About CTAP

Cattle Track Arts and Preservation is a 501C3 (non-profit).

Our mission statement:
To recognize and celebrate Scottsdale’s authentic cultural heritage by providing opportunities for artists, craftsmen and students, visual and performing, individually and collectively, to encourage and enhance their art forms and to further the preservation of Scottsdale’s genuine past as a unique arts community in a desert environment.

Board of Directors

Each Board member at Cattle Track Arts & Preservation shares a deep love of history and the arts. The focus of their involvement in Cattle Track is the preservation of those aspects that make it unique and valuable in a world of ever faster changing environments. Immense gratitude to the people who keep CTAP headed in a direction that assures its existence far into the future.
Vernon Swaback

Vernon Swaback

President

Scottsdale Architect and author of Creating Value, Smart Development and Green Design, Vernon Swaback has served as a key member on the Board of CTAP since its inception in 2000. With his strong leadership and vision toward sustainability, Vern has helped assure that the purposes and concept of CTAP has stayed its course over the years.

Ralph Kimball

Ralph Kimball

Treasurer

Financially savy, Ralph Kimball has provided wisdom and guidance to the Board for several years. He is a former Professor at Babson College and Thunderbird School of Global Management (formerly: Thunderbird International School of Business). He also brings a deep passion and appreciation for ancient art and art forms.

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

Board

The youngest son of the Ellis family, Dr. Michael Ellis brings a sense of history and wonder to CTAP. His involvement and support since its inception, has been invaluable. Michael is a retired Professor from the New Mexico State University.

Joyce Winston

Joyce Winston

Vice-President

Joyce Winston’s background in non-profit corporations has been extremely valuable to CTAP since 2006. She has been involved and supported many many non-profits all over the state of Arizona throughout her career.

SUKI EDWARDS

SUKI EDWARDS

Secretary

A member of the Kitchell family, Suki Edwards brings her high energy and good humor to CTAP. Suki has served as the Corporate Secretary since 2007. With her creative talent and common sense, CTAP has been organized and well maintained.

Alan Kempner

Alan Kempner

Board

A long family history in art and finance, real estate expert, Alan Kempner grew up on Cattle Track and is dedicated to preserving it and furthering its purposes.

Janie Ellis Jones

Janie Ellis Jones

Second Vice-President

Janie Ellis is the driving force behind many things that keep CTAP moving forward. Her insistence on the highest humanly possible final product is an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of working with her. She brings out the absolute best in people, because she won’t accept anything less.

Edie Arrowsmith

Edie Arrowsmith

Board

Many years ago, Edie Arrowsmith was one of only a few women race car drivers. Today there are many more thanks to her mentoring and support. Edie joined CTAP when it was formed and, as in the rest of her life, she never looked back. She has a passion for preservation and goes the extra mile to assure that historic artifacts and buildings receive the attention they deserve.

Vernon Swaback

Vernon Swaback

President

Scottsdale Architect and author of Creating Value, Smart Development and Green Design, Vernon Swaback has served as a key member on the Board of CTAP since its inception in 2000. With his strong leadership and vision toward sustainability, Vern has helped assure that the purposes and concept of CTAP has stayed its course over the years.

Joyce Winston

Joyce Winston

Vice-President

Joyce Winston’s background in non-profit corporations has been extremely valuable to CTAP since 2006. She has been involved and supported many many non-profits all over the state of Arizona throughout her career.

Janie Ellis Jones

Janie Ellis Jones

Second Vice-President

Janie Ellis is the driving force behind many things that keep CTAP moving forward. Her insistence on the highest humanly possible final product is an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of working with her. She brings out the absolute best in people, because she won’t accept anything less.

Ralph Kimball

Ralph Kimball

Board

Financially savy, Ralph Kimball has provided wisdom and guidance to the Board for several years. He is a former Professor at Babson College and Thunderbird School of Global Management (formerly: Thunderbird International School of Business). He also brings a deep passion and appreciation for ancient art and art forms.

SUKI EDWARDS

SUKI EDWARDS

Secretary

A member of the Kitchell family, Suki Edwards brings her high energy and good humor to CTAP. Suki has served as the Corporate Secretary since 2007. With her creative talent and common sense, CTAP has been organized and well maintained.

Edie Arrowsmith

Edie Arrowsmith

Board

Many years ago, Edie Arrowsmith was one of only a few women race car drivers. Today there are many more thanks to her mentoring and support. Edie joined CTAP when it was formed and, as in the rest of her life, she never looked back. She has a passion for preservation and goes the extra mile to assure that historic artifacts and buildings receive the attention they deserve.

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

Board

The youngest son of the Ellis family, Dr. Michael Ellis brings a sense of history and wonder to CTAP. His involvement and support since its inception, has been invaluable. Michael is a retired Professor from the New Mexico State University.

Alan Kempner

Alan Kempner

Board

A long family history in art and finance, real estate expert, Alan Kempner grew up on Cattle Track and is dedicated to preserving it and furthering its purposes.

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