Megan is a painter, musician, and new mom to Ronnie, born September 30, 2019.  She moved here from England in fall 2018 with her weather scientist husband Jake.  Megan is our painting expert, and enjoys helping other artists with questions about painting supplies and much more. Megan's most wonderful creation to date is her and husband Jake's new son, Ronnie, born Sept. 2019.

Ruta Cariov

​Board Treasurer

     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.

Denise Perreault
Founder and Executive Director

Shop Manager

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Mission Statement

To inspire and promote creativity, resource conservation,

and community engagement through reuse.

Art Parts

is a non-profit creative reuse center founded in 2011and open to all.  We accept donated, reusable industry surplus, and other art/craft/school/resourceful materials from businesses and individuals, to resell at low cost to the public.

Becky 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!

Jennifer Schwarz
Board Chair

Becky Crandell

Intake Manager

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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.

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     ​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.

 Megan Gristey

Assistant Shop Manager  

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Cristina Ramirez

​Board Member​​ /  Volunteer Liaison

     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!

​Julie Ireland

Marketing Specialist

and Community Liason

​Board Member

Linda Olsson

Board Secretary

     ​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.​​

​Cristina moved to Colorado in 2017 to attend a master's program at CU Boulder. After just a few months, her family -- including her husband and dog Zoe -- fell in love with the area and knew they were here to stay. She learned about Art Parts while looking for volunteer opportunities in the community, and joined our Board of Directors

in September 2019.

Cristina has several years of volunteer management experience and a passion for service and sustainability. She'll concentrate on expanding and supporting our volunteer program, who are vital

 to our work and mission.