Our Board of Directors
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 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.
Chito Padilla has recently retired to Marshall, VA from Washington DC after spending more than 30 years as a senior professional managing contracts and grants departments in leading not-for-profit organizations in the international development sector. He received his BA in History and Political Science, at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, his Master's Certificate at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and a MALD at Tufts University, Medford, MA. Chito is now enjoying his pursuit as the life of an artist.
Kate Marshall is the Assistant Branch Manager of Atlantic Union Bank in Middleburg. She was born in Texas and lived in Virginia most of her life. Her career began with a BS Accounting degree from Strayer University, DC. She worked for decades with 501(c)3 corporations as a board member or a bookkeeper and accountant in Fredericksburg, VA and now in Middleburg, VA with Aritists in Middleburg.
Kate enjoys all forms of art and is an enthusiastic supporter of the mission of AIM to strengthen the arts community in the surrounding geographical area of Middleburg.
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 sculptinghorses.com
Currently, Pam serves as Chair of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., which publishes a biweekly newspaper, website, and many specialized publications for leaders in academe. The company also publishes The Chronicle of Philanthropy for leaders in the non-profit and foundation communities. Both publications provide news, coverage of important trends in their fields, virtual events, webinars, and newsletters.
For the past 12 years, Pam has been an artist, concentrating on lighted wall sculptures. She attended the Corcoran School of Art as a full-time student during a career hiatus, and again in the Corcoran’s continuing education program in the early 2000s.
Pam is a collector of post-war geometric abstraction and Washington Color School art, as well as emerging artists. She serves on the boards of The Phillips Collection and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Her website is https://pamelagwaltney.com/
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 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.
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.