It takes a lot of hard work and passion to put on 85 shows a year!
 
Meet the talented and hardworking team who, week after week, put their hearts and souls into the producing the best festivals in the industry!
 
Howard & Debbie Alan
Founders
Howard enjoys biking, kayaking, boating, spending countless hours in his garden, and playing with his canine protege, Max Alan Van Gogh. Debbie LOVES all things art (dancing, music, theatre), spending time with her friends and she plays Mahjong weekly. Not only does she adore her hubby, children and doggy, but she also loves life!! 
Helayne Stillings
Vice President
American Craft Endeavors
Helayne enjoys reading in her "spare time" and she is a die-hard hockey fan,...Tampa Bay Lightning of course! 
Elaine Laurent
Show Director/Artist Liason
After 43 years in Sarasota,  Elaine moved to east coast to join the office team. She is into SCUBA, hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding. After 17 years traveling as an artist herself, she still RV camping. Colorado in the summer is her favorite shows to be at. She has a soft spot for her dog Jake and takes him on her travel adventures.
 
Megan McMahan
Director of Operations
Megan's favorite pastimes include yoga, paddle boarding and spending time with her husband and twin boys.
Malinda Ratliff
Director of Marketing
Malinda's favorite things to do are dancing, dancing and more dancing! She also enjoys spending time with her lovely daughter and wonderful friends. In her spare time, she hosts underground music events and has a knack for designing costumes.
 
Debra Caicedo
Director of Sponsorship
In her private time, Debra loves doing anything with her beautiful daughter and wonderful husband. She loves the performing arts: dance and theatre the most, a great Farmers' market on a beautiful weekend morning, sleeping in on a stormy morning and cracking open a brand new hard bound book. 
Tracey Freedland
Office Manager
 
Tracey's happy place is sitting under the Juno Beach Pier watching and listening to the ocean. She also spends copious amounts of time working out and drinking wine with her husband (he's a wine broker). In addition, she loves to spend time with her teenage boys and is actively involved in their schools.
Elizabeth Dashiell
Publicist
Elizabeth has a thirst for knowledge! It could be learning a new language, history, culture, or even studying complex sciences! Being an explorer by nature, she is constantly seeking to discover new aspects of herself and the world around her.
Christine Relick
Media Director
 
Chrisitine's favorites pastimes include weekend hikes and spending time with her family. She also really loves "date nights" with her husband.
Kathy Milner
Sponsorship Account Manager
 
I enjoy spending time with my honey, children, family and now my new grandson, Mason.  Travel, Winters in FL, College Football in the fall (SEC), and entertaining, are activities I love too!
Mike & Mickey Bradham
Show Coordinators
 
Mike & Micky enjoy spending their free time together gardening at their home, lounging poolside and they love going to eat at nice restaurants. They make a living doing what they love, creating plaster creations for garden and home, which you will see at many of our ACE shows!
Pia Schliesseit
Show Coordinator
 
Pia's happy place is wherever her four-legged friends are. She enjoys raising chickens and is very passionate about rescuing and loving all animals. 
Bill & Kathy Toledo
Show Coordinators
Bill & Kathy make a living doing what they love, creating quilted bags and other beautiful fabric creations. In their free time, they enjoy spending time together, especially if it involves a boat ride!
Bill has a special place in his heart for Nascar.
Andy Ballard
Show Coordinator
Robin Focht
Show Coordinator
Robin’s two biggest passions are creating her art and doing all she can to find homeless dogs their forever home. Her favorite saying is, “You get by with a little help from your friends.”
Ryan Curran
Show Coordinator
Ryan loves spending time with his wife and 2 boys. In his spare time, he collects art and antiques. He also enjoy creating artwork and working with wood. He has been remodeling houses here in Florida for the past 5 years and spent six years in the army as a scout and love to travel the world. 
Max Alan Van Gogh
Office Doggie
Max's favorite pastimes include eating, sleeping, and playing with his mom and dad.
 
 
 
 

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