Are you interested in working with the arts? Consider serving on our board….your help is what we need to do more for the community, the arts, and the artists. Please click on the link for an application for the Board of Directors
Carol Morness – President
Carol was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area soon after graduating from high school. She worked in the insurance industry for 35 years in various management positions. She met her husband Bruce at work. Carol and Bruce bought a cabin outside of Stone Lake soon after they married in 1986. They enjoyed many weekends and vacations in the Hayward area with their children, Erik & Becca. They moved to their current home on Lac Courtes Oreilles full-time in 2013. Carol is interested in the performing arts and appreciates all art forms. CHARAC’s sponsorship of the Art Crawl and Bruce’s participation made her realize what a vital art community means to this area. Being an active member of CHARAC and its board is her way to support that community.
Phil King – Recording Secretary
“Coming from a Kansas wheat and cattle farm near a small town that coughs up its young, I got my first real exposure to the visual arts while in college when I scored a position as an art museum guard. That environment guided me to art history classes, a life-long appreciation of the arts in general and to Judy, the aspiring artist who has endured my foibles since those early years. After finding life in Kansas City trying, we moved north to the Twin Cities, where I used my social work degree within the field of adult corrections as a probation/parole officer – a more rewarding job on many levels than one might think. Along the way, we bought a cabin near Hayward, which became home upon retirement in 2008. We now live a simple life in a serene setting, engage in gardening and a few of the silent sports, and find great joy in good friendships and travels. I find much irony in my appreciation for this small town lifestyle that I thought most unlikely to be found in my future when I left the farm.”
Judy Timmerman – Treasurer
Judy enjoyed the Hayward area and its lakes and snow for many years before settling here permanently in 2006. She still maintains a full time work life while enjoying the beauty of the Northland. Her two daughters live in the twin cities area and as a new grandmother manages to travel there often. As part of the Hayward community, Judy enhances the diversity of our board.
Sue Leighton – Correspondence Secretary
Sue worked in Public Health for Hennepin County in Minneapolis for eighteen years before moving to Hayward with her husband John. They bought a cabin on Teal Lake in 1999. Sue is a watercolor artist, but enjoys supporting all the arts. She is also a “Birkie Girl” and competes on a Dragon Boat Team!
Carol Anderson moved to Wisconsin in January of 2009 when she and her husband purchased Forest Moon B&B on County OO. Previously she had lived in Central Illinois where her interests and professional life moved back and forth between education and art. She was a grade school classroom teacher where she taught art during the summer, she taught basic skills to adults at a community college where she later was an administrator, and she was Education Director at the Children’s Museum of Illinois. She also owned an art gallery, managed both non-profit and commercial art galleries, and was a professional photographer. She was involved in several art councils, being president of the Coles County Arts Council and the Sullivan Art Club, and a member of Gallery 510 Art Guild. Carol is thrilled to be living in the beautiful Northwoods, having visited the area for 40 years, and is especially glad to find an active art community here.
Melisa Morales was born and raised in California, moved to Colorado in 1970 to guide horseback tours in the Rockies where she met her husband Steve. They relocated to Hayward in 1974. She oped a stained glass studio in 1976 and designed and built commissioned windows and lamps for 12 years. In the meantime she joined Steve in owning and operating New Moon Ski Shop and raising two awesome daughters. Since retiring in 2005 she’s spent her time gardening, traveling, enjoying the Northland and experimenting with various art forms and mediums.