About Us

Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life in our vibrant and diverse community by attracting and supporting high caliber arts.

Board of Directors

Sonya Busch • President and Chairwoman of the Board
Mary Hamann-Roland • Vice President, Development and Philanthropy
Brian Bessler • Vice President, Membership and Recruitment
Karen Kirkman • Treasurer
Anna Yakle • Secretary
Barry Bernstein • City of Apple Valley Liaison
Susan Muelken • Director, City of Apple Valley Liaison

Craig Bryan • Director
Chris Ellickson • Director
Rich Franson • Director
David Shaw • Director

Board of Advisors

Anne Barnes • Advisor
Bill Blatzheim • Advisor
David Roland • Advisor
Cheryl Ryan • Advisor
Judy Sagen • Advisor
Jake Wicker • Advisor



The Apple Valley Arts Foundation is a proud member of the
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.