Dr. Maureen Hinkley has served on the Board since the early days of the Guild, and was the first to suggest the creation of a summer arts program, which became the Summer Music Intensives. She oversees the Guild's finances. Maureen's doctorate is in education, and she has a Master's in Finance and an MBA in international business. For ten years she has served on the faculty of Western Governor's University, Texas, for the College of Health.
Stephanie Hobson has served on the artists and the Guild Board for many years in several capacities, including on the MAST committee and as the bookkeeper and wise assistant to the Director. Stephanie's husband, David, is an artist. He painted the portrait of her. Together, they owned and operated Hobson's Signs, which continues in the family.
The Board of Directors
Sandy Liu has served on the Board for several years and is passionate about supporting art in the local community. Her interests include Guild scholarships and microgrants for students pursuing studies in the Fine Arts. Sandy practices Family Law and Immigration Law as the Managing Attorney for the Liu Law Firm.
Darby LaGrave has a heart for our community of artists. She serves on The Cove Program Committee and as an organizer of the Guild's part in the Unique By Nature Juried Art Competition. She is painter, an educator, and an organizer of service projects in the community.
Kate Moore served as liaison to the Summer Music Intensives and co-organizer of Music in Motion events. Kate was such a giver, was pleased to participate on the Board of the Guild, and loved to be among the creatives in McKinney. She was a professional musician who performed with many fellow musicians and with her Cat House Band, which performed throughout North Texas. Now she is singing with angels and her mama, and loving all her rescued kitties who have been waiting for her in Heaven.
J.B. Phipps serves as a liaison to MAST and the 1-2-1 Program. He is a wood-turner known for his thin-walled vessels which he creates in poetic communion with felled domestic timber. J.B. is also a local business owner and serves on the board of LAST Art Gallery, McKinney.
Brad Sharp has served on the Board for many years, was instrumental in the initial planning and development of The Cove and is the liaison to The Cove. Brad is a professional photographer and videographer. He is a Texas Certified Arts Advocate and a graduate of the Business Council for The Arts' Leadership Arts Institute. Brad serves as Chair of the Frisco Downtown Advisory Board and Vice-President of the Heritage Association of Frisco.
Cindy Trahan recently joined the Guild Board. She and her family have been friends of the Guild since 2011, when her two sons participated in the very first Summer Music Intensives.
"I've always felt that the diversity and talent of the community here in McKinney is so attractive. It's a great place for artists and musicians to learn and show their talents."
Cindy has served on the fundraising committees of Concordia Christian Academy and Cornerstone Christian Academy (both in McKinney), and volunteers for Love Life Foundation's Back Pack Drive and Coat Drive. She has supported the Chestnut Heritage Open House Christmas Home Tour by opening her home in the historic district. The Trahans have lived in McKinney since 1999.
Linda Herbert recently joined the Guild Board. She and her husband moved to McKinney's historic district in 2013. She is an accomplished artist and has participated in many Guild programs and events, including The Cove, MAST, and McKinney Plein Air Society. Linda is also a member of several art associations in the area, including the Art Club of McKinney. She supports her fellow artists in many ways, and takes every opportunity to participate in McKinney's arts events. Linda shows her work at The Cove, LAST Art Gallery, Spa Esoteric, and other local businesses.
Rae Lynn Schneider Reinecke recently joined the Guild Board. She has been the President/Owner of Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC, (IES) a professional environmental consulting firm specializing in natural and cultural resources and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation since 2004.
Rae Lynn holds a B.S. in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has been an active member in the McKinney community serving with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce in Leadership McKinney and Leadership McKinney Alumni, with Christ Fellowship Children’s Ministry, and with Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) United McKinney Chapter.
Rae Lynn has a heart level commitment to encouraging the next generation of creative minds, and she has shown this commitment through her and IES’s support through 2 years of sponsorship of the Hearts for Arts Gala and with on-going financial commitment to the McKinney Education Foundation Fine Arts Scholarship.”