Board of Directors
Nick Lucey, President
Nick began his career in the 1980s as a photojournalist and correspondent in the U.S. Marine Corps, attached to infantry and artillery units deployed throughout the western Pacific and Asia. Later, he worked as a traveling editor, writer, and photographer for Scuba Diving Magazine for 15 years. In 2008, he co-founded a video production company that spent three years filming a scuba diving travel television show called Into the Drink in all corners of the globe. In 2014, he moved to Colorado, where he established a studio in the heart of downtown Castle Rock. Since then, he’s become active in the community, running for town council in District 4 in 2016, was named Citizen of the Year in 2017, and currently serves on the boards of the Downtown Merchants Association and Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation. He opened the Rhyolite Gallery, Castle Rock's only fine art gallery, in June of 2020.
Colin Shreffler, Vice President
Colin began his career at NASA after completing his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Maryland. He is a self-taught Computer Scientist and has been working as a Software Engineer for over 25 years. Colin developed a passion for Photography while working on a video project with his son. Photography has enabled him to explore the world with new eyes. It provides the perfect balance of technical acumen and artistic wonder. He enjoys photographing anything beautiful and shares this passion with his wife, Stacie, as they set out to explore their beautiful home state of Colorado.
Paul Price, Executive Director
Paul Price was raised in the ranch town of Matador, Texas, and currently resides in Castle Rock, Colorado. His background includes work as a surgical practitioner and educator, and nonprofit healthcare CEO. His earlier works are paintings created in the 16th century Flemish multi-layered style and “Steampunk” sculptures inspired by “retro-futuristic” Victorian-era fictional steam-powered machines operated by a common post-apocalyptic figure. Currently, he creates oil paintings depicting city scenes (and the people occupying them), landscapes, and seascapes in an “abstract realist” style.
George Tocquigny, Treasurer
Native Texan and resident of Castle Rock since 1998, George’s first passion is traveling with his wife of 46 years, with an emphasis on Europe’s small beautiful villages. Retired since 2013 after 40 years in Corporate sales, marketing, and business development, George & Karen have tried to take two major trips per year outside of the U.S. Along the way, George developed a real passion for DSLR photography, but for sure is still learning the craft, and thus has yet to commercialize his work to any great extent. He also continues his love of woodworking, acquired beginning at a very young age from his father who was a Master Craftsman. George and his wife are proud parents of two happily married children, 3 grandsons, and 1 beautiful 3-year-old granddaughter.
Josh grew up in the Midwest and moved to Colorado a few years ago with his wife and two children. He has always worked with his hands and, coupled with his degree in culinary arts, he has gravitated towards making everything wooden related to serving food, wine, cheeses, desserts and more! He tries to create unique pieces that are both functional and beautiful.
Slantbrush Studio’s creator Matt Rinn has always been inspired by his love of the outdoors. When looking at his work one can see the influence of the four elements: earth, water, wind, and fire. Matt’s unique approach also uses flow and movement from his favorite sports: soccer, board sports, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking. Some favorite techniques he incorporates in his pieces are long lines, free fluid strokes, unique structural foundations, and upward ramp-like curves. His intention and end goal is to bring to life the sometimes overlooked natural beauty in everything and everyone in this life. Remember to take an extra few minutes to look a little deeper and a little closer into Matt’s creations. Most likely, an unexplained surprise within his art awaits your discovery!
Kevin Tilson has worked in economic development for over 12 years, working at the municipal, county and state levels. At Adams County Economic Development, Kevin focused on the retention and attraction of primary employers in the community, working closely with municipal partners. He also managed the local Enterprise Zone, a business assistance program, helping businesses in distressed areas create new jobs and expand their operations. At the State Level, Kevin served under Governor Ritter and Governor Hickenlooper in the Office of Economic Development and International Trade working to attract and retain some of the largest employers in the state. At the State, he managed the Enterprise Zone and focused on assisting distressed areas including many historic main streets throughout the State. He also managed the Venture Capital Authority and Colorado Innovation Investment Tax Credit programs, which focused on strengthening the growing investment and venture capital industry in the State. He currently works for the Castle Rock Downtown Alliance serving as the Director of the Castle Rock Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Downtown Merchants Association (DMA). The Castle Rock Downtown Alliance works to create an active and vibrant downtown through a two-pronged approach, with the DDA focusing on infrastructure and the built environment and the DMA focusing on producing events and activities that foster vibrancy.
Tiffany White is a local entrepreneur and business owner with over 20 years of small business experience. Her passion is helping local business owners be successful by reducing the stress of ownership. She brings her knowledge of the small business community to the Castle Rock Artist Cooperative, where she is actively assisting local artists in marketing and showcasing their talents through social media/website/art shows.
Carrie has been a resident of Castle Rock since 1996. She seeks to brighten others' lives through positivity and beauty. She loves art as it gives a beautiful insight into the world that we might not otherwise see or notice. She's been an art collector for many years, and enjoys and appreciates the beauty in all mediums. She's a mom to three adult children and in her spare time loves to walk her dogs on the many trails of Castle Rock, or read. She is the Workforce Readiness Program Coordinator for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.