The Frederick Arts Council’s Board and Team members bring together a wide variety of experience which is combined in service of advancing and supporting Frederick’s creative community. We are proudly connected to our mission and we believe that Frederick’s flourishing depends on the flourishing of the arts.

Linda Roth, ACNB Bank

Leslie Powell, Powell LLC
Vice President

Sharon Kuebbing, Retired Maryland Psychologist

Terri Almacy, Almacy & Co. CPAs

Yvonne Reinsch, Community Leader



Deb Bedwell, Founder, Baltimore Clayworks

Ann Casso, Hon. AIA

Kate Costlow, Academy of the Washington Ballet

Jillian DeShazer, Project Manager, DMS Health and Research IT

Sue Hough, Octavo Designs

Jerry Donald, Liaison, Frederick County


Donna Kuzemchak, Liaison, City of Frederick

Mark Lancaster, Lancaster Builders

Charles Mann, Adjunct Professor, Hood College

Robert Robey, Civil Engineer

Paula Rubin-Wexler, Paula Rubin-Wexler Fine Art

Louise Kennelly, Executive Director

Ms. Kennelly joins the Frederick Arts Council after nearly five years as Executive Director of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, a membership organization dedicated to providing access to world class arts for all public school students which functioned as the formal arts education partner of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Prior to that position, she was a Director at the federally funded National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research. Ms. Kennelly is a published poet and painter and a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, a North Carolina State Arts Council Grant, and is qualified as a Maryland Artist in the Schools through the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in Education Artist-in-Residency program. She was an adjunct faculty member of Hood College and is a graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and has an MFA from the University of North Carolina.


Gabriella Smith, Director of Operations

Gabriella received her Cultural Studies degree in 2016 from Towson University with a focus on Museum Studies. Her career focus is community outreach with the inclusion of the arts for underserved youth and young adults.  Smith was active in exhibition installations at Towson University’s MFA gallery 2015-2017 and has been a student of classical ballet since she was very young.

Emma Sandler, Public Art Program Manager

Emma is a graduate of Hood College with an Arts and Archaeology degree. Their training in gallery management and art handling includes the installation of several exhibitions at the FAC Art Center, FAC’s Hurwitz Gallery, NoMa Gallery, and Hood College Galleries. Their most recent artistic endeavors include working on collaborative film projects as well as creating ceramic sculptures and pottery.


Evangeline Vaira, Sky Stage Coordinator

Evangeline is a graduate from West Virginia University with a Sociology and Law degree. Despite studying social sciences in college, art and fashion have always been a guiding force in her life. Through FAC she has assisted in the facilitation and promotion of many events and exhibitions, and is excited to continue these efforts at Sky Stage.

David Dooley, Facilities Technician

David Dooley is a tradesman of many years with experience in many facets of home improvement and commercial construction. He has a background in microcomputer technology and music, and since 2017 has facilitated events at Sky Stage as a sound technician and barkeep. During that time, Dave has built custom props for a musical production at Sky Stage, tree planter-boxes, and a video projection housing for a art installation. He has managed the facility for private events, sealed the bleachers, and facilitated the replacement of the trees among a hundred other odd jobs. If you’ve been to FAC’s Sky Stage, the FAC Art Center, or the FAC Studios, you’ve probably seen Dave!

Logan Waters, FAC Associate

Logan Waters has managed and run sound for Sky Stage and designed sound, lighting and projection for Frederick Arts Council events since 2018, adding live-streaming to his services in 2020 to help bring shows to a wider audience as the pandemic reduced our capacity at Sky Stage. He is the owner of Semi Audio, a Frederick-based event sound company, and has over 30 years’ experience as a sound engineer, in studio, on tours, and for many live events in the UK, continental Europe, and Washington, DC. Since settling in Frederick his company has also run event production and sound for New Spire Arts and other venues.

Gregory Svedberg, Volunteer

Gregory Svedberg is a musician, dj, sound and video producer who also works as a technician for Tech Data Corporation.  Greg has been assisting with concerts at Sky Stage since the start of the 2019 season.  He operates Buzz Entertainment Productions, and has produced video from Make N’ Music’s “Local Live” shows featuring interviews and performances by local musicians and bands, as well as videos of local venue live performances, and concert videos with Seven Arts Archives.


The FAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.