Specific Information about VAi Directors, Personnel, Advisors, & Colleagues


Our association is maintained and governed locally by a small group of directors known as the Executive Committee, a board, and personnel, but its activities and overall trajectory can also be influenced by people working directly in written or performing arts. Renowned artists and leaders in the field can fill advisory positions. Local artists and associates working with similar goals for “inspirational, bridged, or enriching arts opportunities” can join the cause with ViVace as colleagues.
The more people we can rally for Written & Performing Arts today, the more solidified future events and opportunities will be for younger generations. Here’s an initial listing of the people who are working with ViVace Assai.

VAi Personnel, Colleagues, & Affiliated Artists

Miguel Rosario-Vega, Gayle Davis, & Derek Meilaender; Executive Committee

Philip Bauman (La Porte County Symphony Orchestra); Website Host / Advisor & VAi Colleague

Sarah Faulkenburg; Executive Secretary

Lisa Jackson; Association Treasurer

Abby Alexander; Literary Consultant & Prviate Instructor

Andrew Tallackson; Former Public Relations / Advertising Consultant

Stan Holdcraft; Young People’s Theater Liaison & Consultant

Arturo Pozos; YPTC / Main Street Theater & Business Funding Consultant

Amy Crane – Marquette Catholic High School Theater Director & VAi Colleague

Brandon Williams – “Artistic Harmony” / Hoosier Star / YPTC & VAi Colleague

Aaron Garret – “Artistic Harmony” / Hoosier Star / YPTC & VAi Colleague

Ken & Lou; Feed the Soul co-creators & Business Partners

Deneza Jadol – VAi Photographer, Local Singer, & Composer

Victoria Myhand – VAi Featured Singer & Songwriter

VAi Association Advocates / Written & Performing Arts Advisors

Eric Booth; Arts Advocate, Teaching Artist, & Former Director El Sistema USA (New York)

Bob Fiedler; Former Executive Director of The Peoples’ Music School (El Sistema / Chicago)

Featured Celebrity Artists & Clinicians

Grace Tarnow; Hoosier Star & VAi Featured Celebrity – Vocalist & Actress

Nicolas Orbovich (Founder of the Michigan City Chamber Music Festival); VAi Featured Celebrity Artist & MCCMF Liaison


SWEET LOU, THAT’S WHO! (Chicago-Style Restaurant)

MICHIGAN CITY CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (Inaugural “Feed the Soul” Sponsor 2015)

McDONALD’S CORPORATION (Northwest Indiana Corporation)

CULVER’S RESTAURANT (Michigan City Location)