Meet our staff, officers, and trustees.
A committed group of individuals working to support the arts in Huron Valley.
Sioux Trujillo has devoted her career to community building and art-making. During the last decade, she has led place-based community work throughout Detroit. She is the organizer of Ice Scrapers for Detroit’s annual Noel Night, and also sat on the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council (PAN) for 6 years (2009- 2014). more
Maggie holds down the office, and has been doing so for the past several years. If you have a question, she either has the answer or knows where to find it.
Denise Forrest, a past and current president of HVCA, has been a resident of Milford Township since 1982 and has always had a life of public service. In retirement, she continues to serve her local school board and currently serves as its secretary. She’s also an active volunteer with Huron Valley Council for the Arts and leads its gallery team.
She was the union president for the Huron Valley Education Association from 2014-18, after serving 22 years as a paraprofessional and art teacher for HVS. Before that, she was an art teacher for group homes for disabled adults, also in the Huron Valley area.
Ros has been a member of the HVCA since its inception and a Board Member for most of its existence. His experience in the advertising and marketing industry has been useful in communications and promotions for HVCA. He is a graduate of Milford High School and Michigan State University with a degree in communications. Ros is a lifelong resident of Highland.
Eastern Michigan 1972 BSOakland U 1990 MA Elementary Education
Former Novi teacher 30 years, taught – 3 & 4th grades – 5th & 6th grade- Language Arts, Social Studies, Science teacher.
Joined the HVCA Program Committee in 2008 with a passion for bringing music to our community and members through our Classic, Contemporary and Jazz series
Work through grants to keep our “Arts for Life” program alive for our Huron Valley Schools.
Very appreciative of all the community support we get through our “Adopt a Class” program and Holiday Tree raffle.
Diane joined HVCA over 12 years ago. Her artistic passion is glass, wood and photography. She is retired from Huron Valley Schools and brings an accounting background to HVCA. She is a graduate of Baker College with a degree in Business Administration. She was a volunteer and board member of another non-profit organization, Horses’ Haven, for 14 years. She and her husband, Mark, share a blended family of 6 kids and 8 grandkids.
Jill has a broad planning background that includes work in both the public and private sectors. She earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/ English from the University of Michigan. She is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and Michigan Association of Planning (MAP). Her interests in community involvement are diverse.
Until HVCA’s newest board member slows down long enough for us to get a photo of him, enjoy one of his many microphotographs of insects.
Joe has a history of community engagement, including projects that connect research, education, science, and art. Photography is his vehicle to express himself artistically, and he has exhibited extensively. Visit www.joseph-ferraro.com and expect to be enraptured by his exquisite work.
He brings marketing and digital skills to the HVCA table, working with the Promotions/Communications team, and is currently updating our website.
Jennifer Ginther performs throughout the Metro Detroit area on piano, French horn, and with several choirs., bands, and orchestras. In 2018, she performed for the World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa. She credits her public schools and private teachers for emphasizing the importance of arts advocacy and education and this led her to teach grades 4-12 instrumental music in the Southfield Public School District. Jennifer was honored as Teacher of the Year 2005.
Jennifer is a MS/HS piano and horn adjudicator for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and the Michigan Music Federation Festivals, and serves as a clinician for several MS band and orchestra programs in Metro Detroit. She serves as the Program Committee Co-Chair for HVCA.
Gaylord is a past president of HVCA and a retired manager of information technology projects, bringing business skills as well as experience in writing grant applications. Active in support of non-profit organizations throughout his adult life, he joined HVCA’s board in 2004 and has served as board president most of the time since then. Gaylord’s personal artistic expression is creating a large model railroad in his basement.