Introduced to the arts by her family, this northern California native attended ballets, symphonies, operas, theatrical performances, museums, art exhibits, and cultural exhibitions as far back as she can remember!
Mykles holds a BA in Art from Mills College (Oakland, CA) and an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. After serving the Presbyterian Church (USA) for more than 25 years as a pastor, district executive, and communications director, she moved into managing northern Colorado arts and educational organizations. This lateral move in the non-profit sector allowed Mykles to continue using her professional skills in organizational and volunteer management, event and project development, fundraising, community outreach, public relations, creative writing, and graphics. She served for fifteen years as the development director for Rivendell Elementary School, five years as executive director for the Larimer Chorale, and seven years as executive director for Opera Fort Collins. Currently, she is an appointed member of the City of Fort Collins Cultural Resources Board and an advisory member to the new FOCO Creates leadership group that is busy shaping the City’s new 10-year arts and culture master plan.
Mykles is delighted to serve on the Fort Collins Symphony team as a writer and graphic artist. It is at once a thrill and a challenge to work with the current staff to help shape this excellent Symphony’s public brand and presence.