Board of DirectorsWho We Are
Get to Know Us
Glen L. Biggs
President & CEO
Glen has lived in Bellevue with partner, Johnny Woodard, for 21 years. In that time, he has had the pleasure of watching the Bellevue community go from bustling to bust and back to getting on our feet again. Glen’s entire life has been living in some type of art form. Having served on the Board of Directors of the Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council in Franklin, KY, his vision as a visual artist has given him even more purpose working primarily in watercolors and abstract expressionism. ‘Art is my true passion in life….yeah, and cooking.’ As a Senior Associate Director with Alignment Nashville by day, Glen also serves on the board of directors for Nashville Launch Pad, a local non-profit organization that provides street-safe sleep for Nashville’s 18-24 homeless youth, with a focus on youth that are LGBTQ.
Lee Jones has been a small business owner, Doggie Doo’s, in Bellevue since 2000, and is also a musician who plays piano, guitar and harmonica. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of North Alabama with a BS in Music Business. Lee is also an elected official with the Davidson County Democratic Party representing Bellevue in District 22 and has lived in Bellevue almost 20 years. Her other interests include traveling and supporting the Tennessee Titans.
Michelle has been an accountant for over twenty years. Her family moved to Nashville four years ago and she loves it so much, she intends to retire here. Although she doesn’t consider herself to be artistic, she includes herself with gifted family members in the music and entertainment industry where numbers are concerned. Michelle especially loves an opportunity to help a pure vision become reality. That’s why she is super excited about being part of what is happening with the Community Arts of Bellevue!
Communications & PR
Cheryl has been a part of the Bellevue community since 2000. Nashville was her city of choice to continue her music industry sales and marketing career. Cheryl is a passionate arts’ advocate who focuses on supporting and connecting artists in an effort to bridging a more thriving community for all of Bellevue and beyond.
Elaine was born in Ohio and graduated from Kent State University. She moved to Nashville in 1984 and the Bellevue Community in 2002. Elaine is president of Handweavers Guild of Nashville and is passionate about Weaving and Fiber Arts. Semi-retired, she works at an Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility along with her dog, Bella. She is excited to be involved with Community Arts of Bellevue and working to promote more Arts activities in Bellevue.
Debbie has been a COBOL programmer for 17 years. She used to take classes for other programming languages to stay relevant. Now she invests her time in uncovering talents within through the arts. In fifth and sixth grades she would stay in the classroom during recess to create abstract pieces using construction paper and other mediums. In junior high, she recalls drafting screen plays using friends, adversaries, and school staff as players. In high school, she even played around with poetry and trying her hand at songwriting. Life took her away from artistic outlets, and financial obligations took over. Now she’s ready to invest time into something more fun but just as relevant. Debbie is excited to be an active part of Community Arts of Bellevue, and looks forward to discovering more of herself while here.
Becca Ganick has been a potter for over 30 years in the Nashville area. Her work is functional stoneware and porcelain. Becca has been co-owner of Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft behind the Loveless Café since 2005. Becca has 2 grown children and is married to Nick. They live in Bellevue.
Seeing Muddy Waters in concert in his home state of Ohio at age 14 proved to be a life changing experience that would inspire Tim Gartland to pick up the harmonica and begin his musical journey. He soon began playing in bands and learning the craft of writing and playing roots/blues music. Upon moving to Chicago, Tim immersed himself in the Chicago roots/blues scene. He studied with famed harmonica player, Jerry Portnoy (Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton) and played with such greats as Bo Diddley, Carey Bell, Big Jack Johnson and Pinetop Perkins. Tim Gartland relocated to Nashville,TN in 2015. He became an active member of the Nashville Songwriters Association and was honored to be named to their “ones to watch list”. He is now actively playing, recording and writing in “Music City
Grammy and Dove award nominee, Janet McMahan, is a Nashville native who has experienced music in nearly every form and fashion. The roster of artists she has been blessed to work with includes the likes of Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, and John Cougar Mellencamp, just to name a few.
Her experience broadened into musical theatre all the way from regional levels, to the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and yes, Dollywood too. Big Bird has even recorded her songs!! Scheherazade and Her 1001 Night Stands is definitely her brainchild and is a story she has related to since her youth. Janet’s father would tell her stories growing up, and Scheherazade was the one she requested most. It is her hope that this musical’s message reaches you by the end of the show, and keeps playing for a long time after. Janet would like to dedicate her writing to the memory of her mom and dad, who live on through her words and music.
Recently retired as President and CEO from the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, where she worked for nearly 32 years, Kathleen is now focusing on the creation of new musical theatre productions under the umbrella of her company KatLoon Entertainment. She has three projects in the works – all of which have Nashville ties and important socially-relevant themes: “American Prophet,” “Part of the Plan,” and “Perfect 36.” Kathleen also serves on the Advisory Board for Lipscomb University’s College of Entertainment and the Arts. She and her husband, Tim O’Brien, separate their time between their home in Bellevue and their cottage in Maine.. with their two kitties Simon and Garfunkel.
Catron, please, not Cat. Her grandmonkies are the only ones allowed to call her that. It is an old family name . A full time abstract painter and instructor, she has been represented by galleries all over the southeast. Catron is also an independent artist via sales online. She lives, drinks and eats art, so that she can actually eat, drink and live ha. Catron is glad to be on board and is excited about the development of more arts in Bellevue!
A retired veteran from the Army, Joe has been acting and photographing since high school. He has always been surrounded by talented painters and actors in his family. Having lived and acted in Nashville for the past three years, he definitely reminds himself he is not a painter. Joe is excited to be a Honorary Trustee of this organization and looks forward to watching it exceed expectations within the community.