Art with a focus in Communication Studies from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and has been involved with public art and arts advocacy since high school. She has worked at a number of non-profit arts organizations in the Midwest, and has been with Moab Arts since September 2018. Her experience with arts management and gallery operations lends itself to curating public art in the Moab and Grand County area and expanding opportunities for the artist community. When she’s not managing the Artist Residency or scheming a new public art project, Makeda enjoys rock climbing, painting, and participating in community events. In the future, she plans to continue expanding arts outreach to better serve underserved populations and curating a diverse public art scene in Moab.
Sascha is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh where she held positions at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Contemporary Craft, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She moved to Moab three years ago to learn about permiculture and to explore the petroglyphs, pictographs and ancient canyons of the desert. As the MARC Assistant, she hopes to facilitate unique programs and events to get more of the Moab population involved in local arts and the beautification of their town.