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

Hannah Rechtschaffen
Hannah Rechtschaffen - M.S. - Program Coordinator

joins the AES team, returning to the Valley after 17 years on the move. She brings a background in business development, marketing, and creative placemaking, most recently working as a project manager with the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, where she focused on urban design and civic engagement. She specializes in strategic planning and project management, identifying how the arts beneficially impact economic development. Hannah has over ten years of experience in business management, bridging the non- and for-profit sectors, including work in stakeholder cultivation, performance production, donor relations, market research, sustainable team-building, and budget oversight. She taught Civic Engagement at Drexel and worked to develop and launch the fully interdisciplinary Masters of Urban Strategy program at the University. She earned her BA in Theatre and History from Oberlin College and holds a Masters of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University.

Courses taught: Arts Marketing

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 Programming

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.

Angela Yu - Work Study Student

provides administrative support for AES. She is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is currently in the process of acquiring a major in Art History and a minor in Studio Arts. Angela hopes to travel, in the future, to various parts of the world to visit historical sites ranging from the Phoenix Hall of Byōdōin to the Palace of Knossos. In her free time, she does ZUMBA on the weekends and occasionally goes for adventurous night walks around campus.