Board of Directors
Krista Rickert holds her BA in Printmaking and BA in Psychology from Kent State University. She began working for RCP in 2014 and became Director in 2015.
Under Krista's supervision RCP has significantly increased its community outreach programs and has succeeded in creating exhibition opportunities for local artists. She continues to work with interns and volunteers to further involve the community in the non-profit arts organization.
Tara has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Toledo. Her full-time job is as an Accounting Manager at Excelsior Marking. She expresses creativity through baking and decorating cookies. She has been a member of the Board since August of 2017 and has enjoyed being a part of this great organization.
Casey received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University with a concentration in Printmaking in 2015, and she is currently living and working in Akron, Ohio. In addition to working at RCP, she works as an Event Planner in the Akron/Cleveland area. In her spare time, Casey enjoys cooking, decorating her home, and playing with her two dogs, Barrett and Murray.
Erica Criss holds her MFA in Printmaking from Kent State University and has been involved with RCP since its inception and continues to sit on the board. Currently, she lives in New York City and is the Founder and Owner of CRISS Collaborations. Consulting and services for individual artists and art organizations.
Hui-Chu Ying received her MFA from West Texas A & M State University, MA from West Texas A & M State University, BA from San Jose State University, and BS from Shih Chien College; Taipei, Taiwan. Her work is a reflection of her concern with humanity's suffering resulting from wars, disasters, disease and loss. She exploits all the possibilities of various media by combining painting, drawing, etching, screen-printing and collage, as well as others, in her work.
Jessica Gillen is an engineer and longtime friend and supporter.
She sits on the Rubber City Prints board as the secretary where she provides invaluable advice.
Mila is an Education & Promotion Specialist at ReWorks.
"I love Rubber City Prints because I get to give back to the Akron community and create a welcoming place for artists to explore their passions."
"I love Rubber City Prints because it is a part of my roots and keeps me connected to my home town."
"I love Rubber City Prints because of the wonderful people I have met and for the opportunity to work with and learn from other local artists."