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Chris Dyer - Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dyer - Chief Executive Officer

Chris Dyer hails from China Spring, Texas, and earned an undergraduate degree from Baylor University in museum science and forensic anthropology and a graduate degree from Texas Tech University in museum studies. As a youth Chris spent an inordinate amount of time visiting zoos and museums, skateboarding, and playing soccer and guitar. (Not much has changed!) Chris confesses that he was not always the best student in the classroom but knew that his career path was set after the first time he experienced the creative learning environment offered by museums. He credits his grandmother for his career path because of her willingness to indulge his interests in natural history and the arts, and her insistence that he spend as much time as possible outdoors. Things came full circle for Chris when he was awarded the Texas Historical Commissions’ John L. Nau, III Award of Excellence in Museums in 2006 and the Texas Art Education Association Texas Friend of the Arts Award in 2014. 
Amy Salvaggio - Program Director

Amy Salvaggio - Program Director

Amy is a born-and-raised Texan and has lived in nine different cities across the state. She began her studies in ancient history and archaeology, which led to a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and Master of Arts in Classics from Texas Tech. After many years of working with material culture, she developed a passion for arts, history, and museums, specifically in advocating for the relationships between nonprofits and their communities. She received her Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Baylor and is thrilled to be working with The Arts Council. During her downtime, Amy enjoys reading, learning about space, trying new restaurants, teaching her dog Cicero new tricks, and traveling. 
Holly Kozlowski  - Marketing & Development Director

Holly Kozlowski - Marketing & Development Director

Holly is from the small community of Eula outside of Abilene, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, class of ‘09, and studied Agricultural Leadership & Development and minored in Tourism Resource Management. She attended and completed the Texas Travel Industry Associations 3-year program “Travel & Tourism College” and received a designation as a Certified Tourism Executive. Holly’s mother has always been an inspiration and role model to her. With skills and accomplishments in marketing, community development, hospitality, community relations, and tourism, Holly’s mother has been very influential to Holly and has helped mold her into the person she is today. Holly’s family always emphasized the importance of travel, visiting museums, and learning more about our history and the different cultures from around the world. When she’s not at work, Holly loves to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, hunt/fish, swim, travel, and play with her dog Leo. 
Cynthia Brown - Finance Manager

Cynthia Brown - Finance Manager

Cynthia graduated from Texas College Cum Laude, with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She is a reliable, efficient and proactive professional with over 20 years experience in the corporate and private sector of accounting and finance. Cynthia leaves no stone unturned to ensure completely accurate and compliant records. 
Rose Santos - Arts Educator

Rose Santos - Arts Educator

Rose is an art educator who has worked in three different school districts teaching art at both the elementary and secondary levels over the past 13 years, currently teaching in Bryan I.S.D. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University, a Master of Science from Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi, and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  
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Virginia Kuroda - Marketing Intern

Virginia Kuroda - Marketing Intern

Virginia was born in California and moved to Central Texas when she was a few years old. Growing up in Georgetown, she moved to College Station where she is a member of the class of 2018 at Texas A&M and is pursuing a major in Anthropology and a minor in Museum Studies. Virginia loves to paint, write, and spend time with family and friends in her free time. Currently, she is interning at the Arts Council of College Station in marketing. 
Julian Lopez- Marketing Intern

Julian Lopez- Marketing Intern

Julian was born in Brownsville, TX but moved and lived in the DFW area his entire life. He is part of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2017, and will be graduating this December with a BA in Communication and a minor in Business Administration. Julian loves the arts, and is an artists himself with skills in multiple media such as acrylic painting and pastel/pencil drawings. Recently, he has been using his new skills in graphic design to assist in design work for his internship with The Arts Council. Julian loves Italian food, hanging out with friends, and a good laugh.  
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Jayde Archbold - Navasota Artist In Residence

Jayde Archbold - Navasota Artist In Residence

Jayde Archbold is an artist from Tampa, FL, who currently lives in Dade City, FL. She is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida (December 2016) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Her previous work focused on the patterns and brilliant colors of Florida tropical plant life. Since being exposed to new colors, patterns, art, architecture, and artistic media in Texas, she has slightly shifted her focus to making paintings inspired by both her experiences in a new environment and a lifelong passion for colors and patterns. She is experimenting with different media, including found objects from antique stores and fiber/yarn to intertwine with painted patterns inspired by the historic architecture and local sources in Navasota. 
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Charles Henry - Navasota Artist In Residence

Charles Henry - Navasota Artist In Residence

Inside a view camera, everything appears upside down. Charles Henry is a large format, documentary, and monochrome photographer originally from West Texas. He earned a BFA in design from Texas Tech in 2005. Before moving to Austin in 2011, he made photographs of the Great Plains.  
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