Amanda Jackson Mott

Executive Director

Amanda’s work emphasizes cross-discipline collaboration and the utilization of arts as a driver in economic development. Amanda is the first Vice Chair for Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), and serves on the boards of the Icicle Fund, the Washington State Arts Alliance and the Twisp Chamber of Commerce. She is the Artist Trust Ambassador for North Central Washington. Previously she was Director of the Center for Health and Aging at RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Social Service Administration and Non Profit Management from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative and German Literature from The Colorado College. She lives in Twisp with her husband Kraig and daughter Micah.

Email:, Phone: (office) 509.997.4004, (cell) 509.341.4413

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Ashley Lodato

Arts Education Director

Ashley is responsible for management of the Okanogan Region Arts Education Partnership for seven school districts: Pateros, Brewster, Omak, Bridgeport, Okanogan, Methow and Paschal Sherman Indian School on the Colville Reservation. Ashley holds a Master’s degree in English Studies from Western Washington University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Italian Literature from Stanford University. She writes the weekly Winthrop Valley Life column for the Methow Valley News and is involved in various community projects including representation on non-profit boards and occasionally directing Readers Theatre productions for the Merc Playhouse. She resides in Winthrop, WA with her husband Jon and two daughters.


Izze Jennings

Office Specialist

Izze focuses on event implementation, advertising, and sponsorship. She’s the newest member of the team, moving back into the Methow Valley in January of 2018 after living in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, NYC. Prior to living in New York, Izze trained as a classical dancer in Connecticut, and danced for a season in Germany back in 2015. She is taking a hiatus from school in NYC where she’s studying Business and studio arts to gain more experience in the creative field. Outside of work, she enjoys indulging in her creative passions (dancing, painting, drawing), reconnecting with her family, friends, and community. Izze resides with her lovely sister in their humble abode outside of Winthrop.