Elaine has enjoyed dabbling in woodworking, pottery, stained glass, weaving and needle art. While not an artist, she believes that art help us become and be better humans and that art can be a powerful economic engine for Tucker County. She currently serves as Vice President and Development Chair for ArtSpring.She also serves on the Boards of Alpine Heritage Preservation (Cottrill's Opera House) and the Friends of the 500th and is a member of the Tucker County Historic Landmark Commission.
She loves the West Virginia Highlands which she has backpacked, hiked, biked, kayaked and skied since she was a child. Elaine and her husband Tom, both retired engineers, are pleased and proud to call Tucker County their home.
Susan Callahan is the Silent Auction Coordinator for ArtSpring and a member of the Alpine Heritage Preservation Board working to revitalize Cottrill’s Opera House in Thomas, WV. Armed with an MBA and corporate marketing experience, she spent the past 15 years with the Pittsburgh Glass Center working to build a thriving artist community in Southwestern PA. During that time she represented 40+ local artists, marketing and selling their work to galleries, museum shops and specialty stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. A resident of Canaan Valley WV, Susan enjoys the wealth of outdoor adventures found throughout Tucker County with her husband Joe and their dog, Nacho.
Tom is an accomplished woodworker who enjoys continuing to learn about the craft. He enjoys creating the annual “ArtSpring bench” which he donates to the Silent Auction each year. Tom brings years of consulting experience to helping ArtSpring with medium and longterm planning.
Tom is a retired electrical engineer and makes his home in Canaan Valley with his wife Elaine and two dogs. He enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking and kayaking.