Brian Harper graduated with his BA in Acting from California Lutheran University. He began his career with Kaiser Permanente’s Arts Integrated Resources in 1996 after a national tour with Missoula Children’s Theatre in Montana. He currently manages the Educational Theatre work including our internship with students from Metro State University of Denver. He is a director, actor and facilitator and loves working with young people. Brian also has a passion for improv comedy. He has performed in over 2,000 live improv shows and co-owned Madcap Theatre in Westminster for nearly 11 years. Brian truly believes laughter is the best medicine.
Betty joined this dynamic team in August 2013, hailing from Georgia where she worked for Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs (ETP) for nearly 14 years. Here in Colorado, Betty manages the Experiential Learning programs for Kaiser Permanente. Betty is a facilitator, director and actor and delights in using these skills to help bring joy and education to audiences. Since joining the team, she’s had the privilege of journeying throughout Colorado (from Fort Collins to Pueblo to Vail with lots in between) and had the opportunity to travel to Montana and California, bringing our unique workshops. Betty is passionate about arts and education and considers herself blessed to be part of this extraordinarily gifted team.
Curtis has led the Arts Integrated Resources efforts since 2012. He began as an actor/educator for the Educational Theatre Programs in 2000. During his tenure, he has led the development of educational programming that addresses healthy eating and active living, social emotional wellness, social needs (specifically poverty and food insecurity/hunger), and trauma-informed care. In 2015, he was instrumental in securing Kaiser Permanente’s investment to start the Free for Kids at the Denver Art Museum. He has overseen funding opportunities and technical assistance for schools in physical activity, nutrition and mental health. He serves on the board for Colorado Business Council for the Arts, on national board for Theatre for Young Audiences USA, and on the Leadership Council for Healthy Schools Successful Students. Curtis received a BA in Communications with Theatre Emphasis from Wheaton College and an MBA from Colorado Christian University. Prior to his work at Kaiser Permanente, his teaching experience includes conversational English in China and high school theater in Colorado.