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! 
 

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.

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!

Dan Shafer
Show Coordinator

Dan makes a living doing what he loves, making his bamboo creations. Aside from spending time in his studio, he also enjoys a nice round of golf and being with his family and loved ones. 

Debbie Flowers & Lorenzo Ortega
Show Coordinators

Debbie enjoys practicing yoga, meditating and being in good company. She loves being at her home in New Mexico. Lorenzo is a big fan of working out and spends a lot of his free time biking.

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. 
 
Elaine Laurent
Show Coordinator
Elaine has lived in Sarasota for 43 yrs and is a total "Florida girl". 
She loves anything on and in the water and is an avid scuba diver, kayaker, paddle boarder and enjoys boating.
Travel is a must for her and she enjoys new places and different cultures.
Her dog Lexie is the love of her life.

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.
 

Zsuzsanna Luciano 
Staff Photographer

Zsuzsanna has two great loves, painting and photography, both which she started more than 15 years ago.  She wishes to pass down to future generations what is rapidly disappearing before our very eyes. It is also worth mentioning that conservation photography is one of the only art forms that lends itself to conservation as its aim to preserve and save, not alter and or change.  
Click here to visit her website.
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!

Max Alan Van Gogh
Office Doggie
Max's favorite pastimes include eating, sleeping, and playing with his mom and dad.
 

 
 
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