Our Board

Rachel Cook has a master's degree in Arts Administration from SUU and a bachelor's in Art History and Curatorial Studies from BYU. Previously she has worked at the BYU Museum of Art, the Kimball Art Center, and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums before taking a position at the State Library.  Rachel currently serves as acting Board Chair for the Neighborhood Art Center. She truly believes that art has the power to change lives and loves to be a part of the Center. 

Allison is the founder and CEO of Braid, a workshop series and networking community for women and co-founder of the Sego Awards. Her all-time favorite art project was chocolate pudding finger painting in preschool. 

Keera is originally from Boulder, Colorado but has lived in Provo for 17 years.  After graduating from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she worked for three years as a legal and medical guardian for incapacitated individuals. Now married with four children, Keera loves giving her kids opportunities to explore the Arts..  She is currently the neighborhood chair for Maeser neighborhood and enjoys being involved in the community.  In 2017 she organized the renovation of the Maeser Park Mural to bring new local art to the community.  And for the past three years she has been heavily involved in Reflections and PTA at the district level.  

Jean Richardson is a Scottish artist and educator living in Utah, where she was awarded the Utah Fellow. She identifies mostly as a Scot despite being a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States. Her work is a direct response to her relationship to place and explores the dichotomy of displacement and belonging. Richardson received her BA in drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland. She received her MFA in studio art at Brigham Young University. Richardson has also researched, exhibited, and taught in a variety of countries, including Israel, Spain, Tonga, and New Zealand.

Christian is a local caterer who gained a fondness for art while working at the BYU Art Museum during college. He sees art as a vehicle to foster creativity that can branch into every other aspect of a child or adult life.