BOARD & STAFF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIR and ACTING DIRECTOR
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, facilitator, 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, the Western, and Integral Theory through the Idaho Humanities Council and locally. 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 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.
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 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.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR
Dawn has a Master’s Degree in Teaching Theatre from University of Alaska and an B.A. Degree in Theatre and Education. After college Dawn worked at the Salt Lake City Children’s Theatre as an actor and teacher. Dawn was the Education Specialist at the Women’s Shelter in Juneau where she incorporated the performing arts, directing OLIVER! and WEST SIDE STORY to teach sensitive subjects. Dawn was invited to the Yukon Koyukuk School District as a Teaching Artist to work with the Native Language Specialist and with the Alaska Department of Education as a Drama Teacher. Dawn has been actively involved in Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre, acting on their main stage and Summer Arts Rendezvous, directing such classics as SIGNIN’ IN THE RAIN JR, INTO THE WOODS JR., and THE LION KING JR. Dawn is thankful for the opportunity to bring her love of theater to McCall, which she now calls home, directing THE LITTLE PRINCE, ROCK OF AGES, a hybrid version of GRETEL, and bringing to life FREDERICK at Roseberry.
Kerri has been with the MAHC since fall of 2019, occupying various program and organization support roles, including Associate Director [March-Dec 2020] and Interim Executive Director [Dec 2020-May 2021]. A Northwest native with lifelong family ties to Idaho, Kerri holds a B.A. in English Lit. from Eastern Washington University, is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and a nonprofit manager for Endless Trails—a 501(c)3 centered on trail work and sustainable trail use. She’s also a published poet and local artist (Little Orange Tent Art) + co-founder of McCall Made. Kerri’s work/volunteer experience includes years in both the nonprofit + for-profit sectors, doing a little bit of everything [bookkeeping, project and program management, event planning, volunteer recruitment, copywriting, grant-writing/admin, marketing, website and social media management]. An avid endurance swimmer, Kerri is passionate about the MAHC’s mission to increase access to the arts for West Central Mountain residents, and beyond.
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