Officers and Board of the Martin Art Center
Professional, Experienced, Dedicated.
President and CEO
OSHA, BHT, Journeyman Carpenter, Industrial Artist
A native of Phoenix, AZ, Martin has worked in and around most museums in the area and over a decade at the Arizona Science Center as an exhibit designer and builder. Martin spent years in behavioral health with the State of Arizona and private concerns working with and assisting Children and Adults who are developmentally disabled. Martin also worked at one of the valley’s long term health care centers and was an assistant administrator for the first care center for people with Alzheimer Disease. A co-owner of Phoenix and Scottsdale Art Galleries and over 30 years experience in the arts with 15 years in arts management positions. Highly skilled leadership abilities, fundraising and development background, organization and program building, grant writing, staff and event management. Martin is an Industrial Artist and the Founder of Martin Art Center. The desire and need to have a learning place that is fun and engaging sparked the STEAM SHOP at Martin Art Center. A Playground For Your Brain.
David Reno, MBA, BHT
Vice President, Treasurer, Consultant
David brings extensive experience in nonprofit management and community connectivity.
Program Manager & Board Member
Shelley has home schooled four kids and raised a wonderful bunch of successful professionals. She worked at social services for several years before starting a family, is an avid reader and has been a professional singer. She also has a love for arts and crafts and believes that music and art are important components to a child’s development.
Edward Phillips, MBA
Chief Development Officer
Edward is an accomplished fundraising executive with more than 24 years of nonprofit development expertise garnering more than $325 million in his professional career. Edward’s professional experience includes annual and capital campaigns, major gifts, events, donor acquisition and development. He has created and implemented successful major donor fundraising successfully implemented annual and major campaigns for healthcare, social services, and education nonprofits. Edward was trained in development at Notre Dame University and is certified in the Principles of Fundraising by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Courtney Dopp, B.A.
Health Care Administration professional.
Emmy Award Winner and Owner of Kohli Marketing Design LLC, Alex Kohli has been an animator since 1990, and has worked on several feature films, created Fortune 500 marketing communication campaigns, and created commercials and packaging design for major national brands. After graduating from the film-making program at Syracuse University in 1992, Alex worked with most of the television production houses in Chicago (including Harpo, Sinnott & Associates, Big Deahl, and Bob Ebel), and also worked feature film productions in Chicago and Memphis (Mo’ Money, Baby’s Day Out, A Family Thing, The People vs. Larry Flynt). He has worked as an editor, writer, director, DP, grip, interactive designer, illustrator, brand developer, and everything in between. He is a life-long learner, by both nature and necessity. In the 1990s, he’d pore over software tutorials, teaching himself non-linear editing, 3D animation, web design, musical composition and production, and anything else that could make him a more effective storyteller. Alex was a founding member and Chair of the Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission, an advisory board to City Council on public art, arts education, the local arts community, and cultural events. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Arizona STEAMshop, he volunteers with FIRST Tech Challenge youth robotics competitions and has served on planning committees for several festivals and events focused on mindfulness with various organizations, arts and culture events, and eclectic multicultural Maker Movement themed events.
Tori Berg, M.N.S.
Consultant, Board Member-at-Large
Tori Berg is a freelance science consultant, creating science based activities and programs since 2000. In 1992, Tori received her Bachelor’s of Science from Beloit College and her Masters in Natural Science from Arizona State University in 1996. After graduate school, Tori worked at the Arizona Science Center as the Gallery Program Coordinator, creating educational activities and demonstrations. Tori lives in Michigan working in Grand Rapids Public Schools. When she isn’t driving her three daughters to their various activities, Tori loves to create jewelry, sew and read.
George Gregg, M.A., M.Ed.
Consultant, Board Member-at-Large
George has over 25 years of experience in educational leadership in a wide variety of contexts. He has served in senior management in non-profit, community development overseas, as well as in executive management in academic software development in the private sector in Phoenix. He has been teaching Chemistry at the college level for over a decade and is currently a Professor of Chemistry at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona. He has significant strategic planning, grant writing, fundraising, administrative and personnel management experience on both the local and global scale. He is passionate about community science outreach and has been extensively engaged in developing and presenting at such events, including at the Arizona Science Center and through various programs at GCC, the Arizona Sci-Tech Festivals and Science Olympiad competitions. Professor Gregg holds two Master’s degrees: one in Chemistry from the University of Southern California and one in Educational Leadership from NAU.