- PhD, University of Houston
Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based artist, curator, teacher, and activist; author of The Other Side (Tin House, 2014) and Trespasses: A Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2012); and co-creator of the location-based storytelling project [the invisible city].
She worked as a cashier at WalMart, sold steaks door-to-door, and puppeteered with a traveling children’s museum before earning a PhD from University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Houston Arts Alliance, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Kansas Arts Commission (may it rest in peace), the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Inprint, and Millay Colony for the Arts.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The Racial Imaginary (Fence Books, 2014), Fourth Genre, Literature: The Human Experience (Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2013), Creative Nonfiction, Sentence, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. She teaches Interdisciplinary Art at the University of Houston.
- Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Management, Sierra Nevada College
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Sierra Nevada College
Annamarie was born and raised in Incline Village. Since January 2013, she has served in a wide variety of roles at the college, first as the Campus Store Manager, then as Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations and later the Director of Advancement Services. Annamarie was instrumentally helpful throughout the 2012 NWCCU Comprehensive Evaluation, which resulted in five commendations from the evaluation committee.
- Ed.D. in Institutional Management, Pepperdine University
- M.S. in School Administration, Pepperdine University
- M.S. in Business Administration, Marketing/Management, California State University, Long Beach
- B.A. in Economics, California State University, Long Beach
- MFA, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
2013-14 Fullbright-Nehru Scholar Daniel Robert Kelly is a cross-discipline conceptual artist. He is active in multiple mediums, ranging from automated personas who roam the social spaces of the Internet to interactivity embedded in analog exploits of traditionally projected celluloid. His work often uses traditional animation, digital videography and photography encased in sculptural artifacts and installation.
He has exhibited in massive collaborative projects incorporating CGI for the Anchorage Museum and the Milwaukee Modern Art Museum. Currently, he teaches digital video production, interactive installation and darkroom photography.
- BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
- MS, Natural Resources, University of Michigan
Meghan teaches Environmental Engineering at Sierra Nevada College. A professional engineer by day, she works for the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District on a variety of restoration and stormwater treatment projects in the Tahoe Basin. Her primary areas of expertise and interest are stream restoration and low impact development. She enjoys teaching at SNC as a way to stay current in the fields of engineering and natural resources and to stay inspired by the inquisitive minds of students. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, whitewater, and mountain biking
- BA, University of Nevada, Reno
- MA, Lesley College
Nancy joined SNC as an adjunct faculty member in the fall of 2009. She received her ESL endorsement from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008. Nancy taught 29 years for the Washoe County School District. She retired and became an independent educational consultant. She is presently working at a variety of schools in the district as an instructional coach and teacher leader. She is currently working for Pearson as a professional developer and traveling all over the United States. Nancy is a member of the International Reading Association, and is on the editing board for the Reading Teacher. She is also a member of ASCD.
Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
He spend most of his career in the gold mining business. In his 35 year career he managed exploration, discovery, and development of gold projects/mines in the U.S., Chile, and Mexico. As CEO he led Meridian Gold Company through dramatic growth and ultimately sold the company to Yamana Gold in 2007, and retired for the first time.
Over the next six years, former employees of Meridian Gold and Brian created a new gold company, Argonaut Gold, and completed a successful IPO. Brian was Chairman through 2015.
For the past five years he has served on the Board of NV Energy, Argonaut Gold Inc., and Western Exploration, as well as a Trustee on the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art.
Brian is married to Nancy J. Kennedy and they have two children and four grandchildren who live in California.
- BA, Baldwin-Wallace College
- MFA, Kent State University
Mary is currently interested in creating works on paper which includes combining collage, printmaking, drawing and painting. These works on paper are explorations of media, idea and repetition. Many of the images she uses are borrowed from familiar printed material such as science textbooks, children’s books and parenting manuals. Mary has participated in numerous shows nationally and regionally, most recently a solo exhibition at the McKinley Arts Center in Reno, NV. Her prints are in the collection of Kent State University, Iowa State University, and Zygote Press among others. She is an associate professor at Sierra Nevada College teaching drawing, painting, printmaking and design.