Moving Mountains' 2017 Board of Trustees

Board President Sarah Hasted After several years of donating her time and expertise to the expansion of Moving Mountains, Sarah Hasted was elected Board President in 2017. For more than 20 years,  Sarah Hasted has been known for her innovative promotion and appreciation of contemporary and vintage photography and artists. She works with clients worldwide, to develop vintage photography and contemporary art collections for private residences, corporate headquarters, hotels, and foundations. Hasted places work from emerging, and established artists in collections worldwide. She has been a Part-time Assistant Professor at the Parsons School of Design since 2003. For the past 14 years she has taught, championed, employed and strategized with alumni from Parsons, as well as curating the 10 year alumni MFA exhibition in 2015 at the Kellen Gallery at Parsons School of Design, with her colleague, Joseph Wolin. In 2005, Hasted was one of the founding partners of her own public gallery, Hasted Hunt in New York. In the middle of the economic recession, she took a risk and relocated the gallery to a prestigious ground floor location on 24th Street in the heart of New York’s art world in Chelsea, in 2009, and the gallery became Hasted Kraeutler. There, she coordinated local and international exhibitions of the gallery’s artists, presenting early shows by Jean-Paul Goude, Albert Watson, Martin Schoeller, Erwin Olaf, Paolo Ventura, Andreas Gefeller, Pierre Gonnord, Kim Dong Yoo and Awol Erizku in her gallery, and in cities from Paris to Madrid. She also discovered and strategized artist’s careers worldwide. Regarded as a showcase for emerging international talent and established artists, Hasted’s gallery became a highly recognized venue for contemporary art worldwide, and was home to singular, pioneering exhibitions and has helped foster the careers of some of the most original, wide-ranging, and international artists working today.  

Board President Sarah Hasted

After several years of donating her time and expertise to the expansion of Moving Mountains, Sarah Hasted was elected Board President in 2017. For more than 20 years,  Sarah Hasted has been known for her innovative promotion and appreciation of contemporary and vintage photography and artists. She works with clients worldwide, to develop vintage photography and contemporary art collections for private residences, corporate headquarters, hotels, and foundations. Hasted places work from emerging, and established artists in collections worldwide.

She has been a Part-time Assistant Professor at the Parsons School of Design since 2003. For the past 14 years she has taught, championed, employed and strategized with alumni from Parsons, as well as curating the 10 year alumni MFA exhibition in 2015 at the Kellen Gallery at Parsons School of Design, with her colleague, Joseph Wolin.

In 2005, Hasted was one of the founding partners of her own public gallery, Hasted Hunt in New York. In the middle of the economic recession, she took a risk and relocated the gallery to a prestigious ground floor location on 24th Street in the heart of New York’s art world in Chelsea, in 2009, and the gallery became Hasted Kraeutler. There, she coordinated local and international exhibitions of the gallery’s artists, presenting early shows by Jean-Paul Goude, Albert Watson, Martin Schoeller, Erwin Olaf, Paolo Ventura, Andreas Gefeller, Pierre Gonnord, Kim Dong Yoo and Awol Erizku in her gallery, and in cities from Paris to Madrid. She also discovered and strategized artist’s careers worldwide.

Regarded as a showcase for emerging international talent and established artists, Hasted’s gallery became a highly recognized venue for contemporary art worldwide, and was home to singular, pioneering exhibitions and has helped foster the careers of some of the most original, wide-ranging, and international artists working today.

 

Ebony Rentas Ebony Rentas spent some time working for Expertis as an Executive recruiter before she founded The Women's Age in 2012. The goal of The Women's Age is to inspire, motivate and empower women of all ages. The Women's Age is a digital media firm designed to develop original and user-based online content for women transitioning through key life milestones. Ebony joined Auction.com in 2013 to help build out the company’s VIP Investor program. As a member of the VIP team, she managed the accounts of 15 midsize-large institutional investors that collectively purchased $150M in real estate in less than two years. In the midst of all of this, Ebony found time to obtain several Real Estate certifications. In January of 2015, she was handpicked to join a four person team that was tasked with building the initial framework for the private seller initiative. She is currently managing 14 sales reps across six states as a part of the Northeast Concierge initiative.

Ebony Rentas

Ebony Rentas spent some time working for Expertis as an Executive recruiter before she founded The Women's Age in 2012. The goal of The Women's Age is to inspire, motivate and empower women of all ages. The Women's Age is a digital media firm designed to develop original and user-based online content for women transitioning through key life milestones.
Ebony joined Auction.com in 2013 to help build out the company’s VIP Investor program. As a member of the VIP team, she managed the accounts of 15 midsize-large institutional investors that collectively purchased $150M in real estate in less than two years. In the midst of all of this, Ebony found time to obtain several Real Estate certifications. In January of 2015, she was handpicked to join a four person team that was tasked with building the initial framework for the private seller initiative. She is currently managing 14 sales reps across six states as a part of the Northeast Concierge initiative.

Michael Raymond James Born and raised in Michigan, Michael moved to NYC to train at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where he spent two years training and where he first met Jamie Hector and forged a friendship that will last forever. Michael is so incredibly honored to be a Moving Mountains, Inc, Board Member and contributor, and very proud of the organization in its entirety, from the Moving Mountains mission and the 10 years strong of making a real and lasting difference, to his fellow board members, contributors, instructors, facilitators, but most importantly its students and alumni. Selected film credits include The Finest Hours(2016) alongside Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Eric Bana; Jack Reacher (2012) with Tom Cruise; Black Snake Moan (2006) with Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake and the upcoming Carter & June where Michael recently won the Best Actor Award at the 2017 NY/LA International Film Festival. Selected television credits include series leads in Terriers (FX); Game Of Silence (NBC) as well as series regular roles in Once Upon A Time (ABC); True Blood (HBO). Also a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, where he continues to train between professional commitments.

Michael Raymond James

Born and raised in Michigan, Michael moved to NYC to train at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where he spent two years training and where he first met Jamie Hector and forged a friendship that will last forever. Michael is so incredibly honored to be a Moving Mountains, Inc, Board Member and contributor, and very proud of the organization in its entirety, from the Moving Mountains mission and the 10 years strong of making a real and lasting difference, to his fellow board members, contributors, instructors, facilitators, but most importantly its students and alumni. Selected film credits include The Finest Hours(2016) alongside Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Eric Bana; Jack Reacher (2012) with Tom Cruise; Black Snake Moan (2006) with Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake and the upcoming Carter & June where Michael recently won the Best Actor Award at the 2017 NY/LA International Film Festival. Selected television credits include series leads in Terriers (FX); Game Of Silence (NBC) as well as series regular roles in Once Upon A Time (ABC); True Blood (HBO). Also a lifetime member of The Actors Studio, where he continues to train between professional commitments.

Mary Wagner Mary was born, raised and educated in New York City. She has spent the majority of her professional life practicing law in Washington DC, both in the Federal Government and the private sector. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards in the areas of secondary education. artist cooperatives, and elder services,  Her volunteer interests have been at the community level. and include participation in a mentoring program for inner city youth, a camp for the severely handicapped, and day care for the elder population.   She has also established a weekly social and music program for those diagnosed with early dementia. Since its creation some ten years ago, Moving Mountains has demonstrated that it can make a positive difference in the lives of our youth. Mary is both honored and excited to be a member of the Board as Moving Mountains proceeds to expand the reach of its activities and to secure a permanent home to house its growing programs.

Mary Wagner

Mary was born, raised and educated in New York City. She has spent the majority of her professional life practicing law in Washington DC, both in the Federal Government and the private sector. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards in the areas of secondary education. artist cooperatives, and elder services,  Her volunteer interests have been at the community level. and include participation in a mentoring program for inner city youth, a camp for the severely handicapped, and day care for the elder population.   She has also established a weekly social and music program for those diagnosed with early dementia.

Since its creation some ten years ago, Moving Mountains has demonstrated that it can make a positive difference in the lives of our youth. Mary is both honored and excited to be a member of the Board as Moving Mountains proceeds to expand the reach of its activities and to secure a permanent home to house its growing programs.

Akwasi Prempeh Akwasi lives for travel and is always seeking new adventures. He is fascinated with culture and he enjoys trying to determine where people are from based on their accents.Akwasi has a genuine love for life, people and travel so he combined these elements to create Live The Dash Tours. He has taken numerous solo trips because his family or friends were not interested in traveling. He has been traveling internationally for over 27 years, he has been on 5 Continents and has visited 30 countries and counting. He understands first hand how travel can positively affect one’s life. When he is not traveling he is living the dash with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Akwasi Prempeh

Akwasi lives for travel and is always seeking new adventures. He is fascinated with culture and he enjoys trying to determine where people are from based on their accents.Akwasi has a genuine love for life, people and travel so he combined these elements to create Live The Dash Tours. He has taken numerous solo trips because his family or friends were not interested in traveling. He has been traveling internationally for over 27 years, he has been on 5 Continents and has visited 30 countries and counting. He understands first hand how travel can positively affect one’s life. When he is not traveling he is living the dash with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Aaliyah Roberson Aaliyah Roberson has been with Moving Mountains from the onset. A jack of all trades within Moving Mountains alone, she started as an administrator while simultaneously working hand in hand with directors and producers on film sets and theater stages. Aaliyah is someone who knows the business inside out, and from film to television she is able to spot talent and guide them to successful careers. While living in Ohio, she worked with the under-served population for family services. She developed a Rites of Passage program, that still stands today, for girls that teaches them the importance of building image and self-worth. Moving back to Brooklyn, Aaliyah was the background talent working with Roberson Artist Management, while also working for the Board Of Education, where she was often called upon to reach the harder to reach/difficult students. She maintained those positions, until the start of Moving Mountains.

Aaliyah Roberson

Aaliyah Roberson has been with Moving Mountains from the onset. A jack of all trades within Moving Mountains alone, she started as an administrator while simultaneously working hand in hand with directors and producers on film sets and theater stages. Aaliyah is someone who knows the business inside out, and from film to television she is able to spot talent and guide them to successful careers.

While living in Ohio, she worked with the under-served population for family services. She developed a Rites of Passage program, that still stands today, for girls that teaches them the importance of building image and self-worth. Moving back to Brooklyn, Aaliyah was the background talent working with Roberson Artist Management, while also working for the Board Of Education, where she was often called upon to reach the harder to reach/difficult students. She maintained those positions, until the start of Moving Mountains.

Eric S. Price Eric Price is a broker who serves as a Managing Director and Head of New York Financial Solutions Group at CIBC World Markets Inc. Aside from having a seat on Moving Mountains' Board of Trustees, Eric is also Head of U.S. Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales at Merrill Lynch & Co.  

Eric S. Price

Eric Price is a broker who serves as a Managing Director and Head of New York Financial Solutions Group at CIBC World Markets Inc. Aside from having a seat on Moving Mountains' Board of Trustees, Eric is also Head of U.S. Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales at Merrill Lynch & Co.

 

Chad L. Coleman Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor Chad L. Coleman is best known for his role as fan-favorite 'Tyreese' in one of the most popular cable series of all time, Golden Globe® nominated series, "The Walking Dead", and as the reformed criminal "Dennis 'Cutty' Wise" in Emmy® award nominated HBO drama series "The Wire." Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia,  Coleman's passion for acting was inspired after joining an after school program where he acted in their production of "Wonderful Town." Growing up in the foster care system, Coleman devotes time to working with children in similar circumstances and underprivileged communities. As a devoted father of two children, Coleman is a celebrity spokesperson for Date with Dad, a dads-and-daughters event held every year in his hometown of Richmond, VA. Coleman spent 4 years serving in the Army as a video cameraman stationed at the Pentagon in DC. After gaining much experience, Coleman made his way to New York where he starred in a number of Broadway projects including the critically acclaimed August Wilson production "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" on Broadway alongside Meryl Streep.  Coleman is also widely recognized for his comedic turn as "Gary Miller," the ex-husband of "Nikki Miller" (Kate Finnerman) and father of manipulative daughter "Mackenzie" (Aisha Dee) in the FOX Television comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" and for his recurring role as 'Z' in comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Additional TV and film projects include "The Good Wife,' Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," The Green Hornet and Horrible Bosses.  

Chad L. Coleman

Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor Chad L. Coleman is best known for his role as fan-favorite 'Tyreese' in one of the most popular cable series of all time, Golden Globe® nominated series, "The Walking Dead", and as the reformed criminal "Dennis 'Cutty' Wise" in Emmy® award nominated HBO drama series "The Wire."


Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia,  Coleman's passion for acting was inspired after joining an after school program where he acted in their production of "Wonderful Town." Growing up in the foster care system, Coleman devotes time to working with children in similar circumstances and underprivileged communities. As a devoted father of two children, Coleman is a celebrity spokesperson for Date with Dad, a dads-and-daughters event held every year in his hometown of Richmond, VA.

Coleman spent 4 years serving in the Army as a video cameraman stationed at the Pentagon in DC. After gaining much experience, Coleman made his way to New York where he starred in a number of Broadway projects including the critically acclaimed August Wilson production "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" on Broadway alongside Meryl Streep.

 Coleman is also widely recognized for his comedic turn as "Gary Miller," the ex-husband of "Nikki Miller" (Kate Finnerman) and father of manipulative daughter "Mackenzie" (Aisha Dee) in the FOX Television comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" and for his recurring role as 'Z' in comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Additional TV and film projects include "The Good Wife,' Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," The Green Hornet and Horrible Bosses.