Staff

Dee Boyle-Clapp - M.F.A., M.N.M. - Director of the Arts Extension Service

leads training programs in a variety of arts management topics for state arts agencies, teaches in AES’ arts management degree and certificate programs, and conducts AES research projects. Dee is a sculptor, installation artist and has over 25 years of experience in the arts, teaching a variety of studio, art history and arts management. She holds bachelor's degrees in art and art history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MFA in sculpture from UMass Amherst, and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Courses taught: Introduction to Arts ManagementArts Fundraising, Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship, Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization

Terre Vandale - M.F.A. - Program Coordinator

develops and manages community-based programs and professional performances for educational and performing arts non-profit organizations and for her own dance company. She has fifteen years of experience in nonprofit and artist management, including: program development, project management, performance production, funding prospect research, and board development for non-profits and independent performing artists. Terre is founding director of the Movement Arts Ensemble and has performed, taught, and screened work internationally. She has taught dance, theater, and arts integrated curriculum as a teaching artist and artist-in-residence in school, community, and university settings. She is a certified instructor of Anna Halprin's Movement Ritual technique. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.

Courses taught: Arts Fundraising, Arts Programming, Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship, Grantwriting

Christopher Janke - M.F.A.

is a poet, publisher, and entrepreneur. Now working on sculptural poems that reflect on the connection between a word and the world, his first book of poems, Structure of the Embryonic Rat Brain, won the Fence Modern Poets Series award and was called a “must read" by the Bloomsbury Review. In Fall 2015, a double volume of poetry will be released on H_NGM_N Books, and poems have been in Harper’s, American Poetry Review, and dozens of other journals. He co-owns a local pub, The Rendezvous, in Turners Falls and hosts a yearly lost-and-found fashion show next door at Suzee's Third St. Laundry. Slope Editions, the non-profit press he has run since 2002, publishes between 1 and 3 titles of innovative poetry each year.

Courses taught: Financial Management in the Arts

Andrew Tatro
Andrew Tatro - Administrative Assistant

Has been on the Arts Extension Service staff since June 2018 and provides administrative support for AES. He enjoys hiking, painting, and traveling with his family. When not at AES, Andrew also volunteers as a delivery driver for the Franklin County Meals on Wheels Program.