Meet the Team
Founder, Executive Director
Jennifer Seaver (she/her) is a lifelong artist, and Community leader who has experience working in nonprofit management, government administration, and veterinary private-practice management. She graduated from North Carolina State University's School of Public and International Affairs with a BA in Leadership in the Public Sector.
Jennifer has publicly shown her artwork at multiple gallaries including Imurj - Raleigh, Visual Art Exchange - Raleigh, North Carolina Contemporary Art Museum - Raleigh, and the Sertoma Arts Center - Raleigh.
Taking inspiration from the One World Everybody Eats Movement of pay-what-you-can community café's, Jennifer Seaver founded Art for All - NC to bring high-quality arts education to her community in a pay-what-you-can format, with a focus on building more sustainable communities.
Board Member, Design Committee Chair
Liz Chen (she/they) is a queer multicultural graphic designer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and medical industries. In 2019, they received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Journalism (Reporting) with a minor in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, Liz is a full-time student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design (MGD) from North Carolina State University and working remotely as the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Surgery. They also work as an independent contractor and freelance designer; their client list includes the UNC Lineberger Pancreatic Cancer Center for Excellence, the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery, and others.
Anna Celander, LCPC, ATR
Board Member, Fundraiser Committee Member
Anna Celander (she/her), a Chicago native, is a mixed-medium artist and professional art therapist who has lived and worked in: Durham, North Carolina; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Chicago, Illinois. Wherever Anna is, she gains inspiration from her surroundings.
Upon moving to Durham in 2021, the spectacular energy of the triangle has been the subject of her work. Growing up in the Chicago area, Anna also uses the city as her inspiration, interpreting iconic landmarks in her unique style using charcoal and watered-down acrylic paint.
She naturally found ways to create a supportive space for others growing up, but it wasn’t until college that she realized she could combine her passion for art making and curiosity regarding the human experience. Once she stumbled on the professional path towards art therapy, she has never looked back.
Anna attended Bradley University for her undergraduate studies where she majored in Art Therapy and Fine Art. She then went on to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for her Master’s in Art Therapy. She has attained professional credentialing in Illinois and North Carolina for both Art Therapy and Professional Counseling.
For Anna, stumbling upon Art for All was fate. She considers this opportunity to connect to the community through art making a true gift and is excited to expand access to art making.
Ethan Seaver (he/him) is a musician and teacher with a passion for leadership and ethics. He has experience in both the corporate and small business world working as an IT professional. Ethan serves as an executive board member and Chair of the nominating committee for Green Magnet Elementary PTA.
Ethan is a devoted partner and father to his family, and loves anything creative! He has played in multiple death metal bands, and enjoys collaborating with his son, Chance, as he develops as an artist.
Ethan has studied computer science at multiple institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University and the University of Michigan.
Board Member, Design Committee Member
Laura McCutcheon has been a lifelong learner and creative. She has always had a passion for art and helping the community, so when Laura discovered Art For All - NC, she was thrilled! Laura graduated from Castleton University in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts - concentration in graphic design and a fine arts minor.
She spent 11 years in the US army working as a Network Communication Director and left the military to pursue more creative adventures. Laura has a passion for advocating for those without a platform and has given her time and skills to support several social campaigns that benefit the community.
Laura lives in Willow Springs with her husband and daughter - who also has a passion for art. Laura and her family share their home with two dogs, two cats, a school of fish, and an axolotl! She is thrilled to be part of Art for All - NC and to do great things in the community.
Bio coming soon!
Richard Bitner has nearly 30 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry, ranging from retail, wholesale and correspondent lending to media and insurance.
He was the founding partner and president of HousingWire, a financial media and publishing company. He spent 8 years developing it into the “go-to” resource for mortgage industry news until its sale in 2016. From 2000 to 2005, he served as the President of Kellner Mortgage Investments, a nationwide wholesale mortgage lender. He currently works as a mortgage underwriting expert, testifying in trials related to residential mortgage backed securities. He is also a partner and chief strategy officer for MTG services, a mortgage consultancy.
In 2008 he published his book, Confessions of a Subprime Lender: An Insider’s Tale of Greed, Fraud & Ignorance. In doing so, he provides unique insights to the causes of the mortgage crisis along with solutions for reforming the industry. He has been featured on a broad range of TV shows providing analysis on the housing and mortgage crisis including CNN’s American Morning, Fox News, CNBC’s Squaw Box, Larry King Live, CBS’s The Early Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2010, he provided expert testimony in Washington DC to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He has served as a testifying expert witness in mortgage-related cases since 2010.
He holds a master's degree in communications from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Northern Arizona University. He currently resides in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.