Cattle Track Arts and Preservation is a 501C3 (non-profit).
Our mission statement:
To recognize and celebrate Scottsdale’s authentic cultural heritage by providing opportunities for artists, craftsmen and students, visual and performing, individually and collectively, to encourage and enhance their art forms and to further the preservation of Scottsdale’s genuine past as a unique arts community in a desert environment.
Board of Directors
Each Board member at Cattle Track Arts & Preservation shares a deep love of history and the arts. The focus of their involvement in Cattle Track is the preservation of those aspects that make it unique and valuable in a world of ever faster changing environments. Immense gratitude to the people who keep CTAP headed in a direction that assures its existence far into the future.
John Flicker served as president of Prescott College in Prescott AZ from 2014 to 2021. He previously served as president of National Audubon Society in New York City for 15 years. Prior to Audubon, he served on the staff of The Nature Conservancy for 21 years in various positions including State Director in Florida, and General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer in the Conservancy’s Arlington VA headquarters.
Flicker is currently a trustee of the George B. Storer Foundation in Jackson WY, and of the Social Justice Charitable Corporation in Prescott AZ.
Janie Ellis Jones
Janie Ellis is the driving force behind many things that keep CTAP moving forward. Her insistence on the highest humanly possible final product is an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of working with her. She brings out the absolute best in people, because she won’t accept anything less.
Cassidy leads all of the communications and advocacy initiatives for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley. The organization recently merged two large Boys & Girls Clubs in the Metro areas, and created one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the nation. Her work for the organization supports resource development, member recruitment and retention, and advocacy for youth development at the state and local levels.
Early in her career, Cassidy served as the associate director of public relations for R&R Partners, a regional advertising agency, where she managed a diverse, statewide client portfolio including Valley Metro, National Bank of Arizona, Arizona Department of Health Services and Cox Communications.
Cassidy has earned the PRSA Copper Anvil Award of Excellence and she holds a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in Political Science.
A member of the Kitchell family, Suki Edwards brings her high energy and good humor to CTAP. Suki has served as the Corporate Secretary since 2007. With her creative talent and common sense, CTAP has been organized and well maintained.
A long family history in art and finance, real estate expert, Alan Kempner grew up on Cattle Track and is dedicated to preserving it and furthering its purposes.
The youngest son of the Ellis family, Dr. Michael Ellis brings a sense of history and wonder to CTAP. His involvement and support since its inception, has been invaluable. Michael is a retired Professor from the New Mexico State University.
Many years ago, Edie Arrowsmith was one of only a few women race car drivers. Today there are many more thanks to her mentoring and support. Edie joined CTAP when it was formed and, as in the rest of her life, she never looked back. She has a passion for preservation and goes the extra mile to assure that historic artifacts and buildings receive the attention they deserve.
A fundraiser for 37 years, Randy Schilling has directed campaigns for Thunderbird School of International Management, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, National Audubon Society, Ballet Arizona, and the Desert Discovery Center. Those campaigns resulted in landmark institutions buildings housing the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, and the home of Ballet Arizona.
He has provided fundraising and organization advice for many local nonprofits, particularly in the arts as well as environmental conservation. In 2011 he was named Fund Raiser of the Year by the Arizona Association of Fund Raising Professionals. He is a co-founder of Five Arts Circle, a philanthropic group supporting the arts in the Valley.
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