Staff & Board

Staff & Board

Bob Ebinger - Board President

Before moving to Montana in 1998, Bob Ebinger was an award winning free-lance Director of Photography based out of Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the Livingston Center and current Board President. In addition to his artistic interests, he is involved in local and state-wide historic preservation projects and civic and economic development issues. He is currently writing the biography of Emanuel Goughnour, an early Livingston lumber entrepreneur.

Kathy Bekedam - Executive Director

Originally from North Carolina, Kathy and her husband, Steven, a NPS employee, have lived in seven different western states since 1998. Having received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from American University; Kathy has held a variety of jobs working for small retail businesses and non-profits. Upon their move to Montana in 2014, she and her family have become committed members of Livingston’s vibrant community life. Accepting the position of Executive Director in October of 2015, Kathy brings strong organizational and retail skills as well as a deep appreciation of art and a commitment to promoting the value of art and cultural education for all members of the community.

Robin Hoggan - Board Member

Robin has served the Center during the past twelve years in various posts including President, Secretary, teacher, and volunteer. Prior to her work with the Livingston Center, she worked as an accountant in the film industry (Imagine Films and Castle Rock Entertainment). Earlier work included administrative duties for several Government sub-contractors whose work involved military applications (she held a Top-Secret clearance). Robin sat on the Sixth Judicial CASA/GAL board, is a member of the Livingston Gallery Association, and works part-time for the Parks Reece Gallery. In all of these capacities, she has provided her website and graphic design skills.

Kris Walker - Board Member

Ann Gannon - Board Member

Born in Hawaii, Ann has lived in the West and Montana in particular for most of her life. Growing up, she attended schools in Minnesota, Montana and Oregon. Ann holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology which she uses in her work as a middle school counselor. She is married and has two twenty-something sons of whom she is very proud. In her free time, Ann enjoys reading, knitting, dancing, artistic endeavors and being outside in all seasons. She participates as a LCAC board member to advocate for art and creativity education for everyone.

Bob Newhall - Board Member