The Warehouse Art Center Staff & Board

The Warehouse Staff

Kim Adamovich

Kim Adamovich

Operations and Engagment Director
Kim brings extensive experience in operational leadership and community engagement. She has an established track record in program coordination and management, building relationships, managing diverse teams, and developing community-focused programs. Kim grew up in Milwaukee under the influence of two parents who valued volunteerism and giving back. She moved to Eagle River in 2001 and lives with her outdoor enthusiast husband and four kids. You may know Kim as she has served on many local boards. You may have seen Kim on the Chain, on a UTV or snowmobile trial, cheering on her children at the hockey rink, or taking a class at the Warehouse!
McCall Hocking

McCall Hocking

Marketing and Programming Director
McCall is an artist and mom of two young boys. Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, she was always passionate about art. After earning a degree in ceramics from UW-Madison, McCall went to Colorado for graduate school and earned a K12 teaching degree in Art Education. She left the classroom in 2012 to move to the mountains and create art. In late 2018 she moved with her husband and family to Sugar Camp. She is an avid oil painter, enjoys gardening, and is not very good at the banjo. McCall was previously the Marketing and Communication Coordinator at LOLA Arts in Land O’ Lakes.

Rose Majewski

Rose Majewski

Administrator Coordinator
Info coming soon.

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Julie Winter-Paez

President

Julie has been a member of this beautiful community permanently since 1996 but began vacationing here as a small child. She is more than anything the mom of Christopher, Jenna Anne and Addison and the wife of Andres. In her free time when not being mom; she is the Broker/Co-Owner of Re/Max Property Pros, LLC and an active Rotarian, Chamber Board Member, and general Volunteer. She has a BA in Social Work from the University of WI-Madison and believes that every day is an opportunity to be your BEST!

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Judi Akins

Vice-President

Judi was born and raised in Chicago but spent summers in Conover since 1960. She attended Iowa State University where she met her husband John and graduated with a degree in Advertising Design and a minor in Education. She moved permanently to Conover in 2000, and is currently owner of Jensen-Akins Hardware & Appliance in Conover. Judi is a member of the Conover Chamber of Commerce and serves as Treasurer, she is also a member of P.E.O; which is a philanthropic education organization for women. She also has raised dogs for Canine Companions for Independence and is active in various other activities. She is the mother of three and the Grandmother of eight. Her hobbies are gardening, horseback riding and enjoying the Northwoods.

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denise hartray

Director

Info coming soon!

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Marcia MacPhearson

Treasurer

Marcia Macphearson is originally from a rural farming community in central Illinois but moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Illinois and lived there for 20 years before discovering the wonders of the Northwoods. She and her husband Kurk gratefully became Eagle River/Conover community members in 2020. Marcia is a Senior Partner with the global management consultancy Oliver Wyman. She has dedicated her career to executing strategic initiatives and new business ventures across the healthcare ecosystem, working with insurers, providers, pharmacy organizations, healthcare technology companies, and Private Equity investors. Specifically, Marcia’s work often focuses on the intersection of care model innovation and digital solutions to improve the affordability and quality of healthcare for consumers. Marcia also has experience serving as a Board member for United Way in Western Chicago for the last 12 years serving on both the community impact investment and neighborhood networks committees. In her spare time, Marcia enjoys oil painting, working with stained glass, snowmobiling, and traveling.

Robin Ginner

Robin Ginner

Secretary
Info coming soon.
 
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Debbie Benson

Director
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Cindy Kelly Conlon, J.D., Ph.D.

Director Emeritus

Cindy is a teacher, yogi, lawyer, parent, spouse, and life-long learner who loves spending time in the forest as well as by the lake. Her diverse interests have led her to found the Chicago Street Law Project, where law students teach about practical law concepts in public high schools, as well as the St. Francis Visual Arts Program, recognized by the Art Institute of Chicago as a best-practice model of how to engage parent volunteers as art educators. Currently she teaches law-related classes for undergraduate students at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, and classes in meditation at the Wellness Center at NU. She also teaches yoga at various studios near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where she resides with her husband and two Labrador retrievers. Her three children and their families visit often, and especially enjoy spending time at her cabin in Eagle River. Her Ph.D. in education is from Northwestern, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

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Greg Trudeau

Director Emeritus
Dr Trudeau retired after 26 years within the University of Wisconsin System. He started his education with a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Business Administration. After ten years in public and private accounting he entered into the field of education. He acquired his CPA (Certified Public Accounting), CMA (Certified Managerial Accounting), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) highlighting his in-depth knowledge of the many aspects of accounting and business. After acquiring tenure and being promoted to Full Professor he decided to go back to school to attain his Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Minnesota. 
 
He has presented at numerous venues within the United States and across the world and has vast experience serving on, and chairing boards. 
 
In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, gardening, boating and kayaking, with the majority of his time wood turning in his woodshop. 
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Cheryl Leigh Kornely

Director Emeritus

Cheryl Leigh Kornely is an artist, interior designer and arts educator living in Eagle River Wisconsin with her husband Dale and their awesome dogs- Dremel and Nelly! She earned her undergraduate degree from UW Whitewater Wisconsin and her Master’s degree from Marian College in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. Her areas of artistic interest are ceramics, painting and photography. She has long admired the work of Joan Miro, Wassily Kandinsky, and Vincent Van Gogh and aspires to contribute to her own body of work the same emotional response. Cheryl has owned and operated a successful interior design business in Eagle River and now works for Roughing It In Style in Harshaw, Wisconsin. She loves sharing her design experience with many residential and commercial clients. Cheryl is also very passionate about her family enjoying activities together like hunting, fishing, cooking, camping and traveling.

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Elliott Aaron From

Director Emeritus

Elliott Aaron From is an Abstract Expressionist Performance Artist in the medium of painting. His talent and creativity allow him to explore this uncharted hybrid of Artistic Expression and Performance Art. Since embarking on this path in 2007 his unique talents have made him a Chicago-land celebrity. He works closely with local and national professional sports teams. Most well-known is his celebrated connection to the 3-time Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks with whom he has had an ongoing business relationship for the last 9 years. Elliott’s love of painting is only paralleled by his love of helping those less fortunate. He has molded his successful business model around raising money for non-profit organizations. To date Elliott has helped raise over $4 million dollars for over 350+ non-profits nationwide.

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Elliott Aaron From

Director Emeritus

Elliott Aaron From is an Abstract Expressionist Performance Artist in the medium of painting. His talent and creativity allow him to explore this uncharted hybrid of Artistic Expression and Performance Art. Since embarking on this path in 2007 his unique talents have made him a Chicago-land celebrity. He works closely with local and national professional sports teams. Most well-known is his celebrated connection to the 3-time Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks with whom he has had an ongoing business relationship for the last 9 years. Elliott’s love of painting is only paralleled by his love of helping those less fortunate. He has molded his successful business model around raising money for non-profit organizations. To date Elliott has helped raise over $4 million dollars for over 350+ non-profits nationwide.

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Lisa Opfer

Director Emeritus

Lisa is originally from California but has traveled extensively throughout her career, now residing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin since 2018 with her husband Steve. Lisa is a serial entrepreneur with decades of experience in sales, marketing and executive management in the home décor & related industries.

She began her career, credited with the development of the first outdoor roller-skating business in Venice Beach, California creating a successful National franchise chain. This was the segway into sales, product development, and marketing in the home décor and giftware markets, holding VP and COO titles throughout her career.  

Lisa enjoys building relationships, pitching ideas, and rolling up her sleeves to bring new business, ideas and memorable products to life. She strives to become a trusted adviser. While Lisa likes creative thought work, she has a strong tendency towards action and success using a fact based, consultative sales approach. Lisa is a quick study. When she hears clients describe their challenges and opportunities, she can quickly envision the processes and teams needed to deliver solutions for them. And she knows how to convert that thinking into clear project structures and proposals.

Lisa most recently was President and Founder of Destination Dundee Merchants Association in 2016 until 2019. Held Awards in the National Association for Professional Women and World Wide Branding Association since 2013, and was a co-leader at Westridge Community Center of the Arts in the Northwest suburbs of Illinois until 2019.

Lisa has two daughters who have achieved personal success and share Lisa’s drive for excellence, one the Creative Director for a F2000 company in Chicago and the other as New Project Manager for a modular home producer also in the Chicago suburbs.

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Marita Schwartz

Director Emeritus

Originally from Chicagoland, Marita has worked in hospitality sales and marketing, was a professional calligrapher, and served on awareness and fundraising committees advocating for individuals with developmental disabilities. Eagle River has been Marita's home for 7 years, having performed in the Northwoods Singers and served on the Board of Directors.

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Libby Scott

Director Emeritus

Libby Scott is a photographer, musician, and educator. She possesses a BA in horn performance and Arts Administration from the University of Illinois and subsequently took photography courses at Palomar College in San Diego, Ca, and Santa Fe Workshops in Santa Fe, NM. In addition, she has taken workshops with notable photographers, including John Sexton, John Paul Caponigro Sr, John Paul Caponigro, Jr, Huntington Witherall, Kim Weston, Sam Abell, and Dan Burkholder.

Libby has received awards from Digital Art Guild in La Jolla, CA, the Del Mar Fair, and Photographer’s Forum. She was a finalist at the Northern National Art Competition in Rhinelander, WI, and has showcased her work at Etherton Gallery, in Tucson, AZ, and the Old Schoolhouse Gallery, in Star Lake, WI. She was recently chosen as “Artist of the Month” at the Lake Lakes Center for the Arts. Libby shows her work in several galleries in the Northwoods of Wisconsin- plus teaches photography classes at LOLA Arts in Land O’ Lakes, the Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River, and the Discovery Nature Center in Manitowish Waters, WI.

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