Board of Directors
Jeff DiCicco has been:
He retired from the US Air Force in Sept 2016 after serving for 35 years as a Logistics Readiness and Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
Jeff enjoys rebuilding motorcycles, auto mechanics, camping, and visiting family. He’s happily married with three children and three grandkids.
A teacher, woodworker, and building owner, Tim Hitzler started Key City Creative Center in 2016 after three years of planning. He continues as a member of Key City Creative Center where he runs his small woodworking business: Dubuque Reclaimed Woodworks.
A retired Dubuque Community School District administrator and also previously Accessibility Services Coordinator at NICC, Sandi Beisker volunteered as KCCC Treasurer in November 2021.
She sews and has made more than 150 quilts. Her husband, David Olson, has been a member at KCCC since 2018. Together they travel, help their children with their home projects, and repurpose old furniture.
A Key City Creative Center Board Member since 2018, Dubuque native and entrepreneur Doug Dolter, started a business hand-crafting mattresses for the public in 2003 as the Dubuque Mattress Factory.
Supporting our community together
During the COVID-19 outbreak (in early 2020), Doug saw the immediate need for additional PPE (personal protective equipment) for health care workers.
Doug: “In mid-March 2020, we started making masks instead of mattresses and handing them out to whoever needed them.” And so the Dubuque Mattress Factory’s Mask Project began. As the project snowballed, Doug teamed up with Brian Graham and Tim Hitzler of Key City Creative Center and together they laser cut filter materials for the masks. [In two short weeks, 1,500 yards!]
Eric Ethier has been a Key City Creative Center Board Member since 2019.
With 35 years in retail, visual, marketing, and woodworking experience, Eric enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge.
A Key City Creative Center Member since 2018, Brian Graham has served as Co-Executive Director for the organization since 2020.
He volunteers in local Cub Scout and Scout BSA units as well at the District and Council levels.
Brian enjoys camping and outdoor activities as well as making things out of wood and using the laser engraver.
A Key City Creative Center Member since 2019, Steve Graham joined the Board of Directors in Spring 2021.
In addition to working as a Product Engineering Clerk at Deere for 34 years, Steve served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for more than 20 years.
He enjoys being a Scout leader and is part of the Camp C.S. Klaus staff.
Joining the board in 2023, Jordan Clemens is a hobbyist and entrepreneur, who formerly owned a local upholstery shop.
He likes learning new crafts, as well as gaining knowledge from the experiences of other members.
When not working or at KCCC, Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 boys, as well as training for his pilot’s license.