kim-head-shotKim McCarty, Executive Director
Kim brings over 20 years of experience in community relations, marketing, communications, human resources and fundraising to PlatteForum. Kim’s most recent position was as the director of Marketing & Development with the Art Students League where she helped ASLD create new funding sources while dramatically increasing the League’s exposure. Kim studied journalism and art at Arizona State University and continues to dabble in visual art and creative writing as a hobby. She has volunteered for multiple nonprofit organizations, has sat on multiple boards including the Art District on Santa Fe, and is a member of the DAM Associates and MCA Denver.
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Esther Hernandez, Creative Programming Manager
Esther Hernandez is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist and recent resident at Redline and Platte Forum. Her work has been featured by The Denver Art Museum at Untitled and Arthyve’s Archives as Muse program. She has worked with teens through a variety of creative programs such as the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Failure Lab” program, the Center For Visual Art and continues to mentor at Resilience Rising, where she has worked as a residential supervisor for the past two years. As an unconventional creative and advocate for youth, she is always looking for original ways to tackle social issues through art.
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Rogelio Muñoz-Vargas, Special Projects Facilitator
A former PlatteForum ArtLab intern and member of the Board of Directors, Rogelio is a 2018 graduate of the Denver School of Science and Technology at Cole High School. He is currently studying sociology at Metro State University, and volunteers for Padres & Jóvenes Unidos.
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Board of Directors

Beth Moyski, (Chairperson) Downtown Denver Partnership
Michael Gadlin, (Vice Chairperson)
Artist, former PlatteForum Resident Artist (2010)
Daniel Flora, (Secretary) OZ Architecture
Keith Ambuhl,
(Treasurer) Entrepreneur
Renata Dolz, The Art Connection
Peggy King, Vectra Bank
Tobias Krause, Two Parts
Mariette Moore, ARTINFO
Genaro Mercado Perea (Community Voice), Denver Public Schools
James O’Brien Gill Capital Partners
Brendan Picker-Mahoney, Arts & Venues, City of Denver
Nicole Taylor, Community College of Denver
Kim McCarty, Executive Director, PlatteForum (non-voting)
Francis Almanza (Youth Voice), ArtLab Intern, Senior at Mapleton Expeditionary Arts School (non-voting)
Isnino Salat (Youth Voice), ArtLab Intern, Senior at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (non-voting)

Interested in joining our board? Contact us to learn more!