Board

Members of our Board of Directors:

Kate Foley 

Kate is the owner of one of the North Country’s most delicious restaurants, Bethlehem’s Cold Mountain Café. She grew up in Sugar Hill, has traveled and worked across the world and now lives in Franconia. She has been an active WREN member and volunteer for over 20 years. She first got involved with WREN in her pre-teen years as a member of the WINGS program. She is also the first “second generation” WREN member to serve on the Board. Kate also volunteers at the Colonial Theatre. 

Ayla Quieroga 

Ayla joined WREN as a way of involving herself further in the local community. She and her husband purchased the Maplewood Train Station in Bethlehem and intend to rehabilitate it, so she is eager to connect with others who are committed to community development. Ayla’s education gives her a deep knowledge of business – she has an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a MBA with a focus in Finance, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Business Administration. In her current position, she travels throughout the US supporting CFO’s on special projects. She also has her own business as a preparer of individual tax returns. 

Jan Apple 

Jan is a psychiatrist practicing in MN, and very soon, NH. She enjoys all aspects of art, including creating fiber arts (like knitting, sewing, and felting), metalsmithing, and flamework glass beadmaking. Her creativity also extends to her two daughters, one of whom sells her “48 great” posters at WREN. Jan’s passion for the arts has been a lifelong one, and she is excited to become a part of the WREN community. 

Sarah Parish 

Sarah is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Art History at Plymouth State University. Her research, publications, and exhibitions explore the history of gender and craft, particularly fiber art. She shares this background with her students and community through participatory, project-driven courses. Outside the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and coaching for the Plymouth State Skating Association. 

Annie Stuart

Annie recently moved to the North Country from her tiny hometown in Massachusetts with her husband Matt, her cat Moxie, and an ornery house- rabbit named Poe. She has a knack for digital marketing, but her true loves are gardening, illustration, hunting for cool vintage stuff, and long walks in the woods. She’s also a supporter of local arts and LGBTQ rights. She currently works at Littleton Food Co-op as their Marketing Manager.