Angela was born in Pasadena, California. Eventually, she moved back to the area as a resident of Somerset County. Ms. Godin develops and navigates the Community Arts Center of Cambria County through new programming, special events, fundraising campaigns and grant funding. She is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. Godin worked as an independent contractor in art related fields for over eleven years. This experience included directing over twenty plays and musicals, performing in close to forty productions, as well as vast experience in choreography, teaching dance, stage-managing, lighting design, sound design and production administration. Her repertoire comprises of directing theatre festivals, studio theatre projects, acting camps, training seminars and teaching theatre courses to all ages. In her spare time your can find Ms. Godin directing plays and musicals, choreographing or stage-managing productions. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to grow the Arts Center and keep the Arts Alive in Cambria County.
Kate is a lifelong resident of Johnstown and a graduate of Greater Johnstown Senior High School. In 2014, she graduated from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute (now Pittsburgh Technical College) with an Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design. Art has always been a passion of hers: in high school, it was fine arts (pencils, pen and ink, and painting, in particular), but since college, it has shifted to digital art and graphics. Kate is also a freelance photographer: her portfolio includes portrait sessions, as well as photos of animals of all kinds (particularly horses) and local Josh Gallagher concerts. She has spent many years volunteering in the local community with organizations like the Bottleworks, Cambria County Historical Society, Cambria County 4-H, and Best of Friends Therapeutic Horseback Riding. When not at CAC, Kate can be found out riding with her horse, Lucky. She’s excited to help the Community Arts Center continue to grow and flourish for years to come.
Jen Fultz is a native of Kansas but has been transplanted so many times she has lost track of where she's from and now puts down roots wherever she is. She now has roots in Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Nebraska, and now Pennsylvania! Jen is a self-taught artist and proud of it. She has spent a lifetime exploring a variety of mediums; graphite, acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, and more. She has created work in miniature and 75 foot murals. Her preference is colored pencils - she finds great joy in making drawings come alive through layer upon layer of color. She enjoys teaching crylics, pastels, drawing, and especially loves any creative time with kids. Painting on unsual items is her happy place - upholstered furniture, old windows, tables - it is all a canvas for her creative mind. As a working adult, she struggles to find "creative time" and understands this struggle is the same one the students of our Community Arts Center face. Because of this, she enjoys the thrill of discovery when students find that "I can do this" moment and create something beautiful. Her philosophy is that the Community Arts Center is much more than a place to take classes, but it is the gathering place for creative people to enjoy time with other creative people. Jen and her husband live in the Richland area. Her husband is the pastor of University Park Church where she leads worship and works with children. When not working at CAC, Jen is a Therapeutic Staff Support for a mental health agency where she utilizes her knowledge and passion for people with disabilities... a passion grown from loving and taking pride in her two adult songs on the autism spectrum. In her "free time" Jen enjoys time with friends and family, art, decorating, entertaining, learning random "stuff" on YouTube, and occasionally even sleep.
Billie Ann Murphy, a graduate of UPJ with a B.S. in Elementary Education, has been the Bookkeeper for the Community Arts Center on and off for many years, originally starting at the Arts Center in 1991. Billie transitioned out of the Arts Center in 2001 to work at First Presbyterian Church. She returned to work part-time at the Arts Center in 2006; in 2017, Billie retired from the church. She is the mother of two and grandmother of five. Billie enjoys the challenges of keeping within the budget and balancing the books at the Arts Center.