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Our Board of Directors


Sandy Danielson


Sandy is the Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of AiM. In 2015, she founded AiM, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

AiM provides ongoing educational programming for the community that includes: art classes and workshops, monthly juried exhibitions, outreach/support to local schools, speaker presentations and more. She is responsible for planning, developing, executing and managing all operations and programs, which includes membership/fundraising and administration.


She has worked in the nonprofit world since 1987 that commenced at The Textile Museum, Washington, DC. She received her Bachelors of Elected Studies at the University of Minnesota where she studied the arts and humanities. Afterwards, she studied black and white photography at the Corcoran School of Art, and color/studio lighting at NOVA.


She passionately supports art education for all! Art is vital and it does matter!


Maureen Storey


Maureen Storey is the owner and glass artist of Storeyweaver Designs in Glass and is a Virginia Juried Artisan in fused glass of the Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV).


Maureen’s first 35-year career as a PhD nutrition scientist was fulfilling as she held executive-level positions in the food industry, academia and trade associations. But in the rare moments of spare time, she discovered a joyful outlet for her creative energy through fused and stained glass.

Maureen’s artwork is currently on display at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan, VA; Wine Gallery 108, Old Town Alexandria, VA; and the Artists in Middleburg (AiM), Middleburg, VA.  She is a member of The Loft Gallery LLC, Artists in Middleburg, and National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG). Maureen served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of AiM for many years and became its Vice-President in January 2021.  She is past (2019) president of the NCAGG Board of Directors.

Goksin Carey


Goksin Carey Akman is an associate member of the National Sculptor Society NSS, a member of Virginia Equine Artists, and is certified through the American Academy of Equine Art. Her art displays at the National Sculptor Society, Fairfax Art League - Village Gallery, and Saatchi online's websites. Her commissioned bronze 6’  fox sculpture Is located In the  Middleburg Community Center Plaza. 


Ms. Carey teaches equine sculpting workshops at the Artists in Middleburg, Middleburg, VA since 2014. Since the Spring of 2020, she has been teaching her sculpting classes on Zoom. Twice a year July and November she returns to NSLM National Sports Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA to instruct a week-long full-day intense Sculpting workshop.


Ms. Carey has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. She was chosen for the "TURKISH COMMUNITY STAR AWARDS, BEST ARTIST OF 2015".


A recent interview in Turkish-American TV with Ms. Cerey:


Her website is

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Julie Fisher


Julie Fisher is a Virginia based fine art photographer and teacher leader. For the past eighteen years, she has been at the high school level helping teenagers find their path in art while watching her own artistic journey unfold right alongside theirs. 


Julie received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2017.  Since then, she has remained the Fine Arts Department Chair at Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA and now serves as the Director of STEAM Education.  She crafts place-based curriculum bridging Fine Art and STEM with community outreach.  


Her personal art practice is also both interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature.  She builds on the compounded research of historians, artists, and writers all working at different times to secure family histories.  Julie uses a large format film camera to document the aging Virginia landscapes along her ancestral line.  She believes the past is not a closed book, but an open invitation to interact with the remnants of time and contribute her own meanings.


Wendy is an avid and competitive equestrian who enjoys many disciplines including polo, fox hunting, and side-saddle. Painting and sculpting horses combine both loves.


Wendy Lind


Wendy Lind grew up in Ireland and has lived in Middleburg, VA for the past 20 years. Her background is in fashion design and the arts have always been an important part of her life. She loves to paint in oil and pastels and is a bronze equine sculptor.


Wendy is an avid and competitive equestrian who enjoys many disciplines including polo, fox hunting, and side-saddle. Painting and sculpting horses combine both loves.


Kathleen Malone


Kathleen Malone moved to Loudoun County in January 1988 where she and her husband raised their family of 5 children. She joined AiM's Board in the fall of 2017.


In February 2018, she retired from 42 years of federal government service. After retiring, Kathleen is devoting more time to dressage riding, her grandchildren and AiM. She is on the new AiM program committee and is enjoying the robust weekly equine sculpting workshops offered by Goksin Carey, talented sculptor and teacher, and AiM board member.


Kevin, her husband of 37 years continues to own and manage some of Loudoun’s longstanding and popular restaurants including Tuscarora Mill, Magnolia’s and Fire Works.


Nancy Milburn



Matthew Pavone


Matthew Pavone is a federal employee with over 15 years of experience in political economy, local food systems, and stakeholder engagement. Matthew is also an artist practitioner and devoted community volunteer. He divides time in volunteerism between his roles on the Board of Directors at the Artists in Middleburg and his advisory role as Secretary to the Middleburg Arts Council. In each capacity, Matthew helps promote and install art exhibits, and develop public-facing cultural activities that enhance audience experience. He additionally donates artwork to various non-profits in support of impactful fundraising efforts for cancer research, mental health, issues facing veterans, and early childhood development. 


Among his various creative pursuits and areas of focus exists his flag series, which between 2019 and 2023, Matthew expanded to include a specialized workshop titled, “Art of the Flag.”  This workshop has been featured in Leesburg City Lifestyle Magazine, and he has been an invited speaker by the organizations such as Potomac, Maryland Chapter of Rotary International, the Artists in Middleburg Art gallery, and Loudoun Cares. His original flags appear in various federal buildings and private collections across the United States.   

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Sylvia Scherer


For many years, the professional life of Mrs. Scherer centered on words written and spoken -- journalist, poet, linguist, and simultaneous conference interpreter. Her artistic journey has taken various paths from dancing Flamenco, playing concert castanets, writing poetry to painting.


Painting has now become Mrs. Scherer’s overriding passion. The amalgam of life experiences and extensive travel has shaped her use of styles and selection of motives. She prefers to work in two media – acrylics and Chinese watercolors. In Sumi-e she focuses mainly on painting horses in the Spontaneous Style on delicate rice paper. In acrylics, her preferred world of color, she paints a broad range of motives, for horses using mainly the Tarashikomi technique.


An award-winning artist, Mrs. Scherer has been juried into various national and international exhibitions.

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