staff & board of directors

Staff

Michelle Bolton King, Executive Director

Michelle Bolton King is a native of Des Moines, with 30 years professional experience in arts administration. She holds degrees from the University of Iowa, the University of Paris IV–the Sorbonne, and the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She became executive director of ASAP, the After School Arts Program, in 2009, coinciding with the program becoming an independent not-for-profit organization. Early in her career she worked with the founder of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution; the quarterly journal American Anthropologist; and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. Since 2000, she has provided consulting services to art museums and organizations, independent curators, and publishers in the United States and Europe. Michelle cares deeply about young people and believes that the arts, in particular, are invaluable in developing critical thinking skills, self-confidence, and creative self-expression.

Stacie Couvillon, Program Manager

Stacie Couvillon has lived in Des Moines since 2006 with her husband and children and has been with ASAP as Program Coordinator since 2019. Stacie has also been teaching yoga for 18 years and loves to help people find enjoyment in the practice of yoga. Stacie holds bachelors and masters degrees in Biology and spent the first part of her career teaching biology at a community college in Dallas, Texas. At ASAP, Stacie brings together her love of sharing knowledge, and her belief that everyone is an artist.

Robin Mohrfeld, Program Coordinator

Robin Mohrfeld joined ASAP in 2021 as Program Coordinator. She oversees all aspects of program delivery to ensure success for all involved. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, Robin brings a wealth of experience in both the arts and management. Robin is a ceramics artist and in her past has served as a docent at the Des Moines Art Center, a retail store manager. Robin was born and raised in Des Moines and currently resides in Beaverdale with her husband, son and two dogs.

Board of Directors

Katherine Hutchison, President, Project7 Design

Janae Gray, Vice President, Mittera

Emily Webb, Past President, Contentful

Theresa Swaim, Secretary, Farm Bureau Financial

Elizabeth Ferreira, Treasurer, Principal

Steve Callistein, Corteva Agriscience

Dr. Michael Elsbernd, St. John’s Lutheran Church

Benjamin Heinen, Des Moines Public Schools

Dwayne Krpan, MidAmerican Energy

Kellee Mullen, Wellmark

Paige Peterson, Stanley Consultants

Jill Wells, BFA, CADC, Jill Wells Art

Kalen Truong, Alumni Advisory Member, Student, University of Pennsylvania

Michelle Bolton King, Ex Officio, Executive Director of ASAP