Meet the Greenwood Fine Arts Academy Team

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Gwen Martin

President & Executive Director

Gwen Martin is a parent and an advocate for primary and secondary education. She is a graduate of Baylor University and works for Accenture, PLC.  She and her husband, Chad, moved their family to Greenwood from the Austin, Texas, area in 2022.  Together they have 2 daughters who currently attend Greenwood Public Schools.  Gwen has been a fan of the theatre her entire life and is blessed to have one of her daughters share her interest. Through that interest, and the need to bring additional fine arts opportunities to the Greenwood area, she established the Greenwood Fine Arts Academy, a nonprofit organization, in 2022.

Staff

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Jennifer Briley

Musical Director

Jennifer Briley is married to Jacob and is a homeschool mom of four boys. She has been involved with theatrical productions since she was a middle schooler. In 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in history with a teacher’s license. She began working with the Waldron School District where she co-directed several plays. Music and teaching have always been a favorite part of her life. She is looking forward to putting both of these skills to good use with the students of the Greenwood Fine Arts Academy.

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Emily Horn

Theatrical Director

Emily Horn has a bachelor’s in communication with an emphasis in theatre from Mississippi College, a masters in education specializing in early childhood through 8th grade from Belhaven University, and a Certificate of School Management & Leadership from Harvard University. Since 2008, Emily has worked in numerous roles in education. Among them, she spent four years as a k-8th grade school principal. Currently, Emily works as a content manager for the City of Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau. Emily has acted in many productions like “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,”  “Guys and Dolls,” and more.  She has also been involved in directing choir and school performances. As someone who is passionate about the arts and education, Emily is thrilled to support the mission of GFAA.

Officers

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Kacee Brown

Secretary

Kacee Brown is an homeschool teacher, wife and mother of four kids.   Her husband and she own Brownstone Development Group and build gorgeous custom homes.  Kacee is excited to serve as secretary for the Greenwood Fine Arts Association. Her daughter, LilyAnn, is currently active in GFAA.  Kacee loves being part of the growth and improvement of our small town of Greenwood. 

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Marla Locklar

Treasurer

Marla Locklar is the treasurer for the Greenwood Fine Arts Academy. She is pleased to serve and looks forward to the Academy’s collaboration in support of our aspiring young actors. Marla has recently retired from a Human Resources career with a San Diego school district. She and her husband relocated to Arkansas for its seasonal beauty, and to Greenwood for its sense of community. Marla’s background gives her an appreciation for the hard work and unique contribution each teammate brings to GFAA productions.

Board of Directors

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Robin Cohea

Board Member

Robin Cohea has been an active member in the Greenwood community since 1989. She and her husband, Mike, have three boys who all attended Greenwood public schools. For 27 consecutive years, they had a student at one of the Greenwood schools. Robin is thankful for the high standard of education they received and is glad to have her grandchildren continue at Greenwood public schools now. She is interested in seeing the fine arts opportunities in Greenwood grow for her elementary-age granddaughters.

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Jennifer Golden

Board Member

Jennifer Golden grew up in Rockwall, Texas, and is a 1996 graduate of Rockwall High School. She played volleyball for Henderson State University and graduated with a BSE in May of 2001. Jennifer has been teaching special education and coaching volleyball at Greenwood High School since August 2001. She is married to Tim Golden, who teaches 8th grade at Greenwood Junior High. Together, they have three children who all attend Greenwood Public Schools. Riley is in 12th grade at GHS, Hudson is in 6th grade at East Hills, and Harper is in 4th grade at East Pointe.

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Megan Park Grimm

Board Member

Kacee Brown is an homeschool teacher, wife and mother of four kids.   Her husband and she own Brownstone Development Group and build gorgeous custom homes.  Kacee is excited to serve as secretary for the Greenwood Fine Arts Association. Her daughter, LilyAnn, is currently active in GFAA.  Kacee loves being part of the growth and improvement of our small town of Greenwood. 

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Phil Votaw

Board Member

Phil Votaw has been a Greenwood resident since 2004. His daughters, Alexa Votaw and Paige Votaw were both graduates of Greenwood High School. Phil grew up as the son of a high school band director, and was an active band member from 7th grade on through graduation. He has enjoyed Broadway Productions in NYC and other venues around the country his entire adult life. Phil is the owner of the Law Firm of Phil Votaw & Associates in Fort Smith.