The Sherbino staff team consists of four salaried part-time employees plus an hourly bartender and a few contractors.

None of what we do here at The Sherbino would be possible without our very small but very dedicated part-time salaried staff of four (Yes, only four! Yes, all are part time!) who run over 140 programs a year, including our large scale events like Fete de la Musique and Ridgway1k/San Juan Barrel Fest. Our staff members all come with decades of experience and diverse skills that set our programs apart. We’ll feature some of their accomplishments in future newsletters but at a glance, this is our small but passionate staff:

Ashley King- Grambley: Our Executive Director with over 22 years of experience as a rural arts E.D.  and another 5 professional years in programming and event planning. You are just as likely to see Ashley greeting you at the door as you are to see her at her desk making sure everything from our budget to our graphics are all fine tuned to perfection. She’s our leader and visionary, our grant-writer, our bookkeeper, our graphic designer, our space-maker, and she even employs her green thumb to make our outdoor spaces and entries the loveliest in town!  Ashley also serves as the Executive Director of Weehawken Creative Arts (for 15 years now!)

Derek Jones: If you have been to a concert in the Sherbino since 2021- you most likely have heard Derek’s superb audio mixing skills and have enjoyed every minute of it. We have so many patrons remark that they’ve never heard music sound better! Before moving to Ouray County in 2018, Derek worked as a recording engineer in some of Los Angeles’ top commercial recording studios.  Early in his career he assisted in recording sessions for artists including Prince, Daft Punk, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rush, Van Halen, Justin Beiber, and many others. He and his wife Kate are proud parents of their baby daughter.

Colin Sullivan: Newest to our team, our Director of Theatre and Storytelling brings 20 years of professional theater experience to the table and he comes to us after ten years as the Executive Director of Telluride Theater.  Colin excels at producing original works and story-based events and has won everyone over with his amazing emcee/host skills at our Ignite and Literary Living Room programs. We are excited to see what he will grow for RCS in the realms of theater, stories and literary arts in the coming years. He’s moving to town soon and is excited to be making new connections and friends.

Fabiola Ramiraz: Fabiola is a beloved asset who comes and keeps us tidy and looking pretty each week (contractor). She has been a great help to our team. If you’re looking for a cleaning person, please reach out to Fabioloa at

Marisa Murphy: Marisa has been processing our payroll, paying our sales tax and reconciling our books since 2014. She has been a great friend to the organization over the years

  • Sue Husch
  • Jacob Torrey
  • Emma Kigar
  • Allison Gelvin
  • Lincoln Anderson
  • Guthrie Castle
  • John Clark
  • Patrick O’Leary
  • Alexander Price
  • Terry Tice
  • Sheelagh Williams
  • Bob Mann: Emeritus
  • Ashley King-Grambley: Executive Director
  • Colin Sullivan: Community Theater & Storytelling Curator Director
  • Derek Jones: Programming Director
  • Anna Quickle: Bar & Event Manager