Julie is an active community member with a background in program development and coordination, outreach, marketing, art and education.
Her personal and professional story tells of conservation, creativity and service to a broad range of people in Boulder's government, business and non-profit organizations. In a quest to live a passionate and purposeful life, Julie has held diverse positions, making her a "Jill of all trades" and a good person to help support and grow Art Parts as a community resource.
Lisa has worked in the book publishing industry in Boulder for the past sixteen years and is excited about returning to the arts community. She taught art in the Bay Area for many years, and is eager to apply her skills to art education using recycled materials from the community. She also wants to support a much needed outlet for creative reuse.
Buffy is an architect, a landscape architect, an artist, and a community builder. These various disciplines allow her to work well in collaborative settings. She has an eye for the details of a project and how things go together. She is very eco-minded, caring not just for the environment but how we as a community live within that environment as a symbiotic whole.
Founder and Executive Director
Meet Our Board of Directors and Staff
To inspire and promote creativity, resource conservation,
and community engagement through reuse.
Megan is a painter and musician who moved here from England in fall 2018 with her weather scientist husband. After just a few weeks of volunteering with us, we hired her for her warm demeanor and people-pleasing customer service skills, (not to mention the artful signage she creates for the shop!) Megan is eager to help other artists with questions about painting supplies and much more.
Denise is a weaver and bead artist specializing in 2 and 3D glass seed bead work utilizing found objects. She is one of just a few people in the U.S. who restore antique beadwork for the public. She is a long-time member of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder and the Boulder County Arts Alliance.
After watching the window treatment company where her husband works routinely struggle with conscientious ways to dispose of high-end surplus, Denise founded Art Parts in 2011 as a common sense solution to multiple community issues. She is fascinated by peoples' relationships with their stuff, and passionate about making Art Parts an exceptional creative resource for everyone.
Jennifer brings over 25 years of experience in the environmental science field working in the private and public sectors. She is thrilled to find an organization in Boulder that can benefit from both her science and business skills as well as her many creative talents. Jennifer is enjoying working collaboratively with the fabulous Art Parts' volunteers who are making the big dreams of this non-profit creative reuse center possible!
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Becky Crandell came to Colorado three years ago after living in Vermont for 29 years. Becky was a classroom teacher and is now a yoga teacher. She is a passionate gardener who also enjoys artistic pursuits including fiber arts, drawing, singing, and collage. Art Parts enables Becky to combine two of her favorite interests: art and helping the earth by reusing materials. Becky loves meeting new people, so please stop by the intake room and say hello!
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Ruta Cariov is an accounting specialist. After graduating from Vilnius University, she worked as a senior accountant at international companies such as Cinemark and Hydro Texaco, and as an auditor at PwC. She moved to Boulder from Chicago in 2005. She currently provides a wide range of accounting services, including payroll, Colorado and local sales taxes, and reporting. Ruta is also passionate about tutoring CU accounting students.
Ruta lives in Boulder with her two children, who are avid tennis players as well as artists. They both have been featured in Boulder County Kids magazine for their beautiful paintings. The whole family enjoys music, ballet, and art, and are supporters of Boulder Ballet and individual artists.
Marketing Specialist and Community Liason
Assistant Shop Manager
Linda is a recovering management consultant and industrial engineer, who helped global companies improve performance and achieve strategic transformation goals across the U.S., as well as in Europe and New Zealand.
Prior to obtaining her engineering degree she managed two retail stores specializing in fabrics and outdoor clothing kits. Now retired from the road warrior life, she is exploring more creative activities with a passion for reclaimed materials. She is inspired by the artists who find the possibilities in Art Parts merchandise.