Ryan Pozzi, Executive Director

The official spiel: The co-creator of our collaborative art gallery concept, Ryan has been annoying his family and friends by talking incessantly about “his big idea” for every waking moment since June 2009. He is the primary business mind on our team, coming to us with a long (and we’re gonna guess dull) history of professional exploits in the fields of accounting, human resources, payroll, purchasing, and contract negotiation. Artistically, he gets his “street cred” from the literary community and his long-time involvement with Nebraska’s poetry slam movement. In 2008, he co-founded the Nebraska Writers Collective, a 501(c)(3) focused on supporting language arts education for middle and high school students. Ryan has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Writers Collective, Nebraska Center for the Book, and the Backwaters Press.  He currently serves on the board of Art Omaha.

What he wanted us not to tell you: He was also the 1992 City of Houston square dancing champion.

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Elizabeth Pozzi, Curator

The official spiel: Elizabeth's work with the Apollon goes back a long way. She is currently a studio art and photography student on the long and winding road to an arts management degree - and because we can put two and two together, we decided to give her some art to manage. She's also a sculptor, a photographer, and installation artist, so there's that.

What she wanted us not to tell you: Elizabeth uses a bunch of skeletal remains and dead things to make art. She's definitely talented but sometimes the stuff she makes creeps us out. You've been warned.