We’re Consultants.

CURATORS, COLLABORATORS, AND CREATORS.

anyone can sell you art.

we create experiences.

It doesn’t matter how you’ve acquired art for projects in the past. The important thing is, you know that art has value, right? Art even pays for itself (just ask us, we can show you the research). But why consider an art consulting and curating firm?
As curators, we find incredibly talented artists who create the perfect art for your space. As consultants, we’re your partners in creating an experience that connects your audience to your brand story. We believe art should engage. Art should provoke thought and dialogue. Art should create moments of discovery. And most of all, art should help turn your space into a one-of-a-kind experience.
  • Great art collections inspire interaction and dialogue. we also think interaction and dialogue inspire great art collections.

    so let’s talk
  • We approach every project, of every size and scope, with the same four steps. because our one process ensures one-of-a-kind experiences.

    see how we work

See the difference

We love to talk about great art. We do it every day. But you know what we love even more? Finding great art. Using our experience and perception to curate imaginative collections. And connecting people to those collections to experience our clients’ visions.

Explore Our Projects

LIKE OUR PROJECTS,
NINE DOT ARTS STARTED
WITH A VISION.

Our vision for an art consulting firm was to build a company that not only curates inspirational art experiences, but also serves as an advocate for both art and artists. We wanted to prove that you can grow a successful, for-profit arts sector business while displaying non-profit, mission-based values.

Today, that vision is not only intact, it’s thriving.

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Let us introduce ourselves

MARTHA WEIDMANN

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

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As a formally trained artist, self-taught business woman, and lifelong entrepreneur, NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann aims to be a mentor and champion for aspiring artists and business leaders alike. Martha and Co-founder Molly Casey formed NINE dot ARTS in 2009 with the vision of building a forward-thinking art consulting company that both curates incredible art experiences and advocates for art and artists. Since then, the firm has completed over 900 commercial real estate projects across 35 states and five countries, generating more than $40M in revenue for the creative economy. Currently, their artist app, Dotfolio, features over 10,000 artists from around the world.

Molly Casey

chief curator & co-founder

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As NINE dot ARTS Chief Curator, Molly leads, mentors, and supervises interdisciplinary creative teams through the research, curation, acquisition, and installation of a range of national art experiences. Her leadership and consulting expertise includes working directly with private and public sector clients on everything from curated corporate art collections to robust community art plans. Molly’s innovative approach to art consulting includes building a global community of artists and supporting education, advocacy, and career-building opportunities. She and Co-founder Martha Weidmann formed NINE dot ARTS in 2009 with the vision of building a forward-thinking art consulting company that both curates incredible art experiences and advocates for art and artists. Since then, the firm has completed over 900 projects in real estate development across 35 states and five countries, generating more than $40 million in revenue for the creative economy. Currently, their artist app, Dotfolio, features over 10,000 artists from around the world.

Adele Grundies

Chief Operating Officer

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What does a COO do? Workflow improvements, project analysis and capacity planning, technology/systems integration, client budget management and tracking, financial projections, troubleshooting, and team coaching. And that’s just Monday.   When your company is entering into its tenth year in business, it’s time to bring in someone to make things run smoother and help our team deliver our work more efficiently. So, we went out and found Adele. Now, our only regret is that we wish we would have found her a lot sooner! Adele is a veteran of the education non-profit consulting world, where she managed teams of both client service and technology staff and worked with clients around the country to deliver operational solutions. She sees the big picture, but loves digging into the details. She thinks problems are just challenges begging for a solution. And she’s equally as comfortable looking at numbers and charts on a dashboard as she is talking about art with a client over coffee. Left brain. Right brain. She brings both sides to her job every day.   Adele endures a grueling commute to our office from one (1) block away, where she lives with her family and teaches her three-year-old daughter lyrics to Queen songs. That makes sense because Operations is no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise. It’s a challenge before the whole human race. But with Adele, we ain’t gonna lose.   Adele supports the arts community by being a member of Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, visiting cool new installations around town, and attending the Sundance Film Festival every year.

Scott Heimes

Chief Revenue Officer

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Scott Heimes is the Chief Revenue Officer for NINE dot ARTS, a Denver-based art consulting and curation firm that helps real estate developers, architects and designers create one-of-a-kind places by curating art from local and emerging artists.  Heimes also sits on the board of directors for mPulse Mobile, a health engagement technology company based in Los Angeles.
Heimes has been a 4-time CMO, helping create billions of dollars of enterprise value over his career. Previously, Heimes was the CMO at business texting software and API provider Zipwhip, where he helped grow the company from $25M to $185M in ARR and was acquired by Twilio for $850M. Prior to that, Heimes was the CMO at email API company SendGrid where he helped grow the company from $20M to $145M and helped drive a successful IPO in 2019. SendGrid was acquired by Twilio in 2020 for $2B.
Heimes was the CMO at ecommerce platform provider Digital River when it was sold to private equity firm Siris Capital for $840M in 2015, and prior to that he was CMO at digital health management company WebMD Health Services where he helped grow the company to over $100M in ARR.
Prior to joining WebMD, Heimes was the SVP of Consumer Solutions for OptumHealth, a $5B health management and well-being services company that was one of six operating companies within UnitedHealth Group.  Heimes led OptumHealth’s direct-to-consumer media and e-commerce businesses, its interactive health management and private portal solutions and Carrot, the company’s consumer engagement services agency.
Previously, Heimes was SVP of Marketing & E-commerce for the Enterprise Services Division of UnitedHealth Group (composed of OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions businesses) and Vice President of Marketing & E-commerce for Ingenix.  Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Heimes was Group Manager of Interactive Marketing for Target Corporation, where he oversaw the marketing planning and strategy for Target’s interactive marketing and innovation efforts, including Target.com and 35 other Target-branded web experiences.  Heimes has also held several prior executive marketing and editorial management positions; including President of interactive content agency Virtucom Content Solutions, Chief Content Officer for e-catalog services company Pacifiq Technologies, Vice President of Business Development for live event production consulting company Event Think and Editor-in-Chief of Presentations magazine. He holds a degree in English literature from the University of St. Thomas. He and his wife Teri lives in Seattle, WA.

Nael Ashour

Chief Financial Officer

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Prior to joining NINE dot ARTS, Nael was most recently a Director for Citigroup Investment Banking where he gained extensive experience executing corporate-level strategic initiatives to help companies grow and reach their full potential. He has worked with a range of stakeholders, from CEOs to debtholders to investors, to execute over $10 billion in transactions in M&A, advisory, and capital markets. Earlier in his career, Nael worked as a civil engineer in the architectural and design industry and has experience developing large-scale construction projects. He graduated from Rice University with an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Outside the office he enjoys hiking, skiing, and experiencing the latest in culinary arts.

Curatorial team

Grant Adams

Curator

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Grant Adams serves as a senior member of our curating team and overall key client guy. He oversees projects for healthcare, multi-family residential, and hospitality clients and delivers great art experiences that have brought many of his clients back over the years to collaborate on several more projects. He joined NINE dot ARTS in 2011 after earning an MFA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in Communications Marketing. He loves art consulting and also creates his own art in his spare time. Coming from a musical family, Grant plays a wide variety of instruments. He’s also known to eat ridiculous amounts of gummy candies, which is an art all its own.

Denise Joseph

curator

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Q: When you’ve been delivering brand communications and outstanding client service in the ad agency business for 15 years and have a passion for art, how do you take your career in a cool new direction? A: Become a Curator at the nation’s fastest growing art consulting and curating firm so you can lead client projects and deliver work with cultural value and meaning (sorry ad agencies, we win in that category).   We found Denise in Chicago, longing for not only a change in her career, but also a change of address. And we were more than happy to help her with both. With her roots in marketing and client service, combined with her Master’s degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Denise provides a very unique perspective for our clients. She feels strongly that there is magic to be made when art and marketing are brought together with thoughtful planning and a keen eye for the visual expression of business goals. We love that, because we agree with her that marketing and art are both part of the same story that communicates a vision, a purpose, and a brand. When Denise isn’t working at the crossroads of art and business, you might find her at a remote crossroads somewhere in a foreign land. She’s traveled to 25 countries on 4 continents and is busy making plans for more. It’s that kind of passion for exploring new territory and experiencing diverse cultures that makes Denise a natural curator. We’re thrilled that her explorations landed her on our team.   Denise supports the art community by purchasing art from local artists when traveling, curating exhibitions based on trends she has observed, managing an Instagram account that increases visibility for artists, and being a member and volunteer panel speaker for CAA (College Art Association).

Hannah Penny

associate curator

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You might call Hannah our resident nomad. She has traveled around the U.S., sampling different places to live like some people sample ice cream flavors before committing to their cone. But if you were to ask her where she’s from she would say New York, so we’ll go with that. Graduating from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts Painting and a Minor in Art History, Hannah interned at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY as the assistant to the Gallery Director. Upon arriving in Denver in 2017 to sample the flavor of Colorado, Hannah found NINE dot ARTS through an artist friend and has never looked back. She has quickly become an art consulting superstar in her role as Associate Curator, taking clients through projects like an expert tour guide. Hannah loves working in the art business because she’s able to use her creativity and passion for art on a daily basis, while collaborating with artists to share their talents with people who might not normally encounter their work. It’s obvious she loves art because she recently graduated from the Leadership Arts program provided by the CBCA. It’s a really cool, nine-month program that “equips and inspires professionals to be effective nonprofit board members and arts advocates.” It’s the only program of its kind in the region focused on arts and culture and it’s an honor to be accepted. Way to go, Hannah! Outside of the office, she occasionally paints abstract oil paintings, loves to cook, attends lots of live music around town, and is the proud mom of Rose the Adorable Dog.   Hannah supports the art community by: being a member at the MCA, going to art openings, buying local art for her own (very small) personal collection, and visiting the studios of artists to learn about their art and provide advice.

Valeria Serrano Vélez

Associate Curator

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Valeria (Va-lɛ-di-a), originally from Medellín, Colombia, earned her MA in Art History from CU Boulder, where she specialized in contemporary Latin American Art and was a Teaching Assistant for World Art History classes. Prior to moving to Colorado, Valeria studied German while living and working in Munich, and worked in both Curatorial and Education Departments at the Georgia Museum of Art. Valeria began her work at NINE dot ARTS as the Gallery Manager for Union Hall, and continues to expand her curatorial ability. When Valeria isn’t creating amazing art collections you might find her rock climbing, caring for her indoor houseplant jungle, hanging out with her cat Coco (who is 85% dog), or cooking Palestinian food. Valeria’s favorite part of working in the art world is elevating and creating a platform for underrepresented voices. Her passion in the art world is curating shows featuring Latinx artists who work with themes of social or environmental justice and/or decolonization.

Arian Hornsby

Associate Curator

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Arian is our first Atlanta-based Associate Curator who brings with her over 10 years of experience in the art and design world. She graduated in 2013 with a BA in Studio Arts, where classes in graphic design, book making, life drawing, and oil and acrylic painting informed her professional career working as a painting instructor, virtual interior designer, gallery associate, and art consultant. In addition to curating exceptional art experiences for our clients, Arian creates original acrylic on canvas artworks, indoor murals, and tiny art (check her out here!). She also enjoys documenting the artistic process to inform and inspire others to create unique works of their own. Arian’s curating interests include merging modern elements with traditional art and design techniques for a fresh and engaging contrast. Arian believes art and expression are important aspects of the human experience, each helping us to understand and appreciate our differences in pursuit of a more united and fulfilled world for all. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Arian has spent her life living, working, learning, and creating within 25 square miles of her hometown. While she loves Atlanta, she also enjoys traveling to experience new cultures, foods, and artists. In fact, she makes it a point to visit a new gallery or museum every time she leaves Georgia. Outside of curating and making her own artwork, Arian enjoys being with her cat, Nacho Mama, as well as reading, biking, movie watching, people watching, beach bumming, and daydreaming. We are thrilled to have her on our team, bringing such dreams to life for our clients through the power of original art.

Erin Bowman

Studio Associate

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Pop quiz: What do you get when you take someone who has five brothers and sisters, grew up playing sports, and was exposed to art at a young age by visiting museums such as Tate Modern, Uffizi Gallery, and MOMA? We’ll tell you what you get: a fearless, jump-in-and-get-things-done, reliable teammate who loves art and being around others who enjoy it as much as she does.   Erin attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she not only played on the first women’s football team, but also scored her Master’s degree in Museum and Gallery Studies. After a couple of stops at Clyfford Still Museum and Hudson Gardens in the Denver area, she landed on our team where she creates order out of chaos and gets to witness “art’s transformative power of both the viewer’s psyche and the space it inhabits.” Well said, Erin. We’re glad you’re inhabiting our space.   Erin supports the local arts community by volunteering with Denver Film, being a loyal member of Clyfford Still Museum, and attending lots of gallery openings and museum exhibitions.

Andrew Shepherd

Studio Associate

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Andrew is a Studio Associate whose own artistic practice motivated him to join NINE dot ARTS. The child of two theater professionals, Andrew grew up backstage and has since perceived art as a meaningful way to communicate his experiences of the world. At the  Savannah College of Art and Design, Andrew studied painting and printmaking, building a studio practice that works across new media, painting, and the built environment. Andrew looks forward to meeting and supporting fellow contemporary artists in his role as Studio Associate, meanwhile helping to develop unique art experiences for our clients and partners. Coming to Denver by way of Savannah and Las Vegas, Andrew is eager to immerse himself in the Denver arts community and grow his art curation and acquisition skills with the support of our award-winning studio team. 

Amy Brown

Studio Associate

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Amy is a NINE dot ARTS Studio Associate whose personal passion for creating artwork makes her an excellent addition to our studio team. Amy studied Visual Arts and Marketing at the University of San Diego, but has since moved back to her hometown of Denver where she has her own studio space in the River North Arts District and participates in the Dairy Block’s First Friday Art Walks. Amy’s large-scale paintings are inspired by her strong belief in art’s ability to build connections across differences and express emotions beyond words. Her work aims to convey her experience of being Asian in America and her journey towards self-acceptance. When she’s not painting or helping to curate custom collections for our clients, Amy enjoys spending time with friends and family and supporting local galleries and coffee shops. 

Samantha Skeen

Studio Associate

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Samantha joins NINE dot ARTS as a Studio Associate following her recent graduation from CU Boulder with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a Minor in Art History. As a concert lover and frequent attendee to Denver’s famous Santa Fe Arts District, Samantha is eager to support the artistic talent in her local community and beyond. She looks forward to building her curatorial and acquisition skills while elevating the work of emerging artists. When she’s not supporting our studio team, Samantha enjoys camping and running with her dog, enjoying jasmine tea at an outdoor patio, and tending her to house plants.

Art Acquisition

Stephanie Moore

Senior Project Manager

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Stephanie joins NINE dot ARTS with 13 years of project management experience in the development and construction industry, including several years as a commercial property manager. In addition to being an owner’s representative for the construction of multi-family and office buildings, Stephanie has opened three restaurants for  a developer and has worked for a commercial general contractor and a commercial playground firm. The common thread throughout her career has been her passion for making things work. According to Stephanie, no matter the system, process, or problem – there’s always a solution! So, you can imagine our delight when Stephanie became our Senior Project Manager, overseeing everything from sourcing suppliers to project budgeting and reporting. But what made us really excited was Stephanie’s unique background in the arts, which she claims has been her secret weapon in several positions. Though it may not have led to a studio or teaching role, Stephanie’s degree in fine arts gave her a nuanced approach to problem solving and creative thinking, making her an excellent arts administrator and project manager.  Outside her home office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Stephanie enjoys hiking nearby mountains and beaches. She also reclaimed an old hobby during the pandemic and has since become an avid “mini-maker,” creating all sorts of miniature pieces for dollhouses. (Check her out on Instagram @shelter_dollhouse if you’re interested!) Stephanie supports the arts community by visiting galleries (and trying very hard not to touch the art) and continuously adding to her vibrant local pottery collection.

Sophia Davidson

Operations Coordinator

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A Detroit, Michigan native, Sophia joins NINE dot ARTS with a BA in Art History from the University of Michigan, where she studied Latin American art, surrealism and modern/contemporary art, and global politics. Her education and upbringing in Michigan inspired many of her personal values and interests, including her love of history, social studies, art, urban planning, and community building. Prior to joining our team, Sophia worked as an immigration paralegal, a consignment manager for an auction house, and even an art consultant! Additionally, she supported various programs and events while working for the education department at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art. Such roles have helped Sophia learn to leverage her exceptional project management skills toward arts oriented community engagement. As our Atlanta-based Operations Coordinator, she looks forward to growing these skills while building creative, innovative solutions that will serve her long-term professional goals – one of which is to pursue her master’s in Urban Planning and Public Policy to build beautiful, accessible, and sustainable places.    Outside the office, you can find Sophia enjoying all nature has to offer – from the birds to the bees to the wind. A self-identified “serial hobbyist,” Sophia also enjoys photography, ceramics, and taking art classes to pick up new skills. Sophia supports the creative economy by amplifying artists’ work on social media and attending art and cultural events in Atlanta whenever possible. 

Caitlin Ibadulla

Art Logistics Coordinator

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Caitlin Ibadulla joins NINE dot ARTS with over 15 years of experience in the museum field. As a longtime history lover, Caitlin is fascinated by the “who” and “how” behind artwork – the stories embedded in each piece. Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor’s in History and received the Outstanding Graduate in History award. She spent her youth giving school tours as a docent at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, and later interned at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Prior to joining NINE dot ARTS, Caitlin worked as a registrar at the Andy Warhol Museum. She is a member of The Association of Registration and Collection Specialists (ARCS).    Outside the office, Caitlin enjoys crocheting, needlework, and jigsaw puzzles – all while listening to a podcast or watching a documentary. She and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants and breweries, as well as adding to their gallery wall featuring local artists from the places they’ve lived. As our new Denver-based Art Logistics Coordinator who will handle all artwork storage, tracking, shipping, and deliveries, Caitlin looks forward to adding some Colorado artists to her collection!

India Stevens

Project Manager

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It was love that brought India from Atlanta to Denver–and we’re glad she made that move! This Georgia State University graduate adapted skills honed in an Event and Meeting Management career to benefit the NINE dot ARTS’ Acquisitions team where her organization and systems management shines. She enjoys working in the arts because of the varied stories and experiences that artwork brings to different types of people. A perfect day for India might include candle making, Vinyasa yoga, preparing her famous parmesan-encrusted salmon with her fiancé, petting her Great Dane (left-handedly), or wondering if she’ll ever enjoy anything as fabulous as Cami’s chocolate cake. (Which is an admittedly unusual thought for a person who doesn’t like chocolate!)      

Lauren Donald

Project Manager

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Curating the perfect art piece or discovering an artist you’ve never seen before can be a little like working on an archeological dig. Good thing that Lauren, our Acquisitions Manager, has done just that. She studied abroad and worked on an archeological field study in Greece and excavated for artifacts at the ancient city of Sikyon. She now applies her Indiana Jones-like skills to transform ordinary spaces into one-of-a-kind art experiences. Lauren is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (Go Buffs!) with a degree in Classical Studies and minors in Business and Art History. In addition to Greece, she also studied international business in China. Her career began at the Denver Art Museum, where she helped make their studio and artist programs run as smooth as glazed ceramic. Lauren enjoys working in the art industry because she loves helping artists expand their practice, gain recognition, while getting fairly compensated. Originally from Denver, Lauren is currently living in Chicago, IL. She supports the art community by being a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Museum of Nature and Science. She also attends art openings and happenings to support local artists.

Tara Garland

Project Coordinator

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As a “Jill of all trades,” Tara makes an excellent project coordinator for NINE dot ARTS, working with our team, clients, and partners to bring our art experiences to life. Born in Kansas City, Tara studied Organizational Development and Film Studies at Vanderbilt University. As the Editor of the Literary Arts Magazine and Chair of the Vanderbilt Film Festival, she developed a passion for working with artists, learning their inspirations, and sharing their stories to uplift their careers.    Her interest in helping people fulfill their personal and professional goals led her to work as a Certified Financial Planner for eight years, developing marketing and educational content, analyzing internal processes, and creating an efficient yet intimate client experience. When she’s not coordinating the many facets of a client’s art experience, Tara enjoys scuba diving, painting, and backpacking. She also loves to travel and has visited over 40 countries. Tara supports the arts community by learning about local art, cultural traditions, and cuisine on her travels, as well as attending art fairs in the Denver area. 

Marketing

Raquel Mideau

Director of Marketing

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They say advertising is a mix of art and science, a Yin-Yang profession where teams of creative minds take hard business data and market insights and transform them into ideas that must break through and resonate with diverse audiences.   After spending the last decade+ as an account director for a boutique marketing firm and serving clients around the globe, Raquel Mideau is the embodiment of that. The agency life gave Raquel the chance to team with a colorful collection of artists and writers as they helped solve all types of business challenges from Georgia to Germany. It also helped hone her command of the modern marketing tactics and classic marketing principles she’s using to bring our mission to more companies that love and value art’s impact the way we do. For Raquel, her role as Marketing Manager at NINE dot ARTS delivers a professional symmetry she can’t resist – she’s someone who’s always loved the art of marketing, and now, gets to love the marketing of art.   A first generation American born in New Jersey to a pair of proud and brave Dominican parents, Raquel has made Atlanta her home for most of her adult life. She, her husband, and young son actively enjoy and support the city’s vibrant progressivism – but, she grew up and graduated from college in Florida, so the beach is her true love and where she goes to refuel her spirit.

Olivia Dahlquist

Content Manager

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Olivia joined the NINE dot ARTS team in 2021 as the new Content Manager. She creates cohesive storytelling materials across a range of platforms to raise NINE dot ARTS’ brand awareness and share the social impact of our award-winning curatorial work.  Olivia comes to us with degrees in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, Global Health, and Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has a Masters of Arts-Business in Art and Creative Enterprise Leadership from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration in the UW School of Business. Prior to joining NINE dot ARTS, Olivia served as the Assistant Director of the UW-Madison 4W Initiative, an effort to advance women and wellbeing in Wisconsin and the world. In addition to overseeing 4W’s marketing efforts, Olivia provided programmatic leadership and administrative support to several arts oriented, research-to-action programs that address gender equity and wellbeing. With skills in marketing and communications, nonprofit management, arts administration, and program and event planning, Olivia has a breadth of knowledge that she is eager to contribute to our growing firm. As the daughter of an artist and a marketer, Olivia has a natural affinity for art and storytelling, and is passionate about purpose-driven work that leverages the arts for social change. Olivia looks forward to putting her passion and skills to work to demonstrate why the art and business sectors need each other: to create community, strengthen our economy, and build connections across differences.  Olivia supports the Denver arts community by attending art and entrepreneurial events of all kinds and amplifying artists’ work on social media. Outside the office, you can find her hiking, park lounging, trying new restaurants, and dog sitting for anyone she possibly can.

Natalie Greenberg

lead designer

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Natalie is a Denver native and was raised in the local art scene, so it was destiny that she ended up at NINE dot ARTS. Natalie joined our team in 2017 as a Studio Assistant, initially helping with art installations and related tasks, but quickly moved into a role that put her graphic design skills to work as she helped the client teams with digital content and presentations. Now she has solidified her role on our marketing team and is helping to create a well-defined brand design style for NINE dot ARTS in both online and offline channels. Natalie loves working in the art industry because, more than anything, she takes satisfaction in helping to get recognition for those who produce exceptional work. As impressive as her design skills can be, she can be equally impressive with her technology troubleshooting and her library of  helpful “life hacks.” Away from the office, you might find her making handmade leather accessories at Animal Handmade, on an excursion for a sweet treat, and more often than not, listening to a fantasy audiobook.  

Keith Hitchcock

Digital Content Manager

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Based in Seattle, Keith joins NINE dot ARTS with a dynamic background in digital media and theatre, giving him a nuanced knack for storytelling. With expertise in videography, photography, podcasts, and webinars, Keith tells a compelling story about our work to transform the built environment through the power of original art. Keith’s past experience includes being the Digital Content Manager for a Seattle-based tech start-up, as well as Lead Producer for a boutique video production company.    Prior to his transition to digital media, Keith leveraged his Penn State MFA to become immersed in theatre arts, serving as director, actor, producer, writer, and teacher in both Seattle and France. At one point, he was even part of a team of performers that earned a Guinness World Record for performing in the longest continuous improv show (100 hrs; Strasbourg, France). And he helped beat that record three times! Working for NINE dot ARTS marks Keith’s return to the art world, and wow, are we lucky to have him! Outside the office, Keith enjoys meditating, rock climbing, and being near trees and water. He supports Seattle’s creative community by enjoying the theatre, independent film, and guerrilla art throughout the city. 

Client Engagement

Betsy McPherson

Director of Business Development

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As the Director of Business Development, Betsy helps prospective clients understand the valuable role art plays in elevating their spaces and boosting their businesses. Her various professional pursuits have all been inspired by the idea that businesses can and should do well by doing good. With this in mind, Betsy has spent the last 25 years working with a range of organizations to create thriving, connected communities. No matter the industry, she has witnessed firsthand the integral role creativity plays in achieving this goal.    After taking Art History 101 with Jasper Johns at the University of Virginia in 1993, Betsy became fascinated by art and the incredible storytelling capabilities of artists and creatives. She went on to study art in Florence, Italy for six months, and has since held a steadfast belief in the transformative impact art can have on our quality of life. Joining NINE dot ARTS marks a full-circle moment for Betsy, as she now gets to share those transformative benefits with our partners, meanwhile supporting the creative careers of artists she admires.  Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Betsy now lives in Denver with her husband, three children, and family dog.  When she’s not inspiring clients with the power of art and culture, Betsy enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, eating oreos, and listening to music. Welcome to the team, Betsy! 

Zack Gilmore

Business Development Manager

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Zack is a Business Development Manager for NINE dot ARTS, helping us build relationships with new clients who can benefit from our consulting and curation services. Zack grew up in Houston, Texas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Texas A&M University. Since 2013, Zack has worked in project management, business development, and sales within the oil, gas, and energy sector. His previous role included overseeing the North American Project Sales Office for a large global supplier of project materials.    Outside the office, Zack enjoys snowboarding, camping, hiking, and all things Colorado. He also has a passion for outdoor photography and videography, and he uses his skills to create short films for friends to reflect on great memories. Zack has even experimented with his own unique art techniques with resin finishes. A longtime admirer of the arts, Zack supports the creative community by attending arts and cultural events, exhibitions, and museums, and by amplifying artists’ work on social media. Zack is excited about being part of a team of creative professionals, and helping new clients enjoy the benefits of an original art experience.

Andrea Barry

Director of Client Success

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Andrea joins NINE dot ARTS with over two decades of experience in creative professional services, with a focus in the real estate development, hospitality, architecture, engineering, construction, and design industries. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication with an emphasis in Design and Marketing and is a Certified LEED Green Associate. Throughout her roles in design, advertising, marketing, program management, and business leadership, her passion has been helping clients achieve their business objectives through creative storytelling, stakeholder engagement, and innovative communication strategies. As the Director of Client Success, Andrea focuses on strengthening our client relationships while helping them achieve maximum value and engagement through their curated art programs and creative placemaking efforts. She is especially focused on helping clients leverage opportunities for positive social impact and meaningful contributions to the creative economy.

Mary Gangel

Client Success Manager

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As Client Success Manager, Mary works with our clients and partners across the country to share the social and financial impact of our award-winning curatorial projects. With an academic background in anthropology, museum studies, and art history, she is a natural at demonstrating the power of art and culture in transforming the built environment, and she enjoys helping our clients create meaningful, localized community impacts through their art collections. Mary joins NINE dot ARTS with 10 years of experience in marketing and communications for both luxury and service brands. From nurturing the luxury client experience at Hyde Park Jewelers to supporting research, advocacy, and policy making for The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, Mary is well-versed in working with a range of professionals to produce successful outcomes. Mary looks forward to bringing her passion and expertise to NINE dot ARTS by helping our clients yield the most value from our services. Outside the office, Mary can be found teaching yoga, curled up with a good book, or enjoying an adventure with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Oliver.

Office & Accounting

Nich Bailey

Director of Accounting

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A Colorado native, Nich graduated from CU-Boulder with a BS/MS in Accounting and an appreciation for art and entrepreneurship. Nich has ten years of experience in public accounting, including working at a Big Four firm and starting his own. But Nich’s professional experience goes well beyond just accounting. He also spent two years leading a food truck business, learning the art of serving the perfect home-made ice cream sandwich. When he’s not crunching numbers, you might find Nich rock climbing, bouldering, or traveling. He aims to visit at least one new country each year, and always seeks out art fairs to gain insight into the culture, politics, and spirit of the place he’s exploring. Nich supports the Denver art community by visiting local museums, his favorites being the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. We’re thrilled to have this accountant turned arts and culture advocate on our team!

Riana Casas

Office Manager

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Riana joined NINE dot ARTS in 2021 as our Office Manager and a lifelong artist and arts advocate. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose in her home state of New York with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a minor in Psychology. Since then, her creative and professional pursuits have been fueled by an interest in the therapeutic benefits of art and art making.  Riana has worked in visitor services and educational programming in various museum settings across the country, including for New York’s Dia Beacon Museum and the Museum of Metropolitan Arts, as well as Florida’s Wolfsonian-FIU anthropological museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. She also helped launch and grow Bad Juju in Miami, a hospitality start-up that taught her the ins and outs of business and entrepreneurship.  Upon moving to Denver, Riana worked for the Mental Health Center of Denver and the creative workspace Upstairs Circus, feeding her passions for therapy and art. She was also the office manager and culture crusader of TURNER, a Denver-originated PR firm. Riana supports the Denver art community by being teaching artist for the Art Garage in Park Hill, serving the community through watercolor, embroidery, and printmaking classes for adults and teens. Her work can also be found around our Denver office, where she spreads joy and belonging through her watercolor birthday cards, company-wide painting activities, and more. NINE dot ARTS is fortunate to benefit from Riana’s rich career path, and to learn from her many talents in art, business, and creative advocacy. 

Janet Farias

Executive Assistant

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Janet was born in Los Angeles and moved to Colorado as a child when her parents fell in love with the state. She has always been creative and has always loved art and the stories it can interpret. Working as an Executive Assistant at an amazing architectural and interior design firm gave Janet a newfound passion for interior design. Ambitious to be a part of the Interior Design world, she returned to school and is currently working towards receiving her Bachelors in Fine Arts of Interior Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Janet loves that at NINE dot ARTS she is the Executive Assistant to two boss ladies, as women will eventually run the world, just as Beyonce predicted. Janet enjoys working in the art industry because it allows her to see and understand how art impacts its environment and how one interacts with it. The one thing she enjoys more than shopping is spending time outdoors with her family doing activities such as snowboarding, swimming, and hiking. She also enjoys audible books and listening to podcasts (her current favorite is the Michelle Obama Podcast). Janet has always found ways to give back to her community and enjoys volunteering at Project Angel Heart and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

leading the conversation

As the business of art consulting and curating evolves, NINE dot ARTS also continues to adapt. How, you ask? By providing new resources to help our clients gain access and information regarding art, the artist community, and how art can impact their business, including:

  • A nationwide research report loaded with helpful insights from our client audience
  • Tips and guidance presented in papers, videos, and speaking engagements
  • A continually growing, and proprietary, database of artists around the world for our curators to search and engage for the right projects
Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder