Administrative Assistant, Operations

Shelley Catalan

Shelley has significant experience in freelance marketing, promotions, and event coordination, as well as experience in the performing arts and entertainment. She has extensive understanding of business management, having worked for multiple small businesses and startups over the last decade.

With a BA in Italian Language and Literature and an MA in Education with Secondary Ed teaching certification, both degrees gained at the University of Michigan, Shelley is excited to make an impact in the community that she lives and serves in.

Shelley received a grant from Creative Washtenaw a few years ago, with funds originating from AAACF and has been personally impacted by the Foundation’s work. She says “I’m happy to be part of that coming full circle. I look forward to supporting the operations at AAACF, in hopes that my work will be part of a positive impact on someone else in the community.”

Shelley is a talented performing artist (multi-instrumentalist and singer) and has had a few special local shows with her band Jive Colossus, including performances at Ann Arbor Summer Festival (Top of the Park). She also designs and makes jewelry, spends her spare time dancing, traveling, and hanging out with her lovebird.

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