Gary Henderson

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Chair, Board of Directors

Owner of Henderson Productions (film and video production company); owner of Cowboy Roasting Co. (artisan roasted coffees); vice chair of Nazina NGO; ambassador for Sacred Hope International (nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking)

Petronella Allen

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I grew up in the Netherlands and became a US citizen through marriage in western Colorado. My husband, daughter and I moved to beautiful Eureka in August 2020. We have been organic fruit marketeers for 20+ years. 


I am delighted to take my seat on the board as secretary and in this manner support the arts community in Eureka. I still have everything to discover about this area having lived here only shortly, but in my experience the arts contribute to a happy and healthy society. It helps us travel to another world of discovery, a place that inspires us and sensitizes our hearts. I am thankful to see Eureka has such an alive arts center. My 5 year old is already loving her dance lessons! I am looking forward to serve the board and to help the Creative Arts Center have another great year, no matter what may come our way!

Mandi Truman


Member, CAC Board of Directors

Office manager, Kootenai Sand & Gravel

Sally Balderston

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Member, CAC Board of Directors

Founder, co-owner and curator, Manifestations Gallery (a gallery for local artists in Eureka); fitness professional and educator at the CAC

Cheryl Bressi

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Member, CAC Board of Directors


From the dance world to the fitness industry. “Movement is my passion. I am inspired to share my knowledge for implementing safe, mindful exercise programs along with identifying and assessing areas in life that would benefit with change.”


Cheryl’s career as founder and director of The Creative Arts Dance Studio for 26 years gives her a foundation in knowing body alignment, technique and a love of expression through movement. Since 2008 she has been shaking it up and working it out with her business, Total Balance Fitness. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and a Certified Pilates Instructor. She currently is offering in-person and virtual training sessions. 


When Cheryl is not assisting her clients, you might find her nurturing her wellness businesses, taking or teaching a tap class, walking with community groups, hiking, biking or going on weekend excursions with her husband and best friend. She serves as a Board of Directors member for the Creative Arts Center in Eureka MT and actively collaborates with Entrepreneur groups in Pasadena CA. Cheryl has three daughters and a son that are the light of her life. She spends her summers in Montana and winters in California.

Naomi Wheat


Member, CAC Board of Directors

National Parks Realty employee; social media coordinator for HA Brewing and the Manifestations Gallery in Eureka; former executive director of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce; former board member of Glacier Country (information service)

Sarah Quilling

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Member of the Deep Creek Union band (plays original music and roots folk for hire and volunteer at local fundraisers): owner of Tree House Productions, LLC; dance instructor; Fortine School District 14 Board Member; former member of the Board at Sunburst Community Service Foundation. 

Jane Mino

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Yoga Instructor; Spanish Language Instructor; Office Manager/Bookkeeper Tobacco Valley Electric; former ESL/EFL Instructor; former Rock Climbing Instructor; former board member Tobacco Valley CAN DO Coalition

Karin Lamb

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Chair, Board of Directors

Self-employed artist and art educator

volunteer with nonprofits, including the Sunburst Community Service Foundation

Katie Cook

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Member, CAC Board of Directors

Instructor, Creative Arts Dance Studio; floor runner at Lucky Lil's; volunteer with Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club (nonprofit community group)

Kara Minnis

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Member, CAC Board of Directors

Director of Creative Arts Dance Studio; licensed massage therapist