Our Team

Sheree Boegner - Executive Director

Sheree Boegner - Executive Director

"I am excited to join The Arts Council as it continues its mission to support the arts, culture and heritage of the Brazos Valley. I am looking forward to working with the cities, counties, donors, board, staff, volunteers, affiliates, artists, youth, and benefactors. The arts create a thriving environment that makes our community very attractive to new businesses and visitors. I find the most appealing aspects of this position are that it is in line with my passion and skills for philanthropy and is a natural fit. I have volunteered with many of the Art Council’s affiliates and supported the art community by attending their events. My love for the arts was nurtured by both of my grandmothers who believed that creativity is one of the keys to learn about yourself and develop a great future.” Sheree received her Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University and completed her Executive Master of Public Service and Administration degree from the Bush School.  

Haajira Lansana - Programs & Event Manager

Haajira Lansana - Programs & Event Manager

Haajira grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated with a Political Science degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD). Her educational background also includes a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Iowa State University, and an Events Management Certificate from MSUD. Utilizing her attention to details and project management skills, Haajira is assigned to manage the Arts Council’s programs and events.

 Taryn Williames - Grants Specialist

Taryn Williames - Grants Specialist

Taryn grew up in a military family and lived all across Europe and the U.S. before starting her double degree in English and Anthropology at Texas A&M. Following her graduation from her bachelors degree in 2019, she began her masters degree in International Affairs with a focus in Nonprofit Management at the Bush School. Taryn believes that advocacy and the provision of programs related to arts and culture are a central pillar in the development of a thriving community, and she looks forward to furthering this cause as an intern at the Arts Council. In her free time, Taryn enjoys traveling, playing video games, reading sci-fi novels, and learning Mandarin.

 Kassandra Maduzia - Marketing & Communications Intern

Kassandra Maduzia - Marketing Specialist

​Kassandra was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is a two time Aggie who received her Bachelor of Art from Texas A&M in History and Anthropology in 2018 and her Masters of Public Administration at the Bush School with a concentration on Energy, Environment, Technology. & Science in 2021. Through it all, she remained connected to her creative roots. In her spare time she pursues acting, improv, photography, writing, and so much more; she has even been an active member of community Theater since 2017! She hopes to continue her mission to connect people to the arts through the power of marketing, communication, and creativity!

 Hailey Mallet - Marketing & Design Intern

Hailey Mallet - Marketing & Design Intern

Hailey grew up in Iola, Texas. She is currently attending Texas A&M with a major in Communications and a minor in Arts- New Media. Hailey loves the arts and dreams of using creativity to change the world for the better. In her free time, she enjoys theatre, baking, and playing the flute and piano.

Madi Stott - Gallery Intern

Madi Stott - Programs Intern

Madi grew up in Lufkin, Texas and graduated with high honors from Hudson High School. She now attends Texas A&M University as a Communications major. Madi plans to attend graduate school at A&M and obtain a Ph.D. in Communications to pursue a career as a college professor. In her free time she enjoys graphic design, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends. Madi looks forward to becoming more involved with community during her time at the Arts Council.

 Daniel Kimble - Gallery Intern

Ellis Howard - Gallery Intern

Ellis grew up in Zapata, Texas, leaving after graduating highschool to attend Texas A&M University in the pursuit of a double major in Physics and Mathematics. They are currently a sophomore, with big plans for their future career in quantum computing. While in their time away from studying, Ellis has made strides to involve themself in the Brazos Valley community, choosing to join the Arts Council in their journey of making the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley. They believe that the best way to get involved in a community is to explore and support its art scene, as art lies at the center of a community’s beliefs, culture, and history. On a further note, Ellis enjoys learning quantum information theory and spending time with their friends.