Bob Johns, President
For more than 30 years, Bob Johns and The Kitchen Source have been installing what he describes as a “piece of art in the home that becomes integral to daily life.” With a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and an MBA degree in Finance, he originally envisioned a corporate career and a corner office. Thankfully, things don’t always go as planned. While Johns grew up in his family’s kitchen remodeling business, he initially pursued a career in insurance. At a big officers meeting in New York City, Johns realized that he desired a successful business that could also provide a family focused life. Ultimately, he decided a smaller business would better suit him and his young family and he opened his own kitchen remodeling store in 1981. Johns’ secret to success is creating an impeccable client experience that is based on quality and trust. He provides an exquisite product and pairs that with a passionate and creative team that engages the client every step of the way. The fact that a significant portion of his business is repeat clients speaks to the conscientious customer service that is the foundation of The Kitchen Source. Bob has had a close association with Lake City since his grandparents purchased a home here during the mid-20th century. He enjoys visiting Lake City, traveling from Dallas multiple times during the year and is deeply committed to the people of this special community.
David Palmer, Vice President
Pianist David Palmer has performed throughout the United States and Europe since the early 1990’s, both as soloist and chamber musician. Palmer is the Artistic Director and founder of Chamber Music Amarillo, which embarks on its 22nd season this fall. David also founded and served as Artistic Director of the Quartz Mountain Music Festival in Oklahoma from 2006-2011. Chamber Music Amarillo was recently awarded Second Place in the 2017-18 Professional Division of the nationally recognized American Prize competition, which celebrates excellence in the arts. From his work with Chamber Music Amarillo and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival, David has gained an extensive knowledge on managing and performing in the musical arts, working with such artists as the Romero Guitar Quartet; the Harrington, Compi and Arianna String Quartets; international opera singer, Mary Jane Johnson; Montreal Symphony Orchestra Concert Master Richard Roberts; jazz musicians Bevan Manson, Lee Rucker, Kent Kidwell, Mark Little, and Jamie Davis; Nashville producer Darrell Bledsoe; composers John Boyle, Kenji Bunch, Mike Garson, and John Harbison; and songwriters Nina Garcia, Mike Fuller and JD Souther, among various other artists. In 2012 David collaborated with Singer/ Songwriter Nina Garcia in a YouTube video production of her song Take Me Dancing at the Fibonacci Performance Space in Amarillo, Texas. During the 2013 year, David recorded works of Ravel for violin and piano for the Centaur label with longtime friend and collaborator, violinist Annie Chalex Boyle following a tour of concerts with her throughout North America, including Atlanta, St. Louis, and Vancouver, British Columbia. This past January, Annie and David were invited to perform at the prestigious Semanas Musicales, giving multiple performances throughout Chile, South America. Palmer recently joined the Board of Lake City Arts and assumed the position of Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Series, a series originally founded by his father nearly 40 years ago. In addition to his duties as a board member, Palmer performs regularly at the Mary Stigall Theater, and David and Annie Chalex Boyle have produced multiple outreaches, entitled Music Matters, to the students of the Lake City Community School during the off-season. Lake City and the people here are near to David’s heart as he experienced this area of God’s country first as a child and more recently as an adult. It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of its founders, working closely with the current board members of Lake City Arts, helping to grow and stabilize this important arts organization for this special community.
Dave Dayvault is a CPA specializing in oil and gas matters. He divides his time between Wichita, Kansas and Lake City. An avid hiker, Dave and his German Shepherd, Ziggy can regularly be found in the back country, keeping the area trails safe from cats.
Married Larry Waller, Lawton, OK in 1966, and they have four children and three grandchildren. Received a bachelor degree from O.U. in 1966 and a MAT from OCU in 1977. Has an American Montessori teaching certificate from OCU and taught in two Montessori schools. She taught English and Social Studies in public schools and retired in 2003. After 2003, they lived in Dallas, TX for several years and worked for their son, Logan and daughter Hallie in their real estate business.
Raised in Lake City Colorado, Peggy has been on the board for "longer than (she) can remember". She has a love for volunteering, especially with the museum. Peggy also has two young grandchildren that she adores.
Amy Humphreys is a Lake City native. Married to Dan Humphreys for fourteen years, they have four fantastic kids. Amy helps run the well known Hartmann Family ice cream business San Juan Soda Fountain as well as co-owning the seasonal gift store Timberline with my brother Christian. Having been involved with Lake City Arts since she was a little girl, she enjoys singing, dancing, heading up youth arts programs and in the community at large, volunteering and getting out in the mountains with her family.
Taylor Nelson My expression is dance and I believe music speaks to the soul. Being a part of the Arts growing up has shaped me in many positive ways. I was raised in Rockwall, Texas, and attended Texas Tech University where I specialized in Dance. I then moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where I received a Bachelor of Science Human Development and Family Studies. My husband, Drew, and I moved full time to Lake City a little over two years ago and we now have a little boy, Royal. I hope to assist in fostering the arts for our community and future generations and I am thankful to be a part of this organization.