Studio 84 121 W. Center St. Whitewater, WI 53190

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Board of Directors

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Heather Ruenz

Board Member

Heather joined the board to be more involved in spreading the good feelings that she received while doing a story on the Studio. Heather is a journalist with Southern Lakes Newspaper.

Grateful

Margaret Wheeler Bawden

Board Member

Margaret comes to us with a love of dance and works at UW-W as the Immigration Specialist, Affirmtive Action Program Coordinator.

More bio and photo coming soon.

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Julie Witt

Board Member

Julie is an active mom of three, two of which have disabilities and have enjoyed Studio 84's programing. She has a background in job coaching

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Greg Porcaro

Board Member

A resident of Whitewater and Professor of art at UW-W, Greg joined the board of directors to help others who otherwise might not be able to attend traditional art school classes.

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Karen McCulloch

Board Member

Karen has a background in art and theater. She is part owner of The Book Teller in Whitewater and puts her creative talents to use with her 

jewelry business KMA Jewelry.

Staff

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Deborah Blackwell

Founder/Executive Director

Deborah received her BFA and minor in arts management from UW-W in 2008 and in 2009 she opened Studio 84. Her passion for sharing her gift in the arts with others is the driving force behind Studio 84.

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Ben Kelly

Artistic Mentor/Assistant Director

Ben has his masters in Social Work and started out as a volunteering during his college years. His outside the box creative skills and brainstorming abilities helps keep the studio running at high speed.