The glue that holds the organization together. The brains as well as the braun. The team that keeps it all running.
Naomi Barlow is an art educator and Grand Junction native, and has a passion for education and working with youth. She has been teaching art and working with your for over 15 years in many capacities. She graduated from Mesa State College in 2008 with a BFA in art education, and has taught in many Mesa County District 51 classrooms, as well as Fruita Art Camp, summer camps, retreats and workshops. In 2004, Naomi co-founded Super Rad Art Jam to supply classrooms with art supplies, and has been supporting and providing art education programs in the Grand Valley ever since.
In that time, Naomi has developed and implemented programs that provide workshops, special classroom projects, connects artists in the valley with local classrooms, curates art exhibitions for students, a weekly Art Club, assists with Art Camp, and continues to establish partnerships and build community. Naomi is passionate about the arts and providing safe spaces for the youth to learn artistic expression.
Jason Bradham, one of Grand Junction’s longtime premiere artists, has been practicing tattooing in the valley for over 18 years. In 1996 he began a clothing line (CAPS WEAR) that gained in sales across the country. He then received a tattoo apprenticeship in Grand Junction, eventually opening APEX Tattoo. APEX became Mesa County’s largest producing studio, and several tattoos by Jason were featured in magazines internationally. Jason’s work encompasses all styles, including but not limited to: black and grey, script, color, watercolor, old school and new school. He specializes in new school, neomodernism and large scale concepts. In addition to his career in tattooing, Jason is a co-founder of Super Rad Art Jam, and also actively markets other mediums, such as painting, large scale murals, and international advertising campaigns. In his spare time he enjoys making music, spending time with his family, and carrying on the tradition of his industry by training future artists.
Micaela Folsom was born and raised in Basalt, Colorado, and grew up with a deep love and respect for the natural world. She attended Moore College of Art& Design in Philadelphia but ultimately graduated from Goddard College in Vermont with a degree in Non-Profit Arts Management in 2007. Micaela worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade in a wide range of capacities, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Super Rad Art Jam while living in Grand Junction with her husband Scott.
Adam CochranBoard Member
Adam Cochran is a full-time instructor of Mass Communications at Colorado Mesa University. He has a background in radio, print publishing, photography, and has owned a number of businesses in Grand Junction, CO. In addition to serving on the Super Rad Art Jam board, Adam also works with local creative professionals as the founder of the Western Colorado Creative Professionals group. Adam is passionate about alternative education, entrepreneurship, and the creative services industry.
Maggie Moorland LoggainsBoard Member
Maggie Moorland Loggains has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University, and is a graduate of Community Resource Center’s Non-Profit Leadership and Management Program El Pomar’s Executive Leadership Program. Maggie worked for eight years at Mesa County Partners as a case manager for the One-to-One Mentoring Program and moved on to the Resource Development Officer position. During her time at Partners, Maggie gained extensive knowledge in grand writing, marketing and recruitment, fundraising, event planning, board development, planned giving and worked as the lead staff person to the Partners Foundation. Maggie is now the Director of the local Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs sponsored by St. Mary’s. Maggie’s duties include planning, budgeting, grant writing, public speaking and developing community relationships. On her time off Maggie enjoys rafting, being outside and spending time with friends and family.
This Could Be You!Student Representative Board Member
Are you a student in the Grand Valley and are interested in getting involved with our organization? Apply today to become a Student Representative Board Member! Click on the image to download your application.