Meet The Team
Arts & Special Events Director
Kelley was born and raised in Morrison, Colorado and moved to Utah in 2017. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder, go Buffs! Her professional background is in hospitality and she started working for the City of Moab in early 2021. She believes that the Moab Arts scene is one of the reasons Moab is such a special and unique place. When she is not at work she can be found exploring canyons, visiting with friends, and being a chicken mom. Kelley is happy to be a part of the community and looking forward to contributing to the art and events around town.
Associate Arts Director
Born in Flint, Michigan, Melisa holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College Chicago. Melisa brings an enthusiasm for socially-engaged art and building creative community, drawing from her past experiences as an independent curator, public artist, farmer, freelance exhibit and event identity designer, co-founder of a small cassette tape label, and letterpress printing demonstrator. She looks forward to facilitating contemporary, meaningful, and accessible art experiences for and with the Moab community. When she’s not printing or binding books, she enjoys hiking, reading, and sharing home-cooked meals with friends.
A third generation Moab resident, Laura began her career as an Administrative Assistant at the Moab UMTRA Project and remained with the project for over ten years. She has always been interested in all creative aspects of life. In her free time, you can often find her writing, drawing, or baking. Many of her creative skills are self-taught through trial and error. As a mother of two young boys, she is passionate about providing creative opportunities to the youth of the Grand Valley. She hopes to contribute to current and future Moab Arts programs by bringing a different perspective from her experience as a mother and her previous work within the community.