MAHC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Renée Silvus, President
Previously MAHC Board Secretary, Renée Silvus has been an avid supporter of McCall arts and humanities for years, and brings a blend of perspectives to the table as an educator, small business owner, master collaborator, and coach. She currently offers classes, discussion groups, and retreats based on the humanities, wisdom traditions, and self transformation. She offers a range of presentations on Henry David Thoreau, the Hero's Journey, and the Western through the Idaho Humanities Council. Her most recent endeavor has been the creation of the Community Hub McCall as a venue for classes, meetings, work, and meditation.
Read more about Renée at ReneeSilvus.com.
Perry Hedin, Vice-President
Perry Hedin is the newest addition to the MAHC Board, joining in February 2020. He brings a wide breadth of knowledge and experience with him, having previously served as the Executive Director of two agricultural development and promotion organizations. One of the owners of Gravity Sports in McCall, Perry also currently serves on the board of local nonprofit Toby’s Place.
Ellen Ganz, Treasurer/Secretary
Ellen Ganz joined the MAHC Board in 2017. Ellen graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelors Degree in Education and enjoys expanding her creativity and learning through connection and collaboration.
An Associate Real Estate Broker with over 20 years of experience, Ellen's career focus is entrepreneurship and real estate. She loves living in the mountains and is committed to celebrating the community and culture of McCall.
Debbie McCoy, Director
Debbie McCoy joined the McCall Arts & Humanities Board in 2016 because she believes strongly in its mission.
During that time, she gracefully stepped into the position of Interim President for the MAHC, helping the Board steer itself toward broader arts and humanities programming for all of Central Idaho.
Deb has proudly called McCall home for nearly 40 years. She and her husband Mike raised four children in Valley County, and Deb has taught in the McCall-Donnelly School District as an Elementary Education teacher for 36 years.
Renee Crawford, Director
Renee Crawford has been on the MAHC Board since January of 2018. She moved to McCall in 2000, transferring with the Forest Service out of Boise. Since living here she's volunteered with the McCall Optimist Club, Senior Graduation Sober Party, McCall Boy Scout Troop 246, and the Youth Advocacy Coalition. Having enjoyed many Cabin Fever classes herself, Renee became interested in the MAHC and all the inspiring work it does for the community. She depended on Creative Campus and Kaleidoscope to provide her children with opportunities and experiences they wouldn't have had without the MAHC, and wants to ensure that sort of programming continues for years to come.
Jo Zimmer, Director: Bio + photo to come!
Tracey Kindall has been the MAHC's part-time Executive Director since October of 2008. Over the past twenty years, she has worked in a variety of capacities with nonprofit organizations in Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, and Idaho.
Through her work in the fields of social services, environmental education, environmental protection, and literacy, Tracey developed an overarching commitment to creativity and the power of imagination. She has enjoyed using this passion to fuel the MAHC's programs and dedication to community vitality for the past 12 years.
Tracey holds a BS degree in biology from Grand Valley State University, and an MS degree in Folklore Studies from the University of Oregon.
She lives in McCall with her husband, three children, three dogs, and two cats.
Kerri Stebbins, Associate Director