Management Team


Christopher Barclay

Operations Director

Chris Barclay is an education advocate, management professional, and working artist-photographer, with a notable public service record in Montgomery County. He served as the District 4 representative on the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education, twice as president in 2010 and 2013, and twice as vice president in 2009 and 2012. Barclay’s community leadership roles have included the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, the NAACP Parents’ Council, the Takoma Foundation Board of Directors, and the Takoma Park Department of Recreation Advisory Committee. He is a member of Leadership Montgomery’s Core Class of 2014, a graduate of Columbia College of Chicago and worked in telecommunications prior to public service.


Clayton Evans

Deputy Director

Clayton B. Evans  has dedicated most of his 25 professional years towards working with youth and families in the out-of-school-time field and is the recipient of a PASEsetter Award for exceptional youth work in New York City. Evans has taught art to students of virtually every age, from kindergarteners to retired adults. In addition to teaching the visual arts, Evans has extensive experience in not-for-profit and arts management. He was the founding director of the LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem, NYC and Executive Director of Leave Out Violence-U.S. Evans received his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (Education minor) from Lafayette College, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA). Learn more about Clayton and his art and follow him on Instagram!

photo © Krista Schlyer

Anne L'Ecuyer

Executive Director
Anne is a strategist, facilitator and executive consultant who stays closely connected to an international network of city leaders, cultural professionals, and individual artists. She is an expert in the creative industries and cultural tourism in the United States, as well as the contributions of the arts toward educational, social, and environmental goals. Anne is a founder of Art Lives Here, a creative placemaking campaign in the Gateway Arts District. Previously, she taught at American University in the Arts Management Program and served as Associate Vice President for Field Services at Americans for the Arts. Throughout her career, Anne has consulted with hundreds of arts leaders to provide strategy and support for their efforts.

Consulting Team

Michelle Faulkner-Forson

Community Arts Coordinator

A community artist and Chicago native, Michelle is a visual storyteller who uses photography and satirical video as a way to provoke dialogue about difficult topics. Michelle graduated with her BA in Photography from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2005. After graduation she served as an AmeriCorp member for two years at an arts organization that provided youth in-school and after school programming. Michelle then was accepted to the Community Arts MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated in 2011. 

Naomi Giddings

Social Media Specialist

Naomi Giddings is a freelance illustrator and designer from the Washington, DC area currently living in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Communication Design and minors in Creative Writing and Art History & Archaeology.

Veronica Sloan

Communications Specialist

Artist, photographer, and writer, Veronica is creatively inspired by the social and biological sciences and collaborating with others in ways that build and maintain the intersections of art and science in a sustainable and impactful way. While working as part of AOB, she further pursues photography and exhibits and sells her work nationally and internationally. She has a Bachelor of Art from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and further education diplomas from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Peter Tabri

Artwork Installation Master Craftsman

Peter Tabri is a well-renowned mosaic craftsman in the Washington DC are. With over 30 years experience in tile, marble, and mosaic installation, Peter has decided to carry on the family tradition of mosaic craftsmanship that has been part of the Tabri line for well over a century. He has been recognized for his exceptional work by both the DC Commission on the Arts and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.