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Jill Moore, Sarah Sindelar, Matt Duckett, Mark Slupe Photo by: Mark Slupe

Jill Moore, Sarah Sindelar, Matt Duckett, Mark Slupe
Photo by: Mark Slupe

 

Jill K. Moore, Executive Director

Jill Moore photo by: Doug Jenkins

Jill Moore

photo by: Doug Jenkins

Moore has been an active member of the Great River Arts since performing in Seasons of Love in the spring of 2011.  Her background includes spending eleven years on the road touring as a professional singer / dancer with five different production companies spanning three continents.  More recently, Moore served as a dance instructor at the St. Francis Music Center here in Little Falls. She is also a RYT 500 Yoga Instructor and a PhysicalMind Institute certified Pilates Instructor. Her vocal talents can be heard as she fronts a favorite local band, Harper’s Chord. They perform an eclectic blend of country & folk originals as well as a few notable covers. 

Moore lives with her husband, George, and their three children (George III, Henry, and Harper) in Little Falls.

jill@greatart.org


MATT DUCKETT, Education and Programming Coordinator

Matt Duckett

Matt Duckett

Matt Duckett is a painter and musician from La Crosse, WI. His paintings explore traditional lifestyles and musical subcultures throughout the Midwest and around the world. He has recorded Scandinavian cultural legacies in rural Wisconsin, and spent a number of years investigating the interplay of heritage and hardship in Chicago's unique Irish music scene, where Irish immigrant and Irish American experiences overlap in intriguing discourse. Recently, he spent a number of months traveling to remote tribal villages and disaster-stricken refugee communities the Philippines, examining issues displacement and identity. 

Duckett’s work has exhibited across the United States and internationally, in galleries including the Salmagundi Club in New York City and Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. His work has been featured in national publications including Fine Art Connoisseur and Poets & Artists.

Duckett has been passionately involved in developing arts communities in the various places he's lived, working with a variety of non-profits, artist incubators and state and local arts boards to foster arts and education.

 


 

Sarah Sindelar, Program & Events Assistant

Sarah Sindelar Photo: Wayne Anderson

Sarah Sindelar
Photo: Wayne Anderson

Sarah Sindelar, Program & Events Assistant

Sarah Sindelar was born in Aitkin, MN and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA before receiving her licensure in massage therapy at Carlson College of Massage Therapy. She currently practices out of Luxe Salon & Boutique.

Passionate about movement arts, outdoor education and creative expression, Sarah worked as an Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator at Luther College organizing immersive experiences for college students. 

Sarah is thrilled to be a part of Great River Arts and loves the variety of classes, concerts and community engagement that make this location a linchpin in Little Falls. 


Mark Slupe, Great River Television Station Manager
 

After a successful career as a photojournalist, Slupe looks forward to his role as Station Manager for Great River Television. A native Minnesotan, he was born, raised and educated in Windom. More recently he graduated from Central Lakes College’s Videography program. Slupe enjoys an outdoors lifestyle which includes camping, fishing, cross-country skiing and he dreams of traveling the world someday.