Our Staff

Sue Klco – Executive Director and Board Chair

Sue is the founder, Executive Director, and current Board Chair of the Good Hart Artist Residency. She is a retired biologist and high school science teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Education from the University of Missouri Kansas City.


Carrie Tebeau – Associate Director

Carrie Strand Tebeau is a poet and fiber artist. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and has helped direct the Bear River Writers Conference for over twenty years. She lives in Petoskey with her husband, daughters, and two bird dogs. When she’s not working you can find her roaming the woods or paddling her canoe, contemplating how she could translate the scenery into knitted objects.


Bill Klco – Director of Operations

Bill is the current Director of Operations and board member of the Good Hart Artist Residency. He is a retired technology executive having worked for several medical-related software companies over his 35-year career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Ferris State University and a Masters in Engineering Management from Western Michigan University. 


Joanne Stewart – Program Facilitator

Spending 40+ years in Kalamazoo raising a family and working in Independent schools, both in the classroom and as an administrator, Joanne has always found time to be involved in her community. After moving to the area full-time, Joanne wanted a purposeful way to be involved in the community and joining the Good Hart Artist Residency felt like the perfect fit. Joanne enjoys meeting the visiting artists and working with our volunteers and community partners to celebrate art.  In her spare time, Joanne loves to knit and do other needlework, especially when the north wind howls and she can’t be outside!