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A view of the Paine mansion from the north side of the property in spring, with magenta tulips in the forefront.Eric Reischl


A non-profit organization and accredited museum

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is private, non-profit organization (501c3 tax-exempt) that is governed by a Board of Trustees and operated by a professional staff with the assistance of volunteers. The institution is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

An endowment provides approximately a quarter of the organization’s annual funding, and the remaining three-quarters is raised through donations and fees, including admissions, memberships, grants, and rentals. The Paine relies upon the breadth of generous individuals and organizations to support the ongoing care and programs of the museum.

Core Values

Two people stand on the grand staircase at the Paine.


We want every person to feel graciously welcomed to the Paine and that they truly belong here.

Pink tulips
Ken Cravillion


We preserve and nurture an environment of exceptionally beautiful architecture, art, and gardens for the enrichment of the public.

A girl takes a selfie in the gardens.
Jim Koepnick


We believe that people from all walks of life should be able to bring their full selves to the Paine and see themselves reflected in their experience here.

A group of people view the mansion in summertime.
Jennifer Haese


We strive for the highest level of quality in all our interactions with the public and everything that we offer for their benefit.

Young boys play with musical toys in the Children's Garden.


We value each person’s dignity, abilities, differences, and contributions.

The Paine's staff members


We work together with a positive attitude to ensure that all of our endeavors succeed.

An aerial view of the mansion façade with colorful tulips in spring.
Jim Koepnick

Core Purpose

To inspire as many people as possible to enjoy, create, and share beauty in their daily lives.

  • By sustaining the care of the historic architecture, collections, and gardens 
  • By fostering an environment where all people feel welcomed and valued 
  • By offering relevant and enriching cultural experiences within the beautiful settings 

Board of Trustees

Pierce Smith


Annie Eiden

Vice President

Meghann Kasper


Joe Franzoi


Trina Woldt

Past President

Courtney Lasky

At Large,
Executive Committee 

Jason Hirschberg

At Large,
Executive Committee

Aaron Sherer

Executive Director,

Kathy Golem

Volunteer Representative,

Victor Alatorre
Jack Bermingham
Colleen Bies
Trisha Castle
Sam Coleman
LaKeisha Haase
John J. Hogerty
Amanda Izquierdo
Tiffany Kaldas
Carla Kelly
Megan Lang
Weston Radford
Amy Sitter
Elizabeth Smith
Susan Stearns
Tom Taggart
Steve Thoma
Margaret Wachtel 

Lead Staff

Noell Dickmann

Marketing Manager

Steve Faust

Facilities and Security Manager

Laura Fiser

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Sheila Glaske

Curator of Horticulture

Katie Green

Director of Development

Annika Holland

Membership and Volunteer Coordinator

Doris Peitz

Business Manager

Mary Pleiss

Director of Education/ArtsCore Coordinator

Kelsey Raschke


Aaron Sherer

Executive Director

Jo Ann Simons

Events Manager

Supported by

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