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RMAA Board of Directors

If you have an interest in serving on our Board of Directors, please contact info@rmarts.org for more information.

Ann Afton

RMAA Co-Chair (2015-Current)
Human Resource Committee

aafton@rmarts.org

Ann was the Director of Programs at Families First, a non-profit specializing in child abuse prevention and treatment and has a background in conflict resolution. She sings with the Denver Women’s Chorus.

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Sally Taylor

RMAA Co-Chair (2017-Current)
Marketing and Fund Development

Sally Taylor Insurance Company
staylor@rmarts.org

Sally Taylor owns and operates Sally Taylor Insurance Group in the Denver metro area. She’s been in the insurance industry for the last 25 years.

Lynn Montano

President, Denver Women’s Chorus (2020-Current)

president@denverwomenschorus.org

Lynn retired from public education as a school administrator, business teacher, and coach. In 2010, she found a new passion playing golf and became an LPGA teaching professional. Lynn is grateful to be a part of this organization, and she enjoys singing with the chorus. Looking forward, Lynn is excited to give back by serving on the Board and supporting the Women’s Chorus as their President.

Mark Heneghan

Co-President, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus (2021-Current)

president@dgmc.org

Mark is a trained security practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and information security and holds multiple certifications. He has been singing with the DGMC since 2016 and served roles in chorus section leadership, IT, production, and chorus council; he now shares leading the chorus with co-president Stephen Wertz. He also enjoys lending his volunteer time to the Denver Women’s Chorus. An avid reader and technology fan, he always makes time for his nieces and nephews.

Stephen Wertz

Co-President, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus (2021-Current)
stephen.wertz18@gmail.com

Stephen has over 40 years of experience in the Arts in various capacities around the country including NYC as a  performer, producer, director, designer, and more.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre Performance, a Master of Music Degree in Music Education, and an Advanced Graduate degree in School Administration.  He is currently an Assistant Principal in Denver Public Schools.  Stephen has been singing with DGMC for the last six years and has been a section leader, a council member and Production manager for all performances for the last three years.

Wade Frisbie

Treasurer (2017-Current)
Fund Development Committee

Frisbie Financial
wfrisbie@rmarts.org

Wade has been a Financial Advisor in Denver and for the LGBTQ community for 10 years and owns his own advisory company called Frisbie Financial. Wade loves giving back to the community and making it strong. Wade and his husband, Ben, just celebrated their second anniversary.

Jamie Henderson

Board Member (2017-Current)
Fund Development Chair

Private Attorney
jhenderson@rmarts.org

Jamie Henderson is a Stanford Law-educated attorney who has represented the Denver LGBT community for 29 years. He sang baritone with DGMC from 1991-1995.  He is a founding member of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association and is active in SQUID Swim Team and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

Erik Laitos

Board Member (2020-Current)

Consultant, Slalom Consulting
elaitos@rmarts.org

A native of Denver and active in Denver’s LGBT+ community, Erik Laitos has long been an admirer and supporter of the Denver arts scene. A huge Star Trek fan, Erik can recite from the Declaration of Independence and is an obsessive geographer and historian. He is a consultant at Slalom Consulting focusing on growth strategy, the public sector, and diversity & inclusion work and a volunteer docent at Historic Denver.

Heidi Shriver

Board Member (2019-Current)

Administrator, Montview Conservatory for the Arts
hshriver@rmarts.org

Heidi Shriver recently retired after a 30-year career as a public educator. Heidi continues to enjoy working with kids of all ages, particularly fostering their talents in the arts. She was happy to join the RMAA Board because she has long-admired the wonderful music and community created by the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and the Denver Women’s Chorus.

Dave Kersting

Board Member (2021-Current)

davekersting@rmarts.org

Dave Kersting is very aligned with the LGBTQ+ community with his many years working at Tracks Nightclub and then the parent company of Tracks Nightclub. In addition, he has been in accounting for over 20 years, for very small organizations to $100M-$120M/year organizations. He is organized, transparent about his work, and effective at helping others. He has a Master of Science in Business Administration with additional specialization in Health Care Management, plus a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. In his spare time, he is also active on the Board of Directors for the LGBT Bar Association of Attorneys as their Treasurer; he enjoys traveling, reading, and providing value to friends and family.

Leta Keane

Board Member (2021-Current)

Turing School of Software & Designlkeane@rmarts.org

Leta Keane (she/they) is an educator at Turing School of Software & Design, where she brings her passion for honest communication and equity work tothe classroom. An advocate for arts and sciences, and a lifelong musician, Leta is excited to be a part of the RMAA Board. Leta loves to learn and try new things, from sword fighting to ballet. Few things make her happier than sunny Colorado afternoons, high fives, and earnest conversations.

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