Kim Estes McCarty, Executive Director

kmccarty (at) platteforum (dot) org


Esther Hernandez, Creative Programming Manager

ehernandez (at) platteforum (dot) org


Sarah Slater, Outreach & Engagement Manager

sgslater (at) platteforum (dot) org


Kendall Kultgen, ArtLab Facilitator

kkultgen (at) platteforum (dot) org 


Destany Rodriguez, Studio Assistant

drodriguez (at) platteforum (dot) org


Axel Leonhardt, Administrative Coordinator

aleonhardt (at) platteforum (dot) org


Kevin Sandoval, ArtLab Assistant and Translator

ksandoval (at)


Board of Directors


Michael Gadlin, Chairperson/Artist Voice 

Professional Artist, TV Host & 2009 Resident Artist


Keith Ambuhl, Vice Chairperson 

Technology Entrepreneur


Nicole Taylor, Secretary 

Community Relations Director, Office of the Independent Monitor


Tobias Krause, Treasurer 

Founder, Owner, No Coast Projects


Beth Moyski, Immediate Past Chairperson 

Vice President, Special Districts, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.


Dr. Tara Jae, Community Voice Board Member  

Executive Director, Youth Seen


Autumn T. Thomas, Artist Voice Board Member, 

Professional Artist & 2020 PlatteForum Resident Artist

Account Manager, Gates Corporation


Misis Bautista, Youth Voice Representative* 

PlatteForum ArtLab Intern 

Senior, North High School


Lucina Rojo-Rocha, Youth Voice Representative* 

PlatteForum ArtLab Intern 

Senior, DSST Cole High School 


Sierra Scheid, Youth Voice Representative* 

PlatteForum ArtLab Intern 

Senior, Connections Academy


Daniel Flora, Board Member 

Architectural Designer, Cunningham Group


James O’Brien, Board Member

Managing Partner, Gill Capital Partners 


Jennifer Case, Board Member

Branch Manager, Sunflower Bank 


Will Chan, Board Member

Deputy Director, North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative 


Len Keating, Partner, Board Member 

Senior Vice President, Cambiar Investors


Michelle Garcia, Board Member 

Owner & Executive Chef, Heirloom Catering 


Kim Estes McCarty, Board Member

Executive Director* PlatteForum 


*denotes non-voting members


Get involved with PlatteForum by joining our board!

Contact us at kmccarty (at) platteforum (dot) org for more information.