Meet the KickstART Farmington Board
Board President Marilyn Radojcich is an Occupational Therapist with a private practice in Farmington, MI. Part of her education and training includes art and crafts, creating and using art as a therapeutic tool for physical and emotional well-being. As a local resident and board member, she supports the continuation of having a creative avenue accessible to all.
Board Vice-President Lindsay Janoch is originally from Youngstown, Ohio, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Studies from Youngstown State University. A resident of Farmington Hills for the past fifteen years, she has worked in Arts Administration for Ballet Western Reserve and The College for Creative Studies. She has lots of experience acting onstage in university, community, and professional theaters. Behind the scenes, she has experience directing, designing, and teaching acting to children and adults. She recently directed Much Ado About Nothing and Dracula in Farmington Hills. She also directed the first Shakespeare in Riley Park in the summer of 2019 in downtown Farmington. Currently, she enjoys teaching acting and improvisation classes for children and adults in the area. She also assists local arts organizations with grant writing and fundraising. Lindsay is a commissioner for the Farmington Area Arts Commission and the soprano section leader at St. Owen Church in Bloomfield Township.
Board Treasurer Javier Flores joined the Board of KickstART Farmington in November of 2019. Earlier in his life, he was involved with music, photography, and poetry. Javier strongly believes in the importance of art and creativity as a crucial part of a person’s lifetime education. Originally from Spain, he has lived in the Farmington area since 2008. He is currently a Senior Financial Analyst in the software industry.
Jonathan Braue was born and raised in a small mobile home park on the outskirts of Detroit and has always been a pathfinder of dreams. After attending Wayne State University, he turned an entry-level IT position with a massive financial corporation into his own creative production company called Woodward Original. Mixing both art and business, Jonathan is a director at his core, understanding and practicing many filmmaking disciplines that he incorporates into the marketing and advertising space. His ambition to create great stories and films from anywhere has led him to become an Executive Producer in the industry and in his community. Jonathan’s ultimate goal is to help make Detroit, and the state of Michigan, the new hotbed for films and storytelling. Jonathan also serves on the board of the newly formed Michigan Film Industry Association.
Amber DeLind has been a proud Farmington resident since 2015. She is a nonprofit fundraising and civic engagement professional, serving as membership and engagement director for Bridge Michigan. DeLind completed two years of national service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a master of public administration degree from Grand Valley State University. Amber lives in Farmington’s downtown area with her husband and daughter, and is passionate about living in a community with arts opportunities for people of all ages.
Nancy Jennings has been a Farmington Hills resident since 2002. She is a proud Warrior (and for those of a certain age, Tartar!) from Wayne State University. Art has always been an important part of her world, something that her time at Cass Technical High School in the Commercial Art Curriculum helped to focus. In her professional life she has served as the Executive Director of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation since 2014. Nancy is also a member of the Associations of Fundraising Professionals, Fort Street Open Door, the District Re-Accreditation Stakeholder Team, Farmington Public Schools Community Council, Farmington Area PTA Council, and North Farmington PTSA.
Jennifer Liptow currently serves as Director of Research Operations for New York-based Arizent, and has been with the company since 2000 in different roles and capacities. Prior to that she had the pleasure of supporting the citizens of NYC as an Urban Park Ranger and working in Ann Arbor, Mich., for the USDA as a Soil Conservation Technician. She has a BS from the University of Michigan in resource ecology and management. After several wonderful years in NYC, Jennifer now lives in a charming home near downtown Farmington with two beloved and spoiled felines (as well as an assortment of friendly wildlife in the yard). She is overjoyed to help bring meaningful and relatable art experiences to the community.
Lynne Mullins has been involved with KickstART Farmington since it was officially formed and has helped to put together the Greater Farmington Film Festival every year with great enthusiasm. Always a cheerleader for downtown Farmington, she enjoys seeing KickstART Farmington grow and flourish. She is especially interested in foreign and independent films and the artists and art from the Impressionist era. She is one half of Detroit Gourmet Nut Company, which keeps her very busy during the holiday seasons.
Dave Richardson is the past president of the KickstART Farmington board. He works behind the scenes on the Film Festival and the Art Gallery, soliciting sponsors, manning the gallery, and providing baked goods for volunteers and visitors. He is a Partner and LEED accredited architect with Lindhout Associates in Brighton, having earned his master’s in architecture from the University of Michigan. Dave is a Livingston Environmental Council board member as well as the Green Leaf coordinator, helping to build more sustainability in area businesses. A U.S.T.A. 18+ men’s team captain, Dave’s passions include tennis, art and sustainability. A Farmington resident for twenty-three years, he can always be found walking his dog Carson around town, often sharing a carrot muffin from Sunflour Bakehaus.
Susan Warner was born in Detroit and has resided in Farmington for thirty years. She studied at Society of Arts and Crafts, now Center for Creative Studies, Schoolcraft Community College and various workshops and classes. Her professional career included property management, work as a tile design space specialist, trades and design consultant, color consultant and freelance commercial designer. She has designed sets for community theater and has illustrated children’s books. Her collage and mixed media work has been exhibited at the Scarab Club, Sixteen Hands Gallery, City Gallery, Next Step Gallery, Birmingham Our Town exhibit, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, City of Livonia Invitational, Farmington Hills Public Art Program, Lawrence Street Gallery and KickstART Gallery. She spent twelve years as a member of the Farmington Area Arts Commission and was a member of the Farmington Community Arts Council and Versailles Place Condominium Board. Art as enrichment for the community has always been a passion for her.
Dwayne Hayes is the Executive Director of KickstART Farmington. Dwayne holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and worked in publishing for twenty years. A staple of Farmington, Dwayne lives in the downtown area with his wife and children. He enjoys writing, reading, watching films and spending time with his family. A former member of the Farmington Area Arts Commission, Dwayne is also a member of the Downtown Farmington Public Art Committee.