ArtsBank, Inc.

ArtsBank, Inc. Board

Board of Directors

Pat Schoonover, President

Pat Schoonover is a retired science educator from the Randolph County School system with 40
years of teaching experience. She was an adjunct science professor for Fairmont State
Community College for 17 years, a science teacher for the Upward Bound program at Davis &
Elkins College, and mentor teacher for the redesigning of secondary science education
curriculum in West Virginia schools. She is a seven year member and past vice-president of the
ArtsBank Board of Directors; a past president, vice-president and presently a director of the
Rotary Club of Elkins; president of the Youth Health Service Board of Directors; and treasurer for
the Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County.

Rachel Painter, Treasurer

Akiko Endo, Program Director

Aki is a native of Tokyo, Japan, currently living in Elkins, WV.  For many years, she has practiced Origami, the folding paper art from Japan. She has taught private lessons on Origami and in the public schools in Randolph Co.   She is also an aspiring oil painter.  Her interests expanded to oil paintings of plants; creating abstract sculptural art with found materials such as packing strips and paper; and making baskets.

Kelly Binns Bibey

David Fincham

Jean Jory

Although not trained as an artist, Jean grew up with a love of art and beauty, thanks to her mom.
As an English teacher in the Randolph County public school system, she frequently integrated
the arts into her curriculum. An enthusiastic supporter of ArtsBank, she lauds its commitment to
enriching art opportunities in Randolph County Schools.

Mary Alice Milnes

Maggi Rhudy

Maggi has loved and practiced art since she was very young. After immigrating to the USA from
Germany, she earned a BA in Art and an MA in German from the University of Toledo (Ohio)
and is certified to teach both subjects. She has taught both German and art to students ranging in
age from 5 to 75. She served Randolph County schools as both ArtsBank artist and art teacher
(elementary and high school) until her retirement in 2005, and is currently active as an artist and
occasional art teacher. She also volunteers her time for ArtsBank and the Randolph County
Community Arts Center.


Dave Shombert

David Shombert retired from a career in physics research and moved to Elkins in 1994.
Committed to an active role in the local arts community, he has been active with ArtsBank since
2008 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. He has also served on the Board of the
Randolph County Community Arts Center. David is an artist working in wood and is a member
of the American Association of Woodturners and the Southern Highland Craft Guild. He is also
an old-time fiddle and banjo player and occasional square dance caller.

Tammy Swecker

Tammy Swecker is a retired Randolph County elementary school teacher. She is a graduate of
Fairmont State College and earned a Master's Degree from West Virginia University. Through
ArtsBank, she has had the pleasure of working with local artists in the classroom setting. She
has experienced first-hand the unique enrichment opportunity ArtsBank provides for the students
of Randolph County.


Scottie Roberts Wiest

Scottie is native of Elkins, West Virginia and is very passionate about the arts and art education. She has been selling functional pottery in West Virginia since 1967. After college she studied ceramics in Kyoto, Japan with Takeichi Kawai and at Rising Fawn, Georgia with Charles Counts. In 1981 Scottie with her husband Jim returned to her home town where she makes pottery, works with arts-in-education, gardens and lives as an active and influential member of the art community.


Kevin Woodcock

Kevin Woodcock is a professional artist, printmaker, and adjunct professor at Davis & Elkins College. He is the print shop manager at The Art Medium Company, a local commercial art firm, and has a BA from West Virginia University and an MFA from Louisiana State University. In his ArtsBank classes, Kevin introduces high school students to various techniques of printmaking. His elementary students learn painting, drawing, and simple print techniques. He also teaches watercolor and enviornmental observation in The Earth & the Arts Program with ArtsBank.

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas”
(Donatella Versace)