Julia Brochey is an adventurer in the arts and in arts education. She has been a music teacher for 20 years and is a songwriter and performing musician. Though as a teacher she focuses primarily on classical guitar, classical piano and classical voice technique, she enjoys writing and performing in various genres. She holds graduate degrees in education and in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in gifted and talented ed. Because she is an avid learner, she has also studied and performed theater and flamenco dance. So that she can slow down a bit, she enjoys getting lost in creating visual art. Above all else, she loves to share her enthusiasm for the arts while connecting with the community.

Zoe (Xuemei) Feng received both a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from Northeast Normal University. She has had a wide range of teaching experience from young children to the undergraduate level. She creates process-driven projects that allow the students to develop their unique ideas as well as their art skills. She also has years of experience in Chinese language and cultural immersion education. Zoe loves all creative endeavors and she is always looking for her next creative adventure.

Dr. Deborah Levensailor is a navy veteran, teacher, and life-long learner who believes in the power of education and the joy of service for the community. She loves everything Spanish – the music, poetry, and color of the language. “Arte por el arte” is her passion and purpose for supporting Through Arts.

Gordon Lewis grew up in northern Minnesota where he learned to play instruments at a young age in a bluegrass band and in his local church. He played saxophone and percussion in high school while performing in rock bands on guitar. He attended Power Chord Academy at the age of 14 in San Diego where he learned a lot about the music business and how to book shows. When he turned 17 he applied to the Perpich Center for Arts Education where he was accepted for his senior year in high school. It was there that he realized that he would want to pursue a lifelong career in music and the arts. After graduating high school he went to Mesabi Range Community College and got his Associate of Arts Degree. He then moved to Missouri where he attended colleges for music education and performance all while gigging around with various bands. He then decided he would hit the road traveling and touring until he settled down in Colorado and taught music full-time for a stint. With his partner, he performs in a duo called Roma Ransom that travels across the country. He also composes music for films, commercials, podcasts etc. Some of his clients that he has composed soundtracks for include Patagonia, Bud Light, Huckberry, YETI, Vice, And She’s Dope Too and many more. Gordon has certification in audio engineering, music production, film scoring, and music education. Gordon is also an alumni of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency in Taos, New Mexico as well an alumni of the World of Co Online Residency based out of Sofia, Bulgaria.