Board Members

Karl Nicholas, President

Karl is a trained chemist with an MBA from DePaul University working with global manufactures as a project manager for developing new lightweight composites.


Dan Jeremy Brooks,  Vice President

Dan Jeremy Brooks writes music, often for reality TV shows, especially the parts where people are yelling at each other in the kitchen. Also, he will never break, never lie down, never bend for anybody. He’s with you now . . . until the end.


Jeanne Norris, Secretary

Jeanne is a retired teacher and collaborator in community efforts including Friends of Phillips Park, the Midwest Literary Fest, the Aurora ArtWalk, Louche Puce Market, Culture Stock,  Cultural Creatives, the Harry Potter Fest and the Fox Valley Music Foundation.


Kyle Reeves, Treasurer

Kyle is an artist and recent transplant from New York City.  He owns and operates a vintage audio restoration business a few blocks from downtown in the West Boulevard District.


Vicki McCoy

Vicki is an Aurora-born local realtor with a long history of participation in and support for the arts in  Aurora.


Helen Ratzlow

Helen considers Aurora to be her “Goldilocks” home, the one that is “just right” after years of moving around. She is a political activist and aspiring visual artist who just happens to like movies. (Also Jeannie made me do it.)